Two For Two: Sweet Food Fight Friday

8개월 전

Hi Friends! I’m bringing the Fruits and Veggies heat today, let me tell ya. Wait a minute… it isn’t a Fruits and Veggies Monday… 🤔… it’s a @foodfightfriday. My veggie smack down still counts though. I mean c’mon, who doesn’t love some good ole natures candy?

Honestly, Dandays looked up at me this morning and said “what are you going to do for food fight”? I looked back at him in utter disgust for I had forgot it was even Friday. I quickly skimmed through my memory settling on a moment last weekend where I said aloud as we walked to get pizza “babe, we should start taking pictures of every single thing we eat from here on out. The days are going to get busy and we are going to want to make sure we have a few pics for food fight.” He hastily agreed and then we sat down to dinner. As our pizza came so did the drool almost escaping my mouth and taking a picture was the furthest thing from my mind… mission: BIG FAT FAIL!

Following this mornings reminder we decided to grab a falafel wrap after the gym and yoga. I planned to take a picture of the bad boy and share that with y’all… and mission: BIG FAT FAIL! Dang it… I really need to get me life together. I even had my phone on the table in preparation for the perfect picture. Nope! My big fat mouth beat my picture taking hand to the punch.

So now I’m 2 for 2… hmmm 🤔… what am I going to do for Food Fight (insert snap right here). I know, since we were just enlightened to the fact that the Ironman competition happening next to our house Sunday would inhibit a taxi from getting us to the airport on time, we decided we better head out of town towards the direction of the airport tomorrow. This means I needed to cook through the remainder of our kitchen tonight. Let’s see what I came up with…

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That’s not the right photo but let’s take a small moment to appreciate this beautiful beach weather. I have a feeling it’ll be a little minute until we are back at the beach again.

Okay, okay, enough diddling around, this is the real pic…

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I had 2 and a half sweet potatoes left, a small head of broccoli, a carrot, 2 red onions, 1/2 a red chili dulce, and a small zucchini. I decided to make a massive veggie bake with sweet potato rounds 😋. Not @Dandays favorite but he ate it with a big smile. I, on the other hand, have been slightly obsessed with sweet potatoes lately so to me this was heaven. But that’s not all folks, I had an ace up my sleeve…

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While the veggies cooked I prepared a vegan caprese. Okay, okay, it’s a salad made with tomato, thinly sliced cucumbers, red onion, and mine had avocado, so not a caprese at all but it was close 😉…

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A sprinkle of Himalayan pink salt, a pinch of ground pepper and a splash of balsamic ka-pray-say-d this salad right on up. (Yep, I just phonetically spelled out capresed. Have you said it out loud yet? Go on, give it a try).

Shoot… now the veggies are about ready. While we were going over my made up words and practicing the pronunciation aloud I went ahead and dusted the roasting vegetables with some freshly minced garlic. Yum 😋…

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Check that out… a perfect pan of peppered perfection. Give me a minute to plate everything…

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And voila, waaaahhh-laaaaaaa, bingo, boom, abra cadabra, you want a close up? No sweat…

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Looking sweet, right?!? If you’re reading this then you are invited any time. Unless it’s pumpkin pie night or something. I don’t share pumpkin pie, just sayin 🤷🏼‍♀️

Thanks for hanging out and happy Food Fight Friday to all of the usual suspects, and to all of the new suspects. You all rock!

Pura vida ✌️

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don't tell me that you are vegan!!
I hate that and I eat everything hehe ;)

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Well we eat fish too. So whatever that is. We eat veggies, fruits, and fish.

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ya that's cool hehe

Your dishes always have a nice colorful presentation. You make vegetables (I'm mainly a carnivore 😁) look very yummy!

I was thinking about what to say right here and then I got side tracked trying to remember what I forgot I was thinking about—where was I?

But I know you’re amazing, even when I forget I still know. I know I’m glad you think I’m funny, even when I’m trying to be funny serious. This place has me in a rut. What I’m trying to say is thank you for helping me stay on level ground... wait, I think I spelled level backward—danget! I did it again.

iheartu all the time beautifulest.

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Haha… level backwards… I love you, Poop!

