What’s in my kitchen?

Earlier this week, my fantastic friend/foodie & health mentor wrote a post about what was going on in her kitchen. I thought I’d respond with information about the first interesting thing that’s gone on in my kitchen since, well, we’ve lived here.

Yesterday, I did some crazy shopping (replacing foods, buying ingredients to make my own cleaning supplies, etc).
I ordered stuff that’s going to replace stuff in our house with healthier stuff.

And, I experimented with food.
I’ve kind of always hated thinking about food… What’s the most convenient option? I’ll take that. But, of course, I’m realizing that usually leaves me malnourished, hungry, or worse.

So, last night, I got out seasonings, had no meal plan, just ingredients, and set about
making dinner…

3 Burners!!! Whoa.
I've never used more than 2 burners on the stove at a time, much less while using the oven & the blender at the same time! Madness!

I decided that I’d make chicken, green beans, seasoned rice, and potatoes.
And, that I’d try something new with smoothies for drinks/dessert.
I also made popsicles from the smoothie liquid.

I poured all sorts of things into the sauce pan. I think I definitely ended up with too many seasonings. I evened it out with some cheese, though.
(Doesn’t cheese always make everything taste better? I’m convinced this is so.)

I baked the potatoes in the oven… I’d never done this before.
(I’ve only ever mashed my potatoes.)
Soaked them in my new cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. I felt oh-so-fancy… Continue reading “What’s in my kitchen?”