7/17/17

Meatless Monday: Avocado Toast Meets Elote


Love avocado toast? Want to step up your breakfast? I have you covered with my Avocado Toast Meets Elote idea. This works great for a Meatless Monday meal!

This past Saturday night I was sitting on the couch, watching Moana and contemplating what to make for breakfast on Sunday. 

I'm almost always thinking about food. 

I mentally tried to picture the contents of my refrigerator and a few of the items stood out: avocado, fresh corn, and queso fresco. That's when I thought it'd be fun to combine a few of my favorite things: avocado toast and elote

Avocado Toast Meets Elote
Ingredients
sourdough bread, sliced and toasted
avocado, mashed
corn kernels sauteed in olive oil seasoned lightly with salt
sriracha
queso fresco, crumbled
cilantro, chopped
tomato, sliced & salted
iced coffee 
half & half

Directions
1. Top toasted slices of bread with mashed avocado, sauteed corn, sriracha, queso fresco and cilantro.
2. Serve with slices of tomatoes and iced coffee.

This was an awesome breakfast. Slightly messy. Satisfying. Pretty. 

What's your latest avocado toast creation?

7/13/17

Best TV Watching Food: Picnic Dinner

If you love watching TV and eating food as much as I do, I have a strong feeling you'll want to lick your computer screen or your phone screen when you'll see the photos below.

My friends Elizabeth and Sarah have been coming over to my condo on Mondays for The Bachelorette (no shame!) night, and other than catching up and watching the show together, the other highlight of our evenings is the food!!

Here are the photos from our last get together. Keep it simple: finger foods, something you can graze on, and a fun drink are the key ingredients to a fun picnic dinner.

Quick Sangria
Rose
Sliced Strawberries
Sliced Peaches
Leftovers? Make popsicles!

Cheese Plate
Triple Cream Brie
Blue
Cheddar
Baguette
Grapes
Salami


Mostly Vegetarian
Hummus
Cucumbers
Carrots
Olives
Ranch dressing
Dolmas
Salami


Not pictured: cherries for dessert.

What is your favorite TV food?

7/10/17

Meatless Monday: What To Do With Pea Shoots? Vegan Green Salad.


Last week I received a bunch of gorgeous green pea shoots in my latest order from Washington's Green Grocer. They were almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

I decided to create one of my big ass salads with everything green! You can of course add other vegetables, but I think it's fun to make a monochromatic meal from time to time. This salad is healthy, perfect for Meatless Monday, vegan and most importantly light and summery and tastes great.


The above photo is taken in front of my condo door (inside) which I've recently painted Laser Lemon. I'm in ♥ with how it turned out.

Vegan Green Salad

Ingredients
Boston lettuce
cucumbers, sliced thinly
avocado, sliced
pea shoots
basil
olive oil
salt 

Directions
Arrange the first five ingredients on a large platter, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt.


For a non-vegan twist, drizzle the salad with Ranch dressing! :)


I've also used these pea shoots on top of a turkey, cheese, and avocado sandwich, and on top of an egg salad sandwich. Check out my instagram

7/3/17

What To Do With Leftover Sangria: Boozy Popsicles

Do you have a pitcher of leftover sangria? I know it's a relatively crazy question, but you all know I'm a lightweight when it comes to drinking.

Unlike white wine that can last a while in the refrigerator, sangria will probably go bad after a day because it has fresh fruit in it. So.....blend it and freeze it in popsicle molds!

My latest sangria was made with rose, strawberries and peaches.

Cheers!


That's a bit of red, white and blue for your 4th of July!