It should come as no surprise to some of you that I. LOVE. FOOD. It’s the first thing I think about when I wake up and my last thought before I doze off at night. I just LOVE it.
So, this A Few Favourites post is dedicated to: *cue angels singing* food.
Pumpkin Protein Cakes
I snack on these day in an day out. It’s made of oat flour, almond flour, pumpkin, and protein powder and is only 47 calories per serving.
South St. Burger Veggie Burger
South St. Burger’s veggie burger with goat cheese is pretty damn good. I’ve had plenty other veggie burgers in the past, but this definitely blows all the others out of the water. Even my bf who scoffs at the idea of a meatless burger really liked it.
Soba with Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms.
Fast and super simple to make.
Blackened Tilapia with Sautéed Vegetables, Baked Sweet Potato and Avocado.
I have a general rule when it comes to cooking (since I can’t cook if my life depended on it): just grab shit and throw it in the pan/toaster/oven. This dish pretty much follows that principle. I just grab whatever fish, coat it with whatever spice I see (it was a jerk spice mix in this case) and throw it in the pan to sear for a few minutes on each side. Next, I’ll throw some vegetables in the pan, add a bit of seasoning (Hoi Sin, Oyster Sauce, heck, even Coconut Milk — because, seriously I just throw in whatever I see), and sautée for a few minutes.
And, guys, you have to try avocado and baked sweet potato TOGETHER. It’s like a freaking party in my mouth!
This is my typical breakfast if I’m planning on working out in the morning: A huge ass mug of black coffee (because, honestly, you don’t want to deal with me in the morning before my caffeine fix), Chocolate Banana Smoothie (half a frozen banana, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, and half a scoop of Progressive all natural chocolate protein), some type of sautéed vegetable, and 1/2 cup each of baked sweet potato and fruit. It’s a lot, but you need the calories and carbs to have a good workout!
BBQ Combo at Yummy BBQ
So good!!! I think this dish goes for around $9-$10, if I’m not mistaken which is a pretty darn good deal because it comes two types of barbequed meat (I love extra spicy chicken and bulgogi) and the typical Korean side dishes (banchan). I’m sure I’ve had this at least a thousand times throughout my years in university.
Ontario Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza
Thin crust pizza with garlic, tomato, oregano, and shaved Grana Padano. So. Damn. Good.
Buttermilk Calamari (also Pizzeria Libretto)
Deep fried buttermilk coated calamari might just be my favourite type of deep fried calamari. It was golden brown and perfectly crispy. Oh God, I’m starting to drool.
My bf and I LOVE funnel cake and usually only get it when we go to Wonderland which kind of sucks because it’s only open from May to October. That leaves 6 sad and lonely months without funnel cake. But thanks to my friend Kate (you rock!), we now have the option of indulging in some artery clogging, insulin spiking deep fried cake batter in the dead of winter. #winning.