This is a sort of old school day of eats.
Not that old school… there’s definitely meat (anyone remember the vegetarian days?).
This post is old school in that there are no recipes, rather just random assemblies of food with ingredients lists. I’ve been cleaning up/deleting old posts and it made me miss my more random posts. Now we care about stats and pins.
I’m not saying this is bad or good – there are pros and cons – but its much more relaxing to write a post without worrying over pin-able images!
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We always start with our morning cocktail.
Then, I made a breakfast based solely on my cravings. Ricotta toast with bacon “sprinkles” and #yolkporn. Plus some spinach to even it out.
Ricotta toast is the new avocado toast in my house. It’s so delicious and creamy! I love it on warm toast, topped with salty bacon. It’s also good with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey.
I’ve been too lazy to grocery shop, so I went digging in the pantry and found canned salmon. Salmon salad it was! I’ve actually never made a salmon salad, but I like tuna salad… how different could it be?
Here’s what went into my salmon salad:
- 1 can salt-free salmon
- 1 Piñata apple
- Large handful of broccoli slaw
- Scoop of plain hummus
- Slosh of apple cider vinegar
- Pepper and Sriracha on top
It turned out really well! I ate half and had half leftover for the next day’s lunch. Over a bed of spinach with some rosemary lentil crackers, it hit the spot.
You may have already seen this on Instagram, but the genius move of the evening was thawing a frozen turkey burger to make meatballs. With my semi-homemade sauce and chickpea pasta from Banaza, it was actually a pretty damn good dinner!
Semi-homemade pasta is the only way to go. 🍝 Don’t get me wrong – I love homemade pasta sauce. Who has time to cook that all day though?! So I buy a jar and “doctor” it, as my mom would say. I add garlic, pepper, red pepper flakes, mushrooms, basil… whatever I have on hand. This sauce went atop @eatbanza chickpea pasta, which is packed with protein, gluten-free and shockingly good. I made a couple of turkey meatballs too… by thawing @jennieo turkey burgers, rolling them into balls, and cooling them into the sauce. You can hardly see them for the sauce, but they were delish. Two thumbs up for a semi-homemade/lazy dinner! Do you make your own sauce?
Full disclosure: Banaza sent me over their pasta to try for free. I really do like it though! Even Vegas approved.
There was also a glass of red wine involved, plus some dark chocolate for dessert. I can’t end the day without a sweet treat!
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Do you prefer simple eats?
Do you need a sweet treat at the end of the day? Maybe I need to get motivated to make holiday cookies…