I’ve been waiting for this…
When’s the last time you talked to a starving college student, dependent upon the dreaded cafeteria for all meals?
I hate paying $8 for a meal where I only end up eating a bagel, but can’t take anythign out for later when I’m hungry. I hate eating meals that are prepared by skilled chefs who don’t have the time or resources (or benefits of small-scale cooking) to make things that we actually want to eat.
I appreciate them, I really honestly do. I am sure that there will be many times in my future where I just with someone would cook for me. However, for now…
I decided to become a vegetarian chef extraordinaire for the day. It can’t be that hard, right?
I left the house armed with Moom’s debit card (thanks Moom!!), and returned with two full grocery bags and a rather large project ahead of me. Okay, so maybe a little more extensive than my original intention…but definitely manageable.
Forty-five minutes late, I had this:
Baked eggplant halves, and the onion that i accidentally purÃ©ed instead of chopping. It’s all the same, it needed to be purÃ©ed in the end anyway…
I was also working on this:
Orange slices with honey and cinnamon, romaine, spinach, and pecans.
At this point, I kind of stopped timing. Next thing I had this:
Ignore the woolwash in the background. I *promise* that I didn’t cook with it. Promise.
(Sorry to be blurry)
Then finally this:
There you have it!! A veritable feast. Eggplant Soup, Orange/
Walnut Pecan Salad, and Avocado Enchiladas.
It was delicious, and easily could have fed eight people. Especially as my eyes are
twice the size of larger than my stomach. The bonus is that it’s all a)Vegetarian and b)Healthy, non-greasy, and delicious, so we didn’t feel overly stuffed for more than a few minutes.
All recipes were taken from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, from the author of the Moosewood Cookbook.
Oh, and as for my list? I’ve only managed to complete one of those goals, although my stomach thinks it was worth it.