coffee toffee ice cream

coffee toffee ice cream | the thoughtful plate Let’s not mention the little fact that it’s been, uh, exactly three weeks and two days since my last post, okay? Sorry guys! First I had that broken lens situation, and then I came home (!!!!!), and all of that adds up to no blog posts for you. (See here and here if you’re unfamiliar with how this has looked in the past.)

I’ll try to make up for it by sharing [what I think is some of] the best coffee ice cream ever. Continue reading

hazelnut butter ice cream with cacao nibs

hazelnut ice cream with cacao nibs | the thoughtful plateIce cream again! I hope you’re not getting tired of it because

a) ice cream is the best.
b) it’s only July (which also happens to be National Ice Cream Month).
c) I’m not tired of it.
d) next Monday is National Ice Cream Day. Continue reading

banana ice cream

banana ice cream | the thoughtful plateI’ve talked about my love for Bi-Rite ice cream many times before, whether in person or online (see: here and here). This love is partially based on appreciation of quality ingredients, on friendly employees, on location, and majorly based on roasted banana ice cream. This love even compelled me to create a Yelp account– I don’t know… I just needed to give it 5 stars somehow, and Yelp seemed like the best way. (I haven’t written another review since.)

I realize that Bi-Rite is most famous for their salted caramel ice cream, but- BANANA. Unless you have a serious aversion to the fruit, you should be eating this. Continue reading

food snapshots.

I’m back and thought I’d share all of the food-related Instagrams from my trip home! I had the best time and felt so refreshed. During my break, I went over 20 days at one point without checking Bloglovin’ or Pinterest. The extended time with friends and family was much needed, but it definitely went by too fast!

Western Civilization I is staring me in the face tomorrow (and I sort of dread it), but I’ll be back soon with new recipes :)

01 | This meal screamed “welcome home”.
02 | My favorite fruit stand.
03 | Perfect golden cherry tomatoes.
04 | Breakfast smoothies in the morning light.
05 | Lunch at La Mo. Coconut crusted mahi taco.
06 | Dinner party. Pizza for four.
07 | My favorite burrito.
08 | Everyday lunch.
09 | Lunch at La Mo. Wedding chicken and a blue crab tamale.
10 | Cheese Board Pizza.
11 | Ice cream at Bi-Rite. Roasted banana and chocolate.
12 | Dinner picnic in the Presidio. Sandwiches from Bi-Rite.
13 | Breakfast. Granola, strawberries, bananas, and milk.
14 | Tamale wrapper litter in the Mission made me laugh.
15 | Afternoon snack. Blue Bottle Americano + macarons from Miette (chocolate and pistachio).
16 | Afternoon fro yo.
17 | Lunch with friends.
18 | Spontaneous Thrifty’s ice cream.
19 | This sope felt like my last meal.
20 | More fro yo with friends.
21 | Peaches from the tree. Whipped cream.

P.S. If you’d like to see a little more of what I’ve been up to, head over to my personal blog.