Thursday, January 28, 2010

Last of the Boston Organics!

Today I cooked with the last of the Boston Organics, making sweet chili lime tofu again, this time with broccoli instead of collard greens. I think it is generally better with collard greens but the broccoli made me feel super healthy! I guess I still have the lettuce left, so maybe I will eat a few more salads with the lettuce. Lettuce is definitely going on my no-list, I am bored of salads!

This weekend I will try to make a red lentil, sweet potato, carrot and apple soup recipe I found on all recipes.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Spicy White Bean and Turnip Soup

I had a lot of food in my fridge still, but I made spicy white bean and turnip soup to use my turnips, the last carrot, the last onion, and the last potato. It turned out quite good and it certainly is spicy. Though I did use cayenne instead of hot paprika and I used 1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes instead of half a tsp. It made a lot, I may freeze some of it.

Tomorrow I may make the sweet chili lime tofu over broccoli with rice and then I will finish the last of my vegetables from Boston Organics.

Cooking has been really fun and I think I lost some weight, woohoo!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

an interesting salad recipe

I tried this today:

Romaine Lettuce
1 Avocado mashed up with a tbsp of olive oil, splash of lemon juice, some garlic powder and salt
and sunflower seeds

That was my salad, I mixed it up so that the avocado mixture was coating my lettuce like a dressing. I also added red pepper on top, but perhaps it didn't quite go with the rest of the salad. Perhaps it should have been roasted to go with the rest of the salad.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hearty Lentil Soup!

Today I made lentil soup from some of the vegetables I got. I used 3 potatoes, 2 carrots, 2 onions from the shipment! I suspect this soup is going to last me for a while. I didn't really follow a recipe. I used the following spices: garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne, black pepper, salt and fresh cilantro (added at the end). It is a bit spicy in the back of your throat, but not overpoweringly so. In addition to the lentils (about 2 cups) and the ingredients mentioned above, I used 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes and their juice, so the soup is colorful and healthy.

I still have 1 onion, 1 carrot and 3 turnips that will go into a spicy white bean and turnip soup (will be made on a date yet to be decided). My roommate and I finished the last of the sweet chili lime tofu with collard greens and wheat noodles today. She loved the dish and so did I! I think lime zest makes everything delicious!

So what to do with green bell pepper, the broccoli and the romaine lettuce? Perhaps I should tell them that I don't want lettuce because I am not a huge fan of salads in the winter time. It is hard to make the substantial enough. I was thinking I could make a dinner salad of romaine lettuce, avocado, roast red peppers and maybe my own dressing involving garlic, mint, cilantro, lime juice and olive oil? I have no idea if those things taste good together.

I can't believe I have almost finished all the fruit in my shipment. But mostly eating my own food for the last week makes me feel really healthy and thinner in fact. Sometimes I feel like my own food isn't fatty enough, because I often find myself craving fatty food. But maybe they will go away after a while! Anyway, that's all for now folks! :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

So far made sweet chili lime tofu with collard greens and whole wheat linguine from the stuff I got from Boston Organics. Next time I will use soba noodles instead, I'm not sure I liked the taste of the whole wheat linguine. But the sweet chili time tofu was fab. I got the recipe from here.

I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow, what should I make tomorrow evening? A salad with my romaine lettuce? Perhaps I should put that on my no list since I am not sure I like salads.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Boston Organics

Got my first shipment of food today from Boston Organics, in the $29 dollar 2/3 vegetable, 1/3 fruit shipment, which turned out to be:

3 carrots ( = 1 lb)
3 turnips ( = 1 lb)
3 red onions ( = 1 lb)
4 potatoes ( = 1.5 lb)
1 bunch of collard greens
1 head of romaine lettuce
1 green bell pepper
1 bunch of broccoli
3 Macintosh apples ( = 1 lb)
4 bananas ( = 1.5 lb)
2 oranges
2 pears

Anyway, excited to cook with it!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

prismatic scarf

prismatic scarf
Originally uploaded by mangokiwi.

I love this scarf! I made it for my sister out of manos del uruguay silk blend. Too bad I gave it to my sister :), I should have kept it for myself! :)