With the business of the holidays and recent interview travel, it's been a while since I've done a post strictly about food. So without further delay, here's a glimpse of the things that have been coming out of the kitchen lately.
|This breakfast sandwich was especially delicious thanks to the whole wheat garlic-studded roll I discovered at Whole Foods. The crisp exterior paired with the chewy interior paired flawlessly with scrambled eggs with spinach and tomato.|
|Oatmeal has made a return to the weekend breakfast rotation. This bowl of cinnamon raisin oats was topped with cranberry sauce and sunflower seeds.|
|Lunch in Philadelphia at Amino Juice Bar included a kale salad and vegan butternut squash bisque.|
|Breakfast in Philadelphia one morning included this cranberry apple scone from Reading Terminal Market.|
|Liquid Earth in Baltimore was a warm spot for lunch on a cold and blustery day. The "Picnic" sandwich included a wheat baguette, honey mustard, melted brie, apple and pear slices, red onion, and walnuts.|
|Two hours on the bike required a protein packed lunch to recover, including scrambled veggie-filled eggs and toast (one slice with cranberry sauce and another with hummus).|
|Dinner at home over my Christmas vacation featured grilled salmon and pineapple over a bed of spinach with an avocado dressing and a homemade stuffing roll.|
After an afternoon at Top Golf in Alpharetta, we dined at Foundation Social Eatery. Their Yelp reviews are overwhelmingly positive and so we were excited for a great farm-to-table style dinner. Unfortunately, the dishes were far from outstanding and we were all disappointed compared to the hype we anticipated. It wasn't a bad meal, but certainly not a restaurant we would return to any time soon.
|Baby Arugula Salad with Ricotta Salata, Figs, and Walnuts|
|The Crisp Spanish Octopus was incredibly tender and our favorite dish of the night|
|Seasonal Vegetable Plate|
Can someone please explain what part of a pile of corn over a pea puree and topped with arugula is considered either "seasonal" or entree-sized?
|One of my favorite easy weeknight meals is a "roasted plate." This one included tofu, zucchini, and sweet potato all tossed with coconut oil and seasonings.|
|New Year's Day dinner was enjoyed while watching college football.|
Black-eyed peas over collard greens, roasted carrots, avocado slices, and a corn muffin.
|An "empty the fridge" kale salad topped with avocado, corn, black beans, tomato, tofu, and balsamic vinaigrette.|