Do you eat when you're nervous? If so, what?? I usually want baked goods or something else equally sweet and carb filled. If that is not available, I can't stomach much else when I have the butterflies. I think baked good are only an exception because I could propbably manage to choke those down no matter what. Stomach flu? Carrot cake? No problem!
Anyway, once I found out everything was ok, I was in a cooking mood and my tummy began to rumble again. When I got home I decided to try something with the beets from my CSA delivery.
Afternoon Snack= Sweet Beet Salad
2 green apples
1. Cut roots from beets and clean thoroughly. Do not peel. Cut into quarters.
2. Toss beets in olive oil and cook for 35 minutes at 350.
3. Chop apples. Toss apples with dijon mustard.
4. Chop cooked beets and add to apples. Mix together.
I love the way the beets make everything turn pink- including my hands after preparing this : \
The result was an amazing blend of sweet and tart flavors. I already have a 2nd helping packed for lunch tomorrow!
To celebrate my successful appointment, Pat and I are ordering from a new restaurant that takes a modern approach to Soul Food. They also have some vegan and vegetarian options. Soul food for Beanz?? Soooo excited.
I am getting the pumpkin risotto with collard greens and spinach. Pat ordered fried chicken and whipped sweet potatoes. I can hardly wait! I have a feeling I will be in a mild food coma after this meal so I thought I'd post now. Stay tuned for pictures tomorrow!
If you haven't taken a moment to celebrate your health today make sure you do- a special treat may even be in order- you're worth it : )