I am moving up the food pyramid again, this time up to milk, yogurt and cheese. I have already been dabbling in soaking my grains before cooking them. The oatmeal is awesome. The bread, not so awesome. More like trying to cook with wet sand. I think this is an easy category for my family, since we could eat cheese all day every day but we’ll see what happens. Maybe I’ll try and make yogurt again, although that was very unsuccessful last time.
Turkey Lentil Chili from Down Home Dieting. She is nice enough to include Weight Watchers points in her recipe which is fantastic because not only have I fallen off the wagon, it is starting to run over me at this point. We’ll also have a corn on the cob. We also have some apples and cherries that are going to get mushy soon, so I’ll use them up with this Apple Cherry Crisp.
Crock Pot Chicken Teryakifrom A Year of Crock-Potting. Yes, a whole year! This is one inspired crock-potter. I will served it with Basic Brown Rice. You’ll notice it calls for soaking the rice in kefir. Everything in my house is soaked in kefir these days. I’m a woman obsessed. What is kefir? Good luck with that one. It’s a yogurt-y, buttermilk-ish substance that is good for your gut.
Corn chowder from last week (it made a ton so I froze it) and Carrot Orzo from My Family Table, along with a mixed greens salad. I bought some “Zesty Sprout Seeds” that I started soaking on Saturday, so hopefully these will be sprouted for the salad by today.
Dirty Rice from Living on Love, with the very last of the green beans in my freezer! When is bean season again? I need some more! I have some pine nuts, so I will toast them and toss them in with the beans.
I’m also going to try these Honey Oat Cookies from Belinda Moore this week – I like the sound of that! I like the sound of anything that includes honey and is a cookie that can pass as healthy by cloaking itself in oats. I don’t know what spelt flour is, or how to convert it from metric, but I will find a way…
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