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current weight: 5.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (52,774) Posts: 96 4/10/13 9:14 A
My favourite plant products that are readily available and reasonably priced this week so far have been baby spinach (great in between my toast with hommus and my poached egg - YUM) mushrooms (medium and grilled whole and naked - nom nom nom) and cucumbers (washed and eaten whole as a on the move snack - delicious)
Not so happy my favourite - tomatoes are apparently gold plated this week
Here in New Zealand apples are in season at the moment and we have a lot of tomatoes, great for making relishes. I have been making gazpacho with all the ripe cucumbers and peppers around at the market. So delicious with a dollop of tart yoghurt. I am keeping a jug of gazpacho in the fridge for DH to have when he gets home from work, it is so satisfyingly fibrous. The stone fruit season is almost over. But, have a last ditch flush of strawberries in my garden. Lucky you in the US, fresh new season's asparagus will be coming your way soon.
Edited by: FIFIFRIZZLE at: 3/30/2013 (02:25)
If you always do what you always did... You always get what you always got!
Starting week 4 today. I love how I feel and I'm enjoying the lightened version of vegetables I'm eating. Less 'stuff' on them. I'm still struggling with the fruit but I'm eating at least 2 a day now. That's a far cry from 0 a day. And I actually like how they taste. I think it's because I'm not eating so many other sweets.
It's funny, my husband is not a big vegetable eater. But... any roasted vegetable become his "favorite"! LOL! I probably sound like a broken record, because I've posted that before. :-) He also "hates" carrots... last week I tried something I saw on Pinterest. You drizzle carrots (I used baby carrots) with a little olive oil and some balsamic vinegar, and I roasted at 375 until tender and a little brown. Go figure, he asked me to make them again!
Pounds lost: 12.2
Fitness Minutes: (1,028) Posts: 40 3/27/13 9:55 A
I'm not a huge fan of asparagus, either, but my husband loves it. My favorite way of cooking it is to wash it, lay it in a pan, drizzle about 1 - 2 teaspoons of oliv oil over it, then squirt on some lemon juice. Roast it until almost tender; sprinkle with a tablespoon or 2 of parmesan, and continue roasting until tender. Yummy!
Pounds lost: 12.2
Fitness Minutes: (1,028) Posts: 40 3/27/13 9:05 A
I notice that, while you can get most fruits and veggies year round, they are so much better in season. Everyone knows to eat apples and squash in fall and strawberries and green beans are best in summer, but did you know that oranges are heavenly in January, and that pears are juicy and sweet in March?
So, can anyone tell me what else is really good right now?
Also, how do I prepare Swiss chard? (I believe this is in season now? I saw it locally grown at a farmers market over the weekend)
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant" -Robert Louis Stevenson
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