Birthday party #1, then dinner at Niko Niko's!
Birthday party #2: BBQ time! Her new hammock is fantastic and makes me want one too!
Baby shower! Super fun and lots of delicious food. Still dying a little and will be paying for it this week, but whatevs.
(Oh, I forgot to post about my purchases: new pants, blouse, and earrings from LOFT, shown below!)Moosewood Low-Fat Favorites cookbook:
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups diced eggplants (Swapped w/ squash & zucchini)
2 cups diced sweet potatoes
3 tablespoons thai curry paste (swapped w/ sriracha sauce)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups small cauliflower florets
1 cup cut green beans
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tomato, diced (omitted)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice or lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or basil
3-5 sprigs fresh basil or cilantro
chopped peanuts (optional)
saute the onions in the oil for about 5 minutes
Toss in squashes, sweet potatoes, and sriracha. Add the pineapple juice, water, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Throw in cauliflower and green beans and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add peppers, tomatoes, lime or lemon juice, and cilantro or basil. Simmer until vegetables are softened. Serve with rice, fresh herbs, and chopped peanuts.
This is tasty! I couldn't find curry paste so I figured sriracha would be ok. Whoa--3 tbsp is way too much. My mouth was on fire! I've never used/tasted sriracha sauce before so I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I had to add more water and juice to balance it out. This isn't supposed to be a soup, but more broth won't hurt me. This was really quick to make and the flavors are awesome. I made a recipe from Moosewood last week and it bombed. I didn't even bother to share it.
All that to say I'm excited about lunch this week and I'm excited I remembered my Moosewood cookbook! I'm going to try to flip through it each week before I go to the grocery store.
Ok Monday, let's do this.