Thursday, March 17, 2011

What's on the table?

Our soup pot was full again this past weekend with a spicy vegetable, black bean and tomato soup.  It was eaten for several meals, and just kept tasting yummier each time!

We ate potato salad with baked beans [or "trumping tackle", as all three boys now call them!] and a purple cabbage salad.  Also on the table were delicious enchiladas [recipe here, at the bottom of the page] filled with refried brown beans and cheese, eaten with spicy salsa verde and crunchy carrot sticks.  Last but not least was our beloved vegetable chilli and rice.

Finally, I am so excited because this week, after a long wait for a healthy domestic budgeting economy [I mean enough money], we invested in a juicer!  It's a cold press one, and we've called him Oscar.  Mostly because that was, er, already his name.  He's an Oscar VitalMax 900 single gear masticating juicer.  Can you tell I did my research?!

So our first juice this week was a blend of carrots, blood oranges, apples, and fresh ginger.  It had a beautiful pink-orange colour, and a tangy but smooth flavour, with a warming aftertaste from the ginger.  Coo and Mr J preferred it slightly watered down, but The Boys drank it happily as it was.  So did I.  This morning, in honour of St Patrick's Day, we enjoyed a rich, dark green juice of apples, spinach, lemons, and cucumber.  I'm wishing I could share photos of these beautifully coloured juices, but my camera is under the weather!

What was on your table this week?  
Leave me a comment with a description of a recent favourite meal - 
either one you cooked, ate out, or one that was cooked for you! 

7 comments:

  1. Y'know, I don't think I've ever used a juicer in my life...my mom never had one and I know I never have. I think it could be a lot of fun, though! Enjoy!

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  2. Melissa, it is a lot of fun... but it's addictive, too! Every day I look in the fridge picking out what fruit and veg to juice next!

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  3. Oooh I think I will get mine out of the dusty cupboard!! I wound what juices Sarah has been enjoying? Xxx

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  4. You the addiction gets too much when you're tryig to juice things that just shouldn't be juiced, like biscuits, mushrooms and eggs... My addiction got to a point of trying to juice orange juice... bad times...

    only kidding, never had a juioer, but would love one... not sure we're gonna have any room in the kitchen for one now though... my breadmaker is pretty big i think...

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  5. Anonymous12:27 am

    Times have changed here. We were dumpster diving last night and came up with 4 cooked chickens, raw portobella mushrooms, numerous heads of old purple cabbage and leaf lettuce, pastries for dessert along with yogurt that was still in fair condition. Enough to feed quite a few with nothing invested except a bit of time rummaging for the stuff. So "what's on the table"? Whatever is in the dumpsta.

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  6. Sounds good to me. ;)

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  7. Anonymous8:33 am

    I'm so happy for the juicer! It has a great home! Also 20 year warranty on the motor sounds good! :)

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