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Marvelous Meals

15 Nov

Hello Friends!

I thought I would start off your Wednesday with some great pics of my eats this week. WARNING: it’s mid-semester paper time which means my photos aren’t the greatest quality.

First up? Crepes! I was supporting a friend who was leading a French Club meeting so, naturally, I had to help her out with eating the crepes that were served 🙂
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Awesome use of my leftovers: arugula (it’s been in the fridge for 2 1/2 weeks now, but I just can’t stand to part with it! In the mix: arugula, toasted almond rise (courtesy of Near East), canadian bacon (freeze the big pack from Costco, and pull out as much as needed).

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House night in with the roomies! Weird (but oddly good) baked brie and almond appetizers.

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Coffee (I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again, coffee is its own food group)

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Eggs+potatoes+cheese+canadian bacon (also part of the roommate dinner, so don’t worry, I didn’t eat that all myself)

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The view. Love this city 🙂

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Happy Wednesday!

The Twins

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Random Dinner Night

2 Nov

The other night, I realized something.

I had absolutely NOTHING left in the fridge. Ok, so maybe that’s a little dramatic. I had ALMOST NOTHING left in the fridge.

My roomate Dorothy and I decided to pool our resources (as true college students do) and create dinner out of thin air…

tofu (fried in a pan with a small amount of oil and coated with Saltines)

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the smallest bit of kale,
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And dinner is served! (We also had a small green salad with lettuce and arugula on it’s last legs).

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Housemate shenanigans (love you Dorth!)

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Rad Wraps

2 Nov

I’m rad…about wraps! But seriously.

Wraps are such an easy way to eat on the go and, if you play your cards right, they can even be healthy (just depends what you decide to fill them with).

My favorites?

Breakfast Burrito (egg, peppers)

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Another Breakfast Burrito (egg, arugula, onions)

 

 

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Random stir-fry veggie mix!
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How do you wrap?

–The Twins

This Week’s Eats

26 Oct

This week has been absolutely crazy! On top of not having a computer for the moment (long story), I’ve got midterms to deal with!

My eats this week have been kind of random, but I thought I would share them anyway.

Breakfast taco! (eggs, arugula, tortilla)

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Housemate dinner featuring: tofu, kale chips and mushrooms (so healthy, so good!)

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Leftover risotto (dressed up a bit)

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And again! It was so good, and leftovers do not go to waste in this house!

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What are you eating this week?

–The Twins

Leftovers

2 Oct

Let’s be honest here. When life gets crazy, the last thing you want to do is take time to make a well-thought-out meal. But you can take time to eat a well-thought-out meal, right?

Leftovers are a lifesaver when you get bogged down with work mid-week. I always try to cook a little extra on Monday’s when I 1. Have the most energy, and 2. Have the most “free” time on my hands.

Granted, “leftovers” sometimes just means whatever is left in the fridge, no matter where it came from, but food is food. I would rather eat a hodge-podge mix of random food stuffs than binge on junk food (chips, candy, snacks).

Here are some of my leftover “gems” from this week:

An absolute masterpiece! Honey Dijon Chicken (yes, that is salad dressing I used).

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The Honey Dijon Chicken also showed up on a pizza later this week. The pizza was also topped with cheese and leftover pasta sauce)

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Grandma’s Zucchini Bread (frozen so it would last longer!)

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Chicken/Egg Wrap. Odd but good.

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What are your favorite leftovers?

–The Twins

Chopped Challenge

13 Aug

Last night I came home to find a challenge waiting for me, a chopped challenge.

Let me explain. In 4 short days, I (Hanna) am headed off to start my 3rd year of college. For the past two years, I’ve relied on the cafeteria for lunch and dinner but those days are over!

Part of me is excited. I get an opportunity to eat a lot healthier. The other part of me is not so excited. I have to cook for myself, and cooking takes both time and energy which are very hard to come by when you’re a full time college student.

The Challenge:

  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 package of microwave rice
  • veggies

and 1 hour to make dinner…

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Ok, so in retrospect a full hour is plenty of time to make dinner for one 🙂

Here’s what I did:

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

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Organic Black Beans (Trader Joes)

Onions, Peppers and Broccoli (I HATE broccoli, but I made myself experiment)

Microwave Rice (Trader Joes)

Soyaki Sauce (Trader Joes)

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Step 2: Chop Veggies

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Step 3: Get a pan nice and hot with a little olive oil (canola will work too)

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Step 4: Saute Veggies

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Step 5: Add your sauce of choice to the mix

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Step 6: Add black beans (drained and double rinsed)

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Step 7: Add pre-microwaved rice

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Step 8: Top with a few tortilla chips

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Step 9: Devour! I call it “Hanna’s 10 Minute Stir Fry.”

Have you ever done a chopped challenge before? What did you make?

Missed our Dirty Clothes post yesterday? Check out our video below!

What We Ate Wednesday

31 Jul

Howdy, all!  It’s Wednesday, and that means another edition of WWAW from your favorite twins 🙂  Thanks to Peas and Crayons for hosting!

This week, we had lots of leftovers on the menu!  Usually at our house, dinner one night means leftovers for lunch the next day!  This makes for an easy lunch on the crazy busy work days.  Here’s a look at some of our delicious eats from this week:

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Vermicelli Pasta!  That’s Italian for delicious (just kidding) and is a favorite around our house.  We got the recipe from Pasta & Co, a local eatery that specializes in pasta salads and everything Italian.

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Pesto!  This is turning into a pasta filled week for us.  Luckily, we all enjoy whole wheat pasta and usually pasta is a side, not the whole focus of our meal–we have to get some veggies in there too!  For those of you who are looking at the picture and are thinking, “Ick, it’s green!”, the green color comes from basil–so delicious!

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Don’t you hate it when your bananas go bad on you quickly?  These two look like they may be retired soon into a smoothie.  We really don’t like mushy bananas, but in smoothies they are perfect.  Apparently there is a quick fix for keeping your bananas ripe longer–saran wrap around the stem!  What do you think about that?

Overall, we have had a pretty healthy week, in terms of our food choices.  After our weekend of not-so-good-for-you food, it feels good to detox and get back on the healthy eating train!

What did you eat today? 

–The Twins