Summer food is in its peak – watermelon, zucchini, peaches, berries! My favorite time of the year for fresh food. Sadly our garden greens have dried up, but in their place we now have tons of cherry tomatoes and a couple of heirlooms!
Watermelon, Red, White & Blue swirl bread, egg, banana.
Berries, toast with banana and almond butter, scrambled egg
Iced coffee, French toast on High Five, berries, banana
High Five toast, egg, white peach, blackberries
Oatmeal bake with almond butter and banana
Toast, banana, eggs, coffee on a rainy moring
Smoked trout over a salad with avocado, goat cheese and heirloom tomato. Lemonade water on the side
Delicious Indian-spiced tempeh soup at a friend’s house. Goat cheese + Greek yogurt on top and scones on the side.
Watermelon, kale salad, fresh tomatoes, blackberries, and avocado toast
More trout salad – served with too many handfuls of sweet potato chips
Sardine salad with avocado, watermelon, chips
Grass-fed beef hot dog (!), kale chips with ketchup, grilled corn
Oven-baked cornmeal okra and tofu (loved this method!) seasoned with southwestern spices plus sweet potato fries – a small portion followed by seconds when the second pan was finished roasting
Mexican bowls that I started earlier in the day on the grill to have that done before hectic dinnertime.
I also pre-made guacamole and shredded cheese
So at dinnertime we just had to heat everything up with a can of pinto beans and some southwest seasoning
And then layer into bowls. Anything topped with guac and cheese is my favorite dinner : )
Fish taco. Loved the beer-battered crust. Tilapia has never tasted this good in a restaurant before.
The beef and bean tacos were delicious as well – very fresh and not too greasy.
But the bean + cheese empanada was my favorite! The crust tasted like it was made in a grandmother’s kitchen (that is a high compliment) – fresh, flakey and gooey inside!
The apple churro was filled with apple goo. I only wish they had had a banana empanada available – they were already sold out! Must go back for that one.
I also loved the extra thick cinnamon chips
A great experience! Two Guys Tacos is on The Corner near UVA and would be a great spot for a quick meal any time of day.
We dined at Maya during restaurant week, and the menu was simply divine.
Chicken + Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles served with chow-chow to start. They had me at waffle..
Grouper with pesto. Love grouper and the pesto was most definitely freshly prepared.
Plus grilled romaine and a tomato and spiced watermelon salad – and some kind of fancy French fries that I think were a mix of grits and potato!?
Course #3 was a toffee oatmeal cookie with ice cream inside. This was amazing!
Hope you had a good week!