The good thing that I was hoping would work out today, did in fact happen. And as a result I’ve been having way too much fun in the kitchen.
But first breakfast. It was simple, and I wasn’t very hungy. I headed down to St. Lawrence Market and bought entire basket of russet apples, because they’re probably my favourite variety, and can be hard to find. So I had one along with a handful of Sahale Snacks Pomegranate Vanilla Cashews. Delicious.
For lunch I fixed up a quick wrap with a La Tortilla Factory Multigrain wrap, cucumber, red pepper, dill pickle, egg white, and whole grain dijon. It satisfied my craving for tangy salty dills.
In the afternoon I had an awesome green monster made with lots of spinach, a russet apple, a date, and water/ice.
Then a bit later I had a bowlful of strawberry banana sorbet.
And the rest of the sorbet topped with some raw pumpkin seed butter. I swear the butter looks A LOT greener in real life. It just refused to photograph green.
Can you guess what I did in the lobby of a stranger’s apartment building with a wad of cash after lunch today?
I’ll give you a hint, here’s my dinner about 5 minutes before I ate it.
I bought a VITA-MIX!!!!
And I love it. Thanks to craigslist it only cost me $275CND. I’ve wanted one since I saw a demo at the CNE last summer, and when I saw it for that price I knew I had to act quickly.
I also made the almond milk that I used in the sorbet, since I just ran out of almond breeze anyway. And even with making all that stuff this afternoon/evening, there’s hardly any mess at all in the kitchen.
My dinner, after blending, became a beautiful carrot celeriac soup which contained ~1/3 celeriac root, 1 huge carrot, 1 small onion, 1 Kallo no salt veggie boullion cube, ~ cup water, pepper, thyme. And I ate half of that. I had celeriac for the first time as remoulade in France, and I fell in love with it, but this is the first time I’ve cooked with it myself, so I’m so happy the soup turned out very nicely.