TOFI Tales

TOFI:Thin Outside Fat Inside. Follow along on my gastronomical journey through life.
Lobster Mac and Cheese at Red Stag because I CAN.

Lobster Mac and Cheese at Red Stag because I CAN.

Can’t decide if bringing this to the office was the best idea or worst idea.

Can’t decide if bringing this to the office was the best idea or worst idea.

Sometimes you just need to go HAM on a cheeseburger with caramelized onions and a fried egg.

Sometimes you just need to go HAM on a cheeseburger with caramelized onions and a fried egg.

I was lucky enough to be invited to a potluck last night. And by potluck I mean that three of us threw down enough food to feed a    small army.

Pretty impressed what was slammed out of the kitchen last night. 

From top left and moving clockwise: avocado and sri racha deviled eggs, tomato/spinach/mozzarella oven roasted melty magic, spinach/arugula salad with roasted beets, oranges, feta and cilantro vinaigrette, amazing short ribs and a lovely sweet potato soup.

I was lucky enough to be invited to a potluck last night. And by potluck I mean that three of us threw down enough food to feed a small army.

Pretty impressed what was slammed out of the kitchen last night.

From top left and moving clockwise: avocado and sri racha deviled eggs, tomato/spinach/mozzarella oven roasted melty magic, spinach/arugula salad with roasted beets, oranges, feta and cilantro vinaigrette, amazing short ribs and a lovely sweet potato soup.

This might have been the best thing I ate last week: Wilde Roast’s carrot cake. I don’t even need to go into detail- the picture says it all.

This might have been the best thing I ate last week: Wilde Roast’s carrot cake. I don’t even need to go into detail- the picture says it all.

Farmers Market Breakfast

Confession: I don’t eat ridiculously unhealthy foods all the time.

As a matter of (TOFI Tales) fact, I’m usually a pretty healthy eater. I stick to mostly veggies, fruits, healthy fats like avocados, and lean proteins. I get my fitness on by walking my pup, going to yoga 4-5x a week, biking and an occasional pilates class. Practicing that type of lifestyle most of the time allows for me to indulge on all the “TOFI type” foods that I love without any remorse. It’s all about striking a healthy balance.

That being said- instead of posting a photo of some rich and decadent meal (there were a few this weekend…trust), I wanted to let you take a peek into a typical meal. And my amazing Sunday morning.

I got up bright and early without the slightest hint of a hangover and hit the Minneapolis Farmers Market with my friend. Go me! 

I stocked up on a ton of fresh produce: basil, zucchini, tomatoes, peaches, green beans, radishes, and portobello caps to have on hand for the week to make healthy meals.

Post market, I whipped myself up a nice little omelette with the mushrooms, zucchini and basil that I had just bought and added a bit of red onion and goat cheese that I had in the fridge. I cut up some tomatoes on the side and sprinkled with sea salt. Simple and satisfying.

So there you have it—a typical weekend breakfast in my house.

I hope you don’t think my blog and I are any less legit!

Pizzeria Lola, you rocked my carbophobic world. 

*caesar salad with hearts of palm and soft egg
*korean BBQ pizza
*sunny side up pizza
*soft serve vanilla ice cream with olive oil and sea salt (and warm chocolate chip cookies and milk in the back)

XO

Pizzeria Lola, you rocked my carbophobic world.

*caesar salad with hearts of palm and soft egg
*korean BBQ pizza
*sunny side up pizza
*soft serve vanilla ice cream with olive oil and sea salt (and warm chocolate chip cookies and milk in the back)

XO

You know something is TOFItales material when you’re still stuffed nearly 8 hours later. This was one amazing sandwich from Good Day Cafe. I couldn’t decide if I wanted lunch or breakfast so I combined the best of both worlds by adding a fried egg on to one my favorite veggie sandwiches. I should have stopped half way through this beast but you know that sandwich was demolished by the time the bill was paid.

You know something is TOFItales material when you’re still stuffed nearly 8 hours later. This was one amazing sandwich from Good Day Cafe. I couldn’t decide if I wanted lunch or breakfast so I combined the best of both worlds by adding a fried egg on to one my favorite veggie sandwiches. I should have stopped half way through this beast but you know that sandwich was demolished by the time the bill was paid.

Met some friends for bottomless mimosas for brunch at this pizza joint Lassa. The one in back is a smoked salmon pizza and the one in front is quite obviously a riff on a margarita pizza with tomato sauce, sliced tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil. The one pie I didn’t get a pic of was a meatball pie and it was ridiculously good. I was skeptical of pizza for brunch since I’m a total breakfast freak but this did not disappoint at all. Plus it was only 21 bucks for all you drink mimosas and the giant pizza. I think I love you NYC.

Met some friends for bottomless mimosas for brunch at this pizza joint Lassa. The one in back is a smoked salmon pizza and the one in front is quite obviously a riff on a margarita pizza with tomato sauce, sliced tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil. The one pie I didn’t get a pic of was a meatball pie and it was ridiculously good. I was skeptical of pizza for brunch since I’m a total breakfast freak but this did not disappoint at all. Plus it was only 21 bucks for all you drink mimosas and the giant pizza. I think I love you NYC.