So…. this past week I totally failed at being a grown up. I had good intentions of cooking (and eating) real food, but it just never really happened. I’m pretty sure I ate ice cream for dinner one night. As a result, some of my veggies went bad (like my Thai eggplants! boo!), and I decided I needed to eat real food again.
This week, I’m trying to do better. So my goal is to eat at least five fruits/ veggies each day.
I’ve already used some of this to make the Cypriot Chickpea Stew with Spinach from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian cookbook. That’s why I have the celery- generally I am not at all a celery eater, but I figured I should at least try it since it’s called for in the recipe. The only change I made to it was that I added half a serrano pepper (in addition to the three dried chiles it calls for). If I were to make it again, I would add a whole serrano, perhaps two. The stew doesn’t have any spices, aside from the dried chiles, so I think it needs more heat. It was good though.
It goes without saying that I will continue to eat clementines obsessively until my next food craving appears. I just can’t get enough of these things for some reason!
I’m hoping to make some smoothies too (frozen cherries, blueberries, and strawberries. with a package of squid beneath, but I think I’ll leave them out of the smoothies for now). I’m still such a weenie with “cold” weather (like, 38 degrees in the morning here), so I don’t know if I will make any smoothies, but they at least *sound* good.
So there you have it. Fruits and veggies. Today I’ve had four clementines (told you I can’t get enough of them!) and a bowl of the chickpea stew (has spinach, tomato, celery, and onion). For dinner I’m planning to make this delicious recipe, which I make with sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes.
I think I can give myself a gold star for the day. Now if I could just stay away from the Dr. Pepper.