For breakfast today I had oatmeal with maple sugar. I splurged and added some Brown sugar too.
For lunch I made a Red Lentil Dal and had it over rice. This is a picture of what was left that I will have for lunch over the next few days. No cooking lunch for a while!
Dinner tonight is steamed butternut squash and pasta with a taste of butter and some parmesan.
Breakfast is ready for tomorrow too. I soaked 1/2 cup of quinoa today. I drained the water and covered the quinoa in my thermos with boiling water. In the morning it will be cooked and delicious!
This was our yummy lunch today. I call it the default salad because it is what we eat when I don’t have something else planned. I will share the recipe with you:)
1 head romaine, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 cups in season vegetable(we used asparagus from our garden!)
1/4 red onion, chopped
4 hard boiled eggs
4 small handfuls croutons (we like to make our own out of whole grain bread when we have time)
4 Tablespoons ground flax
4 Tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
Divide the ingredients between 4 different plates or large bowls and top with your favorite dressing.
The dressing I used is my Better Than Ranch with green onions that made it green:)
Better Than Ranch
1 T. White wine vinegar
1 T. Lemon juice
1 1/2 T. Nama Shoyu or Liquid Amino or soy sauce
1 Clove garlic
2 Green onions or sliver of red or sweet onion
1 t. Mustard
1/2 cup vegenaise or mayonnaise or almondaise
1/2 c. Sunflower seeds
1/2 c. Water or almond milk
When blended pulse in:
1 T. Fresh parsley
1 T. Fresh Chopped chives
Grind the nuts and add the rest to be blended together.
I used a cheap version of a magic bullet to make the dressing and it worked great.
Happy Helathy !
These are the seeds you can start now(April 9th) if your last frost date is in 4 weeks. Our last frost date here in Erda is around May 3-9 depending on who you talk to. The state extension even has varying dates on the internet.
If you didn’t start your onions from seed a few months ago, your onions won’t get big bulbs if you plant them now but you could eat the greens still. If you want bulb onions then plant onion sets which are onions that someone already started for you. You can buy them at a home improvement store or a nursery.
Everything else can be planted as seeds.
This spinach came up this year from last year’s roots! I was outside cleaning up beds and getting them ready to plant in when I saw these full grown/ready to eat spinach plants.
Have you ever tasted spinach that has been through a frost? It’s like sugar! Sweet crunchy goodness first thing in the spring is a gardener and whole food eaters dream:) It is too cold for the moisture in the beds to be used up by the plants or to evaporate, so I don’t have to water or fertilize. Just eat. The plants won’t grow super fast in the cold but they were a surprise I’ll take any day.
I brought some Paris Cos Lettuce in from the garden for lunch and did a little video on it. I posted it on YouTube. It is complete with little boy helpers, interruptions, and normal every day life.
You can watch it here.