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Here’s a pic of the my lunch soup.  It’s just a lot of veggies I had around thrown into the pot with some broth.  I started with the usual base of celery, chopped onion, and garlic, simmering in vegetable broth.  Then I added more broth and some leftover canned tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, broccoli and cauliflower, along with sea salt and cracked pepper.   My house never smelled this great when I made canned soup!

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Health food market in Norman, OklahomaI ran out to Native Roots Market, our fantastic local health food market, for some locally made bread.  They had a loaf called “Wholly Granola” and holy, holy, holy . . . this stuff is amazing!   It’s a very dense bread made with multiple whole grains, including untreated wheat, barley, millet, rice, oats, guinoa, and then the yummy stuff — pecans, walnuts, raisins, raw honey.   MMMmmm-mmmm.

Since I’m not going to eat much bread, I’ve divided the loaf into individual freezer bags, 4 slices per bag, with 16 slices total for the freezer, and I’ve kept 4 more slices out for this week.  I had two little “heel” slices with my breakfast this morning, just plain and untoasted and with no butter or topping.    You can see in the pics how delish this bread looks, and it tastes just like you would imagine, with the surprise of a raisin ever so often, maybe 2 per slice.  Healthy Whole Grain Bread from Native Roots Markethealthy whole grain breadHealthy whole grain bread

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I went in search of a little cable for my phone that will connect to a USB port, for data transfer, and instead ended up with a 1/2″ wide, 2 gig memory card for my phone.   I remember when it was a huge thing to have a gig of memory on your computer — but of course I do, I’ll be 50 in 14 months!  All of this phone related shopping was the result of a few attempts to take pics of my meals while dining out.

Yesterday I met with a friend for lunch at Misal of India, our local fav for Indian food.  There is a photo on my phone of the meal that will never see the internet, unless of course the electronic gods smile on me this morning and I can figure out how to move it to that new little memory card.

My second attempt at restaurant photography was yesterday evening, while out to dinner with another friend at Pepe Delgado’s, a local Mexican restaurant that only uses the freshest ingredients.  (This is not your mother’s Mexican food.   For years I’ve ordered the veggie tacos there.)   But as I took the photo of my plate last night, the phone beeped that my battery was dead, so . . . . my handy memory card will save the day for future pics, as long as I remember to charge the phone battery.

I think I should go back to those restaurants as soon as possible, for photography’s sake, right?

UPDATE:  I did get the pic onto the memory card – yay!- and there it is, above.  It’s a bit fuzzy but my phone photography skills will hopefully improve.  To make up for the bad pic, here are some Indian food links for when you want to play in the kitchen:

Indian Food Forever

Indian Food on About.com  Look for the helpful index of terms on this one.

And let me know if you cook any Indian food!

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SuperBowl Super Bowl SnacksJust for you!    If you are looking for some new and different football snacks to make this Super Bowl weekend (that won’t send you running for antacids later),  have a look at these websites.   I can’t get the Pear-Walnut Sandwich (from Cooking Light) out of my head.

8 Different 5-Ingredient Sandwiches 

Oatmeal Fig Walnut Bars 

Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa 

Hearty Multi-Bean Chili 
Let me know if you try any of these!

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