Here is a roundup of my September eats:
Cashew & Lime Crusted Tilapia with a side of asparagus
Preheat oven to 350 F. Rub about a tablespoon of olive oil over tilapia filet and sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and crust tilapia with chopped cashews, lime zest, and squeeze the juice of half a lime on top. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Grilled Peaches, Ham, and Arugula Pizza @ The Millworks, Harrisburg, PA
Jon and I visit friends and family in Harrisburg and we couldn’t wait to try this place. It’s a combination of art studios, a gallery, restaurant, and bar. My pizza was made with local grilled peaches, ham, goat cheese, and arugula. It was a sweet and salty meal.
California Quinoa Brown Rice Roll via Whole Foods with a side of edamame
Who doesn’t love sushi! When I’m in a hurry picking up sushi with a side of edamame makes for a convenient meal that feels fancy. Love the mixture of brown rice and quinoa in place of white rice. Edamame adds a touch of protein.
Protein Veggie Bowl with ground turkey, black beans, mixed vegetables, and tomato sauce
Eating healthy doesn’t mean following a recipe at every meal. My protein veggie bowl can be mixed and matched with a different protein and different veggies every time! Plus, you can add some whole wheat pasta or quinoa for added bulk.
Crab Pretzel @ The University of Maryland, Byrd Stadium
There’s not much to say about this massive crab pretzel except that it’s amazing. A gigantic soft pretzel topped with cheesy crab dip. Yes.
Mediterranean Pizza via Whole Foods with a side salad
This frozen thin crust Mediterranean pizza is a great alternative to ordering out. I like to add extra chopped olives, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes. You can customize pretty much any frozen pizza by adding additional ingredients or just more of what’s already there! A side salad with veggies never hurts either. Keeping mixed greens on hand is necessary.
Cream Cheese Ice Cream Sandwiched between Cookie Dough and Brownie @ Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream, Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
Manayunk has a food festival twice a year that brings dozens of food trucks to Main Street. Among a beer garden, taco trucks, mac & cheese trucks was this ice cream sandwich. Don’t worry, I shared.
Shrimp & Quinoa Mexi Bowl with black beans, salsa, broccoli, and lime
This is a great meal for lunch or dinner. Quinoa and black beans in addition to a protein (in this case shrimp) make for a filling dish. Half an avocado on the side gives it a Mexican feel.