I am spending a lot more time in the produce aisle these days. In fact, my kitchen counter is beginning to look like “Hawaii” according to my daughter:
Three weeks ago I claimed one shelf in the fridge. As of today, I have taken over all but 1 shelf and the “meat & cheese/deli” drawer:
I am noticing that the more I spread out, the easier it is to make better choices. I am thoroughly enjoying trying new things.
Today, I prepared a snack of steamed artichokes (feature picture). I brought water, garlic, lemmon juice and mustard seed to a slow boil. I placed the artichoke inside of a steamer basket for 20 minutes. While the artichokes were steaming, I decided to make a bean dipping sauce for them by placing chick peas and black beans in a blender. I plated the artichokes when ready and added some of the steaming water from the artichokes into my dip for a final blend. Soooooo good!!!!
I am gratful for change of seasons and Spring, my children who have been helping me in the test kitchen, and the strength within.