No More Meat… for a week

Sometimes school takes a lot out of you. So much so that you get to the end of the week and you realize you have eaten out for lunch and dinner nearly every day. Whoops. Me and the bf are definitely feeling the effects of too much bad food this week. Although we get in a good amount of exercise, we know its time to chill out on the crap its for awhile.

This coming we plan to try something new in our diet to help us stay in check. We are going vegetarian! I don’t think this will actually be too hard for us, especially since the bf always jokes that I’m vegetarian anyways, haha. We aren’t going to be strict about this or too intense, we just want to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our diet and get excited about some new foods.

So, here is what’s on the menu and what you can look forward to on the blog!

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  • Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce
  • Lightly breaded eggplant parmesan
  • Bean burgers with lettuce, tomato, and onions
  • Salads with homemade dijon mustard dressing
  • Lightened macaroni and cheese

Ok, so macaroni and cheese doesn’t sound to healthy, but paired with a hearty salad and lightened up, it will definitely be better then what we have been eating!

If you have any good vegetarian recipes I would love to hear some ideas as we are new at this!

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Oysters and Blueberry-Peach Crostata

I spent the fourth out on Cape Cod with family watching the fireworks and drinking ice cold beers. It was great! While I was there I tried my first ever oyster and of course I went to Connie’s bakery and got myself a blueberry peach crostata for the ferry ride home.

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I have always wanted to try oysters, something about the way people eat them always makes them look so delicious and I have always wanted to see what they were all about. The boyfriend, my aunt and I each got one fresh (yes, raw) oyster and got to dress them up the way we liked. My aunt chose a hot sauce, the boyfriend doused his in lemon and tartar sauce(this was his first oyster too), and I chose to go with just lemon. I will say that the oyster was pretty good, it was salty and lemony. The boyfriend also liked it. He said it was very interesting, and I would have to agree. Something I will definitely try again. Funny side note, I saved the shells haha.

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The peach and blueberry crostata was just delightful! I always go in thinking I will try something new, but I just can’t get enough. The pastry is light and just slightly crunchy with a sweet sugary-buttery tastes, and the peaches and blueberries are so fresh with a little sweet/tart taste. Then Connie dusts it with powdered sugar. I want another. Some day I will learn to make my own, but for now the best is just Connie’s.

Happy Friday!

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Q and A

I decided to take a break today from the traditional cooking post and let you know a little bit about me through a Q and A! So, let’s begin!

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What do you do in your day besides cook?

I actually go to law school right now, so most of my day is spent reading and going to class. I actually spend far too much time reading, but its fun! I know crazy, but I enjoy it! Besides that I like to go on walks, sometimes I run, and I like reading and sleeping a lot!

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is pepperoni pizza. I could eat it three times a day everyday. Actually, the boyfriend and I have to limit how much we each pizza. Eventually, when I come to that stage in my cooking, I will be making homemade pizza and pizza crust! mmmm… pizza.

Do you have any animals?

I do! I have a little baby beagle chihuahua who is my love!!! The cutest little thing ever! Ah… can’t even stand it! Sometimes I like to pretend he can talk and I like to make up what he would say in certain situations. Its great.

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Do you like sports?

I love sports! My favorite is soccer. I played for like 13 years. I also did swim, track, basketball, and probably more. I really really want to learn how to play tennis, just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

Who is the boyfriend?

The boyfriend is the boyfriend and we have been together for 4.5 years now… wow!!!

 

I would love to get to know you guys. Please answer any or all of these questions and let me know a little about yourself. If you want to know more about me please feel free to ask, I would love to share!