Highlights from this week include…
Dalgona coffee with cinnamon and malted milk. Swoon.
Honey vanilla Greek yogurt with blueberries and a raspberry banana nut mix.
Our current candy situation.
I am all in on this Trader Joe’s popcorn mix.
When we get Chinese take-out I ordered all of the things so I have leftovers for days. This was Kung Pow tofu, veggie rice noodles, and cabbage.
Chinese cabbage with TJ’s mini chicken wontons and chili flakes.
turkey chicken burgers with roasted green beans.
This weekend we: Ate all the take-out. Took the dog on several long walks. Washed the dog and turned him into an adorable woolly mammoth. Did our grocery shopping for the next two weeks.
I also went on a really great run and started re-watching America’s Next Top Model.
Obsessed with these Trader Joe’s bbq popped chips. I prefer a smoky bbq flavor and this fits the bill.
Even more obsessed with this Evil Twin pink pineapple IPA. Served in a go-cup because we took a cocktail hour walk with Webster that knocked our socks off.
We got great take-out from a local Mediterranean spot. Tons of pita bread with all of the smokey eggplant dips. Plus bulgar with tzatziki and chicken (plus roasted broccoli).
And we ordered all of their desserts!
We also got great take-out from a local Szechuan spot. I had kung pow tofu with veggie rice noodles and Chinese cabbage with peppers.
Highlights from this week include…
Cafe Bustelo with chocolate milk, aka one of the best espresso-roast coffees with the best chocolate milk.
Yogurt bowls! Working from home means I can make a fresh yogurt bowl every day and I have been loving the crap out of having berries around. Very excited that we are going to the store tomorrow and can restock. Icelandic-style coffee yogurt with blueberries, blackberries, and coconut chips.
Plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon, berries, honey maple granola, and TJ’s flax and chia seed peanut butter.
Plan skyr yogurt with cinnamon, maple syrup, berries, and almonds and candied walnuts.
Korean snacks from this month’s Snack Crate.
Vanilla pineapple IPA brewed with lactose. I’m pretty sure I want every single beer that Collective Arts sells.
Other Half Double Dry Hopped Broccoli. This was insanely drinkable and mellow.
Buffalo chicken pizza.
Ground turkey with shiitake mushrooms, onion, tomato paste, and sour cream on a bed of roasted cabbage. This dish had so much umami!
The best dish of the week = roasted cabbage // topped with seasoned baked tofu // and esquites.
What a horrible week in human history. Suffice it to say I am feeling scared and sad for everyone.
There is no good way to segue between what’s happening in the world right now and “here’s some of what I ate this week” so… here’s some of what I ate this week:
Tons of no-contact take-out from local restaurants. Kung fu tofu with Sichuan green beans.
Cheese pizza with honey and gochugaru chili flakes.
Absolutely ridiculous yogurt bowls. This one was TJ’s plain skyr yogurt with fresh blackberries, TJ’s mixed nut butter, hot fudge sauce, and star sprinkles.
One day I had yogurt with berries and cinnamon and grain-free granola but mostly I ate hot fudge sauce. Did I mention we’ve also stress-eaten a ton of candy?
Coffee that I brought back from my trip to Michigan. I had to use the blog to look up the fact that my visit was in September 2019 because it feels like a million years ago at this point.
The best tuna melt ever. It was actually a mix of canned tuna and smoked trout (with mayo and pickle relish). On an onion bagel with sharp cheddar. Plus roasted caulilini baby cauliflower.
Highlights from this week (mostly beverages that blew my mind!) include…
Starbucks vanilla sweet cream nitro cold brew can gets a 7.5/10. Not as good as a freshly made nitro but better than many canned coffees.
Wendy’s new cold brew with chocolate Frosty creamer gets a 7/10; a great score for a fast food coffee. It was not too sweet and the coffee was vastly more robust than Dunkin Donuts’.
I always enjoy Health Ade Kombucha and their passion fruit tangerine flavor is my new 2nd favorite (it comes in behind their holiday spice flavor).
AHA = my new favorite sparkling water. This was the surprisingly fantastic flavor combo of cherry and coffee! And it’s caffeinated!!
A decked out yogurt bowl. With vanilla bean powder, cinnamon, honey, banana, watermelon seed butter, and starry sprinkles.
My favorite yogurt (Trader Joe’s plain skyr) with my new favorite oatmeal cookies (Stella’s easy one bowl recipe) and some mandarinquats (which I actually didn’t enjoy because they were impossible to eat).
Crazy good take-out from Cheng Du. I got kung pow tofu and Szechuan chili oil tofu and it was some of the best Chinese food I’ve ever tasted.
This was hands-down the best sandwich I’ve ever made. I could not stop raving out it.
Brioche bun with Kewpie mayo / chicken thighs marinated in pineapple juice, brown sugar, sriracha, minced ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar then roasted / bbq sauce made with the reduced marinade plus ketchup / topped with sauteed sweet onion, poblano pepper, and pineapple. Served with roasted broccoli.
Highlights from this weekend…
Yogurt bowl with Heritage Flakes cereal, blueberries, and chocolate chunks.
An afternoon in Bushwick. Including stops at Millers and Makers for cake – vanilla and chocolate with coconut, caramel, and chocolate buttercream.
And Taqueria Al Pastor for delicious tacos with chicken and nopales (cactus).
Cups on cups. My current favorite type of candy is nut/seed butter cups and these two types are great. Sunbutter from Trader Joe’s.
Vanilla tahini from Raaka.
Our homemade dinner bowls were both eclectic and wonderful. Roasted riced cauliflower with smoked paprika and sumac / chicken salad with chicken thighs, sour cream, caramelized onion and garlic, and fresh parsley / topped with Cholula.
Roasted broccoli / sauteed corn and baby tomatoes / baked tofu (seasoned with smoked paprika, gochugaru, honey, and olive oil) / homemade salsa / sour cream.
Highlights from this week include…
We were missing vacation and immediately ate all of our Hawaiian goodies.
Taro macadamia shortbread / passion fruit gummies / li hing gummy pineapples.
Also Hawaiian-inspired goodies, dried baby pineapple and tropical punch kombucha.
We went to brunch at Comfortland and loved it x10,000. The space was super cute and I wanted everything on the menu!
We had a doughnut milk latte! Plus a nutella creme brulee doughnut. And a giant bbq fried chicken biscuit that I got too excited to photograph.
Dinners were awesome thanks to some great H-Mart finds – jumbo puff tofu and Korean rice cakes.
Stir-fry with tofu, baby bok choy, mushroom, green onion, and cherry tomato. Sauce = soy sauce, fish sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, sugar.
Stir-fry with chicken, egg, rice cake, cabbage, and onion. Sauce = gojuchang, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, lime, canola oil, brown sugar.