I had a great trip to San Diego... lots of fun visiting my friends and meeting their new adopted baby girl. What a little sweetie she is. I took a thousand cute baby pictures, but I also managed to take a few food pics on our trip... so here goes:
For lunch on our first day together we went to a neat health food store that had a great deli upstairs... full of good stuff! I picked out some spicy orange seitan, cinnamon cookies, tempeh nuggets, and a very cool "Black Arkansas" apple. Yum! The apple was so, so beautiful. It looked like a big, ripe nectarine.
At the store we also got this cool, weird bread. It was baked in a can or a glass or something... so it was shaped like a pint glass. It was dense, sour, sprouted bread... and really great toasted! We ended up eating the whole thing in just a couple of days. They look like little hamburger patties, don't they!?
One day we went out to lunch and I got this Hummus Wrap with olives and tomatoes and fresh spinach. In the end, I thought it was just okay... somehow it didn't all come together in a very interesting way. But at least it was healthy.
We had fun making this dinner together. We were trying to use up whatever my friend already had in her kitchen... She had a ton of different greens in her fridge from their CSA box - chard, collards, dandelions, and I don't know what else. She sauteed them up with some leeks and they were delicious!! Then we roasted up some beets in the oven, and cooked up a can of black beans with some sauteed garlic & onions, a big mess of coriander & cumin, and then a bunch of tomatoes and fresh cilantro added in at the end. Also, they have this super cool toaster thing from Crate and Barrel that she used to make some nice garlic toast. Yum Yum!
Hope you all had a nice few days... and hopefully I'll be cooking up something tasty today or tomorrow.