Last night Joe and I were discussing how much we love pasta salad. It's one of those "empty the fridge" types of dishes, and there are so many good variations of it. Last night I made a Greek-inspired version. They were out of orzo at my store, so I used fusilli. I mixed in kalmata olives, red pepper, tomatoes, shredded carrots, red onion, and feta cheese, then dressed it with some olive oil, salt and pepper, a splash of white wine vinegar, and some dried oregano. We both went back for seconds.
Yesterday I was having a very grumpy day, so I had a glass of wine after work, then went shopping at Forever 21. It's cheap quality, but sometimes I have to get my clothing fix on a budget. I got a couple cute tops, and some cheap (but nice fitting) skinny jeans. I am officially on the skinny jeans bandwagon. I also got these socks, which pretty much instantly improved my day...
My favorite cookbook for the last few months has been Moosewood's Cooking for Health. Every recipe we've tried has been excellent, and the recipes make healthy vegetarian eating pretty simple. These veggie burgers were made with quinoa, tempeh, and sweet potatoes, and they were incredibly flavorful! I ate the last one for lunch today, nestled in a pita pocket with avocado and pickled peppers that my friend Paul made. A fantastic little lunch, if I do say so myself! Best eaten while indulging in some mindless tv, such as the newest season of Real Housewives of New York. I just can't help it.
We're Kansas City bound in the morning. Looking forward to a fun weekend catching up with family and friends!