Or more : )
I had proclaimed around New Years' a year ago that it was the dawn of the Year of the Vegetable. But, it wasn't really. It was perhaps a year of not-terribly-bad-choices but with too-many-compromises. There were many reasons for that, not the least of which was that my stomach was quite unhappy and unsettled coming off the hospitalization. As lent began this year however, it felt like a good time to redouble my dietary efforts, to return to a largely grain free plan for me and to a produce-rich menu for all.
Our landlord has been a huge help in this project, as he has been keeping us supplied with the surplus veggies he trades with local farmers. The local farmers often drop off extras at each other's doors. Whatever they can't eat our landlord brings to us.
Blessing, you say? HUGE blessing.
This is what was left in the conservatory last week.
This is a typical breakfast of late. One egg cheese omelette, grapes, peppers (which ended up with Tess because my stomach still doesn't like them) and a smoothie.
Lunch today was tomato soup with cottage cheese and an apple. Chai latte.
Dinner tonight was simple roast chicken (2), roasted carrots and parsnips, brussels sprouts, and rice.
So far so good. Hopefully that was nutritionally impressive enough to share Alannah's latest cupcake adventures later this week. She brought two incredible creations to her potluck at work after which her coworkers demanded to know what the heck she was doing working THERE lol. We picked up a wonderful patisserie instruction cookbook and are beginning to assemble the tools for working through it. There are a lot of tools, but she seems to have a good handle on which she has, which she needs, and why. Will share more when it is not so late.