MOSTLYH2O's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MOSTLYH2O MOSTLYH2O's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Produce Panic (or, When Kale Gets You Down, Make Kale Chips!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4074361 OK, so like the other day I found myself wondering why I felt a vague sense of urgency...like...something was left undone....something was forgotten. I checked to see if I'd fed the cat, check; I checked to see if I'd charged my phone, check; I checked to see if I was wearing pants, check. Hmmm...wasn't any of the usual things... <BR> <BR> Then my eyes slid to the refrigerator, and I realized what it was. The kale. Once again rearing its beautiful, overwhelming head. The thing was, thr... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 20:58:18 EST Keen on Quinoa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4001526 So like in my quest for a healthy, whole food, seasonal, local diet that I love and am excited about, I've been trying new foods and recipes...I've got kale and homemade hummus under my belt, so now's the time to try that grain I keep hearing about that's supposed to be super-healthy and full of all kinds of crap that'll make you live forever: quinoa. <BR> <BR> But I really didn't know anything about it except that there was that one chick who tried to cook it on Top Chef and failed misera... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 15:39:27 EST Honey, I caramelized the cabbage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3977617 So when I last posted, I had a beautiful but malevolent Savoy cabbage from my CSA box which I didn't know what to do with...thanks to my new Spark friend WYOBZM's suggestion, I decided to try a recipe for braised cabbage I found on SparkRecipes.com. This is the one I decided on (probably because it incorporated balsamic vinegar and I'd eat balsamic vinegar on my breakfast cereal if I didn't know my DH'd look at me funny): <BR> <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recip... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:59:21 EST How the heck do I cook a headdress?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3969070 So like my husband and I started having a CSA (community supported agriculture) box delivered after a nice young man came by our house selling subscriptions to it. At first, it seemed I'd never get through all the produce in it -- some of it I didn't even recognize (Oh, so THAT'S a bok choy!) But over time it's widened my horizons and inspired me to try new things. <BR> <BR> My husband was questioning the financial viability of the box ($25 a month for a fairly small box, but all organic a... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:46:28 EST