In this week’s bag:
- breakfast radishes
- field greens
- red delicious apples
- braising mix
Gosh was I excited when I saw all those greens; just what the body craved! I had a few extra moments in between shifts last night so I whipped up a super simple, super quick meal for the beau and I: marinated and “grilled” portobello mushrooms with braising greens and farro.
First things first, get your mushrooms marinating. I used the dressing that I put on my salads throughout the week: a little squirt of sriracha, a little pour of balsamic vinegar, a little scoop of dijon mustard, a dash of EVOO and plenty of fresh black pepper. Whisk and pour over those puppies, I mean mushrooms.
Start the water for the farro- I prefer to use the quick 10 minute farro from Trader Joe’s- just pour it in, boil for 10-12 minutes and drain like you would pasta. Bam.
Saute the braising greens in a little EVOO, garlic and crushed red pepper. I used that whole bag above and it wilted down to two small servings; perfect for dinner.
I “grilled” our mushrooms on the George Foreman- only took like 5-6 minutes and the clean up was easy. While the mushrooms were cooking, I heated the leftover marinade on the stove at a low temperature to thicken it up a little- I later poured this over the mushrooms once on the plate.
Pile high and dig in! Can’t get any easier than that.
Today is a gorgeous day and I hit the Farmer’s Market early for all the freshest picks. I got a baguette from Mrs. London’s, sweet dill pickles from Puckers Gourmet, coconut tea from Wellington’s and thai chili mafaldine from Flour City Pasta. The plan for the rest of the day is to open the windows in the apartment, freshen things up and cook, cook, cook! On the menu:
- carrot soup with a tahini sauce and crunchy chick peas
- bomb diggity dip (for a graduation party tomorrow)
- peanut butter and pickle sandwich with maple syrup on toasted baguette
- an arugula pesto
- and a “spring roll” cold rice noodle salad with a peanut dressing
I’ll share plenty of photographs and recipes if they come out as keepers. Stay happy, healthy and active my friends!