I had an unusual craving for lettuce for breakfast, which almost never happens. If I'm craving something healthy, I always try to honour the craving. I put fried potatoes (from Powassan) and diced avocado on a bed of lettuce. I would be lying if I didn't admit that I added some ketchup to this dish. It seemed a bit strange with the lettuce, but it was still very good.
I picked up some delicious golden beets at a local farmers' market. I steamed them the night before, which made it easy to rub the skins off the next morning when they had cooled. I added diced avocado and cold chicken. This salad was so flavourful, I only added salt, pepper, and olive oil.
I have an intolerance of kidney beans, as do many of my patients when I test their antibody levels, so this chili was made with different kinds of beans (no one noticed). I have to admit, I threw this chili together at a friend's, and then thought to take a picture of it later (and try to remember all the quantities). It was really yummy!
-three yellow onions, peeled and chopped
-six large cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
-two medium-sized zucchini, diced
-one cup of red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
-one can of black beans, drained and rinsed
-one can of white navy beans, drained and rinsed
-two cans of pureed tomato
(I meant to add chopped celery, but I forgot)
-approximately one tbsp. ancho chile pepper
-approximately two tbsp. ground cumin
-approximately two tbsp. apple cider vinegar
-sea salt to taste
-In a large pot, brown the onions and garlic at a medium-high heat in a bit of oil, adding the ground beef partway through
-once the meat is done, add the tomato, pepper, and zucchini, and cook, covered, at a medium heat
-once the vegetables are soft, add the beans and spices and keep warm until ready to serve
I got these carrots from at a local fair. I thought the different colours were beautiful. I boiled them, seasoned them, and then froze the extra. I haven't frozen carrots before, I'll let you know how they turn out.