I feel like I’ve been in front of the computer all day! I got a ton of stuff done though including my paper and blog work so I feel its been a productive day. I did get a break to hit the gym for a good arm, back and ab workout though so I guess I wasn’t in front of the computer all day. After the gym, while I was plugging away on my laptop I snacked on some of my homemade trail mix (cashews, pumpkin seeds, banana chips and dried cranberries) and made a special treat: a decaf espresso shot! Oh, it just took me right back to the streets of Paris when I would always order one after dinner (before I ate my nutella crepe, of course!). Mm….I think I need to go back to Europe…..anyways!
For dinner I just reheated the bbq beans my mom made a couple weeks and froze for me. On the side I made roasted brussels sprouts, a slice of my whole wheat bread, and….mashed cauliflower, which sounds sort of gross but is actually really really tasty! Here’s what I did–it’s not really a recipe!
A big handful raw cauliflower florets, probably about 1.5 cups or so
2 tbsp vegetable stock
1/2 of a garlic clove, minced
pinch of coriander
1/2 tbsp Earth Balance buttery spread (or butter or promise light)
salt and pepper to taste
In a microwavable safe tupperware, steam the cauliflower with about 1/4 cup water for about 2 minutes or until its tender, but not mushy. Drain the excess water and put the cauliflower in a blender with the remaining ingredients, minus the salt and pepper. Blend for about 20 seconds or so until the texture is creamy, leaving a few chunks. Take out of blender and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Yum! What a great, veggie-filled dinner. You all need to really make these beans. They taste sooo good and freeze so well…its so easy to make a big batch and eat the leftovers later on. Plus, beans are such an economical (and protein rich!) dish to make. I just love ’em!
Tonight at school we are making Challah braids and soft rolls. We are done with the artisan, crisp-crusted breads and are now moving on to those really really soft, golden, slightly sweet loaves that make the best french toast ever. 😉