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Friday Love List

October 7, 2011

Filed Under : EAT - INTERIORS

friday love list

[photo taken by me outside of the Portland Union Station]

This week has been an unproductive one.  Do you ever have those?  Where the number of TV shows you watch outweigh the number of blogs you do or pins you pin, or meals you eat, etc.  Yeah, that happened.  I officially need to cut a few TV shows from the team.  I’m really excited for the weekend though, and next week, I’ll be back on my game.  Here are a few things that tickled my fancy this week:

  • I would really love an entire wall of painted chalkboard in my kitchen.  Since those are lofty dreams when you live in an apartment, I think I will settle for these super neat chalkboard panels.
  • I recently picked up the Super Natural Every Day cookbook by Heidi Swanson and I CAN’T WAIT to try out some of her recipes!
  • I’m head over heels in love with Coco Draws etsy, so I’m ordering this vintage typewriter illustration for my gallery wall (yep, still working on that thing).  I feel like the print perfectly describes me.
  • I’ve started making homemade chai tea lattes every night and they are delicious!  I just mix warmed soy milk or almond milk with boiled water steeped with a chai tea bag (super easy, yeah?) and it turns out like a dream!  I’m not exactly sure if that’s proper latte etiquette but it works for moi.
Happy weekending!!  It’s a 3-day weekend for me, does anyone else have Monday off?

Quinoa Patties

June 4, 2011

Filed Under : EAT - RECIPES

quinoa patties

I love the fact that quinoa is so versatile.  It works equally as well mixed with seasonal veggies and a simple vinaigrette as it does mashed into a patty.  And boy do I love things that are mashed into patties, don’t you?

Anyway, I found a recipe (online here) for quinoa patties in Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day cookbook (I could go on a 2-hour tangent gushing about how much I LOVE Heidi Swanson, her blog, and her amazing cookbooks but I’ll save it for another time),  and they turned out perfectly delicious; crispy on the outside and full of flavor on the inside (i.e. chives, yellow onion, salty parmesan cheese, yum yum yum, nom nom nom).

We paired the quinoa patties with tofu, spinach, roasted potatoes, and lots o’ red wine.  Next time (i.e. tomorrow since we have leftover patties galore), I’ll keep it simple and eat it with sliced avocado and tomatoes on a toasted bun (with a side of Dos Equis).

quinoa patties