Happy Monday Gourmies!
Today officially kicks off finals week here at school. I probably should be more stressed out than I am, but I’m just going to chalk to up to senioritis and let it slide. I think it’s safe to say that at this point in my college career, I’ve got it down. I think I used to stress over the end of any semester due simply to the sheer amount of work that HAS to be completed by its close. I mean that’s pretty stressful, even if you’re just thinking about it. But in all honesty, a little stress isn’t a bad thing. I know for me it lights a fire under my you know what. I have so much going on right now though that I’m feeling the stress but not towards school.
Am I killing you with this news that I have yet to share? Just hold out a little longer, Gourmies! I promise once every thing’s cemented I will share it all.
Moving right along. I don’t know about you, but Sunday’s for me really inspire a fun meal at home or a yummy dinner out. Ethan and I thought that a dinner at home sounded great and that a BBQ sounded best. We decided to go the “meat (ha) and potatoes” route. Now, I’m not sure if I’ve shared this with you before but Ethan has been practicing vegetarianism since I have been practicing veganism. He is a crazy athlete and is training for a marathon right now! (as I will be too.. soon, eek!)
Ethan and I share a love for perusing the grocery isles at Whole Foods. I know I’ve said before that I love learning about new health foods and products, but I think being a vegetarian and vegan really drives that urge as well! The above picture of the Field Roast Co. first crossed out radar this past winter in a grocery coop, much like Whole Foods actually, in Littleton, NH called Littleton Food Coop (no brainer). I absolutely love that grocery store, they offer fresh locally produced tofu from Vermont, Kombucha (which I can assure you is hard to find in NH), and bulk bins of products like nutritional yeast! Well one time when Ethan and I were doing our thing, he stumbled upon Field Roast Co.’s Italian vegetarian sausage. We tried it and really did enjoy it. So when we saw numerous varieties at the Whole Foods here in Chicago we decided to try a new one for us, Smoked Apply Sage. It was amazing! I really enjoyed this one, maybe even more than the zesty Italian one.
Here I used purple and red bliss potatoes, fennel, and yellow onion. I marinated it all with olive oil, salt+pepper, and an Italian seasoning blend. I have a place in my heart for oven roasted potatoes, I find them so homey and comforting. I love the way potatoes get almost creamy and buttery. Mixing them with the fennel really added a delicious dimension that you should definitely try! Add all of the above ingredients to a baking dish, and place in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes, mixing every 15-20.
Have you ever tried Field Roast Co.’s products?
What’s your favorite community grocery store?