Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mostly Plants

Food I've cooked since reading that Michael Pollan book:

*Veggie burgers (processed, I know) on whole-wheat bread with homemade barbecue sauce
*Slaw made of cabbage, broccoli, local carrots, and homemade buttermilk-dill dressing
*A big salad of accidentally-purchased iceberg lettuce - ew! - cherry tomatoes, pea pods, peas, Filipino mango, bean sprouts, hard-boiled egg, sunflower seeds, and more of that dressing
*Broccoli-stuffed mushrooms with Gruyere, served with another big salad
*Traditional coleslaw for a command cookout tomorrow.

I'm really enjoying focusing on the veggies in my cooking. The fridge is brimming with green, and I've got plans for zucchini bread later this week. I even got Josh to drink a glass of wine with dinner last night, thanks to Mr. Pollan and his good work. Amen!

Oh, and we've made one important discovery: salad is not filling on its own, even with boosters like egg and sunflower seeds. We polished off a huge bowl, made eye contact with each other, and headed for the bananas and peanut butter. Good to know.

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Hey Em! Since you mentioned ice cream (as opposed to dairy-like fake desserts), I've got to say one of my new favorite treats is Haagen-Dazs Five. It's got just five ingredients- milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and whatever flavor it is. I'm in love with the ginger one, but Mer prefers the brown sugar. If you can find it, it sounds like it'd be up your alley!

Kelsey said...

Mack's on board..so cross your fingers for our slow progress towards eating real food!! :)

EmilySullins said...

That Haagen-Dazs sounds great! I'll keep my eyes peeled.

And Kelsey, good luck with your mission! Josh says to tell Mack "good luck on the ship," and I'll bring the book tomorrow.

Oh, and Cheetos at a sleepover don't count. :)

Kelsey said...

Is Josh coming on Friday to the Onsen?? Mack is sure hoping!! I bought the book and have already read it...I couldnt wait :) I have the Farmers Market Cookbook too if you're interested!!