Bites of My Life

The week days went by just dandy, but I think I've decided this past weekend went down as one of my favorite college memories. A big group of my friends and I headed down south to Austin, Texas to attend Austin City Limits. It was three days of amazing live music; Sam Smith, Outkast, The Head and the Heart, Iggy, Lana Del Ray, Fitz and the Tantrums, Calvin Harris and more. Stay tuned for a  full recap post tomorrow!

I got home this morning and I'm exhausted. Although, every minute was worth it. The merriment keeps going because this weekend I will face the Austin locals again, but this time in Dallas. The legendary Red River Rivalry takes place this Saturday. OU and Texas will battle it out but I think we can all predict the winner (cough OU cough). More food, more friends and this time football instead of music will be the theme of the weekend. 

-Vegan bowl for Monday's lunch. Inspired by this.
-A fall version of the "Megan Salad" with beets thrown into the mix!
-HUGE craving for froyo hit last Wednesday! After haggling several friends I found one whose sweet tooth was craving some froyo too! I went super rich with pumpkin, salted caramel pretzel, and honey cinnamon graham cracker topped with granola, cappuccino crunchies, cookie dough bites and more. 
-Brownies baked and sent off for my guy friends to devour. 
-Hello ACL.
-The food at ACL was unreal. Everything was authentic and from local Austin vendors. Having never had one before I went for the pork bun on Sunday evening. Love at first pig fat bite.
-I love how the blog world can bring people together! Found this girl on the internet about a year ago and we have been cyber friends ever since. Loved using ACL as a time to finally meet up! 
-Good people and great music made for an incredible past three days. Austin City Limits for the win.



Tomato Feta Salad aka the "Megan Salad"

This salad has quickly become a staple with my friends and family. My good friend Megan (hence the name) introduced us to this super easy and amazing salad. I eat this salad at least twice a week. As do my parents. After Megan made it for us when she stayed with my family over Easter, my parents love to text me when they make the "Megan salad."

It only calls for 4 ingrediants. These 4 ingredients are now always stocked in my fridge. This salad is the perfect side dish, great for a cookout or as fresh and healthy lunch! I had it yesterday with some grilled chicken added in, so yum!

You can see I eat this salad a lot, and like to take pictures of it. Pictured is the Megan salad on its own, as a side and which chicken for a more hearty main dish!

Megan Salad 

cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
feta cheese, crumbled
a few leaves of basil, chopped
dressing of your choice*

Slice tomatoes, chop basil, add in feta (i like a lot of feta). Toss with dressing and you're done! Like anything with dressing on it, it won't stay super fresh for long, but can stay in the fridge for a couple hours. 

*Sass' Sesame Garlic dressing is the preferred dressing but it can be hard to find. Check Whole Foods or other high end grocery stores. If you can't find the Sass, I've used Newman's Own Lite Sesame Ginger which is great as well. Even just plain balsamic vinegar works too!