Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘apples’

I played around on a web project too long today and found myself starving and shaky with no plans for dinner.   I was thinking about pasta, but when I saw a couple of different kinds already open in the kitchen, I didn’t want to open a new box.   So I threw some water on to boil, with plans to blend some shells and thin spaghetti, and top it with a concoction of leftovers.

I had on hand a half zucchini, a can of black beans, and a half jar of pasta sauce. I also had some apples from my friend Lise’s tree, which would make a perfect dessert.

While the water was boiling I peeled the apples, but left them on the core.   Then I put them into a bowl and drizzled vanilla extract over them, sprinkled nutmeg and cinnamon on them, then shook a couple of spoonsful of raw sugar over the bowl.   I popped those into the microwave for three minutes.

While the apples cooked, I sliced the half zucchini onto a plate, along with a couple cloves of prechopped garlic from a jar, dried oregano and basil, and some cracked pepper and sea salt.   I set that aside until the microwave was available again.

Once the water was boiling, I put both pastas into the water.   When the apples were done, I put the zucchini dish into the microwave for three minutes, too.   I opened a can of black beans and rinsed and drained it.   Once the pasta was done, it was drained and added back to the pan, along with some olive oil, which I then tossed it in.   I added one can of black beans, and 1/2 jar of pasta sauce to the noodles and tossed.   By then the zucchini was finished microwaving and I sat down to have my delicious hot meal that didn’t take more than 15 minutes to make!

Every thing I used in the meal was organic.   The noodles and beans were from Eden Organic, the spices, herbs and pasta sauce were Archer Farms.  You gotta love that. 

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

My favorite snack this week is sliced apple with peanut butter and cinnamon.  I’m hooked on it – totally addicted.  I’ll be glad when this jar of peanut butter is gone, so this obsession can end.  

I’m also looking forward to this jar of ground cinnamon running out, so I can switch to buying cinnamon sticks and grating it onto and into foods.  I’m really enjoying replacing things like that, here and there as I need them, with healthier alternatives.  It’s a pain-free way to make sure that all the condiments, foods, and seasonings in my kitchen are of a high quality — then I won’t have to think about anything at all, and can just grab whatever I have on hand, knowing it’s all good.

Organic fruit snack nutrition

Read Full Post »