It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared food here on my blog. I won’t say that this the most exciting recent eats post that I’ve ever written (far from it) but it’s full of simple and easy meal ideas with lots of bowl combinations and entree salads. I’m typically not the biggest fan of dinner salads but they have been appealing these last few weeks as we’ve transitioned into hot and humid weather.
I hate to sound like a broken record but I am still searching for my cooking inspiration and motivation. I received a comment on an Instagram post last night saying, “Please don’t give up on your eats, recipes, and cooking! They inspire ME!”
This has been a weird space for me to be in because for so long cooking has been my creative outlet and one of my greatest forms of self-care. It makes me sad that I’ve felt so unmotivated and blasé about it for most of 2020. I am hoping that a trip to the farmers market this coming weekend, along with effort towards starting to plan a menu and do some meal prep helps.
All that said, here are the things that I have been “assembling” (<– wouldn’t really call it cooking!) and eating lately.
Let’s kick off this recent eats party with a waffle! This was Kodiak Cakes almond poppyseed mix topped with peanut butter and their Mountain Berry Super Fruits Syrup. This combination was crazy delicious and the Kodiak Cakes fruit syrup along with peanut butter made it taste like a PBJ.
FAGE Total 5% with honey, bananas, Trader Joe’s mixed nut butter, Purely Elizabeth original granola, cherries, raspberries and dried cranberries.
This salad mix three days in a row. Mixed greens tossed in either balsamic or lemon juice with honey, olive oil and sea salt. Topped with chick peas, feta, pistachios, avocado, tomatoes, hearts of palm and a can of Blue Harbor tuna or salmon. I drizzled the canned fish with Tessamae’s poppyseed dressing.
Whole wheat pita with mayo, warm shredded chicken, a slice of cheese, avocado and tomatoes.
Another salad combo with mixed greens, shredded turkey, avocado, strawberries, blueberries, pistachios, dried cranberries, feta and Tessamae’s honey poppyseed dressing.
Air fryer salmon seasoned with a Trader Joe’s lemon pepper grinder and Dizzy Pig Shakin’ the Tree and topped with a spinach and parmesan tzatziki sauce from ALDI. Roasted cauliflower and roasted potatoes on the side.
Rotisserie chicken, peas and parmesan couscous topped with hummus. This is one of my favorite easy and super fast dinners.
This dinner was quite the ensemble. I cubed some super firm tofu, seasoned it with Dizzy Pig Bombay Curry-ish rub and air fried it. I whipped up a batch of Mama Pea’s Mmm Sauce on the side. It’s a mix of chickpeas, nutritional yeast, cilantro and a few other things. I served the tofu over quinoa with the Mmm Sauce and some sautéed zucchini.
This is my spaghetti squash pizza casserole. I love this dinner and so does Finn! He ate three servings on the night that I cooked it…and I used spicy Italian sausage that was pretty hot. I left out the pepperoni this time because I didn’t have any and used fresh mozzarella on top. So good.
Steamed white rice with roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, chicken sausage and tzatziki.
Leftover parmesan couscous with shredded rotisserie chicken, roasted Brussels sprouts, avocado and hummus.
Spring mix with carrots, toasted pecans, avocado, air fryer salmon and ranch dressing.
Spring mix with toasted pecans, hearts of palm, carrots, diced fresh mozzarella, carrots and roasted Meyer lemon marinated chicken breasts from Whole Foods. Topped off with creamy Italian dressing.
Last dinner salad! Spring mix with cubed mozzarella, pepitas, chopped mushrooms, carrots, avocado and Trader Joe’s gluten free chicken tenders. Finished with ranch.
Do yourself a favor and buy this ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. And not that you need any extra reason to try this deliciousness but the stance that they’ve taken corporately with anti-racism is pretty amazing. FYI: this is available in a non-dairy version too! 🙂
And that’s all for today! As I make my way back into normal posting and do some planning for the summer, let me know if you have any blog post topic requests. I am happy to accommodate! 🙂
What have you been eating lately?
Do you like entree salads for dinner? If so, what are your favorite combos?
What summer produce or foods are you most excited about? I can’t wait to get my hands on some tomatoes and peaches!