I went shopping today for all the recipes I plan to make this week. It definitely takes a little longer when you have to get certain stuff, especially when some of that certain stuff you’ve never actually bought before- like arugula. Along the way I found some rhambutan, a cool spiky fruit I ate a lot the summer I went to the Philippines. I bought a couple for my husband to try.
Rhambutan, inside and out
Tonight I made Smoothie #1. Basically it has spinach, banana, carob powder, ground flaxseed, and mint leaves in it. I had to substitute a baby salad mix for the baby spinach, simply because all the spinach in the store looked really really bad, like on the verge of being rotten. I suppose we might not have noticed since we were just going to blend it, but I still didn’t get it.
My husband rated Smoothie #1 a 4 and I rated it a 6. I suppose that it might taste just a tad different if there had been more spinach and less of the other greens (you know how sometimes those salad mixes have some bitterish greens), but I thought it was pretty good. We renamed it Baby Poop Smoothie because with the carob and greens mix it ends up being a nice greenish brown color 😛
Baby Poop Smoothie
Whenever we come across a recipe that gets a 8 rating or higher, I’ll post the whole recipe on here. If anyone wants another recipe, I’ll be happy to e-mail it to you!
This next paragraph is sorta embarrassing, but I’ve decided to be as honest as possible here about my whole foods journey. Hopefully seeing me fail and keep trying will serve as encouragement to at least someone.
Tonight I began cooking up some sauerkraut mushroom pierogies from the European foods store that we’ve had in the freezer for awhile. There isn’t anything really objectionable in them, except that they’re made with white flour of course, but as I was cooking them I began to realize more and more that this definitely isn’t a whole food (duh, right?) and I probably shouldn’t eat them. Also, they fell apart in the pan. I thought they weren’t done yet because they weren’t floating, but they were actually stuck to the bottom and then they just fell apart…. Anyway, I ate a few but was disappointed in both the taste and my own failure to stick to whole foods today (My husband, meanwhile, is eating them with A1 sauce and loving them).
I think I’ve realized that I’m going to have to crank out more than one recipe in a day since some of them are just, well, smoothies like today. Either that or I’ll have to plan to supplement this menu with other dishes.