Today, I made organic frozen pops. Organic yellow grapefruit, organic red raspberries, and organic lime juice! Yummy!!
Tonight’s dinner is going to be Mexican-inspired. I am creating a Texmati White Rice with Cilantro and Lime. The rice and cilantro are organically grown. The lime is conventional. I haven’t been able to find organic fresh limes – just lime juice.
This is a really easy recipe. Just boil a quarter cup of rice (per serving), chop cilantro as finely as possible, and take a quarter lime, squeeze the juice and then finely chop the pulp. Add the cilantro and lime to the rice. Be sure to let it sit for about ten – fifteen minutes to let the flavor completely cover the rice.
I’m hungry for some greens tonight so I got a pound of Brussels sprouts, organic honey (Billerica, Ma), garlic, olive oil, and turmeric.
Slice sprouts in thirds, thinly slice garlic and sauté it all together in a wok for about ten minutes. The sprouts hold their snappy texture but the flavor sits in the folds.
Tonight, in the cold of the winter, I made a very light water broth soup. It was simple…
one bunch of scallions – chopped finely
five florets of baby Bok Choy – sliced
water – bring to boil
two shakes of a light sodium soy sauce
a tablespoon of sesame oil
Bring water to boil.
Add soy sauce and sesame oil.
Toss in scallions and Bok Choy.
Boil for ten minutes.
It’s freezing outside so many of us in the Northeast have the heat on high. This is great; it keeps us warm and toasty. The only downfall is that is dries out the air. Immensely. We all need to hydrate and drink as much water as possible! Even drinking enough water, your skin (mine is) may still dry out just from the wear and tear of the Winter.
A hint – I try to keep the air hydrated and aromatic in a very organic, low tech way. I simply take a pan, fill it with water and orange peels (which also means that you’re eating an orange and getting some healthy vitamins), and boil away. Warning – you cannot leave the pan on the stove unattended!! This is only to be done while you’re in the kitchen and able to watch the pan. I let the water boil continually which feeds steam into the air. The added benefit of adding orange peels allows for a citrus scent to linger in the house.
Boston was hit with a blizzard this weekend and everyone is housebound. I’m fighting the boredom by making a quick and healthy snack of garlic popcorn.
Start with a deep wok and two cloves of garlic (chopped up finely). Place a few teaspoons of olive oil and the garlic in the wok. Heat for two minutes.
Add in a half cup of popcorn kernels and cover on a low to medium heat.
As soon as you hear the popping stop, uncover, shake and pour into a bowl for a delicious and healthy snack!