Another week brought another CSA basket. This week it contained:
- 1 Butterhead Lettuce (red or green)
- 1/4 Lb. of Lettuce Mix
- 1 Bunch of Golden Chard
- 1 Bunch of Green Onions
- 1 Kohlrabi
- 1 Quart of Snap Peas
- Garlic Scapes
I ate up the snap peas right away, I should have taken a picture of them!
Breakfast - Blueberries and Toast
What can I say about blueberries and toast? I use the Becel vegan margarine on my toast. I'm not saying margarine is even remotely good for you, but I just can't seem to give up having 'buttered' toast every once in a while.
Lunch - Sweet and Spicy Golden Chard
I love chard so much, I took advantage of Field Good Farms trade-in policy, and traded the head of lettuce in this week's box for another bunch of chard (pictured below). I chopped up an organic apple, rinsed and sliced the chard, and then put them in my cast-iron dutch oven with a bit of water, sprinkled cayenne pepper on top, and left it at a medium-high until the water evaporated. Last but not least, I put some raw pumpkin seeds on top.
Dinner - Ginger Collard Greens and Lentils
This dish is really delicious, it's been a favourite of mine for years! It's a really substantial dish with a tonne of flavour, you won't regret trying it out. There's a reason it is referred to as a comfort food.
Collard Greens Ingredients
-half of a red onion, finely chopped
-large chunk of fresh ginger, skin removed and finely chopped
-six carrots, peeled and diced
-one bunch of collard greens, rinsed and sliced into strips (instructions here)
Collard Greens Instructions
-put the onion, ginger, and carrots in the bottom of a pan with a bit of oil and cook until onion starts to brown
-add the collard greens and 2-3 cups of water
-bring to a boil, and then reduce to a medium heat while the water evaporates, and the collard greens soften and cook through
(I made this dish at someone else's place, so I had to use their ingredients, and it turned out pretty well)
-one cup of brown lentils
-2 1/2 cups of water
-one half of a red onion, chopped
-2 sticks of cinnamon
-3 tsp. turmeric
-cook onion in a bit of oil
-add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil
-simmer until lentils have absorbed all the water
-remove cinnamon sticks and add a bit of salt
What I Eat
I want to give you an idea of how to eat healthfully on a restricted diet, without a lot of work, by showing you how I eat! I eat strictly gluten-free. You'll find A LOT of veggies in this blog! I eat both fish and meat a few times a week (local and/or humane, whenever possible), and dairy when I'm visiting family and friends, or eating out. I hope you find this blog inspiring and interesting!