Love Affair

When I fall in love I fall in love with a new food, I fall in love hard.

I am so excited by the tastiness of something new that I want to include it in every meal!

As evidenced by my new love for Chavrie goat cheese, which I only discovered yesterday, I simply had to include the creamy goodness in my lunch today since our love affair is in full bloom.

Goat Cheese + Broccoli + Pasta

I need to back off from the cheese a bit because I can already feel myself getting a little too attached, clingy and overly obsessed.

I think the $6 price tag on such a small chunk o’ cheese will help prevent this new relationship from becoming a full-fledged addiction.

I included the goat cheese in a pasta bowl with Carba Nada egg fettuccine noodles and steamed broccoli.

Lunch is Served

Noodle Bowl

On the side I enjoyed a small banana.


All Together

Lunch was finger lickin’ good (or fork lickin’ good in this case šŸ˜‰ ).

Now a question for YOU!

What is your most recent food obsession?

Though this goat cheese is definitely my most recent foodie love, my past obsessions have included Monterey Pasta Company’s ravioli, flourless peanut butter cookies, the Pioneer Woman’s sugar cookies, Carba Nada noodles, pumpkin protein pancakes, Babybel cheese, Mochi frozen yogurt, Jimmy John’s sandwiches, and Lindt trufflesā€¦ to name a few. šŸ˜‰

49 Responses

  1. Nutritional yeast! I freaking loooove it.

  2. almond butter!!! but i too looooooooove goat cheese. we found local garlic goat cheese at the farmer’s market that was to die for. and i kind of mean that…. šŸ˜‰

  3. My new homemade guac… omg….

  4. Recently it’s overnight oats! I think it’s because it reminds me of one of my big weaknesses–CEREAL.

  5. I am completely addicted to tortilla chips. Doesn’t really matter what brand or color… with salsa, guacamole, or alone I’m thrilled. With hummus and I’m completely in heaven!

  6. I thought that was cauliflower in your bowl at first…but I LOVE that it’s goat cheese šŸ™‚

    My obsession with green monsters has hit an all-time high now that it’s summer.

  7. Recent love affair: coconut flour! It’s naturally sweet and packed with fiber!

    Chavrie goat cheese IS delicious!

  8. Ahhhh IF ONLY I WASN’T ALLERGIC to cheese! Looks amazing though!!

    I’m recently obsessed with Jay Rob Pina Colada Protein, Nutritional yeast, pickles, TJ’s chicken sausage, and lots and lots of salads (I think the hot weather is the cause of this). Lately I want anything COLD!

    Have a great day chica!!!!!! XOXOXOXO šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  9. Green monsters.

    I’ve had one daily since I discovered them, and it’s been going on…a couple of months now I think? I definitely fall in love hard!

  10. those noodles, do they keep u full. i dont know about u but when i have pasta, i like bulk! how much do u make? xoxoo

    • they actually have 12g of protein in a serving which is great for keeping you full! i usually make a serving or 1/5 servings & bulk them up w/ lots of veggies for more volume.

      • 1/5? how much cooked?

        • woops, i meant 1.5 servings! i’m not sure how much it makes cooked. i usually just weigh it using a kitchen scale before cooking to make sure i am eating a proper serving size since i can eat TONS of pasta. šŸ™‚

  11. I have to second green monsters. I’m not sure how I lived so long without them. I want one every day and I get so excited about all the different creations I can come up with. I also am obsessed with Trader Joe’s dark chocolate pretzel bark. It is delicious!

  12. YOUR pumpkin spice cookies šŸ™‚

    And La Tortilla Factory low-carb, high fiber tortillas. Can’t get enough!

    • OMG i forgot about those!!! they are ryan’s FAVORITE cookie in the whole world if you can believe it. i think i easily made 10+ batches last fall.

  13. Mamey sapote, which is this tropical fruit. Unfortunately it isn’t cheap (way too few of my food obsessions are!).

  14. I’m a goat cheese nut as well:) Sundried tomatoes is high on my list these days…yum:)

    Oh- and I have the same running shoes you have. They are amazing! Not a single blister. I’m tempted to buy another pair- I love them that much.

    BTW: Here’s a link on how to tie your laces:
    Sounds silly but it’s called the marathon knot which I use. It makes all the difference.

