The last couple weeks I’ve been too busy to participate in my favourite blogging phenomenon…what i ate wednesday!
I mentioned that Mr. PG was away for a week, so let’s see how I did without the fancy chef around.
Did I revert back to my single lady days of cereal for dinner? No…and that’s really only because I was too lazy to carry milk home from the store.
Green monsters were a neccessity. Especially enjoyed on the patio.
Delicious creation. Light cream cheese on a toasted bagel thin with fresh strawberries!
Veggie pizza on a pita. Served with some sweet sweet jalapeno greek yogurt dip for the crust.
Plus lots of snacking on nuts and delights from the garden
And obviously some dessert! Jello, strawberries and cool whip!
As I’ve recently been loving the kitchen more and more, one of my friends said that I’m turning into such a perfect housewife because I’m becoming a great cook. Interestingly, 5 minutes later I screwed up a recipe for “Easiest Broccoli Pasta”. [you can find that recipe here I imagine that if you don’t screw it up like I did, it would be amazing]
Moral of the story is make sure you read the instructions and ingredient list before you start. But also, if you screw up hopefully you will be so lucky to have a man friend come home from his trip early and somehow salvage your creation and make it delicious.
Another thing I noticed, is I was a fake vegetarian while he was away. (I say fake because the second he came home he made us steak on the BBQ and I was all too excited). There are certain types of meat that I really don’t usually enjoy, but I eat because I know I need iron/protein etc…I also tend to enjoy meat less when I make it. So i tried to be extra conscious that even if I wasn’t eating meat I wouldn’t become malnourished as a result of being home alone for the week.
I got most of my protein from nuts, greek yogurt, and eggs, and iron from oatmeal, spinach, pistachios and chick peas.
Keeping this in mind, I’d like to try and incorporate some more vegetarian dishes into my diet (Just a note, I use the term diet for the food I eat, not in any connotation with me wanting to lose weight)
I also read recently something along the lines of eating vegetarian for just one day a week reduces your carbon footprint equal to or more than buying all of your groceries locally grown . interesting….
ANY VEGGIE RECIPES TO SHARE?