As much as I love browsing recipes and looking at meal ideas, I never ever plan out my meals. I enjoy being a spontaneous grocery shopper. I just go to the store, without a plan or a list, and just buy whatever looks good! I tend to crave healthy foods, so I never come home with a bunch of junk...just a really random assortment of wonderful foods. But sometimes when my fridge is seemingly stocked, I feel like I have nothing to eat! It can be hard to find foods that work together as a meal.
Posted by : Tyler on 7:27 PM | 6 Comments
Breakfast is easy...usually cereal, toast, oatmeal, yogurt, or maybe even eggs. Lunch tends to be between classes, so I often pack a sandwich (my favorite= turkey and pesto). But dinner is more of a challenge...I try not to just repeat lunch and get creative with what I have. It always turns out interesting. Sometimes weird, sometimes surprisingly delicious. Tonight was definitely one of my best random creations: curry butternut squash and arugula salad!
One reason why I chose butternut squash and arugula tonight is because they are both good sources of vitamin C. I had a terrible sore throat waking up this morning, and I can't stand getting sick! I'm not really convinced that extra vitamin C in your diet helps your immune system (although deficiency would certainly impair it), but some people swear it does. I'm not into supplements but getting some extra vitamin C from some really healthy veggies definitely can't hurt!
I really wish I could post a pic, but still no camera cord, so use your imagination!!
I steamed some butternut squash then mixed it with a big handful of arugula, drizzled it with extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkle of kosher salt, some curry, and a bit of dried fruit (cranberries and golden raisins). This was sooo good, and it took about 3 minutes to make! Ate some crackers and hummus with it. Yum!
Since there is no visual, here is some verbal food porn: Big chucks of succulent squash surrounded by delicate arugula leaves with bursts of red from the cranberries and golden raisins subtly lingering in the crevices....mmmm....oh yes!!
Hope that was almost as good as a picture :)
Also, I have lots of arugula left, and I need to eat it before it goes bad. Any suggestions?