There’s a bunch of food pictures here. I hope they make you think YUM! instead of ewww.
I’ve been cooking. A lot. And spending time concentrating on what i eat. This means some interesting adventures in the kitchen. I wanted to share some of my concoctions.
Tuesday night i made Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers, a recipe from Skinnytaste. I did have some slight modifications to the recipe because of what we had in the house and i hate using a portion of a can of beans for some reason.
These came out great, although n
ext time – more seasoning. I had skipped the spicy peppers, but the recipe needs a bit more of a kick. They look ugly, as you can see, but taste pretty darned yum and make great leftovers. I’m also guessing they’d freeze well. I had it with some brown rice mashed with avocado and a salad. There are lots of salads in my life right now.
Yesterday’s breakfast was a scary smoothie – almost black! It was made of:
- 1 banana (frozen)
- 1.5 cups of chard (frozen)
- 1 cup cherries (frozen)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 cup water
It’s official, chard in my smoothies is too grassy-tasting for me. I need to try mixing it in a combination of greens, not just straight like this. Other than that, this came out pretty good. The smoothies aren’t super low in calories and are sugary, but it’s from fruit. I didn’t get this way from eating too many apples! It kept me feeling full well until lunch, and it takes a while to drink that much, which feels satisfying in itself.
Last night’s dinner adventure was a stir fry with flank steak, peppers, snow peas and broccoli. The peas and peppers were in this week’s farmshare, and i picked up the broccoli at the stand. I don’t cook much beef, but i wanted to make this process easier on the husband, and thought this might perk him up.
I made a sauce with:
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 tbsp chili sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
and let the meat marinate in half of it while i chopped the veggies. I was worried about it being too spicy, but it was just enough of a kick. I loved how vibrant the veggies looked and they were cooked just enough. And for a girl who doesn’t like much beef? This was awesome. I’m definitely going to make this dish again with whatever veggies are looking good.