I know I mention it all the time, but that is because it's still weird to me: Since moving here, we've gotten a lot healthier. I'm not gonna to lie: I had nothing to do with it. In fact, I had every intention of starting a "Dessert Club" when I moved in. In fact, I may be the sole reason we're still as un-healthy as we are.
(Okay, so I AM the sole reason. But how was I to know we'd be planted (pun intended) in the middle of a hot-bed of Vegetarians and Nutritarians*? A girl needs time to adjust to major life changes such as seven pounds of vegetables on a single pizza with only about a half ounce of cheese!!!)
I mean, REALLY Janeen!
No healthy person should be so happy!
Even the KIDS around here eat healthy. Voluntarily! Don't believe me?
Meet my neighbor Eva:
Now look at this startling photographic evidence:
And this final picture? I just find this one PAINFUL...
You can rest assured I had nothing to do with this.
So anyway, it's gotten so bad here that now Doug just goes into the kitchen and whips up healthy meals with ingredients straight from our Square Foot Garden. (Our garden is totally ROCKING this year, btw!)
This is what he made us for dinner tonight:
And guess what?
It was surprisingly delicious!!! (After I picked out the tomatoes...)
(My standard reaction to most vegetarian dishes is: "This is... Surprisingly good!" or "Surprisingly delicious!" or "Surprisingly not as disgusting as I thought it would be, and I REALLY thought this one was going to be disgusting!!!")
So if you want to get in on the healthy eating action, try this out. You might be as surprised as I am!
Doug's Healthy Pita Pockets
1 giant oversized fresh to death cucumber out of the garden (sliced and chopped)
1/2 chopped onion
1 apple, chopped
a man sized handfull of sliced grapes
2 japanese sized cloves of garlic (these are about 1 1/2 the size of american ones)
1 can of garbanzo beans, mashed up with a fork
1 cup(ish) fresh cherry tomatoes, halved (Less if you have a picky wife. More if you don't)
1 T dill weed
2 T balsamic vinegar
Mix all together and place into warmed-up whole wheat pita pockets and place into pie hole. Enjoy.
*all these can be adjusted and experimented with. I wanted to use some lettuce but forgot.
**some plain yogurt mixed with some dill weed and lemon juice is also a good topping.
***it was good for lunch again the next day!
Enjoy in good health! (weird-o)