Did I mention last week that I need a vacation? This week was worse. Thankfully, starting tomorrow we are on vacation!! Here are the highlights from the past five days that felt like they lasted for ten…
I kept my coffee combo the same, but did kick things up a notch one day with an Aussie iced coffee!
Limoneira recently expanded their orchards to include blood oranges and Cara Cara oranges and they sent me a box of goodies to sample.
The Cara Caras were good, and the blood oranges were the best I’ve ever had – juicy and sweet and just a bit tart. They made a very good work snack (with roasted pecans and TJ’s butterscotch short breads).
And were fantasmic mixed into coconut yogurt with Heritage Flakes.
It was a week of exceptionally good yogurt bowls. Plain Greek with TJ’s mixed nut butter, vanilla granola, chocolate-covered cacao nibs, and shortbreads.
Chicory + coffee yogurt with granola and nibs.
Adam and I both were off on Wednesday and we went to Sunday in Brooklyn for brunch. I had “The Elvis,” charred banana, housemade fluff, sunflower butter, and green apple, on whole-wheat bread.
Plus pie and espresso at Blue Stove. This guava chess was good but not great.
Snacks of note included jelly beans on the first day of Spring.
This lime fresco popcorn.
And the epicness that is Trader Joe’s dried fruit selection. Dried persimmon?! The carabao mango is out of this world, it’s like candy.
Three of five nights I ate a grilled cheese sandwich* while watching Bob’s Burgers** but twice I did manage to cook a legit dinner. Like egg sandwich pitas.
Scrambled eggs with smoked paprika, red bell pepper, and spring onion in a pita with mayo and sharp cheddar.
Plus a cruciferous veggie mix sautéed with cashews and soy sauce.
Green curry chicken and veggies. The chicken strips were baked after marinating in a spicy Sriracha marinade, with yellow onion, green onion, green bell pepper, and roasted zucchini, in a green curry sauce.
We kept the coconut theme going with our drink.
*grilled cheese notes: this week they were on quinoa bread but rye or sourdough is best / sharp cheddar with pickle relish is my preferred combo / always cooked in butter.
**Bob’s Burgers is my new favorite cartoon series (other than Rick and Morty which is just one of the best tv shows of any genre), I like it even more than Futurama. It’s the perfect balance of funny yet sweet.
See ya next week!