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Recent Eats: Coconut Curry, Flatbread, Zuchhini Carrot Bread

The week has been off to a delicious start over here!

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I did some baking on Sunday afternoon and made this zucchini carrot quick bread. I was hoping to share the recipe with you but it’s not quite ready yet. I want to try it again with a few modifications and see if I can take it from really good to great. I don’t like sharing recipes that I’m not 100% happy with myself. And I’m only 95% happy with this one.

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Which hasn’t stopped me from eating slice after slice for breakfast or an afternoon snack with a little tea.

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As usual, there have also been a lot of green smoothies and I’m back on espresso again. This is primarily due to the fact that I’m out of Tassimo coffee t-discs and haven’t reordered. I have a Tassimo and a Nespresso. My Tassimo can do espresso but I prefer the Nespresso espresso and just use the Tassimo for coffee. I have an endless supply of Nespresso capsules so I’ve been drinking a lot of it lately. (Maybe that’s why my clients say I’m being so tough this week…highly caffeinated!).

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I met a friend at Luna’s Living Kitchen for lunch on Monday for a blog/fitness industry/website brainstorming session. We both ordered this arugula salad with pecans, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cashew “cheese,” pears, spiralized veggies, pears, avocado and a veggie burger.

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On Tuesday I had the birthday luncheon for my photographer friend at Bricktops. I ordered the Palm Beach Salad that is a beautiful stack of avocado, crab, tomatoes, shrimp and hardboiled egg.

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I was finally home today to make lunch! I made a wrap with honey dijon, avocado, turkey, brie, tomatoes, brie and arugula. It was so good!

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I’ve been cooking dinner at home this week. On Sunday I made a big pot of coconut green curry using eggplant, green beans and zucchini from the farmers market along with some tofu.

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You can find my base recipe for Coconut Green Curry in this post. I served it over brown jasmine rice and I’ll always recommend a healthy dose of Sriracha on top! I ate the leftovers last night. I’m not a big leftovers person and usually just cook a single serving of whatever I’m making, but this is one of those recipes that’s even better leftover.

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On Monday night I had a major craving for my fig and prosciutto flatbread. I love it so much!

Tell me the best thing you’ve cooked so far this week…breakfast, lunch, dinner or a baked treat!

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  • 1
    Fiona September 10, 2014, 5:45 pm

    I have silly question! Do you grill your wraps? They always look so delicious and I love wraps but would love them slightly toasted or warm!??? What’s the secret!

    I haven’t made the best meal yet, I’m hoping to make a salmon curry tomorrow night. A great way to add fish into my diet and with curry sauce, makes it EXTRA delicious!

    • 2
      Jen September 11, 2014, 10:22 am

      i do! i’m going to make a tutorial. i’ll shoot to have that up next week!

      salmon curry…never tried that. yum!

      • 3
        Elizabeth September 11, 2014, 11:02 am

        I was going to ask about the wraps as well. They look like wraps from a restaurant!

        • 4
          Betsey September 12, 2014, 1:53 pm

          Thank you Jen! I’m curious too. That wrap looks so good.

    • 5
      DkotaGirl September 11, 2014, 3:29 pm

      I use my George Foreman grill to do that (mostly because I like the way it melts the cheese just a little).

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles September 10, 2014, 6:02 pm

    I bought my first butternut squash of the season and oh my goodness was it delicious. I roasted it with coconut oil, a pinch of cinnamon and a drop of pure maple syrup. Even my son ate it, it was that good! I need to get to the store to grab another one since I polished this one off in three meals!

    • 7
      Jen September 11, 2014, 10:22 am

      love, love, love butternut squash. i eat it all winter long! i bought an acorn squash but haven’t taken the plunge to roast it yet!

  • 8
    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run September 10, 2014, 6:06 pm

    Oh, yum! I can’t wait for the carrot/zucc bread recipe!!

    Also, that lunch salad sounds incredible!! SO healthy!!

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    amelia@i_heart_kale September 10, 2014, 6:41 pm

    Your lunches look incredible!! I was so hoping for a recipe, but I’m sure once you perfect it, it will be worth the wait!
    Best meals here? I’ve been loving on greens smoothies per usual and had custard oats a few times for breakfast. Best dessert were the cookies I made with Kodiak powercakes mix.

    • 10
      Jen September 11, 2014, 10:20 am

      tell me about custard oats…what does that mean!?

      • 11
        Kerri September 11, 2014, 9:29 pm

        I think you make custard oats by whipping an egg into the oats right when they are almost finished cooking. Makes them super creamy and filling!

