Hello everybody! Let me start off this post with a review. Awhile ago I was contacted by the kind people over at Farm Rich to try out some of their frozen snacks. Taking a look at their site, I was excited about the choices so I happily accepted! Not to mention I love snacking. I went to the store to redeem my coupon and I chose the mozzarella bites. I was sad to not see as many choices as I had seen on the website. Another thing to note is the price. I noticed that these were expensive, and I really couldn’t imagine myself shelling out that much for snacks. There is a bright side though! I did like these little bites! They’re even better if you serve them with an awesome marinara sauce or in my case, artichoke scarpetta. Look at how ooey-gooey the mozzarella is–yum!
Delicious Armenian red lentil patties. Here I served them with tamarind-date chutney, diced onion, and flat-leaf parsley. The recipe is easy and doesn’t take much time to make.
It was one of my best friend’s birthday recently so I made her one of her favorite desserts. This lady has great taste. I have never made anything with puff pastry before so this was definitely fun. Since she’s quite picky about what makes good baklava I was a bit nervous. I’m the same way when it comes to my two favorites: tiramisu and carrot cake.
I learned a neat trick from my friend’s boyfriend: mix a bit of wasabi into the soy sauce for dipping. I also announced to everyone at the table that if someone didn’t like pickled ginger they could pass them over to me!
Afterwards we headed to a bar/restaurant that happened to be having “Psychedelic Night” with really awesome color oil projections. I was being a social butterfly that night since I ended up knowing a ton of people at the place.
I prepared a box of Annie’s Shells and White Cheddar. I added some cooked chopped spinach, pine nuts, garlic salt, and black pepper.
Now I’m going to fill out a survey that the hottie boombalottie, Ayla, passed on to me!
Favorite way to eat oatmeal?
In a jar!
Lately I’ve been loving snacking on these apple-banana muffins I made (put some of my hemp protein powder to good use) with maple syrup, apples and bananas + peanut butter
Favorite sandwich combo?
Tricky tricky! I’ll just say mango chutney and sharp cheddar grilled on pumpernickel bread. Oh gosh I also love banana + Nutella sandwiches.
Are you a vegetarian?
Indeed I am
Favorite vegetarian product?
Greek and Danonino (one of my favorites since childhood)
I can’t just pick one you know… mango, bananas, dark sweet cherries, papaya, gala apples, and dates
Favorite dried fruit?
Cranberries, pineapple, and bananas
Romaine, carrots, butternut squash
Favorite comfort food meal?
Mom’s secret red lentil recipe
I don’t believe I have one… I have favorites depending on the cuisine, but my favorite cuisines are Indian, Thai, and Mediterranean
Hmm… I don’t really have one but I really enjoyed a nice refreshing pack of coconut water today!
Favorite way to take your coffee at home?
I don’t usually drink coffee, but I like it black
Tiramisu and carrot cake
Bone Suckin’ BBQ Sauce–thick style baby!
Favorite way to eat tortilla chips?
With guacamole, black bean salsa, cheese, and sour cream
Favorite fast food restaurant?
There’s this fast food place in Florida called Pollo Tropical and they make really great yuca fries!
Do you watch food network?
Not really… I rarely watch television
Favorite food network show?
I’ve seen Ina Garten’s show and I liked it!
Favorite salad combo?
Romaine for sure, some great cheese, onions, tomato, pears, and a slightly sweet vinaigrette
Do you like Panera?
Sure, I like their bread bowl soups actually.
Cinnamon and sugar bagel with cream cheese please
Do you like cream cheese or peanut butter on your bagel?
Favorite peanut butter?
Whole Food’s 365 crunchy peanut butter (and it’s cheap!)
Favorite almond butter?
Blue Diamond crunchy
I love Kashi Go-Lean Crunch!
What milk product do you use on your cereal?
It depends… either soy milk or almond milk
Watermelon Jolly Ranchers and Werther’s Originals
Favorite ethnic food?
Do you like margaritas?
I don’t care for them
I don’t have one
Do you like pickles?
Why yes I do!
Are you into spicy food?
Not really spicy
Do you like banana peppers?
Yes! I love them.
Favorite way to eat a banana?
With chocolate hazelnut butter or peanut butter
Favorite way to eat an apple?
With peanut butter!
Favorite apple variety?
Are you good at eating with chopsticks?
Indeed, I don’t have to ask for a fork.
Favorite fruit juice?
I love peach nectar
Favorite alcoholic beverage?
Root beer + Stoli vanilla
Favorite tropical fruit?
I love so many of them! My dad is flying up this weekend and packing a delicious papaya from their own tree!
Hands down favorite food ever?
My dad’s latkes… actually I’m torn between his potato pancakes and this German restaurant’s (with apple sauce and sour cream of course).
So it’s a new week and I started it out by walking around feeling like a zombie all day. But today was a hectic day in terms of my academics and I’m glad it’s behind me. Stay tuned in my next post to see my piece for my final critique of the semester! Hope all is well my dear friends.