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a vegetarian! Yes! After years of enjoying roast beef, lamb, chicken, salmon, scallops, pork chops and ribs, I find I am enjoying vegetables more and more. How did this happen, you ask? I don't really know! It's not something I set out to do, but I find myself craving fruits and vegetables. Well, I have always enjoyed fruits and vegetables, but not to the exclusion of everything else. One of my favorite meals is a big bowl of vegetables -- everything but the kitchen sink. I steam everything and then mix it with a bit of black bean sauce -- not too much because black bean sauce is very salty, and let it all caramelize a little bit. Then I eat the whole
Saturday night I went out for dinner with a friend to a Mexican restaurant. The menu was wonderful. After looking at it, I asked the waiter, "What kind of salads do you have?" I looked around to see who was speaking. Was this my voice coming out of my mouth? Apparently so! I ended up having grilled baby back ribs braised in orange juice and achiote with a honey and mezcal glaze. Oh, and a spinach salad with candied pecans, goat cheese, yams and and a tomato vinaigrette. I asked for two helpings of the salad, it was so delicious!
I think after a long, dreary winter, my body is craving the sunshine found in the nutritious vegetables. Perhaps in the summer I will go back to my normal way of eating, but I sort of hope not. I love veggies. Who knew!? Did you eat your veggies today?