Posted in October 2012

WIAW # 5 – Hurricane Food

What did I do while locked inside for two days due to Hurricane Sandy? Cook and bake. Needless to say, I finally taste-tested some recipes that have hung around on my Pinterest boards for a while. Overall, everything was delicious, and I’ve definitely found some new go-to meals and snacks. Some of these scrumptious eats made … Continue reading

Basil Pesto Sprouts Salad

I promised you a recipe Wednesday, so here it is! Basil Pesto Sprouts Salad No lettuce? No problem! This beautiful mess of a salad is brimming with variety, color and taste. Not to mention, it’s a darn delicious way to meet your veggie quota for the day in one sitting. Difficulty: Easiest. Salad. Ever. Preparation time: Five minutes (includes … Continue reading

WIAW #4 – Something’s Not Right

Do you ever have a day when you just feel “off”? Something wasn’t right with me today, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. At times I wasn’t hungry but ate something because I should. The next minute I was hungry but not craving any food in particular. Today’s eats were unusual, but what’s most shocking is that peanut butter sounded repulsing. This NEVER happens, … Continue reading

Home Sweet Home

Home sweet home . . . sort of. I often joke that I don’t have a home these days because I’ve lived in three different places this year alone: my hometown, Gainesville and Washington, D.C. Despite my nomad tendencies, I couldn’t be happier to be back at my “home-for-now” apartment in the district after a rough few days … Continue reading

(Almost) Grownup Lunchbox #4

This week wasn’t a complete failure in terms of lunch-packing, but it wasn’t stellar. I did pack meals and snacks for the three days I went to work this week, but lack of food in my refrigerator forced me to resort to repeat meals two days in a row. Rather than take pictures of something … Continue reading

Friday’s Favorite Food Finds

I love grocery shopping. The whole experience is just . . . comforting. I truly enjoy mindlessly browsing the aisles of Whole Foods Market or Trader Joe’s for more than an hour. I know. I’m weird. What 20-year-old college student chooses to grocery shop instead of going out on a Friday night? Me, that’s who. What can … Continue reading

WIAW #3 – A Long Day

You know how some days are so busy at work that you literally have no time to eat? That day was today for me. Needless to say, it’s a good thing I had a filling breakfast and  a quick snack packed in my lunchbox. Breakfast – 7:40 a.m. Bowl of hot peanut butter pumpkin oats topped … Continue reading

Lunchbox Twofer

You’re in for a treat this week if you’re looking for new ways to beat lunchbox boredom. I was extra creative with meal packing this week, which means I’ve got a lunchbox twofer for you today with this installment of the (Almost) Grownup Lunchbox Series. First up . . . A Twist on the Traditional Two … Continue reading

Zesty Roasted Vegetable Soup

I normally post an (Almost) Grownup Lunchbox idea on Sundays, but this recipe is perfect to prepare on a chilly Sunday afternoon in the fall. Don’t worry – a lunchbox creation is on its way for Monday. 🙂 Zesty Roasted Vegetable Soup This veggie-filled broth beats canned soup by a landslide! It’s fresh and hearty without being heavy. Not to mention, it … Continue reading