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!