Sunday, August 12, 2012

weekend food prep

Housemate has canned about 48 pints of tomatoes so far.  This week two of them didn't seal so I had some tomatoes to use up.  I decided to make a chili.  You can find the recipe at this link, scroll down to the third recipe.  I like it.  Here is the pot cooked up:

I cooked up a batch of brown and forbidden rice and combined the chili and rice into bowls to freeze for later.  I also wanted to try it with polenta.  So I cooked up some polenta (corn grits):  1/4 cup dry + about 2/3 cups water.  I heated that in the microwave for 2 minutes then let it sit for about 10 minutes.  it got nice and thick.  I divided it into 2 servings with the chili.  

I harvested a bunch of collards and kale from the garden.  Here are four large bags ready to freeze.

I cooked up some greens, onion and tomato for a daily serving in my breakfast (or elsewhere) next week.   and froze those in individual servings.


Pat said...

What is 'forbidden' rice? Something really special, so much so that if you told me, you'd have to kill me? =;-}

Daniel Davis said...

Forbidden rice is delicious and also nutritious. As what I know, it is also called as super food that helps boost our health and rich in antioxidants that helps fights against cancer, heart problem, etc.

kneecap said...

HI Pat, it's black rice. it's just kind of fun to eat because it's unusual and it tastes good, but so does brown rice. Here's a link describing it: