Side Steps

So, as I reported earlier this week, I've been pretty hungry lately. At first I thought it was a vitamin deficiency, maybe not enough protein, but the other solution could be that I just wasn't eating enough. In that, normally, I make myself some giant, one-pot of deliciousness that I have no problem eating seconds, thirds, or the entire thing in one sitting.

Now, because I'm pushing myself to try new recipes, I am having trouble distinguishing between a one-pot meal, and something that requires more substance, or sides. The Eggplant Salad I made last week was delicious, but I should have added a grain or something to add to it. The same with the White Gazpacho. It's tricky teaching myself that not all recipes I make are a one-and-done type meal, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.

Tonight I made the shaved asparagus pizza (mozzarella is delicious, and I will SEVERELY hate life next week when I'm Vegan...) and then followed that with a Curried Cauliflower and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Yogurt. Both were FANTASTIC. First time all month I'd give myself an A for execution.

Some tips:
  • I bought a single serving cup of Greek Yogurt, it was the perfect amount for the yogurt sauce.
  • My Pizza Dough recipe is my usual: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup corn meal, 1 cup warm water, 2 t. yeast, 1 t. sugar, 1 t. oil. Rise for 30 minutes. I like it because the whole wheat and corn meal gives it a heartier texture, and isn't as bready as other doughs.

1 comment:

  1. I highly, highly recommend the frozen, pre-cooked brown rice you can get at Trader Joe's, Safeway or Costco. Five minutes and you're done with your side! Alternately, I cook up a big batch and then freeze it in one or two cup portions. Haven't been doing this lately, but it's much cheaper.