  15. I looove goat cheese too! It’s too bad you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you … I get goat cheese for $2.99, so my obsession carries no monetary guilt! I have a long lasting obsession with hummus, lattes made with my milk frother (so hard to enjoy in this heat though!), and canteloupe!

  16. I’m the same way about food – when I find something I like I put it on repeat day after day until I find my next obsession. Hence why pimento cheese has been mentioned on my blog waaaay too often lately, hehe! šŸ˜‰ Speaking of that is my current obsession and I don’t see an end in sight!

  17. Can I say I’m obsessed with all food? No? Ok…then probably my granola blondies I just made this week. They’re fantastic šŸ™‚

  18. oh man! I am most recently obsessed with guacamole…past (and still current) obsessions include buffalo sauce, coconut butter, plantain chips…

    Ditto on the goat cheese love! I’ve never paired it with broccoli though…I’ll have to give it a try!

  19. My latest obsession is Skippy Natural PB! I had been eating Krema but missing the taste of my childhood Jif and I read here about why you like Skippy and gave it a try! It was love at first peanut butter finger!

  20. My latest addiction would be fage greek 0% yogurt with peanut butter mixed in and one stevia! OMG it’s amazzzzinngggg!!!

  21. Fage Greek Yogurt, it’s my favorite kind and I can’t get enough!

  22. Ooookay so after you and HEAB talk about goat cheese so much, I NEED to try it! Maybe that’ll be my new obsession šŸ˜‰

    Right now it’s dates and peanut butter. Actually, it’s always been dates and pb haha.

    Happy Thurs!!

  23. I’d say that while dark chocolate is my steady boyfriend, I’ve had recent flings with spicy peanut butter, strawberries, steamed carrots and organic Lucky Charms. So unfaithful, I know…

  24. this is probably not the best response for a health food blog since it’s not healthy, but my recent food obsession has been lilikoi butter!!! SO GOOD!!!!

  25. Watermelon, tofu, soy ice cream, crunch almond butter, animal crackers (ha!), and the new pretzel m&ms!

  26. You can make your own goat cheese! There are recipes and supplies available on this website, but I’m sure this isn’t the only resource. I haven’t tried it yet, but getting ready to soon. I used to get my goat cheese cheap at TJ’s but, alas, no longer live close to one. Hence the need to make my own since what I find now is so darned expensive. If you try it, please post about your experience!

    I’m obsessed with berries right now. I try to eat seasonally and it’s the right time for those succulent little treats right now!

  27. hey! i love goat cheese tooo but yes its def pricey.. i found a cheaper alternative to chavrie though: at trader joe’s they sell a “Creamy goat cheese” that is also a very similar mellow flavor – for $3!

  28. Definitely find nutritional yeast. You will be hooked, knowing how you like your parm cheese! I put it on everything. Yes, EVERYTHING!

    Current obsession is taking a Jimmy John’s Veggie Unwich and adding a packet of albacore tuna. Had my second one in two days for lunch today.


  29. I have become obsessed with asparagus. I “hated” it until recently – my mom didn’t like it, so growing up I just assumed it was gross. Now that I’ve experienced roasted asparagus, I can’t get enough!

  30. Fage Greek Yogurt mixed with cocoa powder is my newest obession!

  31. The Carba Nada noodles are the best. Made locally near me in Michigan! I’m on a Grape Nuts kick lately. Luckily the box is almost gone. I love Chevrie cheese too! I need some broccoli in my life stat.

  32. Fatal (goat cheese) Attraction. Lol. But that stuff is gooood!! got some in the fridge right now.
    I’m addicted too (and always have and will be) Claussen pickles. Preferably the halves. But Ill take em in any form! Love them!

  33. It always has and always will be goat cheese & peanut butter… (not together of course!!) I could eat both EVERY DAY of my life!

  34. I made pasta salad with goat cheese yesterday, it makes it so creamy. I must try it with broccoli, YUM!

    My latest obsession is jalapenos + hot sauces. I love kicking it up a few thousand notches. šŸ™‚


  35. Pumpkin! I love pumpkin so much!!

  36. Wow! Cost of living is really something!! I can buy the same cheese for just under $5 where I live!! (Of course, I think that’s expensive, too!)

  37. I just got the Trader joe’s brand goat cheese, and it’s really, really yummy. Plus it’s only $2.99 (half the price for Chavrie)

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