Boo for being sick 😦 I stayed home from school yesterday and spent 25 of the last 36 hours sleeping. Because I’m able to stand up and actually walk today, I figure I’m “recovered” enough to be back at school. Now that I’m here though, I’m realizing that I’m too out of it to pay much attention, so I’m blogging instead. Whoops.
I started today with a little something I call my Sicky Shake. I invented this last May when I was recovering from my tonsillectomy. I just throw the following into the food processor and go to town: 1/2 c. Purely Decadent Peanut Butter ZigZag soy ice cream (my faaaave), 1/2 a large frozen banana, and about 1/3-1/2 c. unsweetened soy milk (I just pour it in as necessary to thin out the shake. The end result is sweet, cold, and delicious and is a total pick-me-up when you’ve been bed-ridden. Here’s mine from this morning:
Moving along, I said last time that I had some potato-y goodness to share. Basically what happened was that I had a 5-lb. bag of Yukon gold potatoes that needed to get used, so I had some fun with those.
One night I decided to cut them in wedges and roast them. A pretty elementary recipe: Cut potatoes, toss in a little olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper, bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes, turning once. With a side of kale steamed with garlic:
The next night in order to use up a greater number of potatoes at once, I made them mashed. I peel the potatoes and cut them into quarters, bring them to a boil then simmer then for 20 minutes, drain them, then use a fork to mash them with about 6 T. Earth Balance, 1/2 c.-1 c. unsweetened soy milk, and sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. With a side of–you guessed it!–kale steamed with garlic:
I like to take the garlic out of the pan after steaming the kale and mix it into the mashed potatoes. I also eat them with tons of hot sauce because I love my food spicy! These are sooooo yummy and literally last me a whole week. I’m pretty proud of my use of this big bag of potatoes!
As a sidenote, I know that neither of these really look like complete meals, especially to a non-vegan eye. I actually on both occasions had planned to eat a grilled portabello mushroom with the meal, but never got there because I was full enough from the potatoes and the kale.