Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fado


Last night we tried to eat at Cellar 56, but they were booked...booo... so we ended up eating at Fado. I had the quesadillas. They were good, but I felt so unhealthy afterwards.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Amy's Matar Paneer


Last night's dinner. Amy's Matar Paneer with Trader Joe's Tandoori Naan. Yum!

Organic To Go Spaghetti


I gave in and ate this again... different bread this time.

Tarte aux Champignon and Broccoli


How come everything I buy from Trader Joe's tastes amazing???

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Burger King Sundae


Burger King has a caramel sundae for a dollar! Yes I ate there today because it is the nicest and closest place to eat near the south dekalb clinic I work at.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Organics To Go Spaghetti Marinara

So this meal was $5.99, one of the cheapest options at the school organic place. It was pretty darn delicious. I have class from 1-3 and 5-7 so depending on my hunger level I may be getting an early dinner from there at around 4:30 too. I have to get home and get ready to watch the Bachelor tonight (!!!) so no time for long dinner preparations after class.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cafe Nineteen


Last night Cassandra, Whitney, and I used a Scoutmob at Cafe Nineteen. I had the chicken salad on a croissant with chips. It was a very unique chicken salad with larger pieces of chicken and less of a mayonnaise taste. I really liked it! http://cafenineteen.com/

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blue Crab and Corn Soup Trader Joes


So this soup was in the refrigerated section of Trader Joes where the premade meals are. It is Maryland Blue Crab and Corn Soup. I didn't have very high expectations but it was AWESOME. I'm definitely buying it again. It has nice big hunks of potato in it too.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mexican Feast

Yum! Cheese quesadillas with black beans, salsa, sour cream, and avocado.

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

This week I am celebrating the one year anniversary of my food blog. I posted the original idea on January 19, 2010, and the posts started about a week later.

Thank you to all my faithful viewers!

Burger King Veggie Burger



So the clinic I work at sometimes is in somewhat of a food desert. It's hard to pick where to eat lunch. I usually eat chinese but yesterday decided to try a new Burger King. I got their veggie burger and was so pleasantly surprised that it was good! They use Morningstar patties and put all the same toppings as a Whopper. I really wish McDonalds did this because I like their fries/options of fruit and yogurt better than BK.

Ricotta and Avocado Soft Tacos


These were my Ricotta and Avocado Soft Tacos...that kind of turned into ricotta and black bean quesadillas. My avocado wasn't ripe yet. I wouldn't really recommend the changes I made.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Organics To Go


The new organic cafe opened at school today. Ordering was a bit chaotic. Apparently if you order a sandwich you have to get one of their premade ones in the freezer. I looked at them and the avocado had already browned in some so I assume they were mushy.

After some confusion and them not having the Cali Veggie pre-made, I got my sandwich freshly made. It was delicious as was the vegetable barley soup. Although it was so good, it was Expensive! Almost twice as what the old school sub shop was. They also have pasta, pizza, salads and quesadillas which I know I will be tempted to try, but organic really doesn't come cheap!

Asparagus Pasta


So yesterday when I went to Trader Joes I had the idea to actually start making some of the recipes from my 5 ingredient vegetarian cookbook. Remember, I hate to cook! So I have to stay simple. Last night I made the pasta with asparagus which was about as simple as you can get. I burnt the asparagus about black, but it tasted pretty good anyways, just a little crispy. Other recipes on my list for the week include ricotta and avocado tacos, black bean quesadillas, and broccoli and tofu in peanut sauce. All from fresh ingredients. I am trying (trying hard!) to get away from my all frozen and take out food existence.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Panera Bread Mango Smoothie


I had been craving a smoothie for 3 days now. Mission accomplished!

New McDonalds Milkshake


Apparently McDonalds has gone the way of Hardees and Chickfila and made their milkshakes "fancy". I miss the old ones. This picture is from my traditional "driving back to Atlanta" Mcdonalds stop. I got a chicken nugget combo instead of a kids meal and it was wayyy too much food. It also made me go over my calories for the day on MyFitnessPal by almost twice. No more McDonalds for me!

Salem Street Pub



The Salem Street Pub is in Apex on Salem St. Their fry sauce is THE BEST - ask for it special. I got a rice and black bean burger American style and a house salad with ranch instead of fries. I dipped my burger in the fry sauce. http://salemstreetpub.com/

Scallops and Grits


Yummy dinner that dad made on my last night home!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Farmer's Market


Today I met Dad for lunch at the Farmer's Market restaurant. I had a veggie plate with mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs, and okra. It also came with a biscuit and peach cobbler for dessert.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pei Wei


Tonight I met Kelly at Pei Wei for dinner. On the way I noticed there is an AT&T store next door, so I also got my new iphone 4! At Pei Wei I ordered the Pad Thai. Everything labeled as spicy there is REALLY spicy! Other than that, it was very good. This picture was taken with my iphone and I'm happy about how good the camera is. I was planning to drive back to Atlanta tomorrow, but due to icy conditions on the road and my classes being canceled- now I'm not going back until Sunday.

Friday, January 7, 2011

La Perlita




We asked around for what a good "local" place to eat would be and heard about La Perlita. I think it was a tourist trap because it was pretty expensive! We did hear that they often have different prices for locals and tourists. However, our taxi driver there spoke no English so I got to be the translator for the whole ride and that was fun for me. The food was also very good and fresh. I loved how the chips came with pico de gallo and guacamole everywhere in Cozumel. I had sopa de mariscos - and i found out anything that is general "seafood" soup has a lot of tentacles in it. Mom's meal of shrimp shish kabob was deemed to be the best out of everything we ate.

Monday, January 3, 2011

First Breakfast in Cozumel



The first morning at the resort I was so excited I got up and went to breakfast by myself. I was amused how the coco krispies were "choco krispis de melvin" there. I also had some cottage cheese, a few pan dulces, scrambled eggs with mushrooms, and fried plantains.

Christmas Eve Dinner


Before I get into the Mexico pictures - I will start with our Christmas Eve dinner. Dad made us prime rib, scallops, salad, corn, garlic mashed potatoes, and deviled eggs. For dessert we had a delicious chocolate pudding. Can't believe it was just over a week ago!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cozumel

I just returned from Cozumel and can't wait to post about all the great meals I had there. Stay tuned!