Foodie Farewell – a Snapchat Story

Flashback Friday to the foodie farewell Snapchat story!

Flashback to two weeks ago when Kamal and myself (aka foodie royalty) got a magnificent send off! Can’t thank the team at Nisantasi Baskose and my foodie friends enough for this lovely, unforgettable afternoon.

Happy Eating peeps!

Tomato Basil Penne Pasta w/Sauteed Mushrooms

I just made a really yummy and simple dinner!! Penne pasta in a fresh tomato basil sauce topped with sauteed mushrooms and green onions. Very simple to make, very delicious to eat!

Here’s how simple it is…

I started with a pound of mini penne pasta in boiling water with a bit of salt, saving a cup of the water before draining the pasta. The salt and starch from the pasta helps make the sauce nice and thick.

For the sauce, I started with a bit of butter and olive oil, cooked a chopped tomato until it  softened. Then I added a canned tomato sauce and the pasta water. As the sauce simmered, I added about a tablespoon of fresh chopped basil leaves, salt and pepper to taste, a pinch of dried cilantro, thyme and cumin. About ten minutes in, I added about a teaspoon of cream cheese to make the sauce creamy.

Then I brought the pasta and the sauce together and let it cook on low heat.

In a small sauce pan, I put a really small piece of butter to saute about six decently sized mushrooms, chopped in nice slices. As the mushrooms shrank, I added one chopped green onion. Then added salt, pepper and cumin to taste.

Served my pasta, topped it with the mushrooms and ate to my heart’s delight!

 

Another Healthy Lunch!

Seriously, what is wrong with me?! I’m having another healthy lunch and didn’t even realize it until I sat down to eat it! hehehe …and it was good!

Veggie/Cheese sandwich: goat cheese, cream cheese, mozzarella, tomoatoes and cucumbers with some herbs and garlic seasoning. Homemade sweet honey mocha… simple ingredients people, simple.

…did I mention I had a Vegan Banana Chocolate Walnut cookie last night too?! I’m hooked on those things from Java at the Zoo (or from Java Beach)! Chocolate is chocolate, vegan or not!

Healthiest Lunch Ever!

I swear I’m working on a few new rants, including an upcoming rant series called W.I.S.S. (which will be explained and started in a few days!) among other things. In the meantime, I know I had promised to post some of my food creations from time to time. Today, the healthiest lunch I’ve ever had!

A makeshift salad consisting of blackberries, granny smith apples, tomatoes (I see it as a fruit!) and small cucumbers with a dash of apple cider and honey! Seriously, what is wrong with me?! I don’t do healthy but it tastes so good!!