Sunday, February 21, 2010

Market Goods and a couple of easy recipes

Wow, I'm getting more and more behind in my blogging....I know I still have to post about our Disney trip.  I promise I will this week.

At least we got back to our market this week (we missed last week, since we were out of town).  Here's the stuff: baby spinach, red mustard greens, oranges, green onions, cauliflower, brown rice, cabbage, hydroponic tomatoes, parsley, Hakurei turnips, baby carrots, mizuna, green curly kale,  and red russian kale.

I found a great recipe for chocolate chia pudding, based on a bunch of different recipes online.  I bought the chia seeds (after reading all about them on other blogs) and thought it was time to use them.  It was really good....a bit crunchy and not too sweet.  It took about 40 minutes total, between the stirring and waiting for the chia seeds to plump up. Check out Love Veggies and Yoga's blog for the recipe.

I needed a snack last night, and so I made up a really great small salad with miso dressing.  Here's what was in the salad: mizuna, green onions, celery, carrots, parsley, and curly kale.

Tanya's Miso Salad Dressing:

2 tbsp miso paste, white
1/3 cup water
3 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp agave nectar

Mix with whisk.  I used half on my small salad, so you can double or triple the recipe for larger salads or more servings.

Here's another Quick and Easy Taco recipe:

2 corn tortillas (or however many tacos you want)
1/2 cup refried beans
1/2 cup cooked brown rice or barley (I had a mix of sweet rice and barley)
1/2 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, grated or chopped
chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper

Mash the beans and rice together, set aside.  Heat 1/4 cup water in saute pan and add the onions, celery, and carrots.  Cook until soft.  Add the spices to taste, then add the bean/rice mixture and mix together well. Cook until heated through.  Heat the tortillas and spoon the mixture onto them.  Top with salsa.

New this week: Recommended Blog of the Week! I will try to recommend one blog each week that I find really interesting and hopefully you will too.

Today's Blogger of the Week: Love Veggies and Yoga

Until next time....
Eat smart,

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  1. Hi Tanya!
    thanks for making the chia pudding and glad you enjoyed it and for linking me and letting me know!

    i love the brock bake you had in your last post...that looks great too :)

    as does your miso dressing. yum!

  2. Thanks for the nice comment :) There are too many good things to make on your blog, but I'm going to attempt at least some of them!

  3. Ya'll, that Chia Chocolate Pudding looks divine! I have already made one of Averie's creations: The vegan coconut oil chocolate (I served some last night for an Oscar party). so now I'm definitely going to try this pudding.

    Tanya, do you live in Louisiana?

  4. Yeah, I def. need to try the choc chia pudding! And yup, I live in Louisiana :)



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