Saturday, October 24, 2009
i am currently sitting at my dining room table with our big, vertical windows swung open to welcome the morning breeze and sun. i'm eating a wheat tortilla with eggs, guac, and salsa-yet i'd almost rather be eating the above crepe that i spotted on d*s-mushrooms, spinach pesto, and goat cheese. mmmmmm. Good morning! Happy Saturday!
Posted by Megan at 9:58 AM
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
the truth is, i agree so much with the words. i'm not so good at breakfast. the more i sleep in, the lazier i am. if i wake early, i eat breakfast in the car, i admit. if i can wake at my leisure (rarely, as is probably the case with most of you) i lazily drift out of bed. luckily, know who's great at breakfast? greg. he's mastered the scrambled egg. sautees a mean potato/veggie mix. even drops in some surprises once in awhile-hash browns?? and mmmm....morning star 'sausage' patties....Gotta admit, i love those. (i take ketchup with my eggs, greg's a salsa guy-what about you?)
Posted by Megan at 10:41 PM
drove to AZ. with hubby this weekend for a wedding. i love arizona so much. i love watching shooting stars against a black-night-sky. i love spotting teeny snakes and geckos against the exterior of my mother-in-laws house (well, kind of..). i love dry heat. funny clerks at the local market that say 'fudge buttons' instead of other possible curse words. love exploring new locations with greg.
Posted by Megan at 6:26 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
hubby and i went out last night in an effort to be spontaneous and with desire to hear great music and in exploration of downtown l.a. (industrial) and in great spirits and with open eyes and ... we had a great time. this social scene took place in a loft (can you imagine living in such a place? there were ladders on the walls, leading to bedrooms). sadly, we missed flying lotus and gaslamp killer (what with greg's midnight shift!!)---but we made it in time to thoroughly enjoy cut chemist! the surprise guest of the night. we boogied and sipped and laughed and simply had a grand ol' time.
Posted by Megan at 10:43 PM
I love making salads that are a huge mix of flavors and textures and nutrients. I try to use spinach to get my iron. Avocados are so versatile-I believe they can be added to any single salad you could ever dream up. I just recently thought to add sliced pear, though my usual fruit addition is either an apple or red grapes. Cheese is always good-especially goat, gorgonzola, shaved parm, or sharp cheddar chunks. And the pic on the right? My protein. Tempeh, which TJ's just started carrying, yay! This incredibly nutty, chunky meat substitute was sauteed in olive oil for maybe 5 minutes, and worked splendidly with my other ingredients. (My go-to dressings are either creamy cilantro from tj's, or my own mix of olive oil, balsamic, lemon juice, and s&p).
Saturday, October 10, 2009
cute fall colors....plaids are always so perfect for this time of year....Love the shape of this shirt, i want to wear it with leggings and boots (if i owned boots) or maybe some tom's. and a messy ponytail. this cute piece can be purchased at anthropologie, and ladies take note: the Pasadena store is having an amazing sale right now. I recently purchased a floral-print top (julie has it, too!) and a striped top (i kinda want to recreate my wardrobe and focus heavily on nautical stripes). yay for retail therapy!!
Greg and I treated ourselves to dinner at El Portal in Pasadena last night (wedding gift money, thanks bro!) and tried some pumpkin soup. It was very yummy and dessert-like. We think they drizzled maple syrup on it. I want to try making it with cumin, fresh herbs, and crumbled cheese as is pictured above-to cut down on the sweetness. Yum! Let cozy-cooking commence!!
Posted by Megan at 9:58 PM
if you know me, you know how much i LOVE magazines and always have. i want to chat about them for a second because we can slowly start to see that, due to the internet, mags are not getting the circulation (money) they used to, and are starting to die. blogs are most likely a huge reason for this, and i'm not going to apologize for being a part of the blog-movement, but i can't help but shed a tear for some mags which are drifting away (gourmet! shock. cookie-cute parenting mag-was it alive for long?) And most, most, most sadly: Jane. groundbreaking. edgy. quirky. girly but strong. best editor ever, who was also the founder of Sassy mag, which died a premature death as well. And I must speak of Domino, which was an amazing home decor-ish mag that i didn't get to know well enough until it was too late. Now I scour Out of the Closet for past issues. We gotta cut down on our paper usage for sure. But darn it, how i miss Jane... (p.s. why did i randomly get an issue of The Knot: The Nest in the mail? it's almost too domestic. it's pretty corny. it's meant for newleyweds.) p.p.s. i love real simple now, like i used to love nylon. am i getting old?
Posted by Megan at 9:46 PM
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Posted by Megan at 12:36 AM
I'm going to kick off my blog by talking about food. Food-talk is comfortable and familiar to me, I'm a huge 'foodie' and proud of certain recipes I come up with (and/or of course, steal) and will probably talk about food often in my blog!! Tonight I was very tempted to pick up some Sharky's (because a. biting into a huge burrito sounded marvelous and b. i was convinced we didn't have anything worthy of cooking in the kitchen). But let me tell ya, I scoured the fridge and ended up making deliciously great pasta: whole wheat spaghetti, olive oil, green beans, tomato, sun-dried tomato, kalamata olives, and fresh parm. And I thought my kitchen was bare! So glad I decided to look twice. Woopee. Hubby was happy, too. (And the above pics: Best midnight snack ever-from a different night). Now wipe up that drool!
Posted by Megan at 12:22 AM