I would love to go eat with you. All the vegetables look so delicious

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Any day @denissemata! I’d even share my pumpkin pie with you 😉

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That would be great. How have you been?

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I’m good. We are leaving for New York and then London tomorrow. I’m very excited to see my fathers homeland. How are you my sweet friend? I’m so glad it looks like you are working regularly. Hopefully by this time next year you’ll be exactly where you want to be.

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I'm so glad you're going to London, I hope to see pictures of that trip. I'm pretty good, working and fighting as they say here. God hear you and things improve for me...

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God always hears us :). I’ll be sure to get some photos.

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That is true he always hears us! I know you will enjoy your trip very much.

@puravideville, isn't it great when you can take whatever is in the kitchen and make a beautiful meal like this? I have 2 1/2 sweet potatoes and I started to make a sweet potato pie but I probably would have eaten the whole thing in 2 days. My favorite pie.

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I’ve never had sweet potato pie but from the way I love pumpkin pie I bet I’d devour sweet potato too. Especially your sweet potato pie, Chef! If it’s no trouble would mind sending a piece of that finished pie my way- I’ll help you not eat the whole thing 🤷🏼‍♀️ Thanks for stopping by @paleotwist.

Beautiful 😋

I read @dandays Tuesday post :(. I was really hoping to see that food truck. A Chef and an Artist (high five :). Ive been having some of my own issues, so apologize for not getting back to some comments. Wishing you both well. Blessings 🙏

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God bless you my brother! I’m just happy to see a @weirdheadaches sighting when I can. Sending lots of positive and healing vibes your way, always :)

hehe, you just had to pop one last beach paradise shot in there, voila! What an amazing dinner you prepared, you're a genius @puravidaville. Even with the last bit of food in the fridge you did it! Happy trails my friend, can't wait to see what excitement you cook up next!

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I’m still waiting for your cookbook, Top Chef! Haha… it’s getting really exciting now so my cooking will probably take a backseat for a week or two. I’ll be sure to try and remember to take pics of our eating out though. Who knows, maybe in a few years we really will be neighbors and will be swapping recipes left and right… sure would be cool 😉

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I won't fault you for one more beautiful beach picture before you get to the gratuitous veggie shots. I'll take either. Or really both, together. 😜

I've had that happen a few times lately with the photos. After a few years of trying to be really good about documenting stuff, every now and then you just need a break to enjoy the meal. Especially if you're already hangry. You still managed to put together a winner in my book anyway! #fruitsandveggieseveryday

@puravidaville
Your Food Fight Friday Contender has been entered into Round 48
May your contender make it out alive and not be placed in a permanent food coma!
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Good Luck

My sweet Pura! Despite all the mishaps; you managed to prepare meal for a king and you deserve an AWARD!
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Thank you Lena!!!! A reward from you always makes my day :)

Really nice presentation... you can have it all @puravidaville 😆 I can't eat that without rice and salty fish😅 what an Achenese (you are not eating without rice no matter how much pizza or meatballs you have eat before😂😀)

But I like that sweet potatoes... 😍😍😍

Hey, @puravidaville.

I'm sorry to hear about all that the two of you have gone through in Costa Rica, but the beach was something worth being at. I don't know that the beaches in England can match, but Europe has other beaches I'm sure you will find as nice if not more so.

Thanks for sharing the meal with us. I really do like sweet potatoes. Sounds like cleaning out the pantry and refrigerator went okay. :)

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Sweet potatoes are the best. It’s nice where we are now. Such a vast change but for the better in my opinion. I feel like I’m at home. Maybe my Dad being British has something to do with that.

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Hey, @puravidaville.

Catching up on comments it looks like.

I'm glad you're liking England. Have you decided where you're going to stay yet, or are you doing similarly to Costa Rica and checking different places out. I would imagine that could get rather expensive, relatively speaking.

And yes, I would imagine since your father is British that a place he called home would feel like that to you, too. :)

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We are making our way to Spain but first we’ll hang out here for bit. You’re right, traveling about does get expensive. Especially when you’re traveling in NY and London but since we settled a bit out of the big cities I’ve been able to find some smoking deals.

Perfect :)