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Month: March, 2015

greek salad

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When we lived in Sugar Land, Saturdays were for Panera Bread. My mom would peek into my room, waking me up for coffee. It was one of the very few things I would drag myself out of bed for: hazelnut coffee and a toasted everything bagel. Yum.

In high school, my world had a three mile radius from my home. Panera was a staple, a key place for juicy, very important conversations with my bestie. It was also where I obnoxiously took up a table for hours when I was studying for the DAT after college. I’ve got fond memories of that place.

Anyway, whenever I went during lunch, I would hem and haw but would always get the Greek salad. It was fresh and tangy and I felt fairly virtuous ordering it, even if I paired it with a sandwich.

Center City just got a Panera recently (!!!) but it’s a walk from where I live. After gorging myself on pastries during my recent trip abroad, I’ve been dying for more greens. Here’s the byproduct of my Panera + greens cravings:

greek salad.
for one serving
1/2 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
1 plum tomato, diced
2 red onion slices, diced
7 peperoncini slices
5 kalamata olives, pitted
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

greek salad dressing.
for 4-5 servings
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored! It’s just me expressing my Panera Bread love.

saturday surf

SATURDAY

Brown butter blondies. Yes please.

This French onion dip. Ooh la la.

Live like an Instagram fashion girl.

Love healthy eating infographics.

DIY beauty treatments to do.

These Parmesan crisps. Yum.

Love in the time of binge-watching

Creamed corn and fried pickles: some things I miss about Texas.

Coconut oil chocolate bark. I want.

A Brooklyn travel guide.

Just finished reading: The Storyteller and Still Alice.

saturday surf

Hello, hello! I’m officially on break and reporting from London right now! We are here until Tuesday and then off to Reykjavik, Iceland until the following Monday. I just wanted to pop in and share some links I was browsing before I left: 

Makeup infographics.

On teaching kids about money.

Reading this book. You should too; it’s a page turner.

Thinking about trying a cleansing oil. Perhaps this one.

Spaghetti pangrattato with crispy eggs. Needs to be made.

Started Parenthood and already so many tears have been shed. It’s SO good.

Here is where we are hopefully having afternoon tea today!