October Meal Roundup

Here is a roundup of my October eats:

pancakesPumpkin Pancakes with a side of raspberries

These amazing pancakes were made with Trader Joe’s pumpkin and waffle mix. I used pumpkin puree in place of the butter to reduce the fat and add some real pumpkin! This was a delicious fall breakfast that I may have also had for dinner.


Panchos Nachos with Chicken @ El Camino, Philadelphia, PAimage4

Happy hour is a necessity and Mexican food paired with margaritas always does the trick! Guacamole, nachos, fried calamari, tacos, and a salad satisfied the cravings. Plus endless laughs with friends doesn’t hurt either.


image2Quinoa, Black Bean, and Spinach Quesadilla

Using cooked quinoa, canned black beans, and fresh spinach I made a cheesy quesadilla with whole wheat tortillas. A side of avocado plus salsa and Greek yogurt to dollop on top makes these a healthy treat!


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“Fries” @ Tria Taproom, Philadelphia, PA

These “fries” are smashed fingerling potatoes with the most amazing truffle-taleggio fonduta on top. They were finger-licking good especially paired with a large glass of pinot grigio (my drink of choice of course). The Kennett Square flatbread pizza with fontina, wild mushrooms, zucchini, red onion, truffle puree was also on the menu.


image2 (1)Fresh Salad with hemp seeds and an avocado dressing

I love a simple salad packed with veggies for a quick and easy lunch. Topping this with hemp seeds adds protein and healthy fats! Even more healthy fats come from an avocado dressing made with half an avocado, about two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, a pinch of garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Yum!


Life of Pie Pizza @ Grain + Verse Bottlehouse, Harrisburg, PA
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The cool atmosphere, beer, and creative menu names can be found just outside Harrisburg in an unexpected location. Life of Pie was made up of fig marmalade, house made duck prosciutto, aged provolone, and toasted barley. As usual, sharing is always the answer when you want to try everything!


image3Avocado Toast with Egg

This is a great quick meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A piece of whole wheat toast topped with half an avocado and a cooked egg sprinkled with pepper. What could be better?

 

Raquel

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