What’s On My Plate – 07/08/15

Breakfast

 

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Is there anything better than homemade pancakes? Fact: I barely ever eat pancakes at a restaurant because Jon’s are my favorite.

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A good ol’ fav. Scrambled eggs, avocado, chicken sausage, ketchup.

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Avocado toast! With scrambled eggs, chicken sausage and yes, ketchup. Another norm around here.

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It’s hard to tell but there’s greek yogurt under that pile of KIND granola.

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My friend Ashley and I started off our 4th of July with brunch at Stella’s in Gulfport. This was their spanish omlet with chorizo. Not pictured: a killer spicy bacon bloody mary.

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A Jon creation. Slow cooked scrambled eggs with some kind of yummy tomato creation atop toast. Side of fruit and bacon.

Lunch

 

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We had friends in town a few weeks ago for a wedding. We HAD to take them to our fav place for dim sum, Ha Long Bay.

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That seem weekend we had other friends in town and we got lunch with them at Pom Pom’s, which I’ve raved about before. This was there Turkey with Ginger Cran Chutney on pumpernickel and their asian slaw on the side. Delish!

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This was a salad creation by moi from leftover salmon cakes. Roasted corn, black beans, tomato, cucumbers and spinach. For the dressing I did a sriracha ranch.

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Another creation using leftover salmon cakes. Brown rice, roasted corn, black beans. Topped with guacamole! 

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A fav salad lately…turkey, goat cheese, cucumbers, hearts of palm and artichokes with a french vinaigrette. 

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Another fav salad…lemon grilled chicken from Trader Joe’s, caramelized onion cheddar, hearts of palm, artichokes and sundried tomatoes with a french vinaigrette.

Dinner

 

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Roasted pork loin, mashed sweet potatoes with kale and goat cheese and roasted asparagus.

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Jon cooked this delicious meal when we had friends over. Roasted pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes and ratatouille. 

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Needed a quick dinner one night and stopped by to get sushi at Rollboto. Love this place!

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Dinner at Three Birds Tavern for a Lightning game. We hadn’t been to this place in FOREVER and decided to give it a try. I got the Shishito Pepper Burger and subbed chicken breast for the burger. It was nothing too special, but pretty good all the same. Fries were great!

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Home. Made. Lasagna. Do I need to say more? I will any way…Jon made this completely from scratch…homemade pasta and all.

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I made salmon cakes and we had them with leftover mashed sweet potatoes with kale and goat cheese.

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Jon got fresh Grouper so he served it blackened with a baked potato and a yummy mixed vegetable creation.

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Take out night! We wanted thai and discovered our fav thai place (The King and I) closed!! Apparently they sold the building (wonder what’s going in there??) So we took out from #9 Bankok down the street from them. Yellow curry with chicken and papaya salad. 

 

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Another Jon creation. I wanted to make a mexican casserole and he took it over…I don’t even remember everything that was in but it was delish!

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My friend Lora and I went to happy hour at Copperfish in Tampa. I’ve been wanting to try this place for forever! They have the BEST happy hour specials…you all seriously need to check them out. Half off cocktails, wine and beer. And they have some of their house favorites at a seriously reduced rate. Pictured is their fantastic burger, grilled oysters and oaxaca shrimp. 

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I know this photo looks gross, but I promise it was tasty! This is one of my fav quick meals. A sweet potato covered in turkey chili and cheddar. 

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Homemade Grouper tacos and rice and black beans! One of the best meals in the past few months. Jon used coconut flour on the Grouper and was an excellent touch!

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4th of July! Smoked bratwurst on a potato roll with potato salad and my green bean salad

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Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey. One of the best meals I’ve made in awhile (if I do say so myself). This recipe was so easy and SO tasty. I’ll definitely be making it again!

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Jon’s latest creation. Grouper with a coconut milk curry sauce complete with sweet potatoes, pineapple, mango and spinach. Served atop soba noodles. All made from stuff we had in our pantry/fridge/freezer!

 

snacks

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This was a standard snack while we had friends in town. A cheese and meat plate that we couldn’t get enough of.

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When Jon made his homemade lasagna we stopped at Mazzaro’s for supplies. We got a gelato treat as a result! This was their strawberry balsamic flavor and it was glorious! 

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After a shopping trip at Trader Joe’s I just had to dig in to my finds. Their caramelized cheddar is seriously my fav cheese in the whole wide world.

What’s been on your plate lately?

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