  • 12
    Linda September 10, 2014, 7:48 pm

    I just saw flat out brand pizza crusts at the grocery store the other day,FYI 🙂

    • 13
      Jen September 11, 2014, 10:19 am

      cool! thanks! i’ll check them out.

  • 14
    Alyson September 10, 2014, 8:15 pm

    I think I remember you mentioning something about doing a wrap tutorial a few months ago. Is that still in the works? I’d love to see one!

    Best thing I’ve cooked so far this week was a big pot of chili to have while watching football on Sunday!

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      Jen September 11, 2014, 10:19 am

      yes! i’ll get it done now that i have my new kitchen set up that’s conducive to videos!

      i can’t do chili until the leaves turn and there’s a chill in the air. football season certainly does put me in the mood for it though!

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    She Rocks Fitness September 10, 2014, 8:44 pm

    I have eaten a lot of eggplant the past couple of days with my lunches and dinners. 🙂 I really hope that you try a pumpkin smoothie sometime soon…Please let me know when you do. XOXO

    • 17
      Jen September 11, 2014, 10:18 am

      i promise i will! i have a can of pumpkin in the pantry. first cool morning we have…i’m on it! 🙂

  • 18
    Janelle @ Wholly Healthy September 11, 2014, 2:41 am

    I thought that wrap was from a restaurant – looks yummy!

  • 19
    Hayley@healthyregardshayley September 11, 2014, 9:10 am

    I always love your food pics! What kind of camera do you use? Also I need this bread recipe!

    • 20
      Jen September 11, 2014, 10:18 am

      a mix of my iPhone and a nikon d3100 with a 50mm lens. thank you! 🙂

  • 21
    Sam @ PancakeWarriors September 11, 2014, 10:07 am

    I hope you post that recipe soon – I wanted a slice immediately!

    • 22
      Jen September 11, 2014, 10:18 am

      i’ll retest it this weekend. fingers crossed!

  • 23
    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run September 11, 2014, 4:57 pm

    Btw, I love your food photos. Do you use a fancy DSLR camera and take it with you most places?

    • 24
      Jen September 11, 2014, 5:09 pm

      thanks! 90% of the time that you see photos that I talk out at restaurants, it’s with my iPhone. home pics are nikon DSLR with 50 mm lens unless I’m lazy (like that green smoothie pic) and just snap one with my iPhone.

  • 25
    Heather @ girlyeverafter.com September 12, 2014, 10:35 am

    Those salads look so delicious! I love ordering salads from restaurants and being pleasantly surprised that they’re huge and better than a regular entree.

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    tara September 12, 2014, 1:14 pm

    hmmm the best thing i’ve cooked. on sunday i made mexican lasagna and it was good. i had leftovers last night. i am a HUGE leftover person. i almost never cook just for 1 but i have celiac so have to cook basically everything i eat so to attempt to make that semi-manageable i cook in bulk. I’m planning to make grilled steak and sweet potatoes tonight (which will turn into leftover steak salad tomorrow for lunch : ) ) so hopefully that will top the lasagna but it will be close !

    I’ve also been hungry for chili but like you i refuse to do it yet. when i have my first chili of the season somehow i feel like i’m admitting defeat and accepting winter is on its way. same with breaking out my coat. i know its silly but i feel like if i can just hold out….it won’t happen ???

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    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen September 13, 2014, 12:49 am

    Your meals seriously ALWAYS look the best! The best thing I have cooked this week? Probably a roasted green bean, sweet potato, farro salad with yummy dijon/balsamic dressing…I feel like I could have eaten that every day this week (and I’m not a leftover person either!)

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    erin September 13, 2014, 5:07 pm

    I haven’t been to Bricktops in forever & now you’ve got my mouth watering with that awesome palm beach salad. This week was pretty slow on the cooking homefront for me, but i’ve been in atlanta this weekend, and i have to say that the best thing that i’ve eaten here has been Jeni’s Icecream – they have a new store that opened and it is amazing! i ordered the flavor – saison with sunflower seeds & golden flax…just listen to this description:
    Grass-grazed milk imbued with earthy Rockmill Brewery ale, and packed with double-toasted sunflower, flax, and pumpkin seeds. A sweet-and-salty summer respite. I had it with their sea-salt chocolate sauce and homemade whipped cream.

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    Nancy September 23, 2014, 9:30 pm

    Love your meals this week! Less meat than usual! Try your lunch wraps sans processed deli meat you won’t miss it and soooo much healthier!!

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