Monday, March 19, 2012


I've been buying way too much produce to finish in a timely manner.

(Luckily, the above picture is mine and my roommate's produce combined. It's still a lot).

I bought 12 beets for a grand total of $2. What does one do with such a volume of vegetables!? Juice them. Of course.

Needless to say, I've been consuming lots of juice lately.

Let's talk about how I come up with ideas that I think are pretty ingenious, and then I go and Google them only to find out the entire world has already been there, done that.

One such instance was this weekend when I wanted to french toast a tortilla.

I still was quite proud of myself for coming up with the idea. I soaked my tortillas in a combination of egg, milk, and cinnamon.

My topping of choice was honey. Usually my topping of choice for any breakfast item (french toast, waffles, pancakes, etc) is almond butter + maple syrup. Fun fact!

This weekend, my goal was to make these BBQ cheddar chickpea burgers. And that I did.

I made just enough for my lunches this week!

Why is it that I never knew how delicious BBQ sauce is? Who knew that one could use BBQ sauce for things other than BBQ? Never mind the fact that the first ingredient in the BBQ sauce is high fructose corn syrup. I'm planning on using it sparingly. (But seriously, it is quite delicious).

If you're looking for reasons to juice, check out this article

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cave life.

Have you ever gone a week without tv or internet at home?

I HAVE! And it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I somehow entertained myself without technology. Tough life.

The good news is that now it's back. And now I'm back to sitting in front of the tv with my my lap. I missed you, couch. I just realized how much more out and about I was when I didn't have these things at my fingertips (or in my apartment). Potential new life challenge? Perhaps. (Probably not).

Let's talk food!

Last week I went to the farmer's market and bought something like 12 tomatoes. So I did what anyone would do with 12 tomatoes and made tomato sauce. Super easy tomato sauce-- I just sauteed garlic + olive oil + chopped tomatoes until the tomatoes released lots of water. Then, I added in random veggies that I happened to have (broccoli, carrots, spinach, bell pepper) and seasoned with salt, pepper, and oregano. Instead of serving with pasta, I ate it with brown rice and topped it with goat cheese.

My dinners last week looked similar to this:

That is what happens with an overabundance of eggs and avocado. I can't complain, though. It's a pretty delicious combination.

This week I did something a bit more on the fancy side. Yesterday, I bought all kinds of ingredients I normally wouldn't buy such as bok choy (a miniature one!), lemongrass, and dried mushrooms.

Dried mushrooms! Best invention ever. To re-constitute them, they just need to be soaked in water for about 30 minutes.

I only used 1/8 of the bag for an entire bowl full of mushrooms. I'm a huge fan of this.

I combined all my findings and made a quick stir-fry.

This included: bok choy, red bell pepper, tofu, mushrooms, about 1.5 tablespoons lemongrass, soy sauce to taste, and a pinch of salt. I lightly cooked the tofu in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil before adding the veggies in. 

Can I just say that I love that the sun doesn't go down until past 7pm now? That is quite good news for the food pictures!