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Cravin' Veggies! (2014 - Blog #41)

Monday, February 10, 2014

After four days without being able to leave the house (ice and snow and a steep driveway!), DH finally got out! Not easy feat, but close to 5pm, SUCCESS!!! after some slipping and sliding. And did I have a list for him!

Over the past four days we were getting to the bottom of the veggies - carrots gone - onions gone - tomatoes gone - lettuce gone! The last of the broccoli and celery was looking pretty pathetic in the veggie drawer. So, my list prioritized the veggies I was fantasizing about ALL DAY LONG!

When he called me after leaving - with a 5 mile snow road between me and the store - I first thought he was calling to tell me he had slid off the road. And yeah, I was worried about him for a second, but my next thought was "You ARE going to get to the store for those veggies, right?!" Not quite that heartless, but there was a momentary worry about my veggie fix.

emoticon He did make it though and he came home an hour later with my bags of veggies. Good grief, you would think I had some kind of addiction.

My focus was so much on making dinner that I did not capture photos today. I pulled together a new recipe that I made up on the fly... with my top veggie - Brussels Sprouts.

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5-6 brussels sprouts- thinly sliced
1 leek - thinly sliced
1/4 onion - thinly sliced
1 carrot - diced
5-6 mini tomatoes - quartered
garlic a lot - finely diced
fresh parsley a lot - chopped
dry sherry - some
olive oil or coconut/canola oil - some

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Slowly saute (sweat out) the leek, onions and garlic.
When translucent, add some dry sherry.
Reduce.
Add the tomatoes and parsley
Then add the brussels sprouts.
Cook for about 3-4 minutes.

I served this over some boiled potatoes and with an apple chicken sausage. I know, I know... Should have photos for you tonight. BUT I WAS SUFFERING FROM VEGGIE DEPRIVATION!

Such a good day when you crave NOT the sugars of yesterday but the veggies of today. May the day be full of your servings of the lovely natural colors.

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EDDYMEESE 2/12/2014 6:19PM

    That sounds delicious!



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MBTEPP 2/11/2014 9:14PM

    It was a veggie day for me too, but I was not stranded for days, waiting for fresh ones;) You have one special DH!

Love the quote today. That is why my grandmother was a wise old owl.

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BOOKAPHILE 2/11/2014 5:28PM

    I'm glad you got your veggie fix! What a great addiction.

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KALIGIRL 2/11/2014 8:33AM

    Love it - here's to craving those veggies!
Glad you are safe and warm.

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NANCY- 2/11/2014 8:11AM

    You made me smile.
Glad you hubby made it to the store and back without incident and with all YOUR veggies.
Stay safe.

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ROXYZMOM 2/11/2014 8:06AM

    Yum! I am glad you got your fix! Also that ur hubby got there and back ok!!

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OVERWORKEDJANET 2/11/2014 6:48AM

    A dinner of my liking, thanks! Those little chicken apple sausages are tasty.

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THINFITFEMINIST 2/11/2014 5:37AM

    I have 10 servings minimum of fruggies a day. But I'm a raw organic vegan. LOL

So happy to hear something like this. emoticon emoticon

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NEWROSE27 2/11/2014 5:11AM

    I so identify with the need to restock when veggies are in low supply at home. Your meal sounds great.

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NEW-CAZ 2/11/2014 3:12AM

    A healthy addiction for sure, something to be proud of.

Your meal sounds lovely emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/10/2014 10:55PM

    It is a testament to how far we've come that we identify with this blog! Yes! Veggies are our healthy "must have"! And when stuck in the house... we crave, yes, we do!

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DOGLADY13 2/10/2014 10:23PM

    I spent a summer in Germany when I was in college. When I got home I was desparate for dark green vegetables! I had plenty of fruit. Plenty of potatoes, cauliflower and cabbage. Very little salad, broccoli or green beans.

You dinner sounds delicious. And the weather in the Northwest sounds horrible. I hope that mess melts quickly.

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