How is everyone doing? I hope you’re hanging in there. It will come as no surprise to anyone that we’ve been eating at home more than usual these past few weeks, but I’m okay with that, because I have to be honest — while I love the “date” aspect of going out, getting dressed up and getting something to eat…I really love to cook. I figured sharing what we’ve been cooking and eating lately might inspire someone else, so let’s get down to it….Eating Lately via my iPhone! I know when I see what people are eating, it’s a great way to find new recipes or dinner inspiration. That said, I almost always modify the recipe in some way (I can’t help myself), but make notes of changes for anyone following along. Let’s dive right in to what we’ve been eating lately, all courtesy of my trusty iPhone.
Eating Lately Via My iPhone
Chocolate Chip Cookies (with potato chips) – If you are not eating your chocolate chip cookies with potato chips crushed into them, you are not living. Yes, I said it. It’s the perfect addition of crunch and salt. Mmmm, so good! I mix up the dough and then roll the ball in crushed chips for the best outcome.
Charcuterie – Is our house the only house that has charcuterie dinners? Dane has gotten pretty good with his board assortments and this one is definitely a favorite 🙂 We also watched the Disney singalong this night and if you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend it!
Salmon with Smashed Potatoes and Garlic Green Beans – No real recipe here (I’m sorry!) The salmon gets roasted in the oven and I sauté the green beans on the stove with some ghee and garlic powder. For the potatoes, boil the new potatoes in a large pot on the stove. When they’re soft all the way through, put them on a baking sheet and smash them flat using a mason jar (or coffee cup, or whatever you have) and pop them into the oven at 400 for 30 minutes. The end result is crispy, delicious potatoes! We drizzle malt vinegar and sea salt flakes on top before serving.
Cauli Corn Taco Night – First things first – have you tried this vegan queso yet? I really loved it, but it doesn’t taste like queso in my opinion. Delicious, but not cheesy. That said, it was delicious on our cauli corn tacos! I added in a poblano to the roasting pan and used a heavy assortment of spices. I also served some black beans with it on Siete tortillas – THE BEST!
Acai Bowl – If you’ve been around here awhile, you know that acai bowls are a family favorite. No better way to start the day, right?
Sweet Potato Curry – It had been so long since I made vegetable curry and this tasted extra delicious the night we ate it. We are big fans of curry in this house, but haven’t had the greatest assortment of fresh vegetables lately. This was an easy way to use our surplus of sweet potatoes (yes, sweet potatoes in Hawaii are white!).
Vegetarian Bolognese – We didn’t have rigatoni noodles and rushing to the store when you want something is not an option right now, so I just used angel hair. Admittedly, I didn’t like it with this pasta that much, but the sauce is still incredibly delicious.
Truffle Hot Sauce – I feel like a broken record talking about this Truffle Hot Sauce, but it’s SO good. I love it on eggs in the morning and it’s equally good on rice, potatoes, etc.
Sourdough Croutons – Because we’ve had a surplus of bread thanks to my new-found love of sourdough baking, I made homemade sourdough croutons to put on a chopped salad. They were SO good. I rarely have croutons, which made these taste extra delicious.
Homemade Gnocchi – One of my very favorite comfort meals to make is gnocchi. They’re very simple to make, but I honestly don’t make them very often, because I can never stop eating them. For this meal, I tossed them in a browned butter sauce with sage in a really hot skillet. It was DIVINE! Also – more homemade bread. 0 regrets!
And finally – salad pizza! I learned to make pizza dough in a cast iron skillet (where has that been all my life?!) and the results did not disappoint. It made for some very delicious dough. And of course, my favorite chopped salad and balsamic glaze on top 🙂 If you don’t have balsamic glaze, you can make your own using balsamic vinaigrette and making it into a reduction!