This Slaw, Ya’ll!!!!!!!

This slaw is EVERYTHING! I first had a version of this at Fresh Market’s deli counter. ¬†I really have no idea how they make it, but this is my take on it. ¬†I am eating the rest of this for breakfast…

Next I am going to attempt to conquer their broccoli salad!

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Poppy Seed Slaw  

Mix all these ingredients well in a large bowl.

1 package of prepared slaw mix
1 handful of sliced almonds
1 handful of dried cranberries
1/2 container of poppy seed dressing

The longer it sits, the better it gets!

Tofu and Veggie Tikka Masala 

Evening friends! So yesterday I made this delicious vegetarian Indian meal. I bought the sauce, some tofu, and some quick cooking lentils this week for dinner when I thought I was going to have a night at home by myself.

Well, in my previous post, you see I had a random date night. ¬†I decided to cook this meal anyways so that I can have lunch today. It was super yummy and filling. Plus I have tons of leftovers! I even fed my mom…she is wary of Indian food because of spices and heat, but she loved this dish! I hope you try it out!

Tofu and Veggie Tikka Masala 

Ingredients

1 container firm tofu, drained and cubed
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3 yellow squash, thinly sliced
5 small baby potatoes, chopped
1/2 cup of frozen peas
1 jar of Tikka Masala sauce
2 tablespoons Garam Masala spice (optional)

Directions

In a large pan, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil. Add in the onions and potatoes. Cook for about 10 minute on medium low heat. Add in your garlic and squash. Add in your spices. Cook down for about 5 minutes. Add in your sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add in your tofu and frozen peas. Cook until frozen peas and tofu are cooked and the dish is steaming.

I also cooked some Jasmine rice and some quick cooking lentils…

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Surprise Date Night 

The hubby and I only get a few date nights. Some are planned and some are unexpected.  I was planning on going to a Barre class, but the hubby got off earlier than expected.

Normally I would stand by my workout class, but since it is summer I am able to workout a lot more than normal. Since school has gotten out, I have already taken many classes and rocked the gym in the last few weeks; HIITT, Bootcamp, Pilates, Barre, Yoga, Cardiolaties (trampoline and weights), Hubalates (hullahoop and more), Piloxing (Pilates and boxing), and cardio  (walking Brutus, treadmill, StairMaster, and elliptical). I think the Barre can wait until the morning.

So we hit up our favorite sushi place and enjoyed some alone time.

My pick was Tempura Soft Shell Crab

His pick was pan fried dumplings…

Our Sushi lovers for the night…

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We also got some eel and salmon unami (not pictured)…

Clean plates…

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Cheeseburgers and Home Fries

Morning! Last night¬†I made this yummy meal…

Home Fries- 3 Idaho potatoes cut in to wedges coated with olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Roasted in the oven for 30 minutes.

 

The Burger…

I took a pound of meat and let it come to room temperature. ¬†To the meat I simply added salt, pepper, and¬†2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce.¬†Take off you rings, and just get in there…mix it all together, but DO NOT OVER MIX! Your meat can become tough. Portion out 4 burgers. I just take the meat and cut it into 4 equal pieces. You could use a knife, vegetable chopper, or pizza cutter. Press your thumb in the middle of the burger. Why? Well, this creates a uniform and level burger that cooks more evenly. If you don’t, your burger will be fat in the middle and flat on the outsides. Boo to a uneven burger!

 

Now on to the pan. Grills are fine. Cast iron grills are better. Cast iron pans are the best. I love how the burgers get that yummy crust and picks up all the flavoring of the cast iron pan, not to mention adds to the pan’s flavoring. Make sure your pan is SCREAMING hot so they don’t stick. Add the burgers and leave them. DO NOT PRESS ON THE BURGER! Resist the urge to turn them over until they are ready… I can tell they are ready when a see a tiny crust forming and about half of the burger seems to be turning from pink to brown. I say about 5-6 minutes.

 

Then after 3 minutes, add your cheese. I used cheddar. Put a lid on it for 1 minute, take your pan off the heat.¬†¬†Everyone was so hungry, I wasn’t able to take a before picture, but as you can see, they were a hit! =)

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Weekend Wrap Up 3/31/16

Hey guys! I hope you guys had a great weekend! I know we did. We woke up early Saturday and hit up the farmer’s market. One of our favorite summer activities =)

But our favorite summer activities is to be outside. The pool, lake, beach, backyard water table… We love to play in the water and this weekend was filled with pool time.

Lots of selfies…

And a few naps… Have a great night and see ya real soon!