I have the semblance of a normal schedule this week, so actual meals will periodically be made.
Sunday – “Gourmet” Salads
I went to “Juiced” (on Main Street in Concord, NH) three weeks ago and have been consumed with thoughts of their amazing salads ever since.
There’s no “recipe” for this, other than some high-quality, fresh lettuce and whatever strikes my fancy/is in my fridge/is something my mom made me bring home to Maine from her fridge.
I will make lemon vinaigrette dressing, though.
Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing:
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsps. balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. pepper
Directions: Mix & eat.
Monday – No actual meal can be made this day…
Tuesday – Spring Rolls a la Barbara Kingsolver
Literature plug — do yourself a favor and read anything she’s ever written (The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams, Prodigal Summer, and The Poisonwood Bible are all particularly superb.) This recipe comes from her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. She also writes incredible short stories & essays.
Spring Rolls a la Barbara Kingsolver
Ingredients for Spring Rolls:
2 oz rice noodles
1 cup bean sprouts
10 soft lettuce leaves
1 cup carrots, shredded
2-3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
8 rice paper wrappers
*This recipe has a bit of learning curve. Don’t feel bad if you end up with a pile of rice wrappers with ingredients sticking out of the holes that ripped while you were trying to get the wrappers flat after heating them up. It tastes the same.
Wednesday – Burrito Bowl
Ingredients for Burrito Bowl:
15-ounce can black beans (I often use a larger can)
Handful of cilantro
1 onion (I add this for extra veggies/flavor)
2 pints cherry tomatoes
Corn (I use frozen)
Sour cream and other fixings for serving (We sometimes eat this with tortilla chips)
Thursday – Broccoli-cheddar quiche
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche
Ingredients for Broccoli Cheddar Quiche:
2 cloves garlic
2 bunches of broccoli
3/4 cup shredded cheddar
4 large eggs
1 cup milk of choice (I usually use almond)
Quiche Crust: (Click link in recipe to get to the simple crust recipe)
*If you like a thicker crust, you will want to double this recipe.
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water