I really liked the sausage pancake cups I made a few weeks ago. It combined my favorite breakfast items into one easy portable form.

FH requested them again, but I decided to make a different variation: bacon. And I made use of my mini muffin pan too. These bite-sized treats are perfect for breakfast, a snack, or any time really.

Burger Lounge recently launched an organic quinoa salad and I was invited to come check it out. I was definitely intrigued since I’m a big fan of quinoa. While we were there, we also sampled some other menu items.

I’ve already tried the burgers before and was more interested in checking out the offerings.

French Fries and Onion Rings

I’ve had the fries before and liked them. They are seasoned and quite crunchy. We were encouraged to check out their onion rings this time and we liked them too. The onion rings are fried in a thin layer of seasoned bread crumbs.  Like the fries, the onion rings are very crunchy and I like seeing the little specks of dried green herbs.

Organic Quinoa Salad (Can be made vegan with the elimination of the cheese)
Roasted baby squash, corn, tomato, arugula, spinach, kale, red onion, toasted almonds, feta, and smoked tomato vinaigrette.

Normally, I’m not a big fan of salads. Salads are the food I eat when I want to lose weight, trying to be healthy, or eat a light lunch. But I absolutely adored this salad. It’s full of all these healthy greens like arugula and kale that I don’t usually like, but I loved it anyway. And it’s the first time where I found a salad full of only vegetables completely fulfilling.

I love shortbread cookies. They are buttery, melt-in-your-mouth and easy to make. And they don’t require eggs and I’m always running out of eggs.

Making Nutella shortbread cookies has been on my to-do list for about two months now. I can finally check it off my list. Well, maybe not because I already want to make them again. Maybe a prettier shape next time.