What I’ve been eating


May 18, 2009 by 8junebugs

Things I made and/or ate at home this weekend in spite of (or concurrent with) slicing up my right pinky:

Pomegranate-lime popsicles: Ikea popsicle tray (more under-$5 shopping) full of the new pomegranate limeade from Trader Joe’s

Sweet potato chips: Very thinly sliced sweet potatoes sprinkled with kosher sea salt and baked in a 250-degree oven for about an hour. Fat-free — no joke.

Smith Meadows pork chops: Local piggy marinated for a couple of hours in a red wine vinaigrette, then thrown on the grill pan for about a minute too long on each side. Whoopsie. Still tasty, though.

(Pretty, too. I’d have taken a picture, but there was a cotton-cocooned finger in my way.)

Plain, homemade quesadillas dipped in (jarred, warmed) pizza sauce: This is a foolproof fall-back for me. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

Nonfat vanilla yogurt (organic) with local strawberries: I hate yogurt with fruit chunks in. Can’t eat it. But slice a few real strawberries into vanilla yogurt, and I’m sold.

Drawback to eating fresh food and lots of produce? My garbage smells like a compost bin. Thank god for airtight step-cans.

On the menu in the coming days:

  • Fresh roasted-red-pepper pasta (from Cheesetique) with shrimp in a little tomato sauce
  • Salads made with local greens, mini cucumbers, strawberries, and whatever else I toss in. Possibly sauteed local asparagus. And mushrooms. Or grapes. I don’t know.
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Wild-caught salmon, probably baked with onion and garlic…and maybe tossed into a salad!
  • More pomegranate-lime popsicles…mmm…

3 thoughts on “What I’ve been eating

  1. Amy says:

    Ooh, sounds all very yummy and wonderful. And I’m impressed how much you could cook with a bandaged pinky! The sweet potato chips sound especially yummy. I tried it once, though, and it was extremely unsuccessful. Btw… if you want a yummy easy salady thingy, check out orangette.blogspot.com and look up her (Brandon’s) chickpea salad. If you haven’t already come across it, it’s so yummy and easy and fresh.

  2. 8junebugs says:

    I have seen that salad. It’s on my list. 🙂

    By the way, those roasted chickpeas? Unbelievable.

  3. Amy says:

    Those look exceptionally tasty. If it cools off here soon, they’ll be first on my list for the oven. Also, I noticed how many times I used yummy in the last comment. Yummy.

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