A Fabulous (Food) Day

April 9, 2012By

I’m not sure what it was, but something about the meals I ate this Sunday really made me happy. Maybe because I made them all? And tried new things? They all just seemed so wholesome and healthy and tasty and new-to-me, and I enjoyed the heck out of them.

The day started off with a green smoothie, which I haven’t had for a while. Mangoes, pineapple, banana and spinach. Yum!

Green Smoothie - Before

Yes, this is an old photo from an earlier post. But the ingredients were the same. 

Then for lunch, I made this smashed avocado and chickpea salad.

Smashed Avocado and Chickpea Salad Sandwich

The recipe for the salad is so simple: a can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained). I also pulled off the outer husks, which probably wasn’t necessary. Then in a bowl, smash the chickpeas with one ripe avocado. Add some chopped spring onions (to taste, I didn’t use that much), some lime juice, then salt and pepper. Mix it up, and spread it on bread. For my sandwich, I used homemade bread topped with spinach (leftover from the smoothie!) and a slice of mild Munster cheese. Easy peasy.

Can I say once again how much I love our bread machine? For real, homemade bread is just the best, especially when it is so easy to bake. Love, love, love.

Then for dinner, we had homemade pizza. All it took was a bag of premade dough from Trader Joe’s, plus some yummy toppings like goat cheese and prosciutto, baked to perfection on our new pizza stone. It was so easy that we won’t order pizza again any time soon.

I have no photographic evidence of this pizza, because we ate it too quickly. Heh.

All in all, it was a good food day. It was also a good reading day (Daughter of Smoke and Bone), a good walk in the park day, and a good snuggle on the couch with the cats and watch a movie day (The Descendants). I’m hoping that I have another one of these days next weekend.

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  1. Mr. Martini says:

    It sure sounds like you had a great day. Are you single? Ha ha.