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Figs from Heaven

16 Oct

Where on earth have I been the last few weeks?! Too far from my blog loves, that is for sure πŸ˜€

I am back now! With Round 1 of midterm exams complete and a month until Round 2 begins, I have the time to find some balance between school, work, life, and, oh ya, the pursuit of happiness and healthiness πŸ˜€

I have a lot to share with you since I’ve been away–well, away at the library, but same difference…

First, you need to meet my friend, Sam. She’s the calm, cool, and collected soul on the left (I’m the one on the right who can’t stop laughing, per usual):

Sometimes, I prefer to call her Goddess of Goat Cheese & Figs. Here’s why:

She arrived at my apartment with a carton of fresh figs and goat cheese, having been inspired by the warm fig and goat cheese salad that we had at Pisticci back in September. 400 degrees later, these guys popped out of the oven….

These figs tasted so good that they seemed to melt in my mouth. If you are craving a slice of heaven, then you owe it to yourself to make them for yourself. I told you Sam is a goddess πŸ˜€

Next up, please meet Mr. Mango, as he has been affectionately named.

Pretty cute, right? πŸ˜€ I found him in my fruit bowl after the Goddess of Goat Cheese & Figs left. What a delightful surprise, I must say…

Well, that is all for now. I have a lot of posts planned for this coming week, so I’ll be back soon with strawberry spinach salad, runs on the Hudson River, and homemade LARABARS. Can’t wait to catch up on all your blogs and lives!

Smile out loud,

Rachel

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Make this Salad Now!

17 Aug

At 1:00 PM today, my boss announced she was going to Spoon, my beloved restaurant, for lunch. At 1:01 PM, I promptly invited myself to come along. You gotta do what you gotta do, right πŸ˜€ Above is my Spoon spinach salad, complete with figs, blueberries, blue cheese, and walnuts. I was starving, but I took a quick (blurry) picture with my phone, before devouring πŸ˜€

I simply adored this salad. If you’re looking for something DELISH, you must make this salad for yourself right now πŸ˜€

Smile out loud,

Rachel