I have had some amazing food lately if I do say so myself. I'm currently on an independent study rotation, so I've been home, which means I've had to be creative in the kitchen. My refrigerator is currently stocked with tons of delicious stuff. I've decided that I judge people on their refrigerators. Mine is always stocked with fresh fruits, vegetables, yogurt, cheese, etc. If your frig isn't stocked then I don't like you. Just kidding....sort of.
I served my eggy bread with strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. I also drizzled on some Kodiak Cakes wildberry syrup and some powdered sugar. These were awesome!! I definitely chalk it up to both the Penzey's vanilla and almond extract I added to the batter.
Andy also made his famous black beans and rice for dinner. If you haven't had these, they are the bomb dot com. Seriously, I have yet to find any restaurant that makes them as good as he does.
Since I make salad so often, I decided to take a pic of the monstrosity that my kitchen turns into. The one bad thing about eating a really fresh and natural diet is that your kitchen is always in need of being cleaned.
I'm very proud of Oprah, even though I don't watch the show, because I heard that she took on a vegan challenge. She basically wanted to show that we have no idea where our food comes from and that being a vegetarian or vegan is a good lifestyle choice. I think everyone, veggie lover or not, should at least try for a Meatless Monday or something along those lines. Even if you're not doing it for the planet or for animals, it's just a great way to get a super healthy day in. Take it upon yourself as a personal challenge. You might be surprised at all the delicious new dishes you can try. I am by no means a vegan, because I do eat dairy, but I've realized lately that a lot of what I eat are vegan meals. For example, the black beans and rice from the other day have no meat or dairy. Also, I frequently eat oats in the morning. I make them with water and then amp them up with nut butters, fruit, and spices. Hell, if you're feeling super adventurous, try one vegan meal once a week. I think that any opportunity in the kitchen to try something new is something we should all try.
Okay, enough of my soapbox.....now go eat some vegetables!