Because if there was any day to make a salad that does not seem like a salad, it is today.
We love salads up in here, but, sometimes, you want that salad that is pretending to be something it should be. And a bread salad aka a panzanella definitely fits what we need for quick work week lunches and dins.
It’s a party up in here for sure!
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It’s safe to say that I freaking LOVE lunch!
Most people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I personally get most excited about lunch. People who say “I was too busy, I forgot to eat lunch”… I don’t get you. I am always waiting for my clock to tick down to 1:30 PM, for me to bust out my prepacked Tupperware, and shout, “YES! LUNCH TIME!” But maybe I’m the only weirdo who eats breakfast and then immediately starts counting down the hours ’til lunch?
Anyone? Anyone at all?
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It has been a long time coming, but I am coming to you with some VERY important information.
Now, as a vegetarian, I eat a TON of eggs. It Is very rare that I do not have eggs at least once a day. And, truth be told, I probably would eat them for almost any meal, if given the chance. On salads. Scrambled. For breakfast. It is so weird to me that I used to HATE eggs. Like truly hate them. The taste and the texture reminded me of that time my brother poured about half of a bottle of maple syrup over my eggs and I still ate them.
But honestly, that much cold maple syrup and warm eggs would make anyone gag.
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Breakfasts for me used to always be sweet. Maybe because I am such a sweetie.
I definitely inherited my mother’s sweet tooth, because I always wanted pancakes, waffles, or that yogurt that is basically chocolate mousse in a cup. Do you know what I am talking about? Yoplait Whips were definitely breakfast food back in my 10 year old mind. That being said, I also love a good eggy meal…only I usually make them for lunch or dinner instead of breakfast. I dunno why, but it might have to do with the fact that I never really got into eggs until I was in college. Being a vegetarian and in need of some protein, I learned to get over my dislike of eggs. I still ate pancakes, but eggs were just such an easy option for a busy college student at 9 PM who had not eaten anything
So on weekend nights, I virtually inhaled omelets
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Hey yo! It’s BBQ season!
LEt’s be real, BBQ season is probably my favorite kind of season. It is the time of year when bread, cheese, grilled vegetables, and wine can come together for an acceptable sort of meal. That’s kind of why I like meals in bowls. It makes snacking feel acceptable. Plus, who doesn’t want to curl up with their snacks on the couch?
If you try dong that with a plate, I can tell you from experience it will not end well.
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These pancakes are a bit life changing.
I know I’ve touched on this before, but like, I am obsessed with breakfast food. No joke. I want all the breakfast foods, sweet or savory, all the time. Eggs, pancakes, waffles, hash. You say the words and I am SO. GAME. What makes that hard is most breakfast food is hard to take to work, ya know? And I am at work for a considerable portion of my week. So even if I want breakfast food for lunch (aka, that is most days) it is damn near impossible to make my dreams a reality.
If you’ve ever had a cold fried egg, you now exactly what I am talking about.
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The first time someone told me that I needed more protein was from my mom. I had just come back from a weekend trip in college and was visiting my family for the holidays. My mom took one look at my hair and asked, “Are you eating enough protein? Maybe you should have some fish.”
To be fair to my mom, I probably was not getting enough protein or calories at the time. Like all trips you take in your late teens and early twenties, I was subsisting on a diet that would not be considered balanced. In this case, my team and I ate nothing but granola bars and Subway sandwiches. And because I was a pescatarian and store bought tuna salad (which is basically half mayo) FREAKS me out, my only option was the veggie delight sub with the sweet onion sauce. As you can tell, this probably has zero protein.
But you cannot say I did not get my veggies in.
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I bring you sunshine in a dish.
And I know that ANYONE would be totally down with eating something that has the title of SUNSHINE in a dish, don’t you. How could this possible be bad right? After a season of grain bowls and polenta, I am TOTALLY down with eating my greens.
Actually to be honest I am ALWAYS down with eating my greens.
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It’s no secret that I love my Indian spices. And eggs. Actually all of this.
Does anyone else have the problem of the “exploding spice cabinet”? I swear, every time that I open my spice cabinet, the jars of spices tumble out. I’ve always wanted to make magnetic spice rack for the surface of the refrigerator, to try and alleviate said cabinet space. But I am always the kind of person who tries desperately to be crafty and then have it end up with yarn and glitter everywhere. And like everything on Pinterest, it always ends up as a fail.
But there are worse things than extra glitter in our lives.
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