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Before the Quarantine

March 28, 2020 7:28 AM

Okay, I know we're not really quarantined, but I didn't know what else to call this blog post. I had some pictures of things I made before my sister visited. And I know I can't tie these all together nicely, but whatever. Enjoy the pictures!

Mediterranean Hummus Bowls (Budget Bytes) on a plate

I've been on a hummus kick for the past few months. Back when I could still go into the office, I would snack all the time. I don't think I went a single hour without eating something. And the cafe in the office doesn't exactly offer the most healthy options.

Or I put it all in the pita, to mix things up

So, I'm trying to make sure I have healthier snack options. And since I love chickpeas, that also means I love hummus. And homemade hummus is way way better than anything you can buy at the store.

Remember those fish tacos I made a while back? I actually bought the family pack of tilapia, so I needed to do something with the rest of the filets. I saw a chimichurri fish recipe on Budget Bytes, and you know I love chimichurri.

Baked Chimichurri Fish Bowls (recipe from Budget Bytes)

Baked Chimichurri Fish Bowls (Budget Bytes)

I was going to buy a head of cabbage for this, but I saw a pack of coleslaw mix on clearance for $1 so I grabbed that instead.

Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema (recipe from Budget Bytes) with some mashed avocado
Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema (Budget Bytes) with some mashed avocado

You know a post about lots of food I make wouldn't be complete without tacos. Sweet potatoes were on sale at Aldi, and I also saw these tiny little tortillas at Trader Joes that I impulse bought!

Since the potatoes at Aldi come in 3 lb packs, I still had to so something with the rest of them. So why not continue making more Mexican-inspired dishes?

Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Lime Crema (recipe from Budget Bytes)

Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Lime Crema (Budget Bytes)

The chipotle chili powder in the lime crema was a great addition. I think I'm going to always add the chipotle powder in the future.

Sweet Potato Beef Stew (recipe Damn Delicious)
Sweet Potato Beef Stew (Damn Delicious)

And to finish off the sweet potato recipes, I also made some beef stew. The sweet potatoes made the whole dish sweeter, which was nice.

See that sour cream? It's actually lime crema.

For something completely different, here are some pierogies! That I bought from the store, because sometimes I need an easy meal.

Dumplings! The best freezer meal and completely worth the hour of prep time that goes into making a large batch.

Blackened Shrimp Tacos (recipe from Budget Bytes)

Blackened Shrimp Tacos (Budget Bytes)

And tacos again! Because I love tacos! All recipes on this page get a 5/5 star rating from me. Hopefully I'll remember to post more often in the future.