Here is a sampling of some of the food we ate this month. You saw the ingredients I bought and now here they are in action. I thought I'd start with dessert because it's so pretty. Lemon tea bread with a dollop of blueberry yogurt and fresh blackberries. Recipe coming soon in a post all its own.
Whole wheat tortilla filled with lettuce, radishes, cucumber, onion and pumpkin seeds with my favorite Dijon vinaigrette.
Yellow split pea soup
1 cup split peas
4-5 cups water
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 minced garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
Wash peas. Combine all ingredients, bring to a boil and reduce to a slow simmer covered for about an hour and a half or until soft. You may have to add a little more water and time to this equation. Keep the lid tipped so that it does not boil over. Thickens a lot by the next day so just add more water or vegetable stock. This is delicious, hearty and cheapppp.
a few ice cubes
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of chocolate milk
1 great snack
Corn tortillas stuffed with refried beans and extra jalapenos.
Salad with avocado and fresh cracked pepper.
4 cups of broccoli crowns, broccoli stems, zucchini, spinach or whatever green veggies you have.
A great way to use up anything and everything in your refrigerator.
1 or 2 carrots
1 or 2 celery stalks
1/2 cup onions
3 minced garlic cloves
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
fresh or dried basil is good here too
salt and pepper
6-8 cups of water
bring to a boil and simmer until veggies are soft
puree in blender
Add to anything needing vegetable stock or just add rice, noodles or sip on its own.
Assorted roasted vegetables over brown rice.
Roast assorted veggies with a light drizzling of olive oil, s&p on sheet pan for 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Serve over rice, pasta, mashed potatoes or alone.
The next day roasted veggies pureed with vegetable stock.
Add in the leftover brown rice for delicious roasted vegetable soup.
That's pretty much it. Plain, simple food.
On another note, I'm having a lot of trouble replying to comments. Something is wrong with blogger and hopefully it will be fixed soon. I'm trying to answer any questions but if I don't get to them right away or my reply winds up on the wrong comment, I apologize. Other than that, see ya soon.