Things I’m eating

We haven’t talked food in a little while here, so I wanted to post a few photos of some of the things I’m eating.  As many of you know, Rick and I stick to a mainly organic vegetarian diet.  We think food should be fun and exciting.  I try not to follow too many rules when I’m cooking; I like to think out of the box.  I almost never follow a recipe.

Food can be a great way to heal your body; it can also do a lot of harm if you are eating things on a daily basis loaded with hormones, pesticides, fats, man-made products, etc.  Know what is in your food before you consume it.  If you can’t pronounce something on that ingredient label, it’s a good bet you don’t want to put it in your body.  Try not to use things that are processed, smoked, packaged, etc.  The more times our food  is “handled” before it reaches the consumer (us), the more artificial ingredients there are in it, and the less nutritious it becomes.

Broccoli & Cheese Frittata

Broccoli & Cheese Frittata

We love to make frittatas for breakfast.  They are fast, easy and filling.  You can throw in whatever you like.  This one has organic eggs, broccoli, cheese, onion, fresh parsley, and whatever other seasonings we grabbed.  They are also great for dinner.

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Above are some cucumbers from our garden.  We didn’t have much luck with our garden this year except the cucumbers and eggplant.  Too much rain.  We were able to get a couple of squash (yellow and zucchini) at the beginning of the season, but then everything stopped producing.  I talked with some of our neighbors in the area and they said the same thing.  Lots of cucumbers; no squash.  Last year I couldn’t freeze the squash fast enough – I was getting that much.  It just goes to show how much rain and sun play in farming and gardening.  I’ve sliced these up with some sweet onions, a little white wine vinegar, celery salt and organic sugar.  It’s been hard to keep them in the refrigerator – we eat them that fast!  These are the burpless variety.  It’s a great way to add water to your diet and get your vitamin K.

Things I’m Eating Lately

 Above is a mix of some of our favorites.  I love fresh tomatoes and Rick loves bruschetta; I was making the spinach salad for dinner a couple of weeks ago and wanted to have something else for us to munch on.  We some fresh tomatoes, cilantro and basil that I mixed up with green onions, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  If you have never tried adding cilantro with the basil, give it a try.  It adds great flavor.  To add more crunch and interest in our salad (and a few more vitamins and nutrients), I throw in some crunchy edamame and almonds.  The blackberries give a great sweetness and the quinoa just soaks up all the dressing and provides complete nutrition.  

This french toast was a special treat I had out one morning after church.  It was was very good.  I love my potatoes – I’ve replaced them with sweet potatoes much of the time for their nutritional value, but every once in a while I just have to have my favorites.  I boil these until they are almost soft, then brown some onions lightly.  Put everything on a cookie sheet sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil and let them get brown in the oven for about 20 minutes.  Then season with salt, pepper and parsley.  Chive also works great, I didn’t have any that day.

Eggplant

Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant Sandwich

Grilled Eggplant Sandwich

 

As I said above, this is the one thing that has grown well in our garden this year.  We are getting a lot, so I’m coming up with creative ways to use eggplant.  This is my new favorite.  I marinated the eggplant, peppers and onions in some extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a little Zaatar for a few hours and then grilled them.  Throw them on your favorite bun with some cheese and your favorite spread and you are good to go.  I love my Portobello Mushroom sandwich, but this is coming very close to being my new favorite.

Polenta Dish

Polenta Dish

I had this dish one night while out to dinner with friends.  It was fantastic and I’m determined to recreate it in my kitchen.  This polenta cake was so light and creamy.  I will let you know the progress on this.  If you have any tips, I’d love to hear them.

And last, but not least…I have watched this tree like a hawk for the last two months – waiting for my figs to ripen.  That day is FINALLY here.

Fig Tree

Fig Tree

Fresh Figs

Fresh Figs

 I have a tree full of these and so many yummy ideas for them…I can’t wait to get cooking.  I just have to stop eating them first.  :-)

And that’s what I’m eating.

What about you – what are you eating?

Here’s where I’m linking today.

Keep the Faith,
Kim Adams Morgan

 

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Comments

  1. Hi Kim,
    You are definitely correct about the organic foods and all the artificial ingredients. That;s a very good rule that if you can’t pronounce it don’t buy it. It’s funny that we usually don’t seem to have a year that every thing in your garden will do well – usually one crop or the other will suffer from the weather. Thanks for sharing your recipes and great information on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop. Keep coming!
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    • Marla, I sure will miss having a garden this year. I love knowing where my veggies come from. I need to work on a greenhouse!

  2. I think I would love the grilled eggplant sandwiches. I’ve never had that. Everything looks wonderful. Can you come cook at our house? lol

  3. Dolly says:

    You are making me so hungry!

  4. Brenda says:

    Oh love the grill eggplant! I have one in the garden that I need to bring in. Think I will ask hubs to grill for me!

  5. Can I come eat at your house?!

  6. Jill McKnight says:

    Yum! This stuff looks great! I had three tasty cucumbers from my garden, but my plant is under attack and I am not sure if it’s going to make it much longer. I think it has been too wet here in Florida too. I must try some of these delicious looking foods!

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