New favorite snack!

New Favorite Snack!

My new favorite snack is Annie Chun’s brand sesame seaweed:

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Seriously, SO good.

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Trying new things

Tonight for dinner, we decided to try some new recipes; my husband made scallops and I made cheesy quinoa with broccoli.

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The recipe for the cheesy quinoa with broccoli is here:

The recipe for the scallops was from the Ad Hoc Cookbook. (We visited the fantastic Ad Hoc restaurant on our honeymoon and were blown away by the food. If you’re ever in the Napa area and want a great meal, give it a try!)

The scallops were tasty, but I don’t think I’d want to eat them all the time. The quinoa-broccoli dish was very good, though I ended up adding more cheese to my serving (because I love cheese). Bonus: The quinoa made for an easily reheated lunch at work the next day.

Swiss chard

I have been logging the foods I eat every day, and one day I happened to have a particularly low-carb day. Now, I’m skeptical that one day of eating fewer carbohydrates could make much of a change, but I did notice that I didn’t seem to have that fuzzy zombie feeling that I usually have in the afternoon. I even had the energy to stop by the gym on my way home from work!

For dinner, we made wilted chard with onion and baked salmon. The wilted chard recipe was from The Art of Simple Food and the salmon recipe was from The Joy of Cooking. I used too much onion in proportion to the chard, but it was still pretty tasty.

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My first experience with chard was at the beginning of the month when I made this delicious winter minestrone soup:

chard = giant dinosaur leaf!

chard = giant dinosaur leaf!