Food Lab was fun today – we made gingerbread with different combos of leaveners. And then we got to eat them 🙂
Here’s our sample plate (made with baking powder, soda and milk). I had about 5 samples like this.
We also did some more chemically experiments that were no so cool –
We have no fresh fruits or veggies in this house! I was craving something green and thought through my options in the freezer and pantry and remembered a can of collards I’ve had on hand for “emergencies” for a while. Bingo! Kelsey also delivered some of this TJ’s naan, so I decided to make lunch around them.
This entire can of collards is only about 50 kcal with 6+ grams of fiber and protein. It’s just collards and water too, so while not quite as nutritious as fresh due to the heat used in canning, it’s still a great option and was certainly MUCH easier than making collards from scratch.
But what do you do with a can of collard green?
Add something sweet and something nutty 🙂
I added about 2 tsp real thick maple syrup and the microwaved them until hot. Topped with some walnuts, it was the perfect way to eat them. (Yes, I ate the whole can!)
I toasted the naan, spread on some greek yogurt (because I had no Laughing Cow or cream cheese – it was a perfect subs), added the rest of our smoked salmon and sprinkled with dill.
Lastly, POM spiked seltzer
Served with a side of Southern Living and sunshine. It turned out to be a wonderful lunch.
For dessert, I swept and vacuumed all of my floors in typical Friday afternoon fashion. NOW the weekend can start.
This afternoon’s task: designing a restaurant. I met with my Foodservice professor on campus today and she motivated me to knock this guy out. Crossing my fingers I can at least get a lot done before dinnertime. Not sure if that workout is going to happen in I get on a roll (or more French toast!) but it sure is a beautiful day so I’d like to get outside.