Current state of food beliefs = post-Paleo vegan with extra smoked salmon. And yogurt.
That’s My Jam
We stopped at an exotic grocery store in NJ: Wegman’s. They had this yogurt and we liked it very much. It was $2.75 per cup.
I looked up how to make chia jam. I made my jam with frozen raspberries (one 10 ounce bag), 1/4 cup of water, and 2T chia seeds and no honey or sugar. The jam is very sour. Copying Wegman, we eat the jam with plain Greek yogurt. We like it this way, but it is so sour that if you eat the jam and then eat a slice of grapefruit, the grapefruit tastes like Jolly Ranchers.
I also tried eating a leaf of romaine lettuce after eating the jam. It tasted like a romaine Jolly Rancher. YUM!
Hot Morning Beverage
I saw this* and tried it and we (three out of four people surveyed) loved it. It was YUM. The one dissenter was put off by the sight of the prunes going into the blender. Actually, those were dates. (*It’s hot chocolate made in Vitamix.)
That made me think: dates. Dates are like a mango on top of a banana. Aren’t they the highest glycemic food in the world? (No. They are not.) So I tried this: reduce the dates. Add stevia. Reduce the dates more. Add more stevia.
And then I saw this and this. I did not make those, but reading the wonderful Elena’s Pantry recipes—ah, I get it! Now I know making a hot morning beverage is like making a smoothie: you just need flexible amounts of a few set components and a blender.
Serves two. Adjust everything up or down prn.
A liquid: unsweetened coconut or almond milk; or cold, leftover coffee or tea (2 cups)
Flavors: this could be anything. I like cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder, raw cacao, shredded coconut in any combination. (Starting points: 1T cocoa powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon)
Fatties: coconut cream, almond butter. (Ballpark: one glob/3T)
Sweets: dates, honey, maple syrup, a Snickers bar, or (if you’re not carby) stevia. (Maybe start with 5 medjools, 12 normal dates, a T of maple syrup or honey, 5 stevia drops.)
Pour into two cups. We have been topping these HMBs with whipped cream, unrelated to any food belief. The CHO count is mas o menos, depending on the sweets.
I have a dream of making a PSL HMB with 2c cold coffee, a glob of canned pumpkin, a glob of coconut cream, dates/stevia, and a T of pumpkin pie spice. I am 50% certain this will work.
nutmeg : tree nut allergy :: buckwheat : celiac
This is a good book. I love all of these salads, except for the ones with freekeh or farro or seitan. A really lovable one of the salads has shaved brussels sprouts and grilled apples.
Vast Amounts of Green Beans
One person here isn’t very enthusiastic about vegetables, but he eats a lot of green beans. So we’re making a lot of green beans. Remember the Schezuan Green Beans from Big Vegan. That is a note to self. (You just cook a ton of green beans in a hot wok with some oil, then dress them with minced ginger and garlic and tamari and hot pepper fleckers.) (Or you just cook a ton of green beans in olive oil and sprinkle with salt.)