Important things first, check out this fantastic photo I snapped of the dog:
He is my favorite!
This week’s meals were themed around one of my culinary favorites – guava and cheese. We put this carton of guava paste to very good use.
There’s some leftover and we have big plans for tropical smoothies.
I didn’t do the best job of taking photos this week – there’s at least one day missing from each meal category – but I did capture the really yummy stuff…
I didn’t make coffee at home so I had to get my fix from Starbucks and the coffee shop at work. We had a freebie ready on our registered Starbucks card so I got to go a little crazy.
Have you registered your Starbucks card yet? Do it! Even if you only stop in occasionally the rewards and perks add up quickly.
With an eggtastic sandwich.
With cheddar and turkey bacon on toasted whole-wheat.
And a really fantastic Larabar.
Hazelnut, hemp, and crunchy bits of cacao
This kombucha and seltzer were both on top of their game.
Sadly the mango coconut chia pudding from Trader Joe’s was not to my taste at all. I threw it out two bites in and headed to the cafeteria instead.
Oatmeal day. Chia, cashews, freeze-dried berries, and cookie butter on top.
Plus a sweet and juicy Smitten apple.
I even brought guava for lunch one day.
With white nectarine, granola, and the last of some plain Greek yogurt.
It was a very snacky week but the only thing I managed a picture of were these mini pb cups.
I recommend them highly.
Guava cheese week win – quesadillas!
We spread flour tortillas with guava pasta, smothered them in low-fat shredded mozzarella, and pan cooked them with a bit of evoo.
Plus roasted green beans.
These were basically the un-fried version of the empanada I’m obsessed with from the truck in downtown Brooklyn.
We also made pizza.
On TJ’s frozen thin crust (our favorite) with turkey summer sausage on top. Amazing.
Yesterday we happily skipped guava and cheese in favor of a date night dinner at Pig & Khao. This Burmese eggplant salad was one of the best dishes we’ve ever put in our faces.
Grilled eggplant, peanuts, dried shrimp, and mint, scooped with shrimp chips. Umami. Neither of us could stop raving about it.
My Khao Soi wasn’t bad either. Red curry, coconut milk, chicken, egg noodles, pickled mustard greens, and red onions.
Slurping long noodles meant I ended up head to toe covered in red curry but it was worth it.
I cooled down my mouth with the Ginpo.
Gin, grapefruit, cinnamon, and prosecco.
While we were in the neighborhood, we finally checked out the Magnum store. It’s the famous ice cream bars hand-dipped in chocolate and sprinkled and drizzled with your 3 choices from the toppings bar.
We got vanilla / dipped in milk chocolate / topped with gold flake, rose petals, and espresso sugar / drizzled with dark chocolate. It was good, the shell was wonderfully thick, but I was definitely glad Adam was there to share with me.