Monday, October 22, 2012
Clean Eating Report
As the weather has turned colder I have been rejoicing in soup! I love soup! The first soup I made was roasted pepper/tomato soup. Hannah helped me. We roasted peppers and tomatoes from my garden in the oven. Then we put the peppers and tomatoes in a blender with some onion and garlic. After blending it well we added a little potato starch to thicken the soup since I couldn't make a more traditional white sauce. It turned out really yummy! There were no left overs. Sad.
The next day I made a Spicy, Citrusy black Bean soup. I have to say it was the best black bean soup I've ever made. I cooked 4 cups of dry black beans in 10 cups of watter, 1 tbs oregano, 3 bay leaves, and a touch of sage until they were softened. I sauteed y chopped onions, 2 chopped bell peppers and a couple chopped hot peppers, 6 chopped cloves of garlic, 2 tsp chili powder, and 1 tbs cumin. And then I fished out the bay leaves and added the onion mixture to the pot. Then I added 1/2 a can of orange juice concentrate, 1 tbs lime juice, 1 tbs rice wine vinegar. I also through in a few grated carrots. Man! It was good. I got to eat it for a couple days.
I still had plenty of tomatoes from the garden so I made some home made tomato soup too. I think I like the roasted pepper and tomato soup better.
One day I made BLT's... with a healthy flair. I used turkey bacon, tomatoes and lettuce from my garden and my GF bread. It was delish! I usually love tomato sandwiches in the fall. However, they aren't that yummy on GF bread. Bacon definitely makes it better.
John surprised me and took my to lunch and a Broadway show in Portland. We went to PF Changs and got Lettuce Wraps. I have no idea how they are made. But I do think they are so yummy! They were on the GF menu. I really should figure out how to make them.
Saturday was a double show for the play. my good friend got a salad from Raging River in Independence. It was very good... grilled chicken, salad greens, tomatoes and other veggies. He even remembered to get me oil and vinegar. What a guy!
Sunday, Hannah made Sheppard's Pie. She had to improvise. She used coconut butter for the mash potatoes instead of milk. She made a gravy with corn starch instead cream of something soup. She used corn and turkey burger and green beans. I definitely enjoyed it. Thank goodness Hannah is good at adapting recipes!
So now I begin a new week.