Monday, May 23, 2011

Edamame & Veggie Pasta

Yesterday I wanted lunch.  I couldn't figure out what to make.  If we had chips I would have just eaten those and called it a meal. Fortunately we don't have chips that I like in the house.  Yes, that is planned.

I knew I needed to eat veggies so I started there.  I took a bowl and dumped in some grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, sauteed onions, edamame, lots of olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and rosemary tossed with some whole grain pasta. It turned out pretty good and Addyson loves edamame so that worked out great. Edamame is great because it is packed with protein and has all of the essential amino acids.  It is also high in fiber!

Shredded Veggie and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Trying to fit more veggies into my daily diet. Everyone in my family loves quesadilla's so I made one with goat cheese and shredded radishes, tomatoes (seeded first so they weren't too mushy), broccoli, cilantro, cucumber and onion. I would have LOVED some avocado in there but I didn't have one.  The veggies were organic from the food co-op but I couldn't find any information on the goat cheese company.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get it past the 3 year old or the 38 year old ;)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Garden update

Today I realized that my plants are actually growing!!! I took a photo of my lettuce plant.  The onions and lettuce and strawberries are doing the best.  Tomatoes seem very slow to grow.