Hi from the long weekend! It’s a GORGEOUS Sunday here in Charlotte and I’m currently sipping a kombucha and writing this post while Finn naps. Keeping things easy today with a few recent eats.
Yogurt bowl with plain full-fat greek yogurt (can’t remember if this was FAGE or ALDI organic), bananas, the sweetest peach, dried cranberries, Purely Elizabeth granola and Wild Friends Nut + Seed Butter.
Dave’s Killer Bread Boomin’ Berry Bagel. One half with butter and cream cheese, one half with peanut butter, honey and banana. It always surprises people that I put butter and cream cheese on my bagels but I am here to tell you that if you haven’t tried it…you’re missing out. It’s doubly delicious!
Cottage cheese scrambled eggs with Wild Brine Green Kraut, avocado and fruit.
Smoothie bowls have by far been my favorite hot weather lunch this summer but I can’t wait to get back to soup and toast this fall!
One day I grabbed a salad while I was out from Reid’s but salads are just not doing it for me for lunch the way they used to. I’m sure I’ll cycle back to them soon enough.
Air fryer tofu over quinoa with roasted cauliflower, hummus and avocado. I’ve received lots of questions about how I air fry tofu on Instagram so here is a quick overview.
- Press tofu for 15-20 minutes to remove as much water as possible. (I use extra firm tofu, FYI.)
- Cut into slices that are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Spray air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray and either spray the tofu or lightly rub with olive oil.
- Season tofu as desired and place on prepared basket. (I did half with Dizzy Pig Shaking the Tree and half with their Bombay-ish rub.)
- Air fry at 400 degrees for about 15-18 minutes or until tofu is browned and beginning to get crispy at the edges.
I’m sure there are many other effective ways of air frying tofu but this is my go to for tofu that I can throw into bowls.
Same dinner, add feta, diced cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil.
Dinner out with two of my girlfriends at Foxcroft Wine Co. I had a salad with salmon and we split truffle fries for the table. Nothing makes me happier than dipping fries in mayo.
Homemade turkey meatballs stuffed with fresh mozzarella over spaghetti. I used jarred Rao’s marinara sauce.
Finally, frozen cauliflower fried rice from Whole Foods with a can of Blue Harbor canned tuna mixed in. This is one that you can’t knock until you try. It’s so good, easy and healthy!
My friend Erin left the most thoughtful housewarming gift on my porch one night. She gave me a beautiful handmade wooden cheeseboard, a jigsaw puzzle, a selection of her gorgeous jewelry, wine, carrot cake and flowers. It was so sweet and generous that it brought tears to my eyes. I’m so lucky to know such amazing women.
What are your favorite housewarming gifts to give?
Would you rather eat a yogurt bowl or eggs + avocado for breakfast?
Do you like tofu? Favorite ways to eat/prepare it?