I’m on my way to Nashville today for a 3-day weekend, with a stop in Asheville, NC on the way back. Nashville is one of those cities that I’ve driven through many times, but haven’t actually visited. Recommendations for things to do (and places to eat) are definitely welcome because I’m probably going to be frantically researching this stuff on the way there.
Here’s what I ate this week:
Samosa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Culinary Colleen // I used edamame instead of peas and I accidentally used the jalapeño I got for this in another recipe (oops), but these were really good. I love that they’re stuffed with roasted cauliflower because roasted cauliflower is one of my favorite things.
No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread from The Comfort of Cooking // I was worried about this because the dough was a lot wetter than it should have been thanks to the humidity in the air, but it turned out crusty and delicious. I added fresh minced rosemary to the dough. I’m so happy that we decided to put in an herb garden last year–it’s awesome having fresh herbs whenever I need them.
French Onion Grilled Cheese from American Meltdown at the Food Truck Rodeo // I didn’t get to eat delicious dumplings because the line was literally an hour long. (And I don’t throw around the word literally! I am not one of those people!) But we did get grilled cheese sandwiches, also after waiting about an hour. And they were delicious!
Spicy Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce from Gourmet Live // These are a little bit embarrassing looking, so I put the wonky rolls in the background so you can’t see that they’re bursting open and lopsided and I focused on the sauce instead. Ignore the rolls! Look at the sauce! I’m just not good at things like rolling up summer rolls. It probably doesn’t help that I have the fine motor skills of a drunken one-armed monkey. These were a little messy to eat because, well, they were breaking open, but they were still delicious!
Vanilla Pear Sparkler from Homemade Soda // A few years ago when Borders was closing, Chris and I went and bought bags and bags full of discounted books. And this was one of them! I have a SodaStream, which I love love love, but I hate the syrups they sell, so I’m always looking for different ideas and this book is full of them.
Red Strawberries! // Whenever I go outside lately, there are more strawberries to pick. Never! Ending! Strawberries! It’s the best time of the year. You should really grow strawberries. I’m growing them in our crappy clay soil, I rarely water them, and they’re doing phenomenally. And if you can’t grow your own strawberries, try to buy them locally while they’re in season. When they’re not grown to withstand shipping across the country, they are so much sweeter and they don’t crunch when you bite into them.
Yellow Strawberries! // No, these aren’t unripe! They’re yellow strawberries, which are actually more like white strawberries, and they’re tiny, sweet, and strangely oblong. I’ve found that the best way to tell when these are ripe is by feel (they’re soft when they’re ready to pick) and size.
Guinness-Pretzel Truffles from Sprinkle Bakes // Chocolate and beer–need I say more? I made these for Chris’s birthday since he’s not really a cake person.
May Conscious Box // Have I mentioned that I subscribe to an obscene number of subscription boxes? I thought I’d start reviewing each month that I get (for the food-related ones at least) in my WIATW posts. I switched from regular Conscious Box to the vegan one and this is the first I’ve received, and probably also the most underwhelming I’ve gotten so far because it’s pretty light on snacks (which are usually my favorite part of getting these boxes). Perhaps I should switch back to non-vegan? The Graw Bar was my favorite thing in here, although I haven’t tried anything else yet. Cinnamon toothpaste sounds pretty interesting though, no?
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