Monday, August 27, 2012

5 minute naan pizza

naan pizza

over the weekend

I know naan pizza isn't anything new but it was the first time i've tried it and i was blown away. I'm not a huge pizza fan as it is, too many flavors going on.. but homemade pizza i can handle.. especially if it takes 5 minutes from start to finish.

I just used trader joe's naan from the freezer section (which is SO good by the way), stuck it in the oven for 2 minutes until its mostly warmed through. Then pulled it out and added sauce, mozzarella, feta and spinach and put it back in for 3 minutes or so. This combo was made up of things that were on its last leg in the fridge but I'm imagining what I could do if some thought was put into it.
I'm thinking a different cheese, sliced pear and a drizzle of honey next time.

I'd love to hear some more ideas and if you try it out, let me know!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

over the weekend...

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over the weekend
over the weekend
over the weekend
over the weekend
over the weekend


friday we ate at the best food cart we've tried so far.. hand pulled noodles and fresh veggies.. i could eat that every day. Noodle house, we'll be back for sure.
I also made a quick and delicious naan pizza. So easy i'd feel silly posting the recipe but i will later this week because its too good.
We spent saturday evening in the park.. trying to take advantage of these last few warm nights. And yes, I wore the same exact thing two days in a row. I should probably be ashamed of that but its the easy and lazy route and I just love those mustard jeans too much.

Tomorrow we're headed to the beach for a day.. it's supposed to rain but i'm crossing my fingers for that to change!

P.S. I ate that amazing panda licorice and wondered out loud why so many people hate black licorice... I tried long and hard to convince josh to try it and he refused. I don't get it, it's one of my favorite flavors in the world. So quick poll: do you love or hate it?


Thursday, August 23, 2012

oui presse

Oui presse
Oui presse
Oui presse
Oui presse

quick coffee date at a favorite spot is my absolute favorite way to start the day. nothing against our usual routine of bedhead, pajamas and a french press.. that's a close second!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

hottest day of the year

summer days
summer days
summer days
summer days
summer days

Portland has pretty mild summers, which is one of the reasons I love it so much. But every now and then a 100 degree day pops up and melts us all into a cranky people.. and since most houses don't have AC, it can get pretty miserable. (Our third story was 110 degrees!) So I skipped town and headed to the suburbs with some friends and sat in the pool all day.. which was HEAVENLY. I'm such a sucker for  swimming in a pretty blue pool..

And even though I've been loving every second of summer, I can feel fall just around the corner and I can't wait..

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

hello august

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Yikes! August snuck up on me.. like the beginning of the month usually does. Summer will be over before I know it and back to non-stop rainy days so I'm hoping to make more time for the outdoors this month..

On my to-do list for August:
-swimming -- we don't have a pool.. but we have friends who do and i'm dying to be in more often
-do at least two photo shoots for fun
-go hiking in the gorge
-go to the beach (more than once!)
-swim at dougan falls again
-wake up earlier -- to get my work done earlier in the day, which makes more time for play


what other summery things should i add to my list?