We had an out-of-town guest for a couple of days which resulted in some dining out. I couldn't capture a good pic of this dish from the Thai restaurant, but the leftovers the next day were so pretty!
|Siam Chile Tofu|
We also took advantage of some lovely live Sitar music one night at the Kale Cafe.
The food was fantastic, as always. I can't tell you exactly what everything is because I just tell them to pick whatever they have and pile it on my plate. *grin* I know there are Jerk 'Shrooms and BBQ Seitan, and of course, Kale Salad.
I also steamed a bunch of kale..
Including this gorgeous bag I found at my local Walmart for only $3.98! Say what you want about Walmart, I have to give them kudos for offering more healthy, organic options at very reasonable prices. For those of us on a budget and/or don't have a Whole Foods nearby, they are an invaluable resource. My favorite coffee creamer was only $1.98, a couple dollars cheaper than I've paid elsewhere.
(Oh, and Loki appreciates that they sell dog toys as well)
I've been hearing a lot about cauliflower being the "new kale," and seeing lots of recipes popping up on Pinterest, etc. I've especially liked the ones involving roasting a whole cauliflower, so I decided to give it a shot. I found this recipe on a Paleo blog, and though I wouldn't normally cook with so much fat/oil, I wanted to try the recipe exactly as stated (well, minus the bacon grease, of course!) and I do believe that veggies do require a little bit of oil to prevent burning while roasting.
So I took this gorgeous head of broccoli, delivered to my door from Front Porch Pickings..
And popped it in the oven looking like this..
And about 40 minutes later I had this..
Oh.My.Goodness. Not only did my house smell heavenly with all of those lovely spices wafting through, the cauliflower tasted so freaking fantastic, I could barely stop myself from devouring the whole thing! Again, not something I'd make very often given the fat content, but a definite once-in-a-while treat.
So far this week I've made chili for dinner one night, tacos for another, have been feeling a bit lazy and uninspired. Today I'll figure out the rest of the week and post once I have a plan.
Hope you're all having a great week so far, Happy Hump Day!