Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Green Smoothie, Bok Choy, and Grilled Portabello Steaks

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Wow, I just realized that's it's been several days since I blogged.  I had some baking plans for over the weekend, but once again my weekend didn't go as I had planned.  Hopefully I'll get to do a little baking one night this week, because I'm past due on blogging about something that I've really enjoyed.  :o)    Hopefully that will appear in my blog in the next couple of days.  

Okay, moving into some food.  Yesterday morning and this morning I had this green smoothie. I've been smoothie deprived over the last couple of weeks, so I'm sure I will be having all kinds of smoothies this week.  Right now I'm feeling the green ones though.  :o)  This smoothie was made up of a cup of almond milk, and hand full of fresh spinach, 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds, 1 teaspoon of flax seeds, a dash of cinnamon, a frozen banana, and frozen mango chunks (about a cup).  You may or may not need to add a little more liquid.  Sometimes mine is to thick to blend, so I end up having to add a little more milk or water.  And, because I have an inexpensive blender, I always blend my greens, liquid, and seeds first.  After that's all smooth, I add the frozen fruit and blend until it's all creamy.   :o)

We went to the Farmers Market Saturday and I found some bok choy...woohoo.   So, last night we had steamed bok choy with an awesome ginger vinaigrette to go on top of it..  I used this recipe to make the ginger vinaigrette.  The only change that I made was that I used agave nectar instead of sugar, and I added some sesame seeds on top.  It was delicious! I found some Smart Strips (chick'n style strips) at Kroger the other day when I went grocery shopping, so I sauteed them with some bell peppers and carrots to go along with the bok choy...a perfect combo! 

Sunday was an absolute beautiful day, so we grilled out for supper. I had a grilled portabello mushroom, grilled asparagus, a sweet potato, and some fresh french bread that we picked up at the farmers market.  Now this is my kind of dinner.   I marinated the mushrooms in a red wine, garlic and onion powder mixture for about an hour before Tony grilled them.   I think these are my fav so far.  I tossed the asparagus in a little olive oil and then sprinkled some herbamare on them before they went on the grill.....YUM!

I had a portabello left over, so yesterday for lunch I had a couple of small grilled protabello sammies.  I wanted to make Maud and G's sammy, but I didn't have all the stuff.  I spread a little cashew potato cheeze (more on that in the next day or two) on some French bread , added some Russian Kale (my first time find at the farmers market),  and then some portabello.  These two little sammies were perfect for my lunch!  I still want to make Maud and G's though!  Oh yeah, I also had some sesame sticks to go with them.  I got those from the farmers market too.  I scored big at our little farmers market this past weekend. :o)

I hope everyone's having a great week so far!



  1. Your smoothie looks like one I make often :) Food looks great. I just bought some bok choy at the farmers market the other day too!

  2. All of the food looks really good! I love bok choy, but haven't had it in a while.

    We have all of the ingredients for Maud's & G's sandwich. Can't wait to try them!

  3. I love bok choy and I love sauces with ginger — I think you may have inspired my dinner tonight.

  4. The ginger vinaigrette and bok choy sounds like a perfect match...I'll have that on my grocery list this weekend for sure. Your grilled dinner looks great...and those cute little sammies!!! Yum!

    Oh, and I'm staying tuned for more about that cashew potato cheeze...sounds intriguing.

  5. Everything looks amazing! Your smoothies always look so creamy and beautiful. I LOVE bok choy and the dressing sounds so good. Your mushroom dinner looks perfect and I've been dying to try Maud's sandwich too!

  6. Wow, cashew potato cheese! Yeah, I'm all ready to hear about that one...
    Glad to see your still on the smoothies. I'm drinking them with some hot tea on hand!

  7. I always enjoy and appreciate your excitement of foods you liked or were happy about buying.