Went to the farmers market this morning for the first time in weeks. I guess the season is slowing down, because there were less than half the amount of vendors than usual there. Still, we got a pretty good haul:
chestnuts, baby eggplant, tomatoes, chilies, crazy pumpkin/gourd aberration
variety of bell peppers, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, some kind of hot peppers
Spent about $24. Prices have gone up a smidge, too for some reason, but that's still more than I could have gotten at the store for that price. I can't wait to roast up those chestnuts in a little bit! That's going to be my reward for getting the apartment clean. I only have one dinner to show right now, since last night was a drunken meal of croissantdogs and trisquits. Michael took me shopping at Gabriel's (rad discount clothing/everything store, if you don't have one) and we found trisquits at the most awesome price of 2 for $1. So we got 4 boxes, since they're usually about 4 bucks at the store. He also got these silly extra long twizzlers that I swear are 2 feet long. Anyway, for dinner on Thursday, I made the Sesame Lime Soba Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms and Snow Peas from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. omg. So good. I could definitely eat this more than once a week (if shiitake mushrooms, soba noodles, and snow peas weren't so expensive...).
om nom nom nom
I don't know what's up with that photo, besides it being blurry and sucks. It just doesn't do this meal justice. If you have ED&BV, you should absolutely try this. It's very lime-y and sesame-y. She says in the notes that you MUST use toasted sesame oil, but all I had was pure sesame oil and wasn't about to go pay $4 for a tiny bottle of oil to use in one meal. It turned out just fine, and still very yummy.
Tonight I'm making some mock crabcakes with some type of veggie. Probably some kind of kale thing and possibly some mashed sweet potatoes. Oh! Wait! I just had a flash of genuis! Mashed sweet potatoes WITH kale. Like, kale added in. Whatchoo think? I'll let you know how it goes. Tomorrow is football, pizza, and beer day (oh, Sunday in the fall...my obsession) and Michael and I decided on MexiPizza, which we used to make all the time but haven't for awhile now. This morning, Food Network was showing all these shows that were making Mexican food, so I saw it as a sign that we need some refried beans and guacamole in our lives.
"I see you're drinking 1% milk. Is that cause you think you're fat? Well, you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to." Screw that! Drink some soymilk, Napolean!