Today I went to whole foods and picked up tons of grains, fruits and veggies - was totally low on all! Nick was in the cart and happily chewing on his teething giraffe when he started reaching for fruits. He got a pear and I was thinking of the old toothless days when I saw that he was biting into it -haha. The pear kept him happy the whole shopping adventure - which took forever! I let the lady know to ring me up for it but a mom bagger worker said Don't worry about it! Whatever keeps them happy! aww.
I picked up AMARANTH. It sounded good but it was the worst grain I've EVER tasted. And I love grains. Anyone had this before? It was awful! Bitter! What to do with it! I think I was thinking AMARetto and that sounds and tastes good.. don't think they come from the same plant.
After the WF trip, I did some cooking today - I made Salsa Chicken for Bill and some coconut curry for me with veggies. The recipe called for fresh ginger - I had no idea what I was doing and the flavor BLEW ME AWAY. And Bill too - omit next time! Have you used fresh ginger?
Honey Salsa Chicken
1.5 cup salsa
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbs. soy sauce
4-8 Tbs. (¼ – ½ cup) chopped fresh ginger (I was told to omit next time or food process)
4 chicken breasts
Combine picante sauce, honey, soy sauce and ginger in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Place chicken in shallow baking dish; cover with sauce mixture. Bake @ 350 F for 25-35 minutes. Serve with your favorite veggie!
This is what I encountered when trying to cook during playtime...
Next up - curry. I took 2 TBSP coconut oil, 1 28 oz can tomatoes, 1 tbsp curry and 1 tsp ginger for this puppy - then I added in my veggies (mushrooms, broccoli and then some beans). I got in my veggies today, woohoo!