Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day in Grandin Village!

Yesterday was the annual Earth Day Celebration in Grandin Village, so of course, I went. I had agreed to assist in a yoga demo, and of course, the Farmer's Market opened yesterday, too!
They always have tons of informational booths (lots on the Greenways, various community organizations, some on religious communities, as well as peace groups, environmental groups and such, so there's so much to check out and lots for kids to do, too!). And there are crafters, too, where I did a bit of shopping, hoping to continue to support local businesses, especially craft businesses. But the first spot to hit was the Farmers Market where I picked up two bunches of Swiss Chard:
I brought it right home, and made it up, because there's nothing better than fresh chard
I chopped the rainbow stems up fine and added in three cloves of garlic to some olive oil:
And after they'd cooked a bit, I finally put the torn leaves of chard in on top and let it steam for a bit...and then sauteed it.
With a bit of fresh cracked pepper and a touch of salt along with red wine vinegar, it was just melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. And since I used only 2 tsps of olive oil? It was only 2 Weight Watchers Points Plus!! YUM...and the season's just started! Whoohoo!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This Sounds Delish!

Kale Apple Curry is going on the menu at my house, and it's not waiting till Meatless Monday, either!
*wink*

Monday, April 09, 2012

Another Meatless Monday!


I can't claim credit for this one, it's Dad's Greek Salad Recipe which I discovered on Pinterest.

I didn't use as much olive oil, added in chopped parsley. But it's meatless, even if not vegan. Along with the salad I'm having a Black Bean, Corn, & Brown Rice concoction which is made with a can of each veggie, a can of diced tomatoes, 1 cup of uncooked brown rice (cook it obviously) and then I added in smoked paprika, cumin (a couple of teaspoons at least), and cayenne. I also chopped up a hot pepper from my freezer bag of peppers from the CSA share 2 years ago! They are still just fine.