Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Baba Ganoush

I want to do some more experimenting with interesting combinations of nutritious foods but for now something simple...here's the lunch I packed for work tomorrow.  A baba ganoush spread on dark rye with shredded carrot and fresh spinach.

Baba Ganoush
Slice an eggplant in half lengthwise and roast on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about 30 min.  Or put on the grill whole or sliced until soft.
Place the eggplant, 2 cloves garlic, juice of 1-2 lemons, 1T tahini, and sea salt to taste in a food processor until smooth.  The original recipe calls for 1/4 c olive oil(!) but I skip the oil.  Good as a dip or a spread with raw veggies or pita bread.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nutrient Sparse

Back to work today after a week off.  The table in the staff lounge was full of "treats".  Bagels, a (not a whole grain in sight), coffee cake with frosting, and scones.  The scones were made with whole wheat pastry flour, blueberries, and oranges but I'm sure the sugar and fat content were up there.  It feels like I'm the only one in the world trying to eat the nutritarian way.  I brought a banana, melon and leftover stir fry with brown rice for lunch.  But I had a half a scone, too.  It was good.