It’s hard to believe that the Valentine’s celebration of love fell on a week when America really needs some extra love <– but more importantly needs better gun control legislation.
– – There is no good segue from my opening thoughts to blathering about my lunches so I’m just going to abruptly start talking about food here. – –
Highlights from this week…
Chocolate covered strawberry smoothie – plain Greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, and chocolate milk.
Chocolate covered cherry iced coffee – espresso roast with chocolate milk and Luxardo cherry juice.
There is a snazzy new Hungry Ghost location near my work and their fantastic iced lattes have not been a good thing for my coffee budget.
Seriously though, the best coffee of my life was Sunday while grocery shopping – the frozen moolattas from Stew Leonard’s are unreasonably delicious.
Birthday cake flavored protein bar.
Sumo mandarin // conversation hearts // sweetened dried lemon and dried persimmon.
Lavender yogurt with blueberries // dark chocolate heart.
Vanilla bean yogurt with blueberries and a jaffa murcot mandarin.
Pinch of Yum’s bourbon chicken. I used breasts instead of thighs, roasted shredded cabbage instead of rice, and upgraded to maple bourbon.
Cheesy baked crab dip – with shredded crab, cream cheese, cheddar, green onion, Old Bay, minced ginger, and fish sauce.
Scooped with orange bell pepper slices and Trader Joe’s coconut shrimp.
Spiralized zucchini sauteed with lemon and pepper topped with extra-firm tofu crusted in peanut sauce (peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, canola oil, sugar, garlic, and ginger).
I hope everyone has a fun, safe, love-filled weekend.