What's It Wednesday #180
Summer has come and pretty much gone, especially for those of us ready to send our kids back-to-school.
This summer I put forth every effort to eat well. As my kids indulged in cheese toast on Jamaican Hard-dough bread, I took advantage of the delicious fruit that was in season and available.
I had fun with new breakfast dishes as well. Making these baked egg white and spinach mini-omelletes in a muffin pan was a huge hit with the family. Super simple and delicious.
When it comes to cauliflower, a good Indian recipe guarantees my kids will ask for seconds and thirds. Aloo Gobi (Potato and Cauliflower Masala) is a family favorite.
My mother-in-law taught me how to make my husband's favorite roti. Aloo Paratha is a flat bread with seasoned potatoes in the center. I have substituted the refined white grounded grains for whole wheat flour.
Bhindi is the best way I can get the little ones to eat okra and eat it with gusto.
We aren't big meat eaters so we tend to eat quite a bit of beans and lentils for protein. Black beans are one of our favorites so this black bean and corn salad was a big hit.
On the occasions when we had chicken we tend to throw it on a salad and always throw in fruit that is season. Fresh mango or papaya is usually the go to fruit.
I love edamame. I could eat it every single day. So making it at home is the perfect snack.
Speaking of snacks, the kids get a kick out of making Kale chips. It disappears in less than five minutes.
Kale and spinach are my go-to greens for my morning smoothies. Adding pear puts the smooth in smoothies.
I love red quinoa and I love couscous so mixing them together was the perfect treat. This summer I was introduced to a grain I knew nothing about. Farro is now one of my new delicious go to grains. I absolutely love the nutty flavor of Farro. So this salad with red quinoa, couscous and faro with cucumbers, orange peppers and red onions was absolutely delicious.
This summer I was able to balance quite a bit of beans and lentils with some of my favorite fruits.
What were some of your Summer Fare Faves?
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