I was well into this week before I realized that I hadn't been taking pictures of any of my meals. Oops! Thankfully, I recognized this in enough time to get a couple pictures taken. It has definitely been a tasty week so far...
Stir-Fry - With so many different veggies in the fridge, my lunch stir fries has been out of this world - full of color and flavor! As always, they start out with a hungry belly and an open mind - I just start yanking goodies out of the drawer: a little spinach, some mushrooms, a carrot, cabbage, broccoli, maybe some of that basil in the garden, oh, and that onion there looks good...
Next think I know, everything has been washed, chopped, and dumped in a frying pan ready for me to work my magic: a drizzle of olive oil, some medium heat, and a dash of salt. Uh, huh. Looking good! Next, let's add some of that cooked rice in the fridge. Yep. That does the trick... And within 15 minutes, we're ready to eat!
A friend said to me recently that she looked at my photos and "recipes" (if you can call them that) week after week and thought "it just can't be that easy." I'm telling you... it's that easy. If it wasn't, would my lazy butt be eating it day after day? Yeah, that would be a no. So no more drooling. Ok, fine. You can drool. But you can make these stir-fries yourself. Easy, cheesy (ok, no cheese for me, but you get the picture).
Just start grabbing stuff out of the fridge (anything that sounds good), chop, dump, and saute those veggies until they are nice and soft. Then dig in, post the photos on your blog, and make the rest of the world drool.
Strawberries and Whole Wheat Crackers - Right. That doesn't even sound appetizing, does it? I'm not exactly a big breakfast eater, but I have to eat or I start doing strange things like getting dizzy, collapsing in parking lots (or wherever I happen to be at the moment)... blood sugar is a funny thing and it's not pretty. So lest I receive a wag of the finger from any one of my many loved ones, I buckle down and make myself eat something.
For the last few week's that's meant some of the most amazingly sweet berries from a pick-your-own just south of town. I had the foresight enough (and the room on my credit card) to buy enough berries to last until my next trip to the berry farm, so I've been nibbling on these juicy tidbits for weeks. Yum!
Then last week, out of nowhere, I decided I was going to start making my own crackers. What makes me think of these things, I have no idea. But I was set on making my own. Talk about easy (a post on this soon, I promise).
So every morning, I've eat a cup of beautiful, red berries, and a few crackers - just a little something to get me through until lunch. It may not look like much. Hey, it may even sound a little weird. But it's seriously good eating!
Other stir-fries this week featured chard, green onions from my garden, and lettuce in addition to the other veggies I included in my stir fry above. Never be afraid to throw something in and give it a try. No, it doesn't always work out (it turns out you don't want to eat bay leaves, they are just for flavoring - you can trust me on that one), but more times than not, you'll be rewarded with great food, a photo to drool over, and a very happy tummy.
Have a great day, everyone. And as always, Happy (and mindful) eating!