… but this post will be about food.
I mean, of course I talk about food. In a regular basis.
But it’s been a while since I actually posted a food picture here. Maybe a few months..? Anyway. The point is, I won’t be posting food pictures the way I used to anymore.
My days of every-morsel-of-food-photographer are over.
And I don’t mean to take food pictures too often (so soon).
It can be a great way to track calories for those who want to loose weight, and it can be fun in general for those who are food bloggers. But I learned that it quickly became a somewhat obsessive habit to me.
So I’d rather take no daily food pics. At least, for a while… or until I’m ok with it. I’m used to read blogs like Gabriela’s, Kath’s or Tina’s – and they usually post their daily eats. I think there’s nothing wrong with it. Actually, I just might become a true food-blogger someday (as I truly love the nutrition/fitness topic), but for now… I think I’ll challenge myself “secretely”.
My goal is to be back with a “deemed un-healthy” food pic from something I ate. Does that sound like a challenge? Haha.
Well, enough with the explanations. Let’s get to the point here.
No exact mesurements for this one – I just threw some walnuts in a bowl and used Grandma’s hand mixer – that’s maybe why it turned out a little too dry. I did a little taste-test and thought something was missing…
And a little salt did the trick! It tasted good. I planned on mixing it again the next day (to make it more creamy), but Grandma’s sister (who was staying with us for NYE) accidentaly threw it away. Too bad :/
Grandma says we should totally do this again, though! She’s lovely ;)
For the next one, I used no recipe at all – I wanted to make a vegetable-based recipe “from the scratch”, make up my own recipe. The result?
A little burnt, but delicious nonetheless. I really suck at coming up with names, so… I could use some suggestions. I’ll give y’all the recipe, you name it. Deal?
- 1 medium eggplant
- 1 large zucchi
- 1 cup tomato sauce (you may use a little less if you want)
- Cottage Cheese (for sprinkling on top, I used about 1/4 cup)
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/2 a can of canned tomatoes (optional)
Slice the zucchini and the eggplant. Spread about 1-2 tbsp of tomato sauce in a medium bake pan, then start placing the slices of zucchini and eggplant until you covered all its surface. Spread a little more tomato sauce (and a canned tomato or two, if you like), then place the ricotta a tbsp at a time. Cover it with more vegetable slices, then repeat the same process. Upon your last layer of vegetables, spread the leftover tomato sauce and then sprinkle the cottage cheese. Bake for 20 minutes on medium heat, or until cooked and golden.
Too bad I was the only one who ate this on NYE. I ate the whole tray in about 4 days. I had a very happy tummy :)
And now a snack I’m obsessed about. When I don’t feel like having a real dinner, I simply throw a bigger amount of these same ingredients and call it a night. Such a delicious combo!
Ladies and gentleman, I present you…
Fiber One Cereal, Frozen Banana Slices and a blob of Peanut Butter.
C’mon, people. Doesn’t it SOUND amazing?!
Who needs yogurt when you could have a cereal mess. Haha.
And, since I mentioned frozen bananas… I’ve been really loving frozen fruit these days! Bananas, Mangoes (I wish I could try raspberries and blueberries, but they’re too expensive around here)… It’s awesome.
I have a few more recipes/combos/food pics to share, but I’ll keep that for another post. Hope you’re having a great weekend, guys!
P.S.: Oh, and I almost forgot to say this – yesterday was Mom’s birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOMMY!
Mom, Me and my sister Bruna (On NYE, 2009/2010)
Having fun at Harvard’s Square Parade
Ice-skating on Central Park (I wish I’d learn how to ice-skate like her)
At her birthday party last year (and yes, I’m re-using the NYE dress, ok?)
At her birthday party yesterday
Love you, Moms. You know that, right?
Don’t forget to send me your name suggestions for my zucchini and eggplant recipe! I don’t want to sounds desperate… But I am. Hahaha.
See you guys soon!