Monday, March 12, 2007

I've always been a kind of "weekend eater outer". Nice phrase. But I'm trying to do that less and I also have a fridge full of fresh produce that I must eat or I'll feel guilty for letting it go bad. So Friday night, I just pulled all the drips and drabs I had left and threw together a salad. I had some frozen veggie things that Morningstar Farms makes. One is like spinach and artichokes and I think the other is broccoli and cheese. They make a nice addition to a salad. I didn't take a picture, but I'm also in a citrus phase. I've been cutting up navel oranges and red grapefruit (something my grandparents seemed to have an endless supply of growing up) and keeping a big bowl in the fridge. Citrus has been iffy this season though. Stupid Florida weather.

When I'm roaming through the farmer's markets, I'm always excited by the foreign items. I normally don't know what a majority of them are, but they are always interesting...especially when you start dealing with various pickled items. On a whim, I picked up some non-threatening buckwheat soba noodles and made a homemade veggie lo mein. I used one of those pre-made stir fry mixes and added my own zucchini, which I'd been using ALL week. I bought two and diced them. I think I used them in every meal I made. I digress. I spiced the flavor up by using some chili oil and sesame oil and a little soy sauce. I was impressed...not as heavy in flavor and oil as most chinese restaurants and no mushy vegggies. Yay!

1 comment:

Jess said...

Did you use dark sesame oil in the lo mein? It looks really good.