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Things I’m Loving Lately

Super random post ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. :)

1) Turkey sandwiches… but only cut into triangles. Triangle shapes totally make sandwiches taste better.

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You guys know from seeing a lot of my packed lunches (you can find a bunch on my recipe page) that I hardly ever pack sandwiches. I usually just find rice/bean/veggie mixes, wraps, salads, or pita bread with hummus much more satisfying, but lately I’ve been feeling the classic turkey sandwiches for a change. Pictured above is turkey, tomato, avocado, spinach, cracked pepper, and mustard on honey whole wheat bread. Loving this bread, too — we got it from Kath and Matt at Great Harvest Charlottesville over our engagement weekend and I’ve had it in the freezer ever since. I can never eat bread fast enough to keep it fresh, so the freezer works perfectly! Just pre-slice it before you freeze it or you’ll have trouble getting it apart. :) Then just toast however much you want and it’s perfectly fresh!

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2) Brunch at home instead of at a restaurant. We were going to go out for brunch on Sunday, but Matt was in the mood to make something at home instead.

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How pretty is that brunch? I hope Matt’s dad is reading this because he’d be proud. Matt has been all over the food presentation skills lately! I loved the orange juice in a wine glass, too. That’s Matt’s plate pictured above — mine was the same but with a smaller omelette (they were stuffed with spinach, tomato, mushrooms, green pepper, fresh basil, and feta cheese — and topped with avocado and cracked pepper!) and toast with strawberry jam instead of cheese. Delicious! My compliments to the chef. ;)

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3) Yogurt/cottage cheese/cereal messes for snacks or breakfast.

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Pictured above is my breakfast this morning — sadly we are out of fresh fruit since I’m leaving for DC tomorrow morning, but it was still delish. A container of Chobani pineapple Greek yogurt, a couple spoonfuls of cottage cheese, and a large handful each of cereal (for crunch) and raw oats (for chew). I <3 this cereal. So crunchy and nice and nutty tasting — great ingredient profile, too. Plus, they sell it in an ENORMOUS bag which is good for both the environment and my wallet. :)

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4) The fact that I am DONE with my third semester of grad school now!!!!! I had my last final exam this morning. Hooray for freedom! I have all sorts of errands to run today and packing to do since I’m heading out of town tomorrow morning, but I think I’m going to fit in a sunshine-y afternoon run at some point later on. It always feels so indulgent to go running in the middle of the day in bright sunshine when you’re used to having to get up early and run in the cold/dark to fit in a workout! :)

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Comments

  1. 1

    Ok, the cottage cheese cereal thing is a bit strange. Then again, I puree it and put it in smoothies.

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    The brunch matt made looks delicious! And honey whole wheat from great harvest is one of my favorite breads! And I love cottage cheese and cereal, my boyfriend thinks it is the strangest combination but I love it! My favorite is cheerios, or a healthy granola!

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    Congrats on finishing the semester!!! I still have about another week to go…depending upon how long the grading takes me! And I agree…triangle sandwiches are much better…they’re also easier to eat!

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    :)

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    That brunch looks awesome!!! I love making my own meals. Going out is a treat sometimes though!

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    Congrats on finishing another semester! I’ve been on a serious cottage cheese kick lately, but I’ve never thought of putting it in my cereal. I’ve put it in hot oats before, but never cereal. Maybe I will have to give it a try!

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    Triangle Sammies rule! Hahah looks great :)

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    It is seriously so true. They taste way better cut like that. Also — CONGRATS!! Grad school is no joke. You’re an ass-kicker.

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    haha I completely agree, triangular sandwhichs are soo much better to eat.

  10. 13

    Congrats on finishing the semester. Must be such a nice weight off your shoulders. Thanks for the reminder that I have a loaf of Great Harvest Bread in my freezer too!

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    I’m super into turkey sandwiches too! Specifically turkey, pesto, and goat cheese or turkey, avocado, and bacon!

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    Sandwich looks great, I cut my sandwiches in triangles also as did my mother. The look and taste better. Have fun, I assume this is your Christmas holidays.

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    I love all of the things you’re loving lately! Your photos are all beautiful, especially the one of the brunch Matt prepared. Sounds deeeelicious! Congrats on being finished with your semester – how exciting! Enjoy your break. :)

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    I love how little things become indulgent when you don’t have school taking over your life. Being able to have a sliced apple with cinnamon and pb as a snack instead of a smooshed Cliff bar from the bottom of my backpack has been so good this week.

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    Doesn’t everything taste better in a wine glass?! I love it! My two favorites include: 1) chilling a margarita/martini glass and putting fresh pineapple juice in it; and 2) eating ice cream out of it!

    I should pull out the juicer this weekend.

    Thanks Anne!

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    Congrats on finishing the semester! I agree with Ashley, your photos are so beautiful. I don’t get spending $7 on a loaf of bread…whether it’s Great Harvest and “Kath” a friend who owns the bakery or not…just doesn’t compute with me.

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      Thanks! :) And I totally hear you re: the $7 bread – I only do it sparingly. It really is delicious bread, though. Definitely tastes better (and includes real ingredients) vs. what you can buy at the grocery store! Plus since I freeze it it lasts me forever!

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    I need to check out that cereal, it sounds good and it’s gluten free!

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    Anna Marie says:

    Congrats on your third semester being completed! Your brunch inspires me for what I am going to make for breakfast tomorrow now! I have an avocado that I have been trying to figure out what to do with lately. Lol. Have a safe trip!

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    I was on a turkey sandwich kick for awhile, too. They’re something really satisfying about them!

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    So excited for you to be on your way to finishing grad school….you must be thrilled! :D

    And what is it about triangular cut sandwiches that makes them tastes so good? Sometimes I even cut them into fours, which ups the enjoyment even further…haha. :D

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    Yum. Your blog always makes me hungry!! The pics are great too, well done.

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    Nice job by Matt in the presentation…you eat first with the eyes! Definitely proud— nice of you to encourage him!

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