Last weekend I had some free time Saturday morning, so I went to the farmers market. I don’t think I can say enough how much I love the farmers market.
On a tangent of sorts, bf and I always laugh about how whenever someone is walking with groceries in the movies there are carrot tops or a baguette sticking out the top of the bag. Always. Even though in real life you never see it. So I chuckled when my bag looked like this.
For less than $19 I got all this:
broccoli, swiss chard, carrots, golden beets, fingerling potatoes, salad greens
persimmons, kiwi, navel orange, apples, asian pear, sourdough bread
I’ve been thinking about how I never eat salads anymore because it’s so darned cold all the time. So I figured, I’ll make a warm salad that’s still healthy and chock full of good stuff. I roasted the potatoes, beets, broccoli, carrots and some leeks I had in the fridge. I made a sweet triple mustard dressing from yellow, brown and dijon mustards, agave, and a dash of white wine vinegar. No oil, salt or pepper in the dressing since the roasted veggies already had them. Toss the dressing with the warm roasted veggies and serve over greens, and you’ve got a happy tummy.
I also sprinkled chopped carrot tops on the salad. I found out that they’re totally edible and pretty nutritious. They taste good – just a little bitter, which was a nice counter to the tangy, sweet dressing.
The next morning, I continued my quest for the perfect pancake. I picked up some of Bob’s Red Mill buckwheat pancake & waffle mix, and gave it a whirl.
I used egg replacer and subbed applesauce for the oil. They looked very nice and pretty fluffy, but the texture was a little gummy and they tasted “healthy”. I’m definitely okay with making these for myself, but they’re not that exact perfect pancake I’m looking for. On with the search!