Monday, January 7, 2008

Sunday: Ode To The Carbohydrate

Yesterday, was a lazy, lovely, carb-filled day. We adore carbs. Sundays are usually the days I try to focus the most on cooking. Our weekends are Sunday and Monday, instead of Saturday and Sunday. Curtis is a tattoo artist, and I am a nutritional consultant, so we work on the days that are best for our clients. For this reason, Sunday for us is like Saturday for other folks. Confused yet? Point is, Sunday is usually our relax/have pizza and wine night, so knowing already what we're going to be having for dinner, gives me lots of time to play with food and make new things all day! Yesterday was no exception. Now, I love cooking, I could cook all day, but baking is something that hasn't always been my strong point. I really took a leap of faith yesterday though after reading about just how easy homemade bagels can be! Bagels! I LOVE BAGELS! Thought I. So out came my mixing bowls.

I must say, it really was easy, and the results...delicious!

The original recipe is from the lovely Joni. I replaced one cup of the flour with whole wheat flour (why? because I love fiber!). This recipe makes 8 bagels. I made 4 of them everything bagles with minced garlic, onion powder, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. I made the other 4 cinnamon raisin with a little extra sugar added. Of course, you only see 3 of each here...because we couldn't help ourselves! We made sandwiches for brunch with lettuce, tomato and soy bacon...Mmmm.

And for dinner, our Sunday usual...PIZZA! Mushroom, Red Pepper, Tomato, Broccoli, Sundried Tomato and cheeze from Acadiana Soy (our local soy producers!). All on homemade crust.

I should mention that everything we use in our kitchen is organic, and for the most part locally grown. We are very fortunate to live about 3 minutes away from our Farmers Market, and usually stock up on most produce there. If we can't get it there, we get it from Planet Organic, or from the Organics section of the Supermarket closest to our house. We go to the store, pretty well every day! But after reading so many other blogs of yours...I know we aren't alone!

I'm planning something warm for dinner tonight...possibly corn chowder...but I am also eagerly anticipating the potato soup recipe from Vcon. Sooo, check back to see what my indecisive mind has chosen!



SusanV said...

Hi Kristine! Your blog is great, and your cat looks like a grown-up version of our kitten! So glad that the Herbivore GC came through--I've seen those hoodies and they are so cute.

Keep up the great work! Looking forward to more deliciousness on your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for Planet Organic! We have a few out here in Calgary and it is by far my favorite supermarket.