Your health is determined mainly by what you eat. Who knew?!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Bucket o' veggies
Sorry the picture is out of focus. I made a bunch of cooked veggies for the week. I filled two large pressure cookers full of veggies. They cooked down, but this is a large bowl too. These veggies fit into 6 2-cup containers and went into the freezer. They taste quite good. Here's what I put into pot #1: eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower, yellow zucchini, green zucchini, red bell pepper. In pot #2 went an onion, a bunch of collard greens, and mushrooms, topped with some dried herbs du province and fines herbs. After they cooked up, I added 2 16-oz cans of tomatoes. The tomatoes came from the garden and that contributed a lot to the delicious taste. The collards were just a bit bitter so I added some lemon juice. I was surprised how good the final result tastes. I guessed well what veggies and herbs to use. The only problem is I tend to overcook veggies in the pressure cooker. Well, the greens pot was just right. Next time I will use a lower setting for the veggies pot. I drank the broth leftover from the tomato jars and steaming to reclaim the vitamins lost in the water. It was good. I look at it like drinking a rich cup of tea.
I also prepped beans which I'll cook tomorrow. I juiced a 5 lb bag of carrots (about 36 oz) and am soaking a lb of beans overnight in this juice (in the refrigerator). Tomorrow I'll make a pot of collards, onions and mushrooms, and add those to the beans after the beans cook. I'll divide into bowls to freeze for next week. Then I just need to make a salad every day.
This is pretty much my standard meal plan. I'm following an easy guideline, Dr. Fuhrman's GOMBBS acronym: Greens, Onions, Mushrooms, Beans, and Seeds/nuts (in the salad). The extra B is for berries which I eat a few times a week. I add other fruit to my salads this time of year: apple, orange, pomegranate seeds. It's the same as the post I wrote here, without the asian pear. I might have a small bowl of frozen cherries and mangos for dessert when I get home from work.
It took me a few years to learn how to eat healthy. This site gives sample food logs, FAQs, descriptions of my journey to health, and other rants, with an aim to help others in their journey to wellness.