Sunday, November 9, 2008

Taking Care of Business

Yesterday I cleaned for about 4 hours, making up for not cleaning in a few weeks.  I think today I made up for any lack of cooking in the past few days.  I was a cooking machine!

Here's what I ate today:

2 Doctor Kracker crackers with 1/2 avocado
16oz. nettle tea with lemon and molasses

1 cup spiced millet
1 cup yellow lentil dal

6 little chocolate peanut butter candies (I can't stop!)
about 3/4 cup of Bhuja cracker mix (rice crackers, peas, peanuts, chickpeas, spices)

3 hunks of roasted red kuri squash (about 1/3 of the squash)
1 cup of coconut stewed collard greens
1 slice homemade wheat bread with 1 Tbsp. Earth Balance margarine

I'll have leftover millet and dahl for lunch tomorrow, along with more squash and collards.  I baked enough bread for the kids' sandwiches this week.  I made a batch of granola for snacks and breakfasts this week.  I baked 2 batches of GF cornbread for stuffing I'm bringing to a friend's Thanksgiving potluck this week.  

I harvested all the kale from the garden, washed, chopped, dried, bagged, and froze it.  We have about 7 gallon freezer bags total.  This is quite the ordeal, but we do it every year and love having the garden fresh-frozen kale on hand.
I still have to do the collards another day.  Look at the size of these leaves!  All I have left to do today is make soymilk.  


Zoey said...

Do you have a special method for freezing your kale and collard greens?

Conquerbysmiling said...

Aww, cute picture of you!
Wow! You make your one soymilk! that's so awesome!

Mary Frances said...

Will you share your recipe for soymilk? I can't seem to make any that my husband and I are willing to drink!

Catherine said...

Doesn't it feel great to get stuff done and get the house cleaned?? I did that this weekend, too -- must have been a phase of the moon or something in the air or something. :)

P.S. How do you make your soymilk? I make my own soy and almond milks in a Soyabella.

allularpunk said...

whoa! busy girl :) isn't it nice the accomplished feeling you get when you cook/harvest/freeze things all day? and that leaf is huge! what a cute picture, too. that squash looks totally yummy by the way. i have some squash that i still need to roast for dinners, and it is just not happening.. tonight, perhaps!

seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) said...

I just stumbled across your blog, I have to say--the title is freakin' awesome. So glad I've another someone else who appreciates good food like me! Keep it goin'!

aTxVegn said...

Man, you've been busy! That kale is beautiful.

pavotrouge said...

you're so cute :) cooking marathons are fun!

eileen said...

oh, I'm so jealous of your garden and supplies! we recently moved and had to use up/give away our well-stocked freezer: boo!

tofufreak said...

that's some pretty huge kale!! :)