Wednesday, April 4, 2012
What I Ate Wednesday
Oddly enough, you can be a vegetarian and eat no vegetables at all. While that isn’t the case for me, I sometimes get lazy (especially at lunch) and don’t eat as many fruits and veggies as I should.
So, today I am participating in the Peas & Crayons What I Ate Wednesday party. This month, Jenn is focusing on serving an extra cup of vegetables every day. That’s a plan I can get behind.
Today, I am sharing a look at just a few of the foods I ate this past weekend. It’s not all veggies. You know I like a sweet treat!
On Saturday, I decided to use up the red chard we got in one of our organic produce deliveries. I often let leafy greens rot without using them, just because I don’t feel like washing them. I was glad I made the effort, because they were actually quite tasty, cooked with a little bit of minced garlic and olive oil.
I also made a veggie chili, from a recipe in How it All Vegan, one of my favourite cookbooks. We served it on some basmati rice.
On Sunday, I finally made some cookies that I had wanted to make for a long time. They are chef Michael Smith’s peanut butter and jelly cookies.
I am glad I got around to making them, because they are quite delicious. I love jam in a cookie or muffin.
My son prefers chocolate over jam, so I put some Nutella in a few for him. I still think jam is a better option, though.
My husband bought a new barbecue on the weekend, and we were anxious to try it out. So, on Sunday, he braved the cold weather to produce a nice, barbecued meal of sweet potatoes, asparagus, potatoes, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and tofu. I’m glad I didn’t have to stand on the deck in the cold! I sure enjoyed the end result though.
What are you eating this week? Could your diet use an infusion of veggies?