Raise your hand if you overdid it a bit on the food front this weekend! From a cookout feast Friday to multiple plates of Brasa at Angie’s (gorgeous) wedding Saturday to a steak and twice-baked potatoes dinner last night, the hits just kept rolling (in the best possible way). In the mood for something a little lighter, I turned to Pinterest to find a recipe using three ingredients I had on hand—chickpeas, farmers market asparagus and some leftover yogurt sauce.
One of the recipes I pinned was this one from Naturally Ella…chickpea cakes with shaved asparagus and yogurt.
I had everything called for on hand, saving me from a stop at the store on my already endless commute home from work. #score Can I tell you how happy I am to be stir-frying in shorts with the windows open? Seriously, so happy.
The resulting dish was so BEYOND GOOD, I’m already looking forward to eating my leftovers for lunch tomorrow. The patties were flavorful and crisp and the tomato-asparagus melange on top was simple and perfect. Over the top went some leftover dill-y yogurt sauce, to which I added a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and dash of smoked paprika.
It was the perfect foil to all deep-fried, meaty goodness I consumed for the 72 hours prior, and it didn’t even take that long to whip up. Are you pinning any fresh summer suppers? If so, leave me your profile address so I can follow along!
Top photo c/o: Naturally Ella.
and then tried my hand at making my own! (One of my personal betterment resolutions for 2014 is to be better at getting thank-you notes out in a timely way. I’m super embarrassed of how terribly I’ve fallen out of the practice, but I’ve promised myself “no more!”)
My lettering skills leave quite a bit to be desired, but I am OK with that. Plus, I found all the supplies in my basement! (#bonus) Props to Scout’s Honor Co.’s delightful blog for heaps of inspiration. Have you been inspired to create from Pinterest lately? If so, I’d love to know what you’re making!
and then made my own!
It was seriously so easy. Plus, all the supplies (except the needle and thread) were thrifted! The never-worn hat was found at the new Nicollet Avenue Goodwill for $1.99. The necklace turned beanie bling is from the Salvation Army Family Store, also on Nicollet, and cost $2.99. Staying glitzy (and warm) in the midst of this never-ending polar vortex? Priceless. Many, many thanks to Fran of Fall for DIY for the inspiration!
Stay warm, my dears!
P.S. Do you save your DIY or craft ideas on Pinterest? If so, leave your board address in a comment so I can follow along. I’d love to see what’s inspiring you!
I must confess…I really lagged when it came to hopping on the Pinterest bandwagon. I thought it was a giant time suck for the wedding obsessed, it’s true! But the last of my resistance finally wore off a few months ago when I realized how flippin’ useful the site can be. So far, the boards I refer to the most are…
beauty, hair & makeup (True story: Two weeks after joining Pinterest I was at a party, with my hair styled like this and a girl asked me if I was a hairstylist, to which I replied, “No! I just joined Pinterest!” This amazingly deep conversation ended quickly, but my night was still made!)
food & drink (True story: “Pinterest pounds” are real!)
kitchen redo (True story: I’m saving up to remodel my kitchen next summer. My theme? Pink, obviously!)
crafts, projects & plans (True story: I haven’t done a single project on this board. Ha!)
Anyway, if you’re on Pinterest, let’s be friends! I plan on starting a board this weekend exclusively devoted to nachos, and that’s reason enough right there!