I made a simple but as my husband puts it, a "sexy hot" dish.
As you know from my previous posts, now I live in the area where organic food, and good vegetables per se are rare find. In a local supermarkets there is a small produce section with only one-two organic items in it. Not good enough.
Therefore I buy my produce at the little store with a cute name "Squash Blossom". They have some basic organic vegetables and fruits in stock, and if I want an extra I just have to order a box.
And a box of green beans arrived...
I cut the ends from the beans, washed it and boiled it for 2-3 minutes.
In a cast iron skillet I heated a Tbsp of olive oil, added 1/4 tsp hot pepper paste and 1 tsp fire roasted tomatoes flakes.
One stir, and green beans went in the skillet.
Another 30 seconds, another stir, and it's ready.
Seasoned with a good quality sea salt and pepper to taste. I served it with a leftover pasta from yesterday (I don't like to through away food).
Potatoes would be my other choice.
Shave a few strips of a sharp cheese on top.
Crunchy, flavorful, and hot(spicy) - all I needed for lunch today.
For about a week I my energy level was lower than usual. On Monday I couldn't run my five miles, and had to cut it down to 3,2 miles. On Tuesday I had one yoga class only instead of planned two.
My first thought was that I was coming down with a cold. Until this morning, when I woke up from a toothache at 4 AM. I got out of a bed, took Alive, and impatiently (meaning I was walking back and forth, checking clock every 5 minutes just to see that only 5 minutes passed) waited for a reasonable time to call the dentist office. By the time office was suppose to be open, I was all ready to go without even the call. They were very nice to see me immediately, and my dentist announced his verdict: I have an infection because my wisdom tooth lost it's filling. Bummer!
Deep breath, another one... Nothing I can do about it, so just accept it. Another news, the tooth has to go... after I treat the inflammation with antibiotics for a week.
And my saga with the dentist begins... I need to tell a little secret, which is not that little in my mind: I am panically afraid of any dentists.
So this week is going to be a very interesting one: I need to talk myself into the fact that I HAVE to see the dentist in a week again.
Deeeeep sigh. Another... I am brave... I can do it...
Do you want to know what was planned for lunch today?
Squash spread from the Weekend in Photos post.
It is coming, stay tuned!
Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian