14.1.08

Weekend dining

So here it is (it wasn't really all that healthy, but at least it's a start!)

Rotisserie chicken breast with a side of 'fries' (roasted strips of parsnip, sweet potato and potato*).
Homemade granola with sliced bananas and milk
Spicy red lentil soup** with bagel
Oatmeal with apples, coconut and maple syrup
Florida oranges (they are really good this year, and 12 for $3 at Rocky Montana!)

* What a super side dish, really easy and surprisingly quick. Season with olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes, flip to make sure they roast evenly. Voila! It didn't trick Mateo though, he chewed the parsnip fries and then spat it out. Nice.

**I revised the soup which I linked from the NY Times. I sauteed some onions, carrots, celeri, winter squash, spaghetti squash, sweet potato and parsnip. Added some liquid and the lentils, some parsley and a big teaspoon of piment d'espelette. Cooked down for about an hour. Pureed half of it and returned it to the heat and added some liquid.
DELICIOUS. A must have for this winter- the piment d'espelette made it warm, sweet and spicy all at once. And I love having at least two mason jars of soup in the fridge... quick and easy lunches!

2 comments:

D said...

what? "piment d'espelette"?

Emeline said...

it's a little red pepper from the Basque country... it's smoky and sweet. You could also use a sweet paprika instead, or a chili powder.