Saturday, February 28, 2009

a day of food

I think all I've done today is cook, eat, wash dishes, and procure more food. (I had to walk over to the co-op to pick up a few things . . . most importantly, more dish soap!) Here's what I've been up to:

I started the morning by making some spinach and tomato dal:
We'll have this for lunch tomorrow, over brown rice.

Then I made brunch:
Hashbrowns, grapefruit, and ends-of-veggies tofu scramble. I'm really getting the hang of this "using stuff up" business. :)

I also made some soup:
A simple chickpea and orzo soup, (again with the leftover veggies!) with a little lemon and rosemary for interestingness. I'll send half of this home with Dan tomorrow -- leftovers are awesome!

And then I baked a couple of things. First, muffins:
I made blueberry-lime muffins, and sprinkled them with unsweetened coconut before baking. Heavenly! Oliver thought so, too . . . he ate TWO of the tops off these muffins when I was at the grocery store! Damn cat.

Second, cookies:
Whole-wheat pastry flour, dark-brown sugar, and flax eggs made for a darker chocolate chip cookie than I'd like, but these are still delicious! Dan's been begging for chocolate chip cookies . . . an easy request to oblige.

And, for the finale, tonight's dinner:
Sushi and edamame! I had some black sesame seeds sitting around, and decided to mix them in with the rice. Made for fun, almost polka-dotted sushi goodness. Yum.

Off to relax, now . . . Dan's done the last of the dishes AND scrubbed the stovetop, so all I have to do for the rest of the night is watch movies and read! Woo!


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

A day of DELICIOUS food!! I'll accept any leftover dal that you may have ;-)

Sharon said...

I loved your baked goods so much. I'm drooling.

veggievixen said...

muffins, chocolate chippies and sushi...oh my!


Anonymous said...

love the sushi :)

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm...your dal looks delicious! Mine is simmering away on the stove now--I hope it turns out tasting as good as yours looks :o)

And those muffins! Gorgeous!


aTxVegn said...

Yum! Everything looks wonderful. That dal is making me hungry!