Monday, April 23, 2007

too long...

WOW! I can't believe it's been almost one month since my last post. I guess that's what happens when you come home from work around 4pm and sleep the rest of the night. Who ever say's your second trimester is wonderful is a big fat liar! I felt better in my first. On to the food/carbs!

Sunday, Earth Day, was also mine and Peter's 1st wedding anniversary! Also our 12th year together as a couple! Some people have been married and divorced 3 times in the amount of time we've been together. Sunday was also the day Peter got home from an 8 day business trip to Indiana. Like his last business trip all he ate was red meat. He requested something green for dinner. Well I made him something green, very green. I took my pakora recipe and changed it a bit to make it more like cakes and made "pakora cakes"????? I don't know what else to call them. I served them with a baby romaine salad with olive oil, lemon and salt and to top the cakes some delicous Mango Chutney I purchased at Whole Foods a few months ago and forgot about. The cakes were made with zucchini, potatoes, carrots, onions, spinach and jalapenos with some chickpea flour and a bunch of indian spices. I loved that the zucchini and spinach just turned the cakes pure green. Fitting for earth day and peter's "green meal".

One night last week I just needed to eat something. I opened up my fridge and pulled a bunch of ingredients and made a pretty kick ass dinner. I took whatever veg I had and stirfried it. Then made up a peanut sauce. Secret ingredient in the sauce: orange juice! YUM! I will forever put O.J. in my peanut sauces. I just wish I wrote down what I did. (like usual)

All i've been wanting to eat is Carbs. All i've been eating up until recently is Carbs. So above is my usual Potato Pancakes.

Below are Spud Puppies a.k.a. tater tots. I love spud puppies. I love over cooked crispy spud puppies. I would marry a bag of spud puppies.


bazu said...

Delicious-I've actually been craving tater tots lately. And I love your green meal-happy anniversary!! 12 years is impressive indeed. I have that same experience when Daiku comes home from a trip and is sick of fried and meaty foods and wants something green and fresh. Yes, dear, but you could have eaten green while you were travelling too...!

Take care of yourself. Keep eating all those tasty, tasty carbs.

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Keep on enjoying all that carb-a-licious food - you are, after all, eating carbs (and everything else) for two... Happy Anniversary too! Way Cool!

Anonymous said...

I did not realize there was zucchini in the pakoras.


laura k said...

Yes--orange juice in peanut sauce is a secret that needs to be let out! I never make peanut sauce without the stuff... I love the green meal you made for Peter. Pakora? That's a new one for me. I'll have to check it out. Happy anniversary (too cool that it's on Earth Day) and I hope you get your energy back soon! Take care!

Dori said...

Hey Happy Anniversary. I remember potato cravings when I was eating for two (way back more than 15 years ago). I tired peanut sauce for the first time this weekend. I thought it was dull.... oj would definitely give it a little more.

Kate said...

MMM mm tator tots. Happy anniversary!

aTxVegn said...

Happy Earth Day/Anniversary! Your green food and carbs look great. Give your body whatever it wants!

Neva said...

Tatar tots are yum!

The pakora cakes look very good and healthy.

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Sheree' said...

Pakora looks wonderful. Do you have a recipe you can share?

Spud puppies are a staple in our house. They are crispie little friends.

Sheree' said...

Sorry, I meant to wish you a happy belated anniversary. DH and I just had our 30th. Good job!

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