Monthly Favorites: February 2016
(Or at least I had a little fun while going crazy!)
|My face = that spoon!|
Whether due to midterms stress or just the munchies, this month was all about "healthifying" typically unhealthy and gluten-filled meals. One of my favorites was triggered by a late-night burrito run with friends: a hungry celiac + her boyfriend's (gluten contaminated) loaded carne asada fries = a delicious plate of "potato nachos" a few days later. Though I haven't uploaded a recipe (yet!), just bake some potato wedges and top with all the goodies your heart (or tummy) desires!
I also devoured a super delicious - and super easy - pizza with some inspiration from Further Food's recipe for a salmon and veggie wrap! I just topped my favorite rice tortilla with an avocado sauce (just add avocado to my radish green sauce) with lots of sautéed veggies, black beans, salmon and a little Daiya cheese sprinkled on top. Baked at 425 Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes - just long enough for the edges to get crispy. Definitely going to be my new secret weapon for pizza cravings on busy school nights.
|Some of this month's best eats!|
What I'm Doing
This is a little bit of a cheat, since it's another thing I ate - but when I went to dinner with friends at Slater's 50/50, I also made up a pretty swag name for my personalized burger. Literally.
|With lots of gluten free instructions on the side! ;)|
Opening lots of big boxes. Fun fact. Two weeks ago, I won a contest from SmartFlour for a free box of gluten free pizza and some swag. Hence the reason I toted a 25 pound box of pizza from mail services to my apartment across campus. I must've made a funny picture because a lady who was obviously visiting my college saw me finally near my apartment and said, "Wow, you were going a long way - I saw you on the top of the hill! Hope it's worth it!" Free pizza? Always worth it.
|A few shots from the Expo!|
What I'm Planning
Posting more recipes - including the potato nachos and my easy pizza - to the blog!
Enjoying that I survived midterms and shouldn't have any more big projects, essays, or exams in my future for a little while! This means lots of movies with friends, date nights (Chick Fil A is apparently the craving of choice for restaurants), and homework parties. Maybe even another burrito run with a poncho-clad driver and speakers booming "Bringing Sexy Back."
|All the goodies!|
What were your highlights for February? Any big plans for March? Comment below!