I had an appointment after work tonight, so wouldn’t be home for dinner. The Husband called me after I left the office:
The Husband: “Don’t pick up your dinner on the way home.” (He knows me too well)
Me: “Why not?” (what, no Diet Coke Float?)
The Husband: “I made dinner.”
Me: “Really? What’d you make?”
The Husband: “I made your favorite food.”
Me: “My favorite food is tortellini and I know you didn’t make that!”
The Husband: “OK, I made your favorite food from the stuff that I make.”
Me: “Yellow rice with green olives?”
The Husband: “Yup.”
SCORE! Almost as good as tortellini… now if only I could get him to show tortellini a little love, we’d be all set.
We have a lot of fantastic inspiration for this weeks’ ARF/5-A-Day round-up – a record 17 participants – not too shabby for only our 3rd week. In case you don’t know what it’s all about, every Tuesday, food bloggers who cooked something recently using an ARF (Antioxidant Rich Food), fruit or veggie, or any combination of the three are invited to send me their link to be included in the round-up. All to keep us on the road to healthier eating … or at least thinking about it! One lucky participant gets the spot of Top Photo in the round-up. On with the show!
Another food blogger, Chef Michele, is on the same page as Kalyn, combining beans and greens (my favorite ones – collard greens!) as well, making a delicious Pinto Bean dish with Collard Greens and Cornbread.
Alanna from A Veggie Venture entices us with Watercress Sandwiches with Chili Lime Butter.
Shyamala from Food in the Main wins the photo spot of the week for her South Indian Mixed Vegetable Stew … with all the veggies she managed to get in her dish, how can we deny her? And she gets double credit, because last week she made a Carrot and Coriander Soup, I just didn’t get the link in time.
Nupur from One Hot Stove shares her Grated Sweet Potatoes, which look positively scrumptious, along with a great history lesson.
Cookie Crumb from I’m Mad and I Eat stops the flashbacks long enough to entice us with her Psychedelic Psalad, a medley of purple cauliflower, purple (Peruvian) potatoes and arugula, topped with flowerets of chartreuse Romanesco cauliflower and pomegranate seeds. Topped with an olive oil, vinegar and miso paste dressing, she has her ARFs and veggies more than covered. And although ALL the photos are gorgeous, we’ll bend the rules and share her picture too … enjoy! ;)
Another ARF/5-A-Day newcomer, Karina from Recipes from a Gluten-Free Goddess, joins in the fun with Roasted White Bean Vegetable Ragout — talk about vegetable goodness, it doesn’t get much better than this!
And lastly … me. Not knowing what I was going to do for dinner, I made sure to get my veggies in at lunch time, having sweet potatoes, spinach and dill potatoes. Yum!
Thanks again for all the participants, and most of all, all the inspiration. Hope to see y’all back here next Tuesday for ARF/5-A-Day #4!
Make sure to stop back here tomorrow for Part 2 of the Sandra Lee Showdown. Until then…