Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Noshing with Bunny & Oops-A-Daisy

Well, it seems I forgot to blog on Sunday AND Monday! :( Well, let's see if I can make it up to you.

Sunday, the hubs and I didn't feel like staying a home and cleaning house. It was a beautiful day so we headed for the mountains for a hike along a river. Lordy, were the fur kids hot and pooped. And pooped out. Nothing like fresh air to cause some bowel movements among our dogs! lol At the end, we let them wade in the river a bit and Roxie just did a belly flop in the shallow part and laid there.

I have been cooking up a storm because I went to the Farmer's Market this weekend and loaded up on the fresh veggies. Saturday night I made the best salad:

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I was trying to replicate the salad I had at The National. This salad is fresh red lettuce with shaved radishes and red onion with chopped mint and lemon vinaigrette. It was good, not great. Not enough mint. Too heavy handed with the lemon. But I still enjoyed it.

Monday night, I made this scrumptious fish dish ..... chili-lime panko crusted tilapia served on a bed of basmati rice with lime zest and cilantro, topped with a "salsa" of corn, black beans and red pepper. And a big ol' dollop of homemade guac! I think I am finally getting into a groove with tasty, fresh, healthy recipes.

Last night, I made a Mediterranean-inspired "Big Salad" with romaine, plum tomatoes, cucumbers, tuna, feta, chopped mint, toasted pita "croutons" and kalamata olives. SO GOOD! You know we love our big salads in warm weather at Casa Bunny.

Tonight (sorry for the crap photo!) I made polenta and topped it with this amazing "sauce" of Italian sausage, kale and diced tomatoes topped with some fresh grated Parm and served with a side of steamed yellow squash tossed with chopped, fresh basil. My first time cooking with kale and I was a little worried but it was DELICIOUS. I spiced it up with some garlic and red pepper flakes. Really good.

I am so happy that I have just been able to pull together some great dishes this week without a plan or any recipes. I relied on inspiration from my reading and Pinterest! lol As noted above, I feel like I am really starting to "get" the whole cooking for a better Bunny. My one guilty indulgence has been these:

MMMMM! The sweet. The salty. It's a wonderful, wonderful thing. I swear I think I would marry this pretzel if I could. And only 100 calories a pack. So, guilty because processed. Not because lots of calories. Unless you eat two packs. Or three. Not that I have not that or anything.

Well, peeps, I am off. Sorry for dropping the ball. Hope you are all doing well. Be back soon! B.