This weekend has been pretty chill since I can’t do much for exercise (my hip is hurt pretty bad again; I can’t run, walk or even ride my bike it hurts that much!) so since I couldn’t do much but sit and stand, I took advantage of the free time and spent it in the kitchen! That’s of course after some beautiful trips out into the field:
I started off the weekend on a Mexican spin, with chickpea tacos for dinner, and chicken fajitas for Whit. I also made bell peppers and onions on the side to add in, along with tomatoes, cheese (for Whit), and guacamole…unfortunately I don’t have a picture. Just imagine some great vegan Mexican food!
Anyhow, I had my first baking venture of the weekend when I decided to make Heather’s Double Chocolate Chip Bars from the Attune Foods Website. She used white chocolate in the recipe but since I don’t like the stuff (it’s not chocolate to me!) I saw some butterscotch chips on sale and decided to use those. Boy, Whit nor I was disappointed! I can’t stop eating them!
Along with some delicious bars to hold me over the weekend, I also got an awesome produce box for the week! I got my first pomegranate too! I have no idea how to eat or de-seed them (??), but I’m excited to try!
I also got some squash in there, radishes, basil, lettuce, pears, apples, green beans, peppers and acorn squash. I’m definitely roasting the green beans but aren’t sure what to do with everything else. Will see what the mood strikes me with!
Honey especially liked the radish greens:
Anyhow, dinner was super delicious and a new one for Whit! He had been wanting sushi all week so I told him we would this weekend, except that we would be making it ourselves! I have taught a lot of people and knew he would be able to do it…he’s got Japanese in his blood of course! I made your typical veggie roll, with a brown/white rice mix, cucumber, carrots, avocado and some red leaf lettuce. I had three rolls and was stuffed!!
Whit seared some Snapper because we weren’t sure how to prepare it raw from nigiri, and ended up rolling it in a roll for him to eat for dinner. He was pretty excited to have made a his first ever sushi roll!
This morning though was going to be my shot at something completely new: Eggs Benedict.
Ok, I guess that I should just say poached eggs, because I for sure did not make the hollandaise sauce, that stuff is hard to make (I cheated and got it at TJ’s on Friday). I did two poached eggs, and made a Mexi-cali version of Eggs Benedict by adding some guacamole to the waffles, then topping it with spinach, poached egg and the sauce. It sure did look pretty, and he liked it!
I on the other hand don’t like eggs benedict (I only like my eggs scrambled; yolks are nasty!) so I had some waffles too, but with PB and a fresh apple. I may or may not have had a piece of that cook bar too. They were just staring me in the face.
Definitely a shake up from the oatmeal and cereal I’ve been having so many days for the past month!
How has your weekend been food wise? Any good eats I need to hear about and try myself?!