Yes, you read that title right…I finally cooked. I took a “hiatus” from cooking for myself over break but I got a very random urge to make dinner for my family last week. It was nice having more supplies, space and ingredients than I’m used to in my apartment kitchen. I might have said I actually enjoyed cooking…but don’t hold me accountable for that.
I made Inspiralized’s Basil Pomodoro Zucchini Pasta with Chicken. It was delicious and very easy to make (two things that are mandatory about the recipes I use).
I followed the recipe almost exactly, but I added some homemade pesto and topped it with avocado. This is definitely something I will make when I return to school and I’m excited to try out more of her recipes.
And for a more of the WIAW party, here are other food highlights from the last week.
Another spiralized bowl inspired by this recipe! This one I’ll give the credit to my mom (although I did make the quinoa).
Carrot noodles + cucumber noodles + quinoa + avocado + salmon sashimi
I substituted the carrot noodles for zucchini noodles for a delicious lunch the following day.
My parents got a gift card to a fancy and $$$ restaurant in Tampa called Bern’s Steakhouse so we went there for a special dinner. The picture is horrible quality but it’s a somewhat famous restaurant so I wanted proof that I was there. The steak was incredible.
Filet mignon + broccoli +carrots + onion rings
And just because this made my night…
Nothing like finishing a jar of peanut butter (*knowing there is a backup in the pantry).