Do people like, really enjoy ratatouille? If I had a dinner party for a bunch of 17-19 year-olds and just pulled out a thing of ratatouille do you all think people would people cheer or groan? And if people like it, do people prefer it thinly sliced or in chunks?
Another crap cell phone picture… oh well.
Today I made more juice than can fit in my fridge. Had to do a lot of clearing out.
On the right: A bunch of carrots, about 4 radishes, a little under half a giant beet, a little bit of ginger, and some pineapple.
In the center: A head of celery, one and a half apples, a few radishes, two cucumbers, some lettuce, some ginger, and some lemon.
On the left: a quarter of a giant watermelon and a little under a quarter cup of ginger juice, blended with some water.
I’m trying to live by a new rule: never eat anything I wouldn’t eat if a bunch of judgmental people (i.e. if my parents) were watching me. This doesn’t mean I won’t eat anything that’s abnormal, but that if I eat anything really weird, like, hm, an absurdly large amount of celery, I have to be able to defend and explain it. For instance, celery is a calorie-negative food so this will fill me up and give me nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate, Calcium, Potassium, and Manganese, without putting my weight or caloric intake at risk. It has much more protein than fat, but must be eaten in large amounts in order for this to really matter. It’s also delicious :)
I love pomegranate. One pomegranate has almost 5 grams of protein, lots of vitamins C and K, lots of folate, manganese, potassium, and more! Not to mention, absolutely delicious.
Vegans/raw foodists/healthy food enthusiasts always post pictures of the tons of fruit we eat but never the tons of veggies!
Snap peas and celery…. my loves… Wolfed these down with some hummus while running late to a Big Brother Big Sister meeting.
I crave spinach all the time now :) Had it with some carrot and hummus.
This smoothie is limey-er than a pot of English breakfast. It’s more limey than any BBC show. It’s more limey than all of Britain combined.
(That’s not offensive, right?)
I made this smoothie before going for a run out of a bunch of celery, half a lime, half a green apple, half a banana, some water, and some stevia. Limelicious!
Tonight’s dinner was delicious wholewheat bread, hummus, Sauteed Spinach with Roasted Garlic, and a new experiment with Pan Fried Red Tomatoes.
For the Roasted Garlic:
- 1 head of garlic
- about 1 teaspoon olive oil
Cut the head off of the garlic so that the cloves are showing and coat it in olive oil. Then wrap this in foil and bake in an oven or toaster oven at 350 or 400 degrees, respectively, until it starts to brown (around 15 minutes ish for me, in the toaster oven).
For the sauteed spinach:
- Spray or butter for the pan
- About 3-4 cups of spinach
- A dash of vegetable broth
- A few cloves of the roasted garlic
Chop up about 3 or 4 cloves of the roasted garlic. Spray/oil/butter the pan. Put the stove on medium and put some of the spinach on. Then add the broth, then the rest of the spinach. Once the spinach has gotten to it’s sauteed texture, add the garlic.
Pan Fried Red Tomatoes:
I’ve never had fried tomatoes, or even seen them before, but I was going to eat these raw, until I got bored and decided to try something new!
- 1 tomato, cut into slices about 1cm thick
- 1 teaspoon olive oil, for the pan
- 1-2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
- salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and any other seasonings you like, to taste
Heat the oil on the pan and add the tomato slices. After a minute, coat the slices in breadcrumbs. Put them back on the pan and cook until browned a little (but not burnt!).
This was a good meal :)