Pear, goat milk Brie, and honey crostini

A perfect light lunch after my grocery shopping today. Everything you see here is from Trader Joe’s. no, they don’t pay me to say that although I wish they would. Here’s what it took: Sourdough bread slices Sliced goat milk Brie Sliced pear Drizzle of olive oil Broil for few minutes Then drizzle honey And…

Success! Cheesy Potatoey Goodness

  Success!  I have conquered scalloped potatoes au gratin and am inspired to make them again – but better! I would  definitely add more cheese on top because I like them to be a little more cheesy and a more substantial “crust” on top. I am thinking about putting in some finely chopped oyster mushrooms…

Another post-run snack that hits the spot: Chocolate Soy Milk

 It’s low in fat, it has some carbs, some protein, even a gram of fiber, and  – hello – it has chocolate! This Trader Joe’s version is even fortified with vitamins. It’s perfect to replenish what was lost during a run. I’m going to try and double up my miles this week and am probably…

Procrastinating on going grocery shopping

With all the money I have been spending lately on Christmas presents, decorations, and things if the like, I have been dreading spending more money on things I really need like food and gas. It’s silly I know but what is even more silly is how empty my refrigerator has become. I don’t think I…

Homemade pizza and wine night

Homemade pizza and wine night

This past Friday was a big day for me so I decided to celebrate with pizza, wine, and friends. I bought some pre-made pizza dough from Trader Joe’s (but dough is super easy to make – just didn’t have yeast) and used what I had in the fridge to make a delicious mushroom, arugula pizza with truffle oil. I had fun showing my friend Monica how to stretch out the pizza dough. I also made a pepperoni and mushroom pizza for the meat-eaters. Fun night with friends!