Here's a peek...
Happy belated Mother's Day to all you wonderful women! If you are a mother or not, I hope your day was filled with love and good food.
It's been fun to see some new readers to my blog-- especially regarding this blog hop. As always, I thank you for your visits, and for the kind comments you've left in previous "This Week In My Kitchen" posts.
Here are some of the week's highlights:
:: I hosted my family here for Mother's Day on Sunday. While the rest of the family ate their barbecued beef sandwiches, I enjoyed these instead: Quinoa and Roasted Squash Salad (from Karen Tews' website Real Food Matters) and Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad (placed and wrapped in lettuce leaves.) Both so good. With the quinoa salad, I changed it up a little by switching the squash for sweet potatoes and the pomegranate seeds with halved grapes.
:: speaking of Mother's Day, Keith generously gave me some money to choose some gifts I would like. I headed to our local Bosch Kitchen store and picked out some things I've been wanting. I left with a spiralizer tool which creates "noodles" from vegetables. This will be great when the summer squashes start producing (endlessly!) this summer. I've already tried my hand at making a really delicious Creamy Miso Ginger Sauce to coat some zucchini noodles. I think for lunch today I want to try something involving sweet potatoes.
I also picked out two baking "cloches" (an oblong and a round)-- covered stoneware pottery which produces wonderful artisan bread. Especially getting the crust and texture I've wanted to achieve. I was so pleased with the way these loaves turned out. This is going to be fun!
:: green smoothies every morning. (feeling the need for more raw and more greens).
:: Cabbage Noodle Stir Fry
:: High Protein Energy Bites
:: to go along with my bread for dinner last night, I "veganized" an old family favorite: Mexican White Bean Chowder. Adding in potatoes and frozen corn instead of the turkey chunks, and unsweetened almond milk to replace the evaporated milk. I think it turned out even better than before.