Hi friends! What’s new in your world? I’m ELATED that so many of you have made the Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread. Let me know if you make substitutions and keep the pics coming!
In other news, I was featured in Forbes this week chatting about food freedom and balancing multiple passions. Give it a read! All in all it’s been another super busy week for me and the restaurants so let’s dive right into the good stuff—AKA smoothies, sourdough toast and all the pasta.
The Pink Cookie Bowl as a smoothie!
Local sourdough toast with homemade cashew cream cheese (method in this post), everything bagel seasoning, and micro greens plus half an almond croissant and coffee at Pistacia Vera.
I’ve been slurping down loaded smoothies for lunch on the go when I don’t have time to take a real break. Gotta do what you gotta do, sometimes. This one was pineapple, banana, spinach, peanut butter, hemp seeds, ginger, vanilla protein, and almond milk.
And one with was dragon fruit, cherries, banana, cashew butter, chocolate protein, spirulina, kale, and almond milk.
Salads in a jar on repeat! I’ll be posting the details next week but this one had avocado, chickpeas, shallot, arugula, and hard-boiled egg with olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing.
Golden Lentil Soup with avocado/beet kraut/micro greens toast.
Another chickpea salad with red onion, capers, parsley, and an amazing sun dried tomato vinaigrette I whipped up with apple cider vinegar, nooch, olive oil, dijon, salt, and pepper. Gotta write that one down! I ate it with spinach, beet kraut, avocado, and more tahini.
We’ve been doing TONS of pasta for quick meals. Lately I’ve been liking Trader Joe’s brown rice quinoa fusili pasta. I’ve been making big batches of arugula pesto and enjoying the pasta with sautéed mushrooms and greens from our CSA box.
Leftover Slow Cooker Chili with cornbread plus a bunch of roasted sweet potatoes.
Heart shaped pizza for Valentine’s Day from Harvest! Pesto for me and pepperoni for him.
Leftover pizza + more pizza made from sourdough along with romaine caesar salad (tahini, lemon juice, nooch, garlic, dijon, water, salt, and pepper).
Yummy vegetable and potato dumplings from Momo Ghar.
A strawberry banana superfood donut with pecans from TRISM.
So much leftover Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread!
The yummiest blueberry muffin and coffee from Stauf’s.
Afternoon toast with peanut butter, banana, coconut bacon, and smoked sea salt.
Peanut M&M’s straight from the freezer! So good.
So random but I’ve been really digging coconut La Croix.
I also snacked on apples + crackers and hummus this week that went un-photographed. Can’t catch ’em all! Have a delightful Wednesday, pals.