March 7, 2009

Gamey Winehouse

I experienced the true meaning of hangry last night when I got home from work. Such was my state that I couldn't even plan out what I was going to eat before it started coming together. The result? A kitchen-sink frittata. As in, everything-but-the...

Lest you doubt that I mean it to the full extent of the expression, check it out:

On the plate, in varying degrees of existence:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 oz of manchego cheese, chopped
  • 1 oz roasted red peppers
  • 2 sundried tomatoes, snipped into bits with kitchen scissors
  • handful of frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • dash cloves
  • generous shake of thyme
  • sprinkle of garlic powder


  • 8 or 9 spears of asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 strips facon, crumbled
  • 1 oz blue cheese
  • 1 or 2 cranks of coarse salt and pepper

Because I was hangry when I made it, I will recreate the spirit of the moment with the following instructions:

  1. Mix the frittata stuff together in a bowl and then make a frittata
  2. Mix the topping stuff together in a sprayed skillet and stir 'til it's frickin' done. Not the blue cheese too, dummy - you put that on top last.
  3. Eat it.

Aaaah...much better.

Restored to a much more sensible state, I jumped on this green smoothie bandwagon and tried one for myself, with the use-it-or-lose-it motivation of some odd salad greens and the last of my soymilk.

In the blender:

  • 50g mixed greens (I think there's spinach, chard, frisee, purple stuff, Sunny D...)
  • 3/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
  • 70g frozen mango cubes
  • 1 tsp flax seeds (I know it's flax meal in the pic but after I took it, I remembered I could put whole seeds in since the blender would grind them for me)

Enjoyed a la Lost...

It was really good! The smoothie, that is. Lost was good too, but the smoothie definitely exceeded my expectations. I used toasted flax seeds and that flavor really came through despite the small quantity. The greens and mango weren't especially noticeable; it was sort of this thick, sweet, nutty drink that I really enjoyed as a healthy dessert. I won't be doing this at breakfast times because a) I eat breakfast at work and b) I need to chew on something, thanks.

After dinner, the roomie and I went to a friend's house for game night. We played Trivial Pursuit. I won a dollar. :)

I also enjoyed a glass of vino. I guess this picture is the wine version of beer goggles? Haha...

And our hostess happens to be a very fine baker. She created her own recipe for a baked brownie pudding, which she served to us very daintily in little cups with a dollop of coffee Haagen on top. It was so good, I forgot to take a picture, but this is/was the baked good itself:

Pretty much my favorite dessert ever! Good times had by all, and not a hangry one among us.