Monday, November 21, 2011

Sometimes I Surprise Myself

If only I never succumbed to the temptations of my favorite food group (fried).  If only I weren't so often impatient when it comes to a meal (Hungry: Must Have Now...).  If only I always used what I had in the fridge before my good intentions went lazy and the fresh vegetables spoiled.  
Today was an exception and I strive to be more like this.  I went to my local farmers' market with a couple of vague ideas.  I got kale, turnips, leeks, carrots.  And avocado honey.  
I knew I'd find something to make from Super Natural Every Day and indeed, I made her 
Kale Salad with Toasted Coconut and (my substitute) Quinoa.
Bought.  Prepared.  Eaten.  Healthy.
Sounds so simple.  Why can't I do that more often?

And for dessert:
Hazelnut-Pepper Cookies 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


When you feed your sourdough daily, you discard a lot.  It seems wasteful.  But while you don't have time every day to be creative with your waste, sometimes you can use it for other things.  Today I tried this sourdough coffeecake.  It's simple, easy, and pretty good too.  I changed it a bit with some brown sugar and whole wheat flour.  In fact, it could be even better with more improvisation.

Meanwhile, here's what else is going on over here:
Luisa: barely two months
Stella: more than two decades
(Peaches: asleep in the other room)