WOW…you don’t hear from me for a whole week and then three posts in one day! I am seriously making up for lost time here today.
Here is another week of beautiful produce…and I may not be doing a good job of keeping up with the blogging but I am managing to keep up with the fruits and veggies!
This week I got:
which translates to:
- lettuce (butter?)
- Roma tomatoes
- Crimini mushrooms
- a bunch of parsley
- acorn squash
- Galia melon (new for me…looks like a mini cantalope!)
Lots of good salad stuff in there!
I have found the green bags to be a great help in making the produce last other than the herbs. For these I stick them in a cup with water, like flowers in a vase, and they seem to last a couple of weeks that way!
I have also found if I wash my lettuce as soon as I can, tear it up, spin in the salad spinner until dry and store in the green bags that it is much easier to grab a handful or three to make salads for lunch or dinner, and more apt to get used. It took me until yesterday to do this week’s batch…but it finally was done. I washed/spun/tore both the lettuce and the escarole and just mixed them together!
Then…using anything I could grab to throw in there…from last week and this week…I made this:
This thing is HUGE! Wouldn’t even fit on the plate so I had to use a Gladware bowl. I had the same thing yesterday and today….and made it for lunch for FabHubs yesterday. He was thrilled. (Can you see the sarcasm dripping from those words?) But I made it so he ate it (insert an evil gleeful triumphant cackling sound here!)
So what is in this? Glad you asked!
- Some kind of lettuce, I think butter but I am not sure
- Red Bell Pepper
- Shredded beets (I shredded a whole bunch on my KitchenAid this weekend and kept them for week-long salad use!)
- Maybe something else but I cannot remember!
On top I sprinkled a small handful of roasted cashews…and then I warmed some seitan pieces in a pan (those are the meat-looking things) and add those on top. The fat and protein in these two things will help keep me going until dinner! I hope. Well, that is the plan anyway!
I dressed this whole nekkid thing with the current love of my salad life…Thai Peanut Dressing! I am out of it now (sniff sniff) and am going to try to duplicate that recipe in the next few weeks (found a recipe in my Everything Vegetarian cookbook!!) so I don’t have to travel all the way to Norman Brothers market (small, privately-owned specialty market) and pay a king’s ransom to get it.
A yummy, healthy, filling lunch!