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For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snack, here were my top three eats for this week…

breakfast{1} The 2nd best* thing I ate all week – Vietnamese iced coffee.

Cafe du Monde coffee with chicory from our trip to NOLA with sweetened condensed milk.


Best cinnamon roll recipe ever Yum City.

How pretty is this purple?? Frozen soursop and blueberries with cow’s milk and vanilla pudding mix.

Oats, chia, freeze-dried strawberries, chocolate chips, and chocolate-covered cacao nibs.

The flavor was way too artificial. Best cinnamon roll recipe no yeast Adam tried a plain one and loved it so it’s probably the caramel flavor that’s the problem.

Turkey and cheese. Best cinnamon roll recipe cinnabon I mostly prefer to pack lunch for work but I hate trying to pack sandwiches so this is a great cafeteria option when I’m in the mood.

Coconut Greek yogurt with pink grapefruit is this year’s new favorite combo! I snacked on the vanilla granola and chocolate coconut milk on the side.

I topped my spud with cheese sauce, salsa, black beans, bell peppers, red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro.

Iced latte with chocolate-covered espresso beans. Best cinnamon roll recipe with yeast Full disclosure – I drank a sugar-free Red Bull around this same time and spent an hour or two pretty sure I could hear colors.

I toasted half a poppy seed bagel with butter and cheddar-gruyere/parmesan-gouda. Best cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Eaten while prepping dinner because I just couldn’t wait.

dinner{1} Let’s be real, the very best* thing I ate this week was nachos.

Four-cheese nachos with black beans and roasted garlic salsa. Best cinnamon roll recipe alton brown Duh. Quick homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast But no photo because we ate them in bed in the middle of the day (<–fabulous) and my main focus was on keeping them away from the dog.

Brown rice with cilantro, lime and butter / roasted cabbage / ground turkey sauteed with spring onions and cilantro and a sauce made out of gojuchang, brown sugar, soy sauce, and rice vinegar / black sesame seeds and lime juice on top.

A scramble with cheddar-gruyere and parmesan-gouda. Cinnamon roll recipe gooey Plus baby carrots for a quick veggie on the side.

d{warning} Do not recommend: the altered quinoa soup I blogged about last weekend.

I see why Cooking Light only used a quarter cup of grains, by day 2 our leftovers were very well-hydrated quinoa with not a drop of broth to be found.

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Adam and I had the morning off together on Friday and we used the time for another sunrise bridge walk – Queensboro Bridge.

3 down { Williamsburg Bridge} { Brooklyn Bridge}, and 1 to go {Manhattan Bridge}. Easy cinnamon roll icing recipe Perhaps in the summer we’ll reverse it and walk out of Manhattan at sunset.

After the bridge, we wandered around the Upper East Side and in and out of Central Park and ended up walking more than 8 miles (<–awesome). Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe The weather was so gorgeous I wore flip flops for the first time in months (again, awesome) and unfortunately now my calves are killing me (<– not awesome). Simple homemade cinnamon rolls recipe I’ve been limping for the past two days!

We tried new treats at two new spots and they were reeeeeeally good! At Padoca Bakery, brioche – chocolate and dulce de leche swirl and guava and cheese swirl.

At Orwashers, we had a doughnut injected with strawberry preserves, which was good, and a chocolate almond croissant which was the single-best pastry I’ve ever eaten.

The lattes at Bluestone Lane are divine. Fast easy cinnamon rolls recipe We went to the UES location that shares space with a stunning church.

I pack Adam crunchy chickpeas for work all the time and this Korean BBQ flavor is my new favorite thing.

Related – Sumo Mandarins are officially my favorite fruit of the year. Easy homemade cinnamon buns recipe They are always juicy and tart, and so easy to eat – they’re a snap to peel and have no seeds!

I got the idea from Cooking Light; you cook the quinoa in the broth with the other components so it comes together very quickly.

For my version I used carrots, red bell pepper, celery, onion // s&p, turmeric, smoked paprika, celery seed // shredded turkey breast // 1 cup quinoa // low sodium chicken broth.

Since I used more veggies and quinoa mine came out thicker like a stew.

This upcoming week I’m looking forward to: a fancy coffee combo this morning, watching the newest undercover episode of “Bones,” and having Thursday off of work. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe no yeast about, beans, carrots, citrus, peppers, quinoa, restaurant food, soup, turkey, veggies, workout Leave a comment

{1} Fiber One sent me samples of their newest product line – layered chewy bars.

I’m a fan! Sometimes fiber-added products hurt my stomach, but these gave me no issues. Fluffy homemade cinnamon rolls recipe They are chewy without being tooth-breaking and salty-sweet – my favorite flavor combo. Best fluffy cinnamon rolls recipe They come in double chocolate almond.

