Somebody take my temperature – I’ve got cabin fever!
All day I was itching to DO something. I hands on project. My task choices were read, watch TV or STUDY. For some reason none of them were appealing! I wanted to sort or organize but it was too cold and rainy to do any projects around the house (such as sort more things in the garage that need sorting!) As glad as I am to have a couple of weeks before my internship begins, I really do fare better when I have a to-do list that involves doing stuff.
One thing I did do today that was very hands off was make crackers with my juice pulp!
I followed Gena’s recipe pretty closely, except that I put them in my 170* oven for 5 hours instead of a dehydrator.
My crackers included
- This kale, carrot, apple, orange pulp (~2.5 cups?)
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- 1/2 heaping tsp of curry powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Spread out onto cookie sheet (sprayed with cooking spray)
Two hours later they had started to crisp! I tried cutting them (with my pizza cutter) and they were very fragile so I left them alone longer
After FIVE hours – I proclaimed they ready! They had crisped on both sides. Not crunchy. Crispy.
The verdict? They were good!!! I especially liked the flax seeds 🙂 I nibbled my way through them from start to finish, so by the time they came out of the oven I didn’t really have more than 2-3.
In the spectrum of store-bought and homemade crackers I’d give them about a 3
But considering that they are made from vegetables that were destined for the compost, I’d give them a 7
I will definitely be making them again – perhaps with a different spice combo. Gena says they are good crumbled onto salads. I do think that sounds like a great plan!
Dinner tonight was lazy and easy – but still very good! Matt and I just flopped around the kitchen staring at the stove and oven when it would be ready. I have no energy today!! We ate at 6 on the dot – super early for us!! We were done and cleaned up by 6:45.
The highlight was these Wild Alaskan Halibut filets I was sent from U.S. Wellness Meats to try out. This is another option that a reader recommended for ordering ethical eating approved meat + fish by mail. The company is a Missouri-based cooperative of family farms and offers a huge variety – from jerky to bison to rabbit to seafood. As one might expect, the prices are a bit high, but to have these delivered to your doorstep is totally convenient and probably worth the cost for some.
We kept the recipe simple and broiled the halibut for about 6 minutes per side, seasoned only with salt and pepper, and then added a thin slice of butter and fresh dill for serving. It was a bit on the tough side (is that how halibut is naturally?) but the fish was delicious.
On the side we steamed some green beans and tossed them in Napa Valley Bistro Pesto
And I had a slice of Dakota with another sliver of butter
I love my new fruit bowl set-up! Normally we have a limited number of fruit pieces, but I bought both apples and oranges in a bag this week so we have tons! Sure does encourage fruit consumption : )
Matt and I watched Conan together after dinner and I worked up a little growl of a stomach in my upper chamber 😉 Matt had peanut butter with Brownie Points and I had a taste of this Peppermint White Chocolate scuffin from Great Harvest!
It went excellent with the scuffin! Add a bit more scuffin to this little bowl that I hate from bag 😉
Somebody Got A Haircut!
Breathe In The Season
Isn’t this cover gorgeous!? I wrote the nutrition column for Breathe Magazine’s winter issue – Mindful Holidays!
It feels like it should be nearing 10PM, but it’s only 8:30!! Might take a bubble bath. Read. STUDY. Guf.
Excited for the sun to come out – briefly – tomorrow!