Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Eating Real Food

Another new goal.  It may not be very measurable, but who needs measures for everything, right?  I lean this way anyway, but leaning isn't enough for me anymore.  I'm certainly not aiming for perfect, because, well, that's just stupid...there's no perfect.  I want to eat more real food.  I love to cook anyway, so what better way to explore new foods.  Since I've stopped eating meat, meals have taken a little more thought.  Eating more real foods is healthier and cheaper (I know the opposite seems true, but it's not!).  I'll share some of my adventures along the way...so bear with me, there will be good and bad I'm sure :-)

Here are some of the starts:

Salsa...can't imagine store bought...EVER AGAIN.  This takes 2 minutes and is delicious.  Tomatoes, onions, cilantro, salt, pepper, lime juice (and I made it again with avocado chunks...yum!)

Egg whites with goat cheese, asparagus, tomatoes, clementines and cranberries!!!

Lentils with tomatoes, onions and collard greens (who knew!!) with Indian spices:

Pumpkin black bean burgers - ok, I forgot the tbsp of pastry four which is why it looks more like mush...but it was still really good!!

And colorful salads - spinach, greens, carrots, peppers, olives, tomatoes, cranberries, oil and vinegar

And with my kids...nothing goes to waste:

Wish me luck...and again, feel free to join!!!


  1. Food looks yummy and hilarious pic of Levi! Or is that Cooper?