31 August 2009

Locavore 100 Mile Challenge: Day One

Today's menu:
Breakfast - rolled emmer with honey and blackberries and mint tea with honey
Snack - peach
Lunch - rolled emmer with zucchini, onion, garlic, comfrey and tomatoes sauteed in camelina oil
Snack - apple cider (I drank about three glasses through out the day - I may need more!)
Dinner (above) - garlic rubbed roasted acorn squash stuffed with spelt berries, carrots, garlic and onion sauteed in camelina oil with savory herb, drizzled with honey and a baked potato drizzled with camelina oil

Overall, my meals have been satisfying but I did wish for salt several times today. My son is not following these restrictions, but he did try some of my breakfast and liked it. He really enjoyed dinner too, but of course, he added salt and pepper to everything and had Earth Balance on his potato. While I was removing the seeds from the squash as I prepared dinner, I paused just long enough before throwing them out to consider saving them to toast. Can you toast acorn squash seeds? The internets tell me yes. I have those in the oven right now with some camelina oil and savory herb. Snacking is going to be my biggest challenge after caffeine, but at least I'll have toasted squash seeds tomorrow! I also roasted a garlic bulb and will probably throw in some tomatoes since the oven is already on. Looking at Monique's breakfast tomatoes earlier made my mouth water!

6 comments:

Monique said...

Hey, impressive lady! Do you think we'll ever type the word camelina so many times ever again in our lives? Stuffing the potato was a great idea- reminds me of the lentil-stuffed zucchini One World was making. hmmm.....

Peanut, peanut butter...and Stephanie said...

Is honey on a potato good? It's an interesting combination I'm hesitant to try.

Congrats on day one!

crystal said...

Thanks, Monique and Stephanie! I sure am using a lot of that camelina oil! :) Actually, I didn't try honey on the potato, but I'm sure it'd be good!

Andrew said...

Looks like a successful Day One! If snacks are a challenge, I can see why the hazelnuts sounded so good. I wish I'd bought an entire bag instead of splitting one with Remi and Geneva. Lessons learned...

Hank said...

I've never tried honey on a potato so if you try it please let us know how it is. Tonight I'm going for mashed with some of that Spokane Family Farm milk to cream 'em up.

Geneva said...

And here I was trying to figure out what I would eat while worrying about your vegan options during this contest. You have this down to an art.

Looks amazing, I'll come over for dinner!