Tuesday, February 14, 2012

adventures in cooking

I love taking photos of food. I don't know what it is. maybe it's to remind me what I ate. maybe it's because it was so darn good-looking that I just couldn't help myself. anyway, here are a few memorable photos :)

I made up a batch of chick pea burgers last week - I usually eat them in a pita, but I decided to go for a whole wheat tortilla this time. a bit more difficult to eat, but so good! most recently, I decided to go bread-free and wrapped my burgers in a couple lettuce leaves, and it was a-m-a-zing.

there's no better way to use up leftover chickpeas from my burger. chick peas are one of my favorite salad additions, right next to avocado and olives. onions and soy sesame ginger vinaigrette make this salad SOGOOD.

I've been on a bit of an Indian food kick lately. I wouldn't consider myself a good cook, so this is some store-bought curry simmer sauce. I fried up some tofu, cooked chicken, and added veggies before simmering it all together. over brown rice. SOGOOD. leave a comment and share any favorite recipes you have! I'm always willing to try new things :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Anthropologie has arrived!

aahhh I'm sorry that I suck at updating.

last Thursday my Anthropologie package came in the mail!!! I was sooo excited (see, mom? blog giveaways ARE real! :D)!

even the packaging is beautiful and mysterious :)

the wavering glasses and latte bowls sit snugly in my china cabinet
the milk bottle measuring cups and the zigzag tights aren't pictured, sorry :\ I wore the tights out to dinner the night I recieved them, though. LOOOOVE. the the milk bottle measuring cups I wanted to leave in their nice packaging because I intend to re-gift them.

but everything is fabulous. I think we will break in the wavering glasses this weekend with some cocktails - who knows! they are so fun. and I love the color of the latte bowls. I think I made the right choice, going for the retro.

AND two days later, I was driving to East Grand Rapids and I found that AN ANTHROPOLOGIE STORE OPENED TWO MONTHS AGO, 5 MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE. very annoyed. I paid $14 to ship all this stuff, and I could have gone to buy it myself! ah well. I'm still happy with everything, and that's that.