Thursday, May 24, 2007

Vegetables? You bet!

I've just moved into my summer housing, after being stuck in a horribl, kitchenless room for a week. It's so nice to finally be able to unpack, and to think about cooking, and going to the greenmarket today and buying vegetables-- rhubarb, lettuce, fennel, and green onions for sure-- and then going to Trader Joes, and stocking up on pantry supplies. And then coming home and making a big, fresh, green salad, or maybe trying out bazu's yummy-looking fennel recipe. Maybe I'll make muffins or bread. It's amazing how much being out of the kitchen for a week has made me appreciate it!

Ok, so now I'm back from grocery shopping-- I really had to restrain myself with those veggies! I wanted every green thing I saw, but if I had bought everything I wanted, it would have spoiled before I finished it. It's amazing how much you can crave vegetables after basically not eating them for a week. (It's kind of funny to think about craving vegetables, isn't it? I mean...veggies are what Americans are supposed to hate. But I'm glad that we like them!)

Anyway, for my first meal I made Vietnamese pho. It's really easy and very fresh tasting. I'll post the recipe tomorrow if people want it. And I'm making bazu's fennel tomorrow for sure!




3 comments:

bazu said...

Ooooh, even though pho is an all-time favorite, I've never attempted making it at home. Yours looks so fresh! I basically eat nothing but Vietnamese and Thai food when the weather is hot. I love living vicariously through all the NYC bloggers and fantasizing about the greenmarket... sigh!

Oh, do make the fennel- you won't regret it! I'm a one-woman fennel missionary- ha ha!

cristy said...

Recipe? Yes please - it looks delicious!

Urban Vegan said...

Your pho looks pho-nomenal. I'm glad you're back to your healthy eating...a few days without our veggies is too many.