But first let me start out with the little treat.
A cold Milano cookie.
I’ve never had these before, and this is what I think. Where have I been?!
A nice thick slice of Sullivan St. Bakery's multi-grain pullman bread.
I love cream cheese with fruit preserves. By the way, Crofter’s has a new line that I’ve been dying to try. I discovered that a thing such as yumberries exist! So far I’ve tried two of these flavors, and I must say they are full of fruity goodness. I love when fruit spreads have actual fruits in them!
Super cute continent jars!
An incredible breakfast sandwich with bananas, peanut butter, and pumpkin butter.
The multi-grain bread also worked well with more savoury ingredients as well.
Topped with pepper jack - accompanied by zucchini with sweet-n-sour cashews, and black beans and corn recipe with chunks of Hanover tomatoes.
If you guys haven’t tried it yet, I suggest you put cumin on your black beans along with garlic.
A homemade bulgur veggieburger with lime mayonnaise.
Now that school is back in session, I have been making recipes that I can store and don’t mind having leftovers. As you can see I’ve got a wonderful array of fresh vegetables! I’ve been reading everyone’s posts about the transition of summer to fall. I’m going to miss my salads dearly. I absolutely love buying a large head of romaine, and creating some wonderful salads with it. Adding corn is a must! I’ve even added frozen corn, and to me it’s even more satisfying on those hot summer days.
After taking a bite I thought scooping some corn kernels would be the perfect touch!
Speaking of salads. My roommate spotted an incredible dressing that I highly suggest you pick up at your nearest Trader Joe’s!
Cilantro Salad Dressing
A salad for the heck of it!
Now on to the next loaf of bread – the pane de ruccia. That’s the bread I was holding above my head like the holy grail in my last post. It’s 70% sourdough and 30% wholegrain. What does this mean to me? Well, I don’t judge by numbers, I’m just judging by taste! Is there some sort of genie that can grant me a wish – oh say… make this bread last forever?
A delicious snack
I spread some creamy gorgonzola, grilled an Asian pear, then drizzled honey atop and sprinkled some almond bits for the finishing touch!
I also tried out Trader Joe's peanut satay sauce.
This sandwich is demanding a close-up!
I layered on some homemade chipotle-tomato spread, grilled eggplant, melted provolone, tomato slices, avocado, red onion, and cilantro. I might as well just say it right now, but I have become sandwich queen!
This is where the cilantro craze started.
Another diva sandwich!
For this sandwich I followed the Spiced-Up Grilled Cheese recipe I found on The Kitchen Sink blog. I wish I had used the New York cheddar though.
More eggplant goodness, and I used the chipotle "ketchup" to dip these crispy eggplant chunks.
I made a spread with avocado, nutritional yeast, yogurt, and cumin.
Pumpkin butter, creamy gorgonzola, and red onions. Kept company by some veggies and a dipping sauce I made with nutritional yeast, miso, ketchup, and I forgot what else- oops!
More bulgur veggieburger goodness! Cauliflower and corn with peanut sauce.
Okay, so I must share this recipe with you guys. Especially for all you folks looking for foods to make ahead of time out of convenience. I followed a recipe for Bulgur Veggieburgers with Lime Mayonnaise from Gourmet.com - which is an incredible source for delicious recipes! It was so much fun making these, and I got to bust out my new mini food-processor my parents got me. I was honestly surprised at how well these turned out because last time I tried to make any sort of patty, they sadly ended up being crumbly. Moreover, they were so easy to make!
Lots of layers.
Anyway, where was I? Oh yes! More bread.
Cream cheese with apple slices and cinnamon.
I put some red onion after taking a bite and coming to the conclusion that something was missing.
I used that Creme of Dates and Almonds I found at Dean & Deluca.
On top of some cream cheese, and the other slice just has natural butter.
Another note, I suggest – for cream cheese – not to use the diet kinds. I don’t know why, but out of all those diet-y products, I think the cream cheese ones shouldn’t exist. They’re really horrible tasting. Personally, I stray away from diet-type products in general because they usually have far less taste than the regular products, and way more ingredients*. Sorry if I sound like I’m on a high horse. Just putting in my two cents.
Gosh, I have so much to catch you guys up on! It’s just hard since school started, but I promise I will get you guys up to speed. I have so much that I want to share!
Matilda in her kangaroo pouch I use for our bike rides together.
I’m sending you all lots of love and hugs!
*In the end it all comes down to taste. If you like it, and it happens to be something with a longer ingredient list than the wait at the doctors – then that’s okay too! Non-diet foods are just my personal preference because they generally taste better, and are more filling.