Is it Friday yet? No? Didn’t think so. I’m probably going to be extremely tiresome and ask that every day until it actually is Friday, but please bear with me.
This afternoon after class (we had a guest lecturer about the role of French museums in globalization… very interesting), I had an apple. I was walking down the stairs, so forgive the horrible picture! (To preserve the integrity of the blog I refrained from taking a photo of a new apple when I got home.)
While making dinner, I snacked on some pickles which I discovered in the back of the fridge. Pickles (especially these generic green-as-can-be pickles) seem to never go bad.
I tried out two new recipes tonight. Both were very quick, and very tasty!
A couple weeks ago Kath posted a great tutorial on homemade bean burgers. I have a bunch of black beans in the fridge that I need to use up, and I LOVE black bean burgers whenever I have them. The great thing about Kath’s recipe is that you can season your burger any way you want, and use almost any type of bean.
I used the last of my Annie’s BBQ sauce (less than 1 tsp) and some roasted red peppers as my “mix-ins.” It could look prettier…
It ended up looking very “burger”-like, though! Quite a relief.
I served it on an Arnold’s Sandwich Thin topped with extra sharp white cheddar, spinach, and lots of ketchup.
This was so good. I’m so glad I know how to make my own burgers now! There might be a repeat in the near future…
New recipe #2:
Quick Spring Pea Soup
Adapted from this recipe in April 2009 Bon Appétit
- 1 cup frozen peas, divided in half
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- pinch chili flakes
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp ground sage powder
- nonfat plain yogurt
Sauté garlic and onion in oil until onion is tender, about 4 minutes. Add in chili flakes and cook for one more minute. Add half the frozen peas (1/2 cup), vegetable broth, and spices; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let cool a couple minutes, then transfer to blender (in batches) and purée. (It kind of looks like a Green Monster, don’t you think?)
Meanwhile, heat remaining peas in microwave. Season hot soup with pepper and ladle into bowls. Garnish with whole peas and yogurt, and additional chili flakes if desired.
Very Spring meal.
During class tonight, we did used Reese’s Pieces to help us understand climate. (Yes, this is one of those science classes for liberal arts majors/seniors who need their science requirement to graduate.) The yellow Pieces represent 18-O, and the brown 16-O. Don’t ask me tomorrow what that means.
I had far more than what is pictured. What can I say, Reese’s are crack to me.
That wasn’t enough dessert for me, so I had some dried fruit and almond butter (less than usual- about 1/2 tsp) when I got home.
Tomorrow is going to be an even longer day than today, so I’m off to bed. Hope your Monday has been fantastic! Bonne nuit 🙂