Sunday, August 19, 2007
The last few days of food
This was a great quick weeknight meal. I made a batch of pinto beans on Monday evening, and then later that week I sautéed some kale in garlic and red pepper flakes, and I added some of the pinto beans to warm them up. Presto--dinner in ten minutes! It was tasty too.
Bob's boss surprised us with a lovely bag of homegrown tomatoes--something we haven't had all season. Besides eating them plain like candy, a couple of ways we have been enjoying them are:
On salads (with some more of The Grit's ranch dressing).
With hummus and sprouts. These little snacks look surprisingly elegant and are tasty, light, and perfect for an afternoon bite to eat.
I make a lot of smoothies, and this one was particularly delicious--peaches and raspberries, with cinnamon and ginger and a little scoop of cashew butter.
Sweet potato fries, spiced with cinnamon, chili powder, and cayenne. Another easy meal--15 minutes in the toaster oven, and perfect with a salad.
I made these cookies to help drag Bob out of bed on Saturday (ahem) afternoon... They're Dreena's Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies, made with spelt flour and using carob chips in lieu of chocolate. They came out so soft and squishy and... unbeatable. We both thought this was the best batch of these cookies yet. I've stayed out of them pretty well, though--I've eaten about one of them over the course of the weekend. I'm still trying to tame my sweet tooth...
Today we went downtown to get a bite for lunch. I've blogged about the Raging Burrito before, but I wanted Bob to have a chance to try it. I ordered these veggie tacos, with grilled portabellas and peppers and salsa fresca and guacamole, and a side salad with sun-dried tomato-chipotle dressing. Bob ordered a burrito--a very tasty burrito, mind you, but not much to photograph. It was huge and he brought half of it home for dinner.
I checked out the Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook and decided to try the Colby Cheeze. I haven't really used it yet, but I've tasted it and I think it's... kind of bland, honestly. The pimiento flavor is overwhelming, and it's just missing something. Once I try it on something, I will let you know the final verdict.
That brings me to the end of the weekend. I hope you've all had a good one, and I wish you a fantastic week!
Posted by laura k at 7:34 PM