Yesterday was my birthday but today just really wasn’t my day. Guess when its over its over! So far, I have locked my keys in the car, missed spinning, spilled beet juice all over my brand new white shorts and sobbed halfway through Marley & Me. The last one isn’t really “bad”, it just seems that since the accident I have been WAY more emotional than lately and sob my way through every movie I watch. Nights in Rodanthe was a killer! 🙁
Anyways, back to the food! I actually made a killer juice combo using half a lemon, ginger, beet, apple, celery and carrot:
And then I TOTALLY ruined it by adding wheatgrass. (speaking of GREENS, check out my latest article for True/Slant!)
I thought it might be an interesting twist but it was bad, bad, BAD. So bad I couldn’t drink the juice and threw it all away after dropping it all over my new Express shorts. C’est la vie!
OxyClean, my old lover from my culinary school days, quickly came to my rescue and alas, the stain did come out after a three hour soak and cycle in the wash. This stuff works miracles, people!
I then consoled myself with a homemade granola bar straight from the freezer. Now THIS was good!
And then since Ryan is fishing I enjoyed a lovely little dinner on my own. It felt good to relieve some stress in the kitchen and I put together a killer quinoa bowl!
The bowl included:
- 1/4 cup quinoa cooked in 3/4 cup water + pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup kidney beans
- sliced & sauteed mushrooms
- 2 sundried tomatoes, chopped
- few kalamata olives, sliced
- 2 globs of HOMEMADE babaganoush!
Yes, I did say homemade babaganoush! I used the eggplant my mom bought me from the market and the recipe from The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook, my favorite!! I’ve never made babaganoush before but it was soooo simple. I just roasted the eggplant for 30 minutes and then threw it in the VitaMix with roasted garlic (roasted along with eggplant for half the time), a tbsp of olive oil, a little tahini, spices, lemon juice and greek yogurt. It came out so smooth and creamy—a nice break from hummus!
And then there was dessert.