Friday, October 31, 2014

Food Photo Friday

Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope you are celebrating by making a big pot of chili and snuggling up to your loved ones.  I love this time of year, especially since it's getting colder outside.  As you guys know, we have had a hard few weeks, though, so I have been making a lot of simple meals.  We have also gone out to eat a few times, one place twice in just a few days!

Fall has me craving toast.  I have been making bread + spicy jam + salad for many many meals.  It's comforting and filling, and I don't have to be in the kitchen for too long.

I made a great pasta dish last week, but I'll tell you more about that later.  I had to find something to do with all of the hummus and vegan pesto I bought at the farmer's market.

This awesome dinner was curry carrot hummus and pizza hummus, plus hot sauce, carrots and pumpkin seeds.

We have been eating the Thug Kitchen minestrone all week too, and it's still great.

I'm noticing a bread theme.

Don't worry.  I'm still getting in my greens.  Dinner salads are awesome.

I have also decided to put down alcohol for awhile, so I have been drinking ginger beer for a treat every couple days.  Laying off booze has definitely helped my depression that's been creeping in all summer, and it was nice to not medicate with it during our grief.

I have been having a smoothie for breakfast at work most mornings, and for lunch, I like to bring a salad and a smoothie.  This really keeps me full all day, which is good.

Josh and I had lunch at Bar Louie after we went back to work, and I had a very delicious, very comforting grilled veggie wrap.  Josh hates tomatoes, so I got to eat those, too.

I also ate at the Arkansas Ale House twice, and ordered the same thing.  Their veggie sandwich is my favorite thing to order out anywhere right now, so it's no surprise that I ate it twice in one week.  It's so good.

My parents were in town, so we showed them the new Diamond Bear Brewery location.  They really loved the food.  Josh and I ended up going back a week later and having a nice afternoon lunch on their patio.

They make their own root beer, so I had to get some.  It was delicious.  It is becoming much easier to not drink the longer I go.  I haven't decided what an appropriate break is, or if I will go back to drinking for now, but I feel really good.  We tried their borrelnootjes, or an Amsterdam reminiscent beer nut, but I did not really care for them.  Way too sweet.

That's what I have been into lately.  I hope everyone has a nice Halloween!


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