Big news.  Huge.  Quickly.  C got her first job offer today!!  YEEEEEE!!! We are sooooooooooooooooo happy since the company is known to have a great culture, the work is nearby in a safe area, and most importantly, C just feels right about joining the team.  It also happened on the 12th - 12 is our lucky number - and that has got to be a good harbinger if there ever was one!  I just got off the phone with C and could feel the excitement from her voice.  I know this is a food blog but just a quick shout out to C: I am sooooooo proud of you!!!!!!  :{)

So let's get to this week's eats:

Satty morning, we woke up and made a farmer's market frittata.  We always have loads of veggies in the fridge and this was easy to whip up.  C had never made a frittata before either - now she can check that off her life list.  =)  

We paired that up with some green tea made with unsweetened almond milk and agave.  We enjoyed it in C's new tea set.  Well, I enjoyed it. . .C doesn't like tea made with anything other than water.  Noted.

Satty night we watched the UFC fights (C loves fighting.  She is so blood-thirsty.) and C made us order some buffalo wings.  They were NOT good.  No photo of them either which is a good thing, believe you me.  Anyhow, Sunday was a new day so we woke up and made some french toast.  We healthified it by using Julian Bakery's Smart Carb #2 bread (cinnamon-raisin), organic omega-3 eggs, and a drizzle of organic agave instead of maple syrup.  We topped it off with some peach-flambe.  It was our last peach from the previous week's farmer's market and was insanely sweet.  Half of the peach went in the flambe, the other half went on our plate.  The results were favorable.

The peach was amazing.  Sweet enough to cause cavities, I'll tell you what.  NOH.  Fear not for us that it was our last peach since right outside was the weekly farmer's market. The weather was "eh".  And the company was alright, I suppose. 

Sunday had categorically been both C and I's least favorite day of the week.  But now, it's one of our favorite days.  Life is good to us.  So we picked up some flowers for the leaky pot.  $5 for the flowers.  What a steal!

Sunday night, C made beet with goat cheese ravioli from Sarma's book that her awesome friends got her for her last bday.  We cheated on the raw dish though since we used real goat cheese - pine nuts, which the recipe calls for, are priced in the bulk bin at Henry's at $32/lb!  What a steal!...from the grocery's side.  :-/  We also boiled the beets since we do not have a mandolin and slicing our fingers from cutting up raw beets is frowned upon.  The result of C's awesome creation.   It was incredible!

As a side dish, we enjoyed some organic ketchup!  Oh, paired with acorn squash fries that is. 

Moving to Monday, we were both down for a light dinner so we concocted a modified caprese.  Instead of mozzarella, we alternated goat cheese (herbed ourselves), brie, and avocado slices.  We used the heirlooms we got at the farmer's market (C's first taste of heirlooms!) and sprinkled oregano and italian parsley in lieu of basil.  We topped it off with squash blossoms.

We call it "caprese a la P.P.WM".  Qui qui.

It was served with kale chips rubbed down with nutritional yeast.

Tuesday night, I had to tend to a board meeting.  While I was out, C decided to make some mac n' cheese, healthified with quinoa macaroni and homemade "cheese" made with tofu, Bragg's liquid aminos, paprika, and some other stuff that C was listing off that I forgot since I was busy grabbing seconds.  :@)  Ok, this is my new favorite dish.  If I were to die tomorrow and had one last meal, then I'd choose C's mac n' cheese.  I'd also eat the whole pan and not limit myself to two plates since I wouldn't need to worry about gas in the after-life.  Of course, we had some greenage on the side (spinach sally) but alas, it took a back seat to the mac n'cheese.  Behold!

Yesterday C got the call back from her job.  We celebrated with cupcakes from Cups in La Jolla.  We got the fig cupcake topped with goat cheese frosting and the lemon ricotta.  I dug the lemon ricotta since the cake tasted like cornbread.  :)

Then we came back and ate a low-carb meal: almond crusted mahi mahi on top of a garlic cauliflower mash.  I added too much almond milk to the mash and it came out with a more liquid texture than I wanted.  C said it was good, and recommended we not be as prolific with adding garlic to the mash next time.  And by "we not being as prolific", she meant "you shouldn't be using that much garlic.  Idiot."  Thank you. 

Tonight we are off to get C new sneakers for her J-O-B, and then off to krav maga for some self-defense techniques.  Catch ya lata!  :)


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