Learning to eat …

December 14, 2008

Snap Shot of Simply Eating (cucumber and orange bell pepper)

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Simple Eating and Simply Delicious (cucumber and orange pepper)

Simple Eating and Simply Delicious (cucumber and orange pepper)

I snapped this quickly while at work simply because it looked as wonderful as it tasted. It hit the spot to both nourish me and satisfy with wonderful taste and texture!  Who needs dips when the food is simply this gloriously good!

So I believe a new feature is born on this simple blog — snapshots of simply eating. Simple foods that I really am eating. Not foods I created from complex recipes or that I wanted to create simply for this blog. No, this is stuff that I eat just to fill my belly and nourish my body and soul. These may simply be photos with quick descriptions, stay tuned. 🙂

This one if you want a better description is one large cucumber mostly pealed and sliced THIN and a juicy orange pepper sliced, and then great olive oil drizzled over it all and a sprinkle of sea salt on top (do NOT use regular table salt please).

YUM!

September 6, 2008

Today I’m busy in the kitchen…

Tomorrow I’ll try to save time for computer work, including posting pictures, but today I’m keeping my dehydrator and kitchen gadgets busy. I already dehydrated an entire dehydrator full of tomatoes earlier this week, and I’ll likely do more later this week as I plan on using LOTS of “sun-dried” tomatoes this winter. Today I’m also making my first attempt at imitation bacon (also referred to as Raw Bac-un) using eggplant as well as summer squash and zucchini, dehydrated potato chips, dehydrated beet fries, and various veggie chips marinated with marinara sauce and other marinades.

I also want to get more watermelon sliced and frozen as well as getting some local berries in the freezer. Shawn and I are going out tonight so I’m not sure if that will all happen before it’s time to stop and get ready. Saturdays always fly by so fast when I’m in the kitchen!

Breakfast was the light and refreshing watermelon smoothie (sometimes known as the aphrodisiac smoothie) with chia seeds (the only greens were some of the rind and peeling of the watermelon), and lunch was a blender soup of carrots, beets, tomatoes and a little salt and pepper which is fast becoming one of my favorite soups!

Pictures and recipes later this week!

And a quick update on eating local (I’ll do a more official post at the end of the week) — so far today I have eaten entirely LOCAL. That balances out the rest of the family. 🙂 As far as what we’ve purchased this weekend so far — well, that has almost entirely been from the various farmer’s markets so I would round it at 95% local dollars spent. Have I missed anything? No, not really. A little pang for the avocado I would normally have put in my soup, but it was still great without it. Long term I will want more fruits, and especially bananas, but there really are lots of options right now in Wisconsin.

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