Food is so good, is it not? I can't even remember the last time I've eaten so good! And so much yummy homemade food. YAY! I'm super excited that Spring is near because I love love love Spring and Summer veggies. Last night I attempted to create a spring-friendly menu: bruschetta and roasted asparagus. (Actually I guess tomatoes are summer fruits, huh?) Unfortunately... both aren't quite yet in season, and I should've known that. While my dinner was good, I could tell the veggies were not at their prime. Still, it looked pretty, didn't it?
On a more exciting note, there's a new eatery opening at my apartments (it's a retail below, apartments above style) called Snap Kitchen, and I signed up for their listserve. Last week they offered a 70% discount for us to try some of their new eats, and I ordered the risotto (VEGAN), tabbouleh and babaganoush, and whole wheat pita chips. I love their menu because they make it very clear which dishes are gluten-free, nondairy, vegetarian, etc.
I had the risotto for lunch, and it was yummy! Chock full of veggies and very pretty. It wasn't exactly creamy... in fact, I'd call it more of a rice dish than a risotto, but it was still yummy. I haven't tried the babaganoush and tabbouleh, but the pita chips are fantastic. They're a little spicy and dusted with hot paprika... how come my pita chips never turn out that way?
Tonight I made baked mexican rice, loosely based on this recipe, homemade guacamole, and black beans sauteed with salsa and ground cumin. Wrapped all this goodness up in a tortilla and had myself a delectable mexican feast! (Sorry for the crap photos... I am so not a good photographer.)
The mexican rice was really, really good. I added lots more jalapenos than the recipe called for, but it still wasn't enough. I like it spicy! Anyway, it reminded me of jambalaya... don't you think it looks like jambalaya??
Like I said, food is good.