I have to tell you guys, I absolutely love Sundays. It is my favorite day of the week because for me it’s the perfect day for the freedom to do as I please. I’m off from work, my boyfriends’ typically free, so we can enjoy going to the gym together, watch a movie and cook dinner. (I love to cook).
I actually LOVE grocery shopping and I like to do it alone. My grocery cart always ends up with shrimp, chicken, veggies, fruit & a whole lot of dairy and carbs. Oops. I go to the grocery store for a few thing at a time, mostly grabbing things that I plan to use for a recipe in the next few days.
I am conscious of my grocery items in terms of healthiness but in no way am I the definition of a clean eater and that’s ok. I never eat large meals for lunch at home, I typically have a medium sized breakfast, snacks & then a big boy dinner, as I like to call em.
For snacks, I love yogurt, nuts, pickles, cheese & fruit.
My grocery store has lightly panko breaded chicken breasts in a variety of flavors. Garlic parm, lemon pepper, roasted red pepper… you name it. So convenient for last minute or later in the evening meals. I love sauteed veggies. I love spaghetti squash. If you throw a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, crushed red pepper or lemon juice on veggies in a pan, I promise they will taste so delicious and fresh. So quick, easy, inexpensive, health conscious & FLAVORFUL.
I tend to make a lot of stir-frys. I love anything Asian or Japanese-inspired. Some of my favorite flavors are tangy, savory with a bit of spiciness to it. Sometimes I buy general Tso sauce, sometimes I make my own sauce out of a bunch of sauces I have in my fridge. (hoisin sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic, ginger, splash oj?, brown sugar). Idk I just make this shit up.
Lastly, my absolute weakness is pasta dishes. Pictured are my two favorites. I can’t lie, neither of these dishes can be considered very healthy meals. If you’re someone who loves a cheat meal each week, TRY THESE.
The top picture is Chrissy Tegan’s Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe. Something about meat, greens & cheesy goodness is what makes both of these dishes so perfect to me. The “base” as I like to call it, is lemon juice & olive oil. YUM. I don’t love tomato sauce unless it’s homemade & alfredo can just be TOO heavy. I love “light” but flavorful pasta dishes & this is definitely one of my favorite flavor combinations. Cheesy, lemony, peppery, bacony perfection.
The bottom picture is Karen Parker’s “Secret” Cajun Shrimp Pasta. This one sure doesn’t mess around. I will never turn down a true southern meal, especially if it involves pasta. I love shrimp, asparagus, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, green chilis, & CAJUN. As mama Karen explains, this dish will make you want to lick the bowl clean. Amazing, so thankful for this woman for sharing her family recipe.
Thanks for reading me rant about my one true love, food. xo