Saturday, December 09, 2006

Back!

Thanks for your well-wishes. I'm back and feeling so much better now. Honestly, I don't know why I have been more sick lately than I usually am, but I don't think it's anything I'm doing wrong. Anyway, I hope that it will not happen again. I tried the ginger tea that Dreena and Leslie suggested (thanks!) and it really is amazing how quickly it works to make me feel better, if I drink it just when I start to notice that I need something. I think I am going to make green tea with minced ginger a regular part of my diet.

This morning I was excited because I felt good enough to go grocery shopping--and we needed to, badly (last night's dinner was steamed edamame and celery, peanut butter, and raisins, to give you an idea of how bare our refrigerator got this week). So we went to the health food store and picked up some bananas and some whole wheat tortillas. When we got home, I felt creative so I made up these peanut butter and banana quesadillas:


Spread peanut butter on one half of a whole grain tortilla, and top with banana slices and raisins; sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.


Melt a little Earth Balance in a skillet, fold the tortillas in half, and cook them for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden and toasty and the insides have heated through.


Cut in half and serve.


With syrup, if you like!

I felt like such a kid with my little "brunch," but it was fun and it made me happy! I needed it!

For lunch I made a batch of hummus similar to the one I made last time, but I reduced the tahini to 2 1/2 tablespoons. It was definitely better than before, and I really enjoyed it on a wrap with some mushrooms, cucumbers, and red onion slices. I know, another tortilla meal... but we have not made bread in a week now (poor Bob has been pretty sick too, not just me). We're making some this afternoon.



That has been my day. It's so cold here, I predict some nice baked treats sometime soon. Mmm...

Have a great weekend, and I will be catching up with you all soon!

13 comments:

Vivacious Vegan said...

Yum! Marty & I make banana burritos all the time. Except we leave the banana whole and roll it up. We drizzle either maple syrup or agave inside as well. It's also really good with other fresh fruit like peaches, blueberries, strawberries, etc. I've never thought about heating it though. That's a great idea and I'll give it a try the next time.

raising_kahne said...

Those quesadillas look great! PB and banana is so yummy! Im glad you are feeling much better!

Johanna3 said...

my daughter see this post and now want the banana quesadilla Lol , what a great idea you give me, thanks!!

wishing you and Bob to feel good soon. :)

Dreena said...

Glad you're feeling some better, Laura. I swear the ginger tea helps my immunity year-round.

I do the same thing with those quesadillas for our girls - sometimes using almond or cashew butter, and sometimes some sliced pear (but usually banana), and then a little vanilla soy yogurt for dipping. They love them! They *are* so easy and tasty, huh? For sure comfort food, which sometimes we definitely do need to feel better. :)

bazu said...

Glad you're feeling better! That hummus wrap would really hit the spot right now. Yum.

Megan the Vegan said...

mmm..those tortialls look amazing. Glad you're feeling better.

aTxVegn said...

So glad you are finally feeling better, Laura. Lots of folks around me have been sick and I've probably jinxed myself by bragging that I never get sick!

Your breakfast quesadillas look like a dessert I may need to make soon!

theONLYtania said...

Mmmm.. do you think it would be good with apples instead of bananas? The old.. cinnamon-apple thing? With peanut butter and the raisins.. *drool*

Gaiaonbeta said...

Those quesadillas look so good ! I've never had quesadillas so it's about time I try them !

So happy you are better ! At least it's over and you will be in perfect health for Christmas :)

Dori said...

Glad you are feeling better. The banana quesidillas looks simple and pleasing. I need to bake upsome good bread to, but then I do have some whole grain pitas in the freezer and more blogs I want to read.... choices can be good.

Kate said...

I am so galde you are feeling better! Those banana quesadillas look amazing, what a good idea!

Jayme said...

it all looks so good!..and looks even easier to make!.. now that's MY kind of cooking!!!

funwithyourfood said...

oh i like that idea for breakfast! I'll be trying this next week for richard. :)

thanks

teddy