I’m finally turning 24 on Wednesday, so I’m taking the time to give you all some photos of my favorite bits + bites of 23… because it’s Friday, and everyone’s sick of reading. Plus, let’s be honest, no matter how old we all probably prefer picture stories over word stories. I will say in my year of being 23 I traveled to Nashville, New York, D.C. (for my third time… it’s one of my all time favorite places), Baltimore, Paris, Edinburgh and Dublin. I became a bandwagon Cubs fan for a few short months and experienced that World Series win… that was insane. I rebranded to what is now bits + bites. I had some meltdowns about what on earth I’m doing with my life. But overall, 23 was hands down phenomenal, here’s to the last few days of my Jordan year, and to what 24 brings.
Apparently it’s National French Fry Day…. considering those are one of my favorite foods, I have got to do a french fry recipe roundup. I mean, potatoes are great, when you fry something 9 times out of 10 it just get greater. Aside from fried Oreos…. those things are seriously so gross, like ugh disgusting. But these recipes are some of my favorite fries. Enjoy!
I’m not superpicky, I don’t have some sophisticated taste buds, there’s rarely a meal I don’t like, but this meal I had at Proxi was unnnnnnnreal. Proxi opened just under a month ago in the West Loop, and I was lucky enough to have a friend include me on her dinner reservations there. Between three of us, we did damage on the menu, and it did not disappoint. Plus, at 23 (almost 24) years old I tried my first oyster. I didn’t get photos of exactly everything, so I’ll throw their social media links in here for ya.
Anyone else extremely last minute? As in like, going to a 4th of July party in a couple hours and just had an idea of what to make? Well, here’s a super easy appetizer for you to bring to your 4th of July party… berry caprese salad.
This long, holiday weekend I finally started the Harry Potter series… 23 going on 24 in a few weeks and I have never read a book or a movie. Aaaad since I decided to spend the long weekend back home in the ‘burbs, I aimed to finish that book along with two others on this long weekend. Instead, I bought a ton of berries and made 3 berry recipes, and utilized the massive basil plant in my parent’s backyard and convinced my mom and my little brother to be my handy helpers.
SO, going to a neighborhood 4th of July party, I told my mom I will make something. Classic, I didn’t make 4th of July recipes weeks in advance leading up to today… Told myself I would… didn’t. Thinking of something, patriotic, quick, and easy… I stuck with my berry/basil theme of the weekend and made this berry caprese salad.
Personally, I sliced my blueberries and the mozzarella pearls in half, but in all honesty you do not have to do that. Clearly you have to chop the strawberries, but not so much the blueberries or mozzarella. The berries mixed with the cheese, basil, salt and garlic give you all the sweet and savory feels. Plus, it’s red, white and blue… keep with the theme.
I sliced up some french bread, made some balsamic reduction (FYI… I only made the reduction because I couldn’t find pre-made reduction)… throw some berry caprese on the bread and you have yourself a killer appetizer.
Below is the recipe so you no longer have to think about what to last minute make for your 4th of July recipe!
June is National Dairy Month, and I’ve partnered with GoVeggie foods to bring you three grilled vegan pizzas! Just because it is National Dairy Month doesn’t mean that if you are 100% dairy free or majority dairy free (hello, that’s me), that you have to break the diet, or just not celebrate. Because also… who isn’t looking for something to constantly celebrate?