Hola, friends! Yesterday was a crazy delish day of eats so I’m super pumped to share with you and hopefully inspire you to get down and dirty in the kitchen.
Breakfast was Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal with warmed frozen wild blueberries and almond butter. I’ve been craving oatmeal every day and it’s so nice to not have to actually cook it in the morning! If you have any leftover cooked oatmeal, my cozy Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins are a great way to use it up. Delish with a cup of joe.
Random PSA: the Instant Pot is currently $20 off in case you’ve been on the fence about getting one. I just bought it in anticipation of my friend Megan’s newest Instant Pot cookbook that comes out in October (you can pre-order now) and I can’t wait to play around with it! Any Instant Pot fans out there?!
Lunch was a Tuna Kraut sammie at Alchemy plus tomato bisque made with basil and cashew cream. For the tuna salad, we use an amazing organic sauerkraut plus chopped apple, olive oil, dijon, and red wine vinegar rather than mayo and it’s perfection paired with avocado, tomato and local micro greens. Spotted: my favorite white Yeti coffee mug!
Dinner! I basically smushed together my lasagna recipe with my Fall Vegetable Baked Spaghetti by doing the proportions of the lasagna to fill a 9×13 pan and adding 1/2 cup pumpkin plus 1 tsp sage to the tofu ricotta. For the veggie layer, I did local Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, zucchini, and a bunch of greens. I used these lentil lasagna noodles and two jars of this awesome heirloom tomato sauce I found at Kroger plus leftover marinara from Costco because I love me some saucy lasagna. It was huge and incredible and fed us for three nights, which is unheard of. I always make something big like this on Sunday so I don’t have to cook Monday (and ideally Tuesday).
I made a really yummy salad to go with the lasagna with greens from our CSA, truffled goat cheese, acorn squash roasted with pumpkin pie spice, and toasted walnuts. For the dressing, I whisked together extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, dijon, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. It was INCREDIBLE. For something crunchy, I broiled Trader Joe’s sourdough with butter, salt, garlic, and nooch. Homemade garlic bread on point!
Dessert was the most magical pumpkin pie bars with pecan cookie crust coming to the blog TOMORROW! You’re gonna freak for this recipe so don’t miss it. I ate one right off the photography board!
A little going out outfit before dinner with friends. My go-to black jeans, an older blue top from Zara, sandals, and similar tortoise earrings, similar brown mini crossbody bag (I have this bag and black and white!).
Have the best week, friends.