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Grilled Peach and Walnut Salad

recipe

it’s summer tiiiiiiiime! well, i think it’s technically spring, but i’m on summer vacation. so i had to buy some gorgeous peaches at the grocery store.

i thought about trying the whole grilled peach-proscioutto thing… but i don’t eat meat…

so i made more rabbit food for myself. and it was so good it was like dessert. the major winning contribution to the dish: honey balsamic reduction. oh man, that’s going to be my new fruit dip. it was sweet and tangy and went muy well with the grilled peaches.

Grilled Peach Walnut Salad


ingredients:

  • 1 peach
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • honey
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • mixed salad greens (dark)
  • goat cheese

Slice peach in half and place face-down on a grill until it starts to get soft. For about a minute, place walnuts on the grill and take off when you can start to smell them (make sure not to burn them). 

Mix together honey and balsamic vinegar (i did about 1.5 tbsp honey to 1/4 cup balsamic). Heat in saucepan to thicken. Add about 1/2 tbsp olive oil, stir, continue to heat for 45 seconds to a minute, then take off heat. 

In a bowl, toss greens, walnuts, crumbled goat cheese, and honey balsamic. Top with slices of grilled peach.

Pei-Wei or pay way too much?

This has been my favorite dinner to whip up alllll semester. It’s cheap, light, tasty, and very customizable.

  • 1/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup sliced onions
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp low-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • Dash garlic salt

Or

  • 2 tbps honey
  • Dash ground ginger

I love the honey ginger vegetable dinner at Pei-Wei but it’s just so darn expensive to eat out on a college budget. Also, I’m never sure exactly what they put in there AND they give me way too much rice.

pronounced: (ah-gah-vay)

pronounced: (ah-muhnd buh-ter)

morning munchie : don’t skip breakfast!

this can be made easily in a dorm room - quick to make and portable for when you’re literally running out the door

i used a microwave but it’s not a necessity

  1. microwave together 1/2 tbsp peanut butter with 1 tbsp honey for ten seconds. stir
  2. spread honey/peanut butter on top of a rice cake 
  3. sprinkle with apple bits* & shredded coconut
  4. repeat if desired 

*i like to have these on hand - they’re also great in oatmeal and as a snack by themselves

  1. preheat oven to 350
  2. dice apple
  3. spinkle with cinnamon 
  4. bake for 20-40 minutes - until browned — stir them around occasionally so one side doesn’t get too dark
  5. let cool


dorm room food station

i got a microwave yesterday! big deal considering its now probably the most expensive thing i own…

so instead of finishing my philosophy journal (that i have yet to start) i spent last night setting up my food station a stocking it with goodies 

[not mentioned: instant oatmeal, chai tea bags, honey, old fashioned oats, espresso beans, and cuties]

[more granola!] granola bars

i used the same granola recipe from yesterday, did a rough chop on the dry ingredients in my vitamix, and then used a little less peanut butter and added a splash of almond milk

if you’re making bars instead of granola, make sure to press the mixture into the pan

dried fruit granola w. peanut butter and honey

this was my attempt at making granola bars, but i didn’t pat it down enough before baking and didn’t have time to let them cool, so i just dumped the pan onto a cookie sheet and let the crumbles cool there for a little while

then packed it up and brought it hiking with me 

so i’d venture to say this worked out better because i was able to pass it around to share with everyone then just close up the container and keep walking

more hiking! it was my friend jessica’s last day in california before heading off for the freezing cold east coast (sorry ‘bout that, hun) and a few of us went hiking … yet again. 

my brother had also just visited last night from northern california and i prepared breakfast before he and his friends headed out early to go ride horses or motorcycles or helicopters … whatever those boys do … i can never remember … 

[so i went out and bought them bagels and scrambled some eggs- really gave them the star treatment] 

BUT with all of this i was still able to make some tasty granola for me and our friends for our hike [and they seemed to quite enjoy it - with jessica telling me it was ‘literally’ the best granola she’s ever had]

how?  this granola recipe was incredibly fast and easy and was meant for bars but the one thing i didn’t have time for was allowing it to cool, so i flipped the pan onto a cookie sheet, broke up the chunk a little bit, and allowed it to cool like that 

preheat oven to 350

Ingredients

    1/4 c. honey
    1/4 c. all natural peanut butter (chunky or regular)
    1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 1/4 c. traditional rolled oats
    1/4 c. dried cranberries
    1/4 c. dried apricots, chopped or other dried fruit
    2 tbsp. coconut (optional)
    2 tbsp. raw sunflower seeds
    2 tbsp. slivered almonds
    2 tbsp. sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

Measure peanut butter, honey, and vanilla into microwave safe measuring cup.
Melt 45 seconds on high, stir.
Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Stir peanut butter mixture into dry ingredients. Stir to combine. Press into nongreased 8 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10- 15 minutes or until light golden brown.

100% making this again

Greek Honey Balls!

i don’t know what these actually were - but they tasted like the cross between a donut and a churro and were served in a bowl of mild greek honey. i still have no idea how i had the restraint to only eat one

Greek Honey from Hosias Louka 

honey in Greece is so good and we got to have it with almost every meal - Greek yogurt with honey, baklava, oo and there were these greek fried dough ball things in honey that were to die for … which i shall post next :)