Monday, September 15, 2014

Z is for: Zucchini, Corn and Feta Fritters

I refuse to believe that summer is over.

In fact, there's a good chance I'm in full-on denial.

Therefore, my inspiration for these little fritters was two-fold:

1.) Summer means vegetables like zucchini and corn, so they feed my denial (and my general hunger).

2.) Today was GORGEOUS. Not fall-like at all. About 75 and sunny.

So when I strolled through the mini-farmers market set up in the Whole Foods parking lot, autumn was not even a blip on my radar. (Until I saw Halloween decorations at the hardware store.. wah wah).

And since all of the local farmers still have plentiful zucchini and corn, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to fry up some fritters.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Y is for: Yiamas! {My Big Fat Greek Vacation}

Yiamas.

It was the first word I learned when I got to Greece, and it was really the only one I needed.

"Cheers."

...The perfect way to describe my magical vacation to the Greek Islands this summer.

When my friend Sam messaged me a few months ago, casually asking if I was interested in going to Greece, I didn't need much convincing. (Like, zero).

I booked my flight two days later. I was in desperate need of an adventure, and I consistently list Santorini as one of my top 5 places I've ever visited.

The plan for this trip was to stay on a smaller, lesser known island called Paros. I loved the idea of a more remote, "locals" destination. I was in.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

U is for: #UpForWhatever


If there was a hashtag to describe my last couple of weeks, I think #UpForWhatever would pretty much sum it up perfectly.

Impromptu trip to NYC for food, fun, laughs and day drinking?

Count me in.

Fly across the Atlantic Ocean to meet up with friends in the Greek Islands?

Up for whatever!

Back to work after this whirlwind 12 days??

Ehhhhh.... not so much, but I suppose I need to fund these summer adventures somehow. :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

X is for: Xavier Steak Grilled Cheese Sliders

There are only so many foods that start with "X" you can feature before you start running out of ideas (or options).

I've made Xacuti, I've eaten it at a restaurant. I've baked with xantham gum. I've used Xeri Mizithra cheese in a recipe, as well as XO sauce.

But my very first "X" post... was something so simple, yet so perfect for an alphabet-themed food blog.

Xavier Steak.

It's a real thing. And I don't know why.

Steak, topped with asparagus and swiss cheese.

Thank you, Xavier.

Whoever you are.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

W is for: Watermelon "Keg"

This might be my new favorite party trick.

(Probably one you should try out this weekend).

Take a watermelon (or a pumpkin if it's fall), hollow it out, add a spigot.

VOILA! You've got a creative drink dispenser!

How cool is that?!

(Way cool).

To get the step-by-step (plus a yummy recipe for watermelon punch), click here to head over to Tablespoon!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

V is for: Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

When it comes to breakfast, I’m generally an egg person, with an emphasis on savory over sweet. To me, there’s nothing better than cutting into a perfectly cooked sunny side up egg, and letting the yolk serve as a delicious sauce for the rest of your breakfast plate.

That said, it’s good to change it up every now and again, especially when you need a quick breakfast before flying out the door on your way to work.

That’s why I’ve been enjoying this chia seed “pudding” recently. You can make it the night before, and you can even make a double or triple batch to have breakfast ready to go for the next couple days.

It also uses chia seeds, which are considered a superfood. They are a great source of protein, fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and much, much more. They also have this cool property in which they absorb liquid and serve as a thickening agent, which makes them great for turning almond milk into pudding. (Or as a binder for meatloaf!)

T is for: Tablespoon Treats {floral ice cubes & boozy lemon bars}

So... story of my life, I'm super duper behind on blog stuff. (Shocking, I know)

Not just coming up with NEW creations for the blog, but simply posting stuff I'd done before my life got crazy last month.

I was literally home 6 days in June.

SIX DAYS, PEOPLE!

That's ridiculous.

It makes me tired just thinking about it.

But.... any-WHO.

I made a couple of cool things for Tablespoon before I left, including the floral ice cubes and Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Bars (topped with spiked gelatin of course). Both perfect for summer BBQs and get togethers (like... say, July 4th?) Enjoy!


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