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For dinner tonight I grilled some salmon and as a side made French String Beans from the Barefoot in Paris cookbook. Anytime a recipe includes roasted vegetables, you can bet it’ll be tasty and this recipe was no exception. The sweetness of the onions and peppers really complimented the crisp beans. Very summer. The recipe can be found here.

The red onion, red pepper and yellow peppers roasted in the oven for 15 minutes (tossed with olive oil, salt & pepper). In the meantime I grilled the salmon and blanched the green beans. Tossed the veggies together, and voila:

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Well, since I halved the recipe, it was more like 20 cloves but it was awesome. You would think that much garlic would make it way too pungent but after it cooks for so long, the garlic cloves become soft and surprisingly sweet! Yummm! And the sauce was fantastic. This recipe is from the Barefoot in Paris cookbook and can be found here.

Also, I bought a whole chicken which I successfully cut up into parts all by myself for the first time – woohoo!¬† Thanks Professor YouTube! ūüėÄ

The peeled garlic just added to the pot. They were browned for 5-10 minutes.

 

Added the chicken to the pot that had the garlic, cognac and white wine simmering...

 

We each had a leg and a wing with salad (with a simple vinaigrette of olive oil, white wine vinegar, dijon, salt and pepper), saving the chicken breats for tomorrow's lunch.

The sauce was amazing. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow!

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Yesterday was a good food day.

Here’s a pic of my usual breakfast. The fruit depends on what’s in season or looks good at Loblaws¬†that week. The grain is either a weight watchers whole wheat bagel, english muffin or toast, with¬† peanut butter (reduced salt) or Becel¬†margarine (olive oil based). Yogurt is Activia, my fave is plum/prune – but it could also be blueberry or raspberry if that’s what’s available at the store.

And coffee. Usually eaten in the den in front of the TV watching the morning news. ūüôā

Lunch was leftover farfalle with creamy mushroom sauce. Tasty. Chris had the rest of the guacamole I made yesterday.

Supper was Moroccan Couscous (from Barefoot in Paris), a glass of Liberty School Zin.

Here are the roasted veggies (butternut squash, carrots, zucchini and onions:

And this is the final dish:

I also made Watermelon Mojitos, which were just¬†so-so for me. I prefer the traditional version…. Maybe I needed to puree the watermelon a¬†bit more. It was fresh-tasting though and the mint and lime gave it that mojito flair. No pics though – sorry!

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We were too lazy to do groceries over the weekend so I got home today to a relatively empty fridge. I knew we had frozen falafel in the freezer (Blue Menu), so tha was part one. I then whipped up a salad made up of: the last half of a cucumber, scallions, chopped roasted red peppers (jarred), cubed leftover feta cheese, chopped parsley, black pepper, olive oil and lemon juice.

And it was fabu. The falafel was great – it was the first time we tried it. And the salad was fresh and healthy!

Take that chubby Mii!!

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