I had to work this weekend but somehow I ended up with a bunch of eats that were super good. Because they all included sugar and/or cheese? Probably! Here were the highlights…
Three fun new coffee cups. Halvah cotton candy on top.
Chocolate milk ice cubes.
Starbuck’s nitro cold brew. I loved the velvety texture but was not a fan of it being served without ice.
Pickings are slim at the cafeteria on the weekends but I put together a pretty good lunch plate. BBQ wings, veggie lo mein, roasted baby carrots, and cherry tomatoes with blue cheese dressing.
Mango yogurt with fresh mango on top. Guys, fresh mangos are so flipping good, how did I forget about them all winter??
Cookie and coffee break. From Bittersweet (a hopping Fort Greene coffee spot with no less than 7 cute doggies waiting in line when I walked in).
Another sweet snack, vanilla yogurt with chocolate peanut butter stirred in and mini chocolate chips on top.
Cinnamon dusted apple slices with sharp cheddar squares and chocolate peanut butter sticks.
Whole Foods hot bar dinner on an after-work shopping trip. Crispy potatoes, vegan meat balls, roasted zucchini, tabbouleh, and pasta salad.
Best meal of the week was this quick and easy dinner I threw together Friday night.
Salmon cream cheese wontons! I stuffed wonton skins with a mix of canned salmon, cream cheese, brown sugar, fish sauce, and minced ginger. Baked at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
They were creamy and crispy and delicious. Served with roasted green beans.
A close 2nd for best meal was our dinner at Lady’s, a newish Italian spot in Brooklyn.
The food was all fantastic – so fresh, and perfectly seasoned. Like this amazing salad with snow peas, sunflower seeds, and pickled radish. <– 2nd best salad of my entire life
We also started with hummus with crispy chickpeas, charred cucumber, lemon, and focaccia.
With a yummy local watermelon ale.
And for our entrée we shared pasta with crab,
and honey butter pizza dough with sea salt and Calabrian chili. The spicy-salty-sweet contrast was perfection. I had a glass of prosecco with that course and the pairing was wonderful.
I got a giant scoop of the new cheesecake flavor at Ample Hills for dessert. It was a tasty weekend!