Wow, my mind seems to have totally gone blank. I’m sitting in front of my computer, trying to think of something to write and I’ve got nothing. It’s probably because I still haven’t finished my cup of coffee (yeah, I’m not a morning person at all!!). I will say that yesterday’s food was pretty outstanding, and everything took just minutes to prep! I guess I’ll let the pictures do the talking. I’m sure I’ll be blabbering about something rather on my next post 😉
Breakfast: FFL cinnamon raisin english muffin with Barney Butter and plum + coffee (I ran out of time to eat the peach)
Mid-morning snack: banana bread my co-worker brought in. Go ahead and multiply this piece by oh… 3 times. This bread was so moist and kind of perfect. I need to get the recipe asap!
Lunch: baba ghanoush rice + simple salad
For this dish I roasted some eggplant in the morning (s&P + EVOO spray, baked at 400* for 20 minutes, turning once) and then at lunch time mushed 1/2 of it together with some hummus (probably around 3T). The eggplant/hummus mixture went over some leftover brown rice, topped with the rest of the roasted eggplant and a tiny bit of goat cheese leftover from the salad. The eggplant/hummus combo is incredible… nice and creamy. I think it would be amazing spread over some crusty bread (thanks Diana for the inspiration!).
Since I was lacking sufficient amount of veggies on Monday, I decided to make a simple salad for lunch – organic spring mix, heirloom grape tomatoes, cucumber and goat cheese, drizzled with some balsamic vinegar.
What’s a meal without dessert? I finished lunch with some dark chocolate covered edamame and almonds. 😀
Mid-afternoon snack: raspberry peach muffin
Dinner: corn tortilla casserole. I had some buttermilk sitting in the fridge that I really wanted to put to use. Buttermilk seems to be used in muffins, pancakes and ice cream, but I wanted something savory. After coming across this message board, the recipe right at the bottom jumped at me. Yes, this would be perfect for dinner! I loaded this up with corn, mushrooms, and kalamata olives and it turned out beautifully (except it took about 40 minutes, with the last 5 on broiler… I was getting impatient and the egg wouldn’t firm up!). My husband said he’s going to request this dish in the future!
Dessert was 1 large medjool date + a few pecans later in the night (I got hungry again!).
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I still have a bit of buttermilk left. I’m almost out of muffins again so I guess I could make more. Any other recipe ideas with buttermilk? I don’t want the remainder of the carton go to waste!