Oh my. These three dishes were all so good I gave them equal awards on my plate. Such great flavor!
We went to the grocery store and came home with 3 vegetables that looked good: portobello mushroom caps, corn on the cob, and okra.
The mushrooms turned into Portobello Pizzas, which were A.wesome. We grilled the shrooms, until they were tender, heated some Bertolli portobello mushroom sauce in the microwave and slathered it on hot, and sprinkled them with some Kraft 2% Fancy Shredded Cheddar and grated parmesan.
The corn was grilled with covered in about a tsp of Smart Balance spread –
And the okra was chopped, coated in a mixture of blue corn meal, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt and pepper (the goo of the okra helped it all stick), and then fried in a very small amount of real butter and canola oil.
For snack this afternoon I had a small bowl of plain yogurt topped with about 1/5 of a crumbled Pomegranate Walnut Granola Plank.
The house is just about put back together, and we got in a wonderful evening walk as well – about 30 minutes through the neighborhood at dusk, just when the lightening bugs started coming out.
After our walk, I had a small bowl of cereal (Weetabix and a sprinkle of Artisan granola) with hemp milk and an apricot!! I’ve actually never had a fresh apricot and Chelsea kept telling me to try one. Loved it – it was like a tiny peach/nectarine.
A reader sent me a link to this video about how easy it is to overestimate portions, especially with calorie-dense foods like peanut butter (which many of us eat daily!). I am sharing the link as an eye-opener – not because I think everyone needs to start weighing food. Just thought it was interesting!
Enjoy your last moments of the weekend!