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November 2017
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Baked Portobello Fries

First off, thanks to everybody who read yesterday’s post about eating “too healthily,” and to those of you who commented. Some things are difficult to write, and it’s great to know that I’m not alone! You’re seriously fantastic. ❤

I’m learning to be much more flexible with my meals, and last night’s dinner with Arc was a perfect example! It came together in a mish-mash of family recipes, blogger inspiration and the very limited ingredients at hand. We ended up enjoying parmesan portobello fries with homemade marinara for dunkage, pasta, and a purple kale salad.

The mushrooms were deceptively easy.

Breaded, Baked, Portobello “Fries”

Inspired by A Cozy Kitchen

  • Take two portobello caps, wash them and then slice them into long strips about 3/4″ wide.
  • In a food processor, combine toasted (or stale) bread, parmesan and parsley. Grind’r up.
  • Dip your Pb caps into a bowl filled with egg whites (or a whole egg, I just didn’t have any.)
  • Dip eggy Pb caps into crumb mixture.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, bake for 15 mins at 425.

Next, if you’re me, proceed to burn your hands, mouth, tongue, etc in your haste to try one of these bad boys:

Oh wow.


Meanwhile Arc whipped up a batch of fresh Marinara sauce for dunkage:

And as he was making marinara, he threw some noodles on to cook as well. I was more preoccupied with the mushrooms but I always get a kick out of how simple and comforting pasta is with a light homemade sauce. I only had room for a few bites, but Arc enjoyed his man-sized serving immensely ;D

Fueled with that delish dinner we headed out on the town to a jazz bar for the last of my birthday celebrations with some of my favorite people. I love going to jazz/swing bars; it’s so refreshing to get away from the creepy old men and all that grinding. The club scene just keeps getting grimier – or is that just me? Maybe at this ripe old age at 22 I am becoming grandmotherly ;)

Now I’m off to meet up with some beautiful ladies for a vegan brunch at Fressen. I’ve already scoured the menu for ideas and I think that it’s waffle time alllll the way.

  • Question: Do you look at menus before you go out to eat? I always look up the restaurant online because it takes me hours to decide!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekends!


17 Responses to Baked Portobello Fries

  • Kat says:

    I def always look at the menu before. I hate going to someplace and then realizing there is nothing for me! I check out the menu and see all of my options, then I am prepared!

    • Savvy says:

      Exactly what I do and for those reasons! Nothing is more frustrating than planning ahead and having them be out of the thing you wanted *grumble* although, granted, this has led to trying many new, delicious things.

  • Emily says:

    Those fries look incredible; I looove portobellos and having them as a french fry would be awesome :) thanks!

  • Holy crapoli, that is seriously ingenious!!! I wish I’d grabbed portabellos at the grocery store today…ah well, next week.

    • Savvy says:

      Do it!! Be sure to pick up some fresh parsley too; I didn’t have any at hand so I used dried, but I feel like this would have been amazing with a few more fresh ingredients.

  • Those look amazing!!

    I always look up menus… but sometimes it still takes me ages ;)


    • Savvy says:

      That’s the beauty of buffet style eating and I think we’ve established that we’re total pros in that arena ;)

  • Kelsey says:

    i’m anxious to hear how the french toast turned out that you were going to make?

    from the looks of it, it sounds like you had a great weekend. enjoy the rest of your night!

    • Savvy says:

      Hey lady! We ended up making something else, but that french toast is definitely on my list of things to make this week! Keep checking back; that’ll be a recipe post to die for.

  • Gillian says:

    I always look at menus beforehand because it gets me excited about what I’m going to eat! John is the same, we’ll peruse several different menus online before deciding on exactly what we want!! Those fries look AMAZING!!

    And I need to know more about this jazz bar! I’ve been looking for this type of place!

    • Savvy says:

      It’s called the “Reservoir Lounge” – just down by front street. I highly, HIGHLY recommend it!!!
      Arc is quite possibly John’s opposite: he makes on-the-fly decisions at restaurants when the waiter asks him what he’d like to order, haha.

  • Hayley says:

    I love mushrooms! Those fries look so good.

    I usually look up menus online too, mostly to make sure that a place has something I can eat or would want to eat! Especially at fun veggie places where there are so many great options :)

    • Hayley says:

      *I meant to say that sometimes I like to be surprised…especially at the fun veggie places. haha can you tell it’s Monday?

      • Savvy says:

        Girl it happens to all of us; I’ve been so tired today that it feels like I’ve been swimming through the hours, haha.
        Veggie restaurants are my favorite because they expose you to so many crazy new things, you’re right! (Like Spaghetti squash, for example.}

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