Even though it’s only been 2013 for a few hours, I’ve been working on some of my resolutions for the last few days.
Resolution #1: Eat Better!
Not necessarily to eat healthier, but to eat better. I’m going to cook more. Try different foods and different recipes. Because I’ve been so busy, I end up eating out a lot at the same local restaurants, and it’s boring.
So, here’s what I’ve cooked so far this weekend.
I used half the chicken it called for, because my dutch oven isn’t that big, but I left everything else the same. I mean, why mess with any recipe that calls for two heads (yes, heads. Not cloves) of garlic. It was delicious, although based on the layer of fat on the top once I put the leftovers in the kitchen, it’s fattier than I thought. I guess that’s from the chicken skins.
I served it over rice, with a kale and lettuce salad.
Scallops with Quinoa and Pomegranate Gastrique
This recipe came from the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook. I left out many of the herbs in the quinoa, because I forgot to write them down when I went shopping, but it still turned out pretty good.
Figs with Gorgonzola and Sopressata
This was a recipe I saw on the Closet Cooking blog. I had to go to four different supermarkets before I could find figs, but it was worth it.
In the Parisian style, I think today’s lunch is just going to be some cheese and bread. I have a bunch of gorgonzola cheese left.
So at least one resolution is off to a good start.