Yummy yum yum!
There you have it: a colorful, flavorful, veggie-heavy meal.
It’s that time of week again!
It’s been difficult for me to keep up with posting recipes since I blew up my third (yes, THIRD) work computer. I’ll do my best to catch up!
When I first made these for M, he poked at them and said, “I can eat these? Are you sure?” Of course I was sure! I had tried a gluten-free diet for six weeks, just to see if it had any positive effect on me (it didn’t). I did a lot of research to make sure I was 100% gf, and tried out some gf baking recipes. He ate one and simply asked, “How??” He didn’t understand how a gluten- and dairy-free muffin could be so fluffy and delicious!
What I did:
My CSA box has apples on a semi-regular basis. During the spring and summer, we often are treated to baskets of berries. I can’t wait!
1/2 cup of sugar means there are just two teaspoons of sugar per muffin!
Read a little about the benefits of flax, including lowering cholesterol, fighting inflammation, and easing constipation.
What’s behind door #5?
I am really excited about the apples! I can’t decide if I want to bake them into desserts or just gobble them all up now.
I was given an opportunity to have my jewelry sold in a retail store on the opposite coast. So, needless to say, I spent the last two weeks throwing myself into that project! 36 pairs of earrings, 12 necklaces, and a mess of a back later and I can finally turn my focus to my usual every day life. There is currently more laundry piled on my bed than there is put away in my closet, and my dishes haven’t been washed in ages. They are probably capable of telling me by now… but I’m scared to ask.
I have been doing some light cooking here and there. Nothing spectacular. I do want to say that fractal cauliflower is very tasty, and best when steamed for 20 minutes. Also, fresh romaine lettuce is nothing like what you buy in the store. Neither are carrots. Or radishes. Just combining those three with some home made Italian style dressing was cause for a little celebration.
Speaking of which…
What I did:
My salad also included some of my home made croutons and a sprinkle of feta cheese.
Honestly, I am not that crazy about this stew. It isn’t bad, really, just not very interesting. I don’t think I’ll finish the leftovers. It is nice and warming, so maybe it would be better on a really cold day. The cinnamon and nutmeg also gives it a nice wintery flavoring.
What I did:
The original recipe called for 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, and only 2 sweet potatoes and 2 potatoes. That might have improved it a bit. Or not. Difficult to say. The original recipe also called for TWO cans of tomatoes, which would have ruined it completely for me. Total canned tomato overkill.
I take two reusable canvas bags to pick up my CSA share. One is for the heavy stuff, one is for the leafy greens. The heavy stuff this week tried to tear my arm off!
What I got:
And just in case the perspective on this makes the squash look small: