Thursday, July 29, 2010

Veggie Soup and other healthful things

Eating the last batch of veggie soup for lunch at work today. I'm eating it as I type. I think the secret weapon here was water chestnuts. I've been putting them in everything lately. I don't even know what they are but I love 'em!

I made another great dish last night, but forgot to take picture. It was a sort of asian peanut noodle stir fry dish. It was really good. More on that later (when I photograph the leftovers in the fridge).

In other news, a month ago, Clutterbuck and I decided to invest in some good bicycles. We shopped around and test drove them all over the city and finally decided on the perfect ones. Now we're riding in to work whenever we can (22k round trip), biking all over the city on weekends and absolutely loving it. We even invested in a basket so Phoebe can come along on some rides.

Great times!!! I so enjoy the summers in Toronto!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Homemade Veggie Soup

As it sounds. All the veggies you can find, some veggie broth,herbs and spices to season (I used hot pepper flakes, thyme, salt, pepper and chives) a tiny bit of pasta, and garnish with parmesan cheese.
We'll be living of this for the next week. We're trying to whip our bodies back into shape after a vacation in Chicago that involved a lot of eating and drinking.

Asian Beef Salad

Ok, so as I've stated in previous posts, I just can't get into eating a salad as a meal. However, this one changed my mind.
I marinated some sirloin in some garlic, white wine vinegar, peanut oil and hoisin sauce overnight. Clutterbuck grilled the steak on the BBQ while I boiled the reserved marinade.
I tossed together any fresh veggies I had in the fridge (bell pepper, celery, water chestnuts, carrots) with a bunch of baby greens, topped it with the thinly sliced beef, some mandarins, chow mein noodles and then the cooked marinade as a dressing.
It was incredibly good. I'll be making it again soon since I have have the sirloin hanging out in my freezer.