I’ve been so busy blogging about farming and shopping these days, I haven’t even shown you what I’ve been eating! With all these crazy nights of eating out, believe or not we actually did eat at home a few times. Not once but twice this week, Casey was nice enough to make dinner while I was out running and doing yoga. Tuesday night I had a HOT run/walk with Kath, and when I came home, this fabulous meal was waiting for me when I walked in the door.
Delicious sautéed tofu served with white rice and soy-glazed mixed vegetables.
PERFECT crunch and crispiness on the outside of the tofu – the only way I like it!
Vegetables, rice, and soy sauce – three of my favorite things in this world. This is also a good example of a time when those frozen vegetables really come in handy.
And on the side, one of the most delicious salads I’ve had in a very long time.
A bed of butter lettuce and radicchio, topped with a mixture of diced avocados and banana, mixed with lime juice and pepitas. SO UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!
I always joke that he should have been the one to go to culinary school. Did you know that at one point about 5 years ago, Casey planned to open up a sandwich shop with one of his friends? He is the original Chef Malone. :)
Last night I went to yoga with Kath, and we had a substitute teacher. I thought she was really weird and kept making scary SEX noises! I wanted to run out of the room! An hour later, I escaped and made it home to find another delicious dinner ready and waiting.
Red lentils and green peas cooked risotto-style, and delicious millet from the rice cooker.
He cooked 1/2 cup of lentils in a sauté pan, and stirred in 2 tbsp of regular coconut milk until it was absorbed. He continued to add 1.5 cups of water in small increments until the liquid was gone – the same way you make risotto. Tossed in some frozen peas and cayenne pepper at the end – viola!
Millet is definitely my favorite grain. I love it with just simple salt and pepper, toasted and cooked in the rice cooker.
On the side, another simple salad. I told you we were serious about our lettuce consumption! Can you believe he arranged the salad like this? Impressive!
Butter lettuce topped with sliced tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. I can definitely say that butter lettuce is hands down my favorite type of lettuce – it is soooo soft and silky! I also think it is the best choice for lettuce wraps – iceberg is too stiff and always cracks and spills the filling everywhere.
Delicious dinner, enjoyed in front of Top Chef Masters – love it.
So that’s what we’ve been eating this week! Tonight is another meal out – that makes four this week, a new record. Usually we eat out at most once a month, and probably not even that. But we’re certainly not going to pass up fun opportunities with friends and family, especially since we do it so rarely.