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Michelle

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2011-10-06

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Just a girl eating her way through life.

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  • Mayan Quinoa
    on Aug 4, 2012 in Andrew Beans Mexican Salad Veggies
    So while this isn’t a taco, it’s definitely something we had with tacos. There is only so much you can do with a taco, but there is a ton you can do with the sides. I wanted something that we might end up having leftovers for lunch. I wan...
  • Chorizo, Kale, and Potato Tacos
    on Aug 1, 2012 in Andrew Mexican Pork
    It’s unofficially taco week in our house. You’ve been warned. There is a super good taco shop in St. Johns called Tienda Santa Cruz. Okay, it’s technically Tienda Santa Cruz #2, but its number is irrelevant. Besides it’s #1 to...
  • Spiced Beef with Hummus
    on Jul 30, 2012 in Andrew Beef
    You know what happens when you don’t pay attention? You spill water on yourself at minimum of three times a day [I really could use a bib]. You can also gain an inch or two in various places when you don’t pay attention because you’...
  • Arabic Lentil Soup
    on Jul 26, 2012 in Soup/Stew Veggies
    You know who eats soup in the middle of July? I do. I have no qualms about it either. Soup still needs love even in the hottest days of the year. I don’t usually make it, though. There are two food carts in Portland that I tend to get most of m...
  • Chicken Tamale Pie
    on Jul 20, 2012 in Andrew Chicken
    I have a soft spot when it comes to eating certain foods. Have I eaten Pop Tarts by the boxful? Absolutely. Have I melted half a brick of Velveeta cheese into a bowl of canned chili? Yep. Have I polished off a tub of Cool Whip because I could? Natura...
  • Baked Scottish Eggs
    on Jul 16, 2012 in Andrew Breakfast Eggs
    There has been talk of reeling in the food spending. If you hadn’t already guessed, we spend an obscenely mildly ridiculous amount of money on food, whether it’s going out or eating in [and we do a lot of both]. Food and traveling are whe...
  • Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Sauce
    on Jul 12, 2012 in Dips/Sauces Veggies
    Summer finally arrived while I was out of town, and it’s glorious. And one of the best ways to enjoy 85º weather is to come home to it after spending a weekend in Vegas (105º+). 85º suddenly feels nice and breezy by comparison [Congrats to M...
  • BBQ Cheddar Chickpea Burgers
    on Jul 5, 2012 in Burgers Veggies
    Happy 5th of July! I hope your 4th went swimmingly. Mine was majorly uneventful, which is just fine. Bike rides, BBQ, beers, friends, doughnuts with patriotic sprinkles, and a dog that was not psyched on hours upon ours of fireworks. That sums it up...
  • Grilled Romaine
    on Jul 2, 2012 in Andrew Salad Veggies
    It was another grilling day today. We needed it. We ate out a lot. We watched a lot of really bad soccer. It is a good way to bring yourself back to reality of work the next day. [And holy hell, it's July already. When did that happen?!] Friday—...
  • Roasted Carrot Grilled Cheese
    on Jun 29, 2012 in Sandwich Veggies
    No matter how busy it is over at the refrigerator New Seasons, 9 times out of 10, the checker always has a conversation with me. It’s probably because I’m there four times a week at minimum, so they see me a lot, but I also think they hir...
  • Quinoa, Black Bean, and Vegetable Salad
    on Jun 26, 2012 in Salad Travel Veggies
    So I might have ran off to Cabo for a long weekend. I know, I know. I just came back from Italy, but who says no to a trip to Cabo? Not this girl. The weather was beyond hot. There were not one but three infinity pools that overlooked the beach. I me...
  • Avocado HummusMy friend Jenny and I have a long standing tradition of going on a ‘not a date’ once a month or so when our schedule allows to catch up and pick a restaurant on the never-ending list of awesome spots on the city that we haven’t tr...
  • Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce
    on Jun 18, 2012 in Andrew Beef Dips/Sauces
    Happy belated Father’s Day to all the fathers! I didn’t get to see mine yesterday as he was off playing at the beach, but I did see him Saturday at my mock-graduation celebration of sorts [aka they took me out for food and drinks at one o...
  • Cauliflower Pizza Crust
    on Jun 14, 2012 in Pizza Veggies
    I’m still missing Italy. Surprise, surprise. The idea of drinking espresso multiple times daily has been thrown out. Spending $2-3 every day just isn’t the same as €1, even without the conversion. We’ve been trying to get out as m...
  • Italy: Part 4
    on Jun 12, 2012 in Andrew Travel
    [Get caught up: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3] We made our way to Montepulciano in the morning. It’s another awesome walled city like the others we had seen. We were there early, with only 45 minutes or so to check things out. The views were stell...
  • Mediterranean Orzo and Cheese with Chicken
    on Jun 7, 2012 in Andrew Chicken Pasta/Rice
    I’m taking a break. A break from school and a break from recapping Italy. I have one exam left and then I’m done [minus three or so classes I'll have to take at some point to meet the credit requirement if I ever want to sit for the CPA e...
  • Italy: Part 3
    on Jun 5, 2012 in Andrew Travel
    [To those of you following along, thank you! I've updated the photo captions on the Part 1 and Part 2. I'll be back to regularly scheduled recipes and ramblings soon enough, promise! Only one more post after this one!] We’re headed into what co...
  • Italy: Part 2
    on May 29, 2012 in Andrew Travel
    [I'm currently cramming in the last of my school work. I know, I can feel your sympathy from here.] We were on the bus by 9:30am the next morning to truly start off the tour. We were off to Romagna Sesia to visit Cantina Ca’ de Santi and Il Rub...
  • Italy: Part 1
    on May 25, 2012 in Andrew Travel
    I’m finally back on some sort of normal schedule. I only slept four hours that first night back; my body didn’t care that it was 4:30am. It thought it was 12:30pm! Two more nights of relatively normal sleep, and I seem to be okay. The onl...
  • I’m Back!
    on May 22, 2012 in Travel
    Italy was more incredible than I could have expected. I have so much to share! However, I’ve been up for over 24 hours, and I need to be up for work in a little over six. So first, sleep.
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