Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Veggie dogs on the menu tonight! Back when I ate meat (about 10 years ago) I loved a good hotdog like pretty much everyone. It was one of the few things I missed when I became a vegetarian, until I got hooked on veggie dogs! I've tried a few different brands and I've found my favorite to be SmartDogs (these are the jumbo variety). Throw them on the grill in a whole wheat bun and you've got a great fast meal that tastes good and is good for you!
The jumbo veggie dog has 80 calories, 1 gram of fat, no cholesterol and 15 grams of protein. Pretty great substitution right? Top with your favorite condiments and you may not even notice it's not real meat :)
Check out those grill marks?!
More corn on the cob! Love love loveeeeeee. A simple tomato, cucumber and basil salad on the side. Tossed with olive oil, red wine vinegar and plenty of s&p.
Have a great evening!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Does any meal scream summer more than corn on the cob and seafood? I happen to love, love, love corn especially on the cobb (and baby corn from a can).
While the Man-friend tended to the corn and salmon on the grill I prepared mussels for the first time solo. I love to eat seafood but do not love to cook it, I like it best when prepared for me. It actually wasn't so bad! I sautéed two large cloves of garlic roughly chopped in a tablespoon or so of olive oil, add some S&P and a healthy sprinkle (I actually slipped and added much more than I'd hope for!) of red pepper flakes. After these sautéed all together for a couple minutes I added a big glug of white wine, rinsed the mussels in the sink and added them to the pot. I used my wok because... well because I like my wok. No other reason!
When the mussels opened up I turned off the heat and left them covered so they'd stay warm while I waited for the salmon and corn to be ready. The Man-friend brushed the fish with maple syrup and seasoned with S&P. Delightful.
First corn of the season! If you soak the corn in it's husk you can grill it like that! This being the first corn of the season we misjudged how long it takes to cook, if you look closely the left side looks pretty raw! The salmon was cooked to perfection though!
Dinner enjoyed before dark watching the boats!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Good to have fresh food back in the house! Delightful Sunday morning breakfast at home. It's beautiful out! Fried eggs with avocados and scallions, whole wheat toast and some strawberries :)
Hey all! We are back from California and ready to get back into the swing of things! Too bad we returned to EMPTY cupboards. It always seems like a great idea to try to not buy groceries before leaving for a trip. The trouble is, when you return all jet-lagged and lazy there's nothing to eat!! Gotta get crafty!
Egg salad from lone fresh ingredient! Two eggs, a little mayo and lots o' mustard and s&p. Bread from a frozen loaf in the freezer, grilled in a pan brought it right back to life!
Weird old-ish carrots on the side...Not too bad actually! We had amazing food in California and full posts will be up soon!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Hey veggie heads! We are have been in sunny Southern California for the past few days! San Diego to be more specific. We are having a great time and enjoying awesome food. Here are some shots from the trip, be back with a more detailed post soon :)