And the even more delicious salted caramel and dark chocolate.

It was quick and easy, just fresh strawberries quartered and cooked in a skillet over medium heat.

Paired with passion fruit yogurt with Nature’s Path Heritage Flakes.

And plain yogurt with vanilla granola and a few Luxardo cherries.

{3} Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium partnered on a cookie dough beer and I paired it with cookie dough ice cream.

We ended up not loving the beer, which had a chemical aftertaste to it, but the ice cream (which I topped with melty Biscoff) was obviously delicious.

{4} Starbucks has a cookie butter bar and it is out of this freaking world.

Loosely based on this recipe, it was totally worth the time commitment.

I made a red sauce with ground turkey and TJ’s soy chorizo. Easy cinnamon roll recipe without milk My bechamel was a four-cheese doozy made with cheddar-gruyere and parmesan-gouda. I skipped the ricotta, but did top my dish off with more parmesan-gouda.

{bonus} My schedule – I worked President’s Day and work this upcoming weekend which means I was off from work yesterday and today for a midweek weekend! And Adam is off today too so we’ve got some Upper East Side fun planned. Homemade cinnamon rolls without milk See you next week! bar, berries, booze, carrots, casserole, cheese, fruit, oats, pasta, product review, sauce, sweet, turkey, vegan, veggies, yogurt Leave a comment

Did everyone have a happy / romantic / chocolate-coated Valentine’s Day? Mine was good; Adam and I don’t do gifts but we went out of a yummy dinner on the 13th, and some of my coworkers brought in candy.

{1¦} chocolate-covered cherry <– one of this month’s theme flavors!

CCC smoothie – chocolate milk, frozen dark cherries, plain Greek yogurt.

CCC coffee – cold brew, chocolate milk, Luxardo cherries with juice.

I read two different places that El Atoradero had the best nachos in New York, so clearly we had to go there immediately. Cinnamon roll recipe without milk They were delicious, though not as good as the nachos I bake at home.

This was the best chicken burrito I’ve ever eaten though. Light fluffy cinnamon rolls recipe The chicken tinga was smoky and roasty and there were peas and carrot in it giving little pops of sweetness.

Toasted marshmallow yogurt(!!) with vanilla granola and chocolate tahini/Biscoff.

I used TJ’s whole-wheat dough and cooked it in a casserole dish. Easy cinnamon bun recipe for kids With mozzarella, pizza sauce, and turkey pepperoni that I apparently did not have the skill to cut into hearts.

I love you, Trader Joe’s; this was the single best candy I’ve ever eaten. Honey bun recipe from scratch If you’re a fan of penuche/praline/brown sugar I recommend you buy this immediately.

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I’m two weeks late and about a hundred pictures short, but here, finally, is a (bi)weekly wrap up for the end of January. Pillsbury cinnamon bun icing recipe I blame a bout of the cold, a string of loser dinners, and a case of the mid-winter blues for my lack of timeliness and photo-taking-enthusiasm.

{rated within their category; i.e. Honey bun cake recipe from scratch the yogurt bowl is an 8 out of 10 compared with other yogurt bowls not compared other dissimilar items}

Green monster from the cafeteria. World’s best cinnamon bun recipe They sometimes set up a smoothie bar at the rotating station. Honey bun glaze recipe I chose spinach, strawberry, mango, and coconut water. Cinnamon bun cream cheese frosting recipe 8.5/10

Work snack – an apple and coconut caramel bar. Large cinnamon bun recipe The score here is for the Thai Coco coconut milk drink, which was creamy and sweet. Chocolate bun recipe uk 9.5/10

Turkey reuben-ish sandwich from the cafeteria. Cinnamon bun cake mix recipes Sliced turkey, swiss cheese, pickles, spinach, and cole slaw on a whole-wheat wrap. Pillsbury cinnamon bun cake mix recipes Plus french fries dipped in 1000 island. Easy cinnamon bun recipe 6.5/10

This Milka Oreo candy bar didn’t have as much cookie in it as I wanted. Best cinnamon bun recipe 6/10

But these TJ’s sour gummies are the best gummy candies Adam or I have ever tasted. Simple cinnamon bun recipe 10/10

Biscuit breakfast sandwiches for dinner. Cinnamon bun dough recipe Buttermilk biscuits (<– I don’t recommend this recipe, the biscuits had no flake) / maple Sriracha mayo / smoked gouda / fried egg. Quick cinnamon bun recipe 6/10

Pumpkin soup. Best cinnamon bun recipe in the world Roux, canned pumpkin, and chicken stock with sauteed onions, carrot, and maple chicken breakfast sausage on the bottom. Cinnamon bun recipe from scratch This didn’t turn out as well as I was expecting it to, the salt and pepper pumpkin seed brittle I sprinkled on top was by far the best component. Sticky cinnamon bun recipe 5/10

Escarole and white bean skillet with (turkey) bacon and artichoke. Homemade cinnamon bun recipe 7/10

Creamy turkey pasta. Quick and easy cinnamon bun recipe Ground turkey sauteed with garlic, browned mushrooms, and oven-roasted tomatoes, tossed with sour cream, and whole-wheat pasta. The best cinnamon bun recipe 7.5/10

I’ve got some yummy things planned for this weekend so hopefully the next post will be slightly less lame!

