Meatless Monday No. 5 & Blog Updates!
Happy Meatless Monday my precious foodie friends Is anyone celebrating along with me!? I can’t believe it’s already my fifth Meatless Monday! I really am loving my new tradition. It’s something I look forward to weekly
I think today’s recipe is pretty cool
It was definitely tasty, too! I guarantee that one!
Caprese Spaghetti Squash
1 cup spaghetti squash, cooked
1 handful grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 oz. bocconcini cheese* (approximately)
Toss heated spaghetti squash with olive oil. Roast/warm tomatoes in oven or stove top until they begin to wilt. Toss all ingredients together and enjoy!
*Ok, so a story comes along with this recipe…
Unfortunately I did not have bocconcini cheese How sad, I know. It really was quite tragic. Caprese salad requires bocconcini or mozzarella.
The reason I was unable to get a hold of bocconcini cheese for this amazing Meatless Monday meal is because:
– I thought of this creative meal last minute (literally, as I was driving home)
– I had a spur of the moment decision to stop at the nearest grocery store to get the following ingredients to make this creation possible:
1. Bocconcini cheese
2. Fresh basil
– The closest grocery store was not Remark (I know they would have had because they are the best), so I had to stop at another grocery store (the one I was driving past at the time of my spur of the moment decision)
– The bocconcini cheese was labelled:
“Best Before: NOV 15”
Yuck! My beloved Remark would never sell a product past due haha! (I am a little obsessed with my new favourite grocery store!)
So there you have it friends, my wonderful Caprese Spaghetti Squash had to go without this wonderful cheese. On the bright side, I was able to get a hold of living basil.
You can’t get much more fresh than this!
I guess this makes up for the mouldy cheese?
I plated this meal really pretty for all of you but don’t worry about doing so because, trust me, after the picture was taken, I tossed in more tomatoes, cheese, and basil, made it looks like a mess, and it tasted amazing Sometimes you just gotta make a mess
I will be making this dish again, but with bocconcini for sure The way it is suppose to be To get that Caprese salad effect
Another piece of exciting news for you all is that I have been working on my November goals (and procrastinating from doing homework) and updated the Cuddles page So, if you adore cute little pups head on over there and check out my baby Gosh I miss her so much…
Another cute thing that involves adorable animals is this video!
The news show that I watch every morning before class, Canada AM, played this today I thought it was way too cute not to share with all of you!
Do you watch TV in the morning as you get ready for the day? If so, what?
What is your favourite type of cheese?
Do you follow best before dates exactly or use them as a guideline?
Today I appreciate the amount of homework I was able to accomplish! I have so much to do and it’s not fun being in that “funky” mood that we all find ourselves in from time to time when we just cannot focus on anything whatsoever. Luckily, today was not one of those days My Mom comes this weekend, so I am really wanting to accomplish a lot and scratch things off of that freakishly long homework list of mine
I’ll be sharing more recipes with you all throughout the week! I am excited I have been creative in the kitchen lately
Have a great evening!