Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tofu and Broccoli Teriyaki

I like to try to have at least one meatless meal a week, and I usually substitute beans, quinoa, or tofu for that meat component. Chris will do the beans and quinoa without complaint, but tofu is a slightly different story. Although he will eat it, he likes to have it disguised. I discovered the best way to disguise it was to cut it up into small pieces, and then to stir fry it in homemade teriyaki sauce. My result? No leftovers :).

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Filed under broccoli, cooking, dinner, easy, food, healthy, main course, meatless main, quick, recipe, vegetable, vegetarian

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

I’ve said many times that pulled pork holds a special place in my heart. While this is true, I had never made it at home until last week, and now I don’t know what took me so long! I am a huge fan of vinegar based pulled pork, but decided for my first attempt I would go with a standard barbeque sauce version. This recipe is really simple, and makes your house smell amazing!

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Filed under barbeque, brown sugar, cooking, crock-pot, dinner, easy, food, main course, pork, pork loin, pulled-pork, recipe, Sandwich, slow-cooker, summer

Weekend Snapshots July 6-8, 2012

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I traveled home to Delaware this weekend to get out of the city heat. I left Friday morning, and made it down to the beach around noon. My Mom and Aunt Jackie were in Lewes celebrating my Aunt’s birthday, so I met up with them to do a little shopping and for lunch! Before lunch, Aunt Jackie introduced us to a cute boutique off of Route 9 called Coolspring Cottage. They had a ton of cute women’s clothing, and very unique pieces you can’t find just anywhere. They also have an entire floor of cash only sale items, which is dangerous but amazing!

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Filed under Delaware, Life, restaurant, Weekend Shapshots

Grilled Flank Steaks with Olive Tapenade

I only buy steak from the grocery store on rare occasions.  This is mostly because it’s pricier than chicken and pork. However, when I saw this recipe in the June issue of Bon Appetit, I immediately wanted to try it out due to its interesting flavor combination. Not to mention the fact that I have a minor obsession with olive tapenade, which the steaks are topped with! I made a few tweaks here and there. Primarily, I just reduced the amount of oil used, and ended up with a very satisfying dinner!

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Lightened Up Pimento Cheese

Happy Fourth of July!!!! What is everyone up to today?! Today, I want to share a super simple, but super delicious recipe. This recipe is for anyone who needs a last minute dish for tonight. In fact it is so simple, I made it twice in one weekend!  Pimento Cheese is seriously addictive, which is why I wanted to make a lighter version of this typically mayo and cream cheese laden dip. Here’s how I accomplished that goal!

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Filed under appetizer, cheese, dip, easy, food, greek yogurt, lightened up, quick, recipe, starter, summer

Weekend Snapshots June 29-July 1, 2012

Happy Monday!! I hope everyone made it through the storms and excessive heat this weekend! We lost power at my building on Friday night, but it was back on by Saturday afternoon. Thank goodness! Before the storms hit on Friday night, Chris took me out to dinner at Medium Rare to celebrate that I will be attending law school at American University this fall!

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The Beautiful Blogger Award

The Beautiful Blogger Award

I have been nominated by Amanda from Flecks of Green. Amanda lives in Delaware, shout out to the first state!! Thanks Amanda!!

**Obligatory Rules**

  1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

Seven things about me:

1. I didn’t like olives up until May 2010, when I tried them in Italy. Now I can’t get enough!
2. I will be attending law school this fall at American University in Washington, DC.
3. I spent six summers working as an ocean lifeguard in Fenwick Island, DE, and miss spending my summers on the beach.
4. I love wearing high heels, even though I’m already 5’9” without them!
5. I was a member of the Delaware All-State Chorus for three years in high school.
6. I was my sorority President in college.
7. I eat at least one piece of dark chocolate almost every day!

Seven Beautiful Bloggers:

Becca at Becca’s Green Kitchen

Chelsea at Chelsea Eats Treats

Mike at Made by Mike

Katie at The College Culinarian

Sadie at Sadie & Daisie

Alesandra at SaniPanini

Maria and Sav at Hungry Cupcakes

Geraldine at Pretty Baking

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