It’s a shame I wasn’t more attentive in my 11th grade food science class. We routinely watched Alton Brown on Good Eats, yet I was always working on other homework, goofing off with my friends, or making chewbacca noises in the corner. These days Good Eats comes on, and I am alert with pen and paper ready to take notes on a new science related food project. This post has nothing to do with Alton, or with his show, but it does have to do with some VERY good eats.
After my 8K last Saturday, I went to the farmers market to check out the goods. I’ve been to plenty of farmers markets, but I had never purchased any of the items being sold..until now. I immediately focused in on the giant fanning leaves that the Egyptians used for their royalty. I also noticed the bowel color changers in a bundle of 4.
That would be giant swiss chard leaves, and beets..which well..change the color of your bowels. It’s hard to tell the size of these leaves from the photo, so allow me to compare my stub hand for a size reference.
Seriously..huge leaves. Both of these items were $3 each, there was no way I was leaving without them. I knew right away what I wanted for dinner that night. It ended up being so delicious that I had the same dinner two nights in a row.
Beans and rice, all wrapped up in the chard taco! This was SO good, and SO easy. Despite the deliciousness of this meal, it is definitely not first date worthy. Be prepared to make a giant mess.
The bundle of leaves came with 8 giant fans, and they were gone in two days. I hope the farmers market by my house has these because I need more. I’m twitching at the thought of them. The second night I had these, I paired them with a random kitchen creation. Who likes jalapeno poppers? If you’re like me..you can easily throw away 20 poppers in one sitting. Sadly enough..this was a common trend throughout my youth. It’s no wonder I was a chunky child. These days I don’t find myself eating poppers all that much, especially now that I eat a vegan diet. Enter idea: vegan cornbread popper muffin..things.
This was crazy easy. I used Bobs red mill corn meal mix, and followed the recipe on the bag to make the cornbread. Cut up a few jalapenos stuffed with vegan cream cheese, and baked them until they were brown! If you’re not vegan, make em with regular cream cheese!! They turned out great!
Q: Tell me something GREAT you ate recently?!
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