Friday, March 5, 2010
I took the weekend off from blog reading (i'll be back reading soon!), but I had a good reason. (see above) Puppy sitting time!! My friend is in NYC for work, so I got to help out this weekend. Shula and I got out for some nice walks in the gorgeous weather we had, so that was nice! Maybe next time we'll be able to make it to the dog park ;)
One last picture, b/c it's pretty darn cute. Any guesses as to whom she's named after? haha.
I wanted to try some new things with it, so I chose two "raw"cipes from Gena's site-- a Cauliflower Salad w/Orange Vinaigrette (minus asparagus as I didn't have any) and Eggless Salad (made with pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds). Both were delicious! I don't mind cauliflower raw, but I like tiny florets, and this salad was great as part of my lunch. I also can't get enough oranges in the winter, so I loved the dressing! The Eggless Salad wasn't quite like its cooked counterpart (which I love), but great in its own right. Made for a fabulous sandwich... alongside an orange ;) What can I say, I average at least 1 a day for a few months!
Diana, but I can't find it on her site anymore. It was a layered casserole with roasted sweet potatoes, roasted cauliflower, and lightly sauteed spinach in a cottage cheese-egg-parmesan sauce, topped with whole wheat panko breadcrumbs. A different combination, but a winning one, as I love all the components :)
Here's some more trivia for you... By what percentage has the number of commercially grown varieties of fruits and vegetables been reduced since the turn of the 20th century- 50%, 78% or 97%?