Carrots, Purple Pepper and Candy-striped Beets: makings of something yummy and cozy for tonite...
Amazing Fall Amarettas... I left the Farmers Market--- penniless!
I just returned from more vacationing. Vacay this time around was nothing short of unforgettable because I spent a week at Burning Man with my wonderful bf and friends.. Making what one wants of it is what it's about. Numerous theories, rumors, and (good & bad) ideas exist surrounding the festival but suffice it to say that one must experience that ancient, sacred, dried-up lakebed for his/herself to truly judge...
My boyfriend (he was such a champ as a first time burner!) and I (second time burner) had an incredible time sharing in this experience with our amazing friends, a comfy camp and 50,000 or so others- disconnecting from encumbering real-worldliness. I'm still reeling, post-playa.
This morning, I took to a hearty, protein-rich breakfast of champions. It came together so nicely (and conveniently) because I had a bunch of ingredients left over from a bean salad I made the day before. Get this:
Susan's "Huevos Rancheros":
2-3 Farm Fresh Eggs
1 small tomato, chopped
1/4 cup cooked Quinoa
1/4 cup Organic Black beans
1 stalk celery, chopped (optional)
3 tablespoons crumbled Goat cheese (optional, or do non-goat if desired)
In a skillet, drop in 2 tablespoons of Grapeseed Oil over low heat. In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients: eggs, chopped tomatoes, cheese, quinoa, beans and generous black pepper and sprinkles of sea salt.
Scramble over medium heat and serve with a gluten-free or whole wheat tortilla. Toasty Tortilla Tip!: place over your oven range fire for 5 seconds; flip sides. Repeat about 3 times until toasty looking. Be vigilant and don't walk away or it WILL burn.
Protein-loaded nut butter on rice bread topped with nana's never fails to satisfy... Stay tuned for a post on nut butter-making at home!
I'm stoked about my new wooden cutting board that my awesomely handy boyfriend made for me, so I'm christening the board and chopping up apples and attempting an Apple Butter. Recipe to come Monday, since it'll be coming together as I go.
PS- Tomorrow's the last day of the Early Bird Special for my 21-Day Detox Program. We have a wonderful group so far! Don't miss out! And as always, send me a note if you have any q's.
What's better than a weekend that includes Organic Mexican dining (loaded with drizzles of Cashew Cheese), Bi-Rite Creamery, and a Neighborhood Garden Party full of local goodies- not to mention- lots of good company and no-jacket-required weather? In this town, that's the life!