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I had a very enjoyable weekend, including two fancy brunches and one entire day spent watching tv and eating nachos with a dog lounging in my lap. Cinnamon bun filling recipe There have been some very enjoyable eats over the past four days too.

Texas pecan cold brew + sweet buttercream creamer + ice + a straw = a very happy Emily. Cinnamon bun rolls recipe Adam loved it too.

We adored it and will definitely be back for dinner. Cinnabon cinnamon bun recipe They are known for their garlic knots and that morning they had an everything garlic knot for The Loxness Knotster – with pastrami smoked salmon from ACME, cream cheese, ricotta, and dill.

I got a Brunch Punch – with rum, lemon-lime shrub, grenadine, cinnamon, and clove. Quick easy cinnamon bun recipe It was so pink!

Plus spicy potato hash with carrots, arugula, and poached egg. Fluffy cinnamon bun recipe This dish was soooo balanced and just a joy to eat.

I had an egg sandwich on brioche with gochujang aioli, crispy potatoes, and cheddar. Cinnamon bun recipe cinnabon Plus a toasted oak soda with a shot of vodka. Healthy cinnamon bun recipe <– such a genius idea that the owner came by and nodded his approval.

Yellow onion, celery, green bell pepper, and carrot sauteed in evoo / white miso / low-sodium chicken broth / shredded turkey breast / pesto tortellini. Soft cinnamon bun recipe The soup was super easy since I already had the cooked meat in my freezer. Cinnamon bun cake recipe I boiled the pasta in my broth and it came out great.

Thank you, Serious Eats, for introducing me to another new yummy thing.

Served with quick salads of celery, red bell pepper, basil, and green onion, in a mustard vinaigrette.

My pans stick so my okonomiyaki came out in pieces, but you could hardly tell once I smothered it in toppings! Cabbage and Japanese sweet potato pancake / fish sauce aioli / gochujang / roasted seaweed / black sesame seeds / green onion.

Next week is going to be less exotic but more cheesy, I’m making a gratin! booze, cabbage, carrots, cheese, eggs, greens, pasta, peppers, potato, restaurant food, sandwich, sauce, seafood, seaweed, soup, turkey, veggies Leave a comment

Tuesday night, I met up with my aunt in the Financial District for dinner and then coffees/cookies at the beautiful new 3rd story Eataly.

Wednesday, I was off from work and spent the entire day in bed, watching tv, eating pizza, and reading a Liane Moriarty book from start to finish.

Thursday, Adam and I went on a dinner date sans coats in 66 degree weather.

New all-time favorite coffee combo: Texas pecan coffee concentrate with sweet buttercream creamer. Moist cinnamon bun recipe Swoontastic.

I also tried the new Starbucks Cascara latte. Recipe for cinnamon bun icing It was meh, too sweet but not in a brown sugar way as promised.

Kinda, sorta. Cinnamon bun icing recipe I cooked thick tortilla chips in salsa and leftover spicy pepper sauce from my shakshuka. Big cinnamon bun recipe Topped with black beans, shredded cheese, and fried eggs.

Pinata apple with a spicy chicken epic bar. Cinnamon bun recipe uk I’ve really been enjoying these meat-based bar options.

Yogurt bowl lunch. Cinnamon bun recipe with yeast Siggi’s with granola and chocolate tahini. Cinnamon bun frosting recipe Plus pears.

I made cheesy turkey sloppy joes. Cinnamon bun glaze recipe Turkey breast sauteed with onion and green bell pepper and tomato paste, stirred into a sharp cheddar mornay sauce, and served on a brioche bun. Best cinnamon bun recipe ever It was pretty damn good.

It was our first time and we loved it. Cinnamon bun recipe with icing I had a Milk and Honey Ale and a pizza with fresh mozzarella, baby spinach, olive oil, and garlic.

Dessert at Ample Hills. Cinnamon bun glaze recipe easy A new flavor, The View – chocolate marshmallow ice cream with ooey gooey butter cake pieces, brownies, and crack cookie; plus fantasmic dark hot chocolate.

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