Barley Potato Soup

Today I wanted to feel productive, but I didn’t feel like making it a work day.  I decided to go “play” in the kitchen and create some recipes.  I went shopping in Santa Monica this past Wednesday, since they had their 10% discount day at the Co-op.  First I went to Farmer’s Market and bought some organic lush vegetables and fruits, and then off shopping at the Co-op.

I find that if I don’t circulate the food in my frige after shopping days, it can be wasteful, so I thought it would be a good idea to get the food moving into some dishes that I could freeze for during the week.  Spirit doesn't always move me in the direction of the kitchen and cooking and there are days I just don't feel like being in the kitchen, where I would rather go to the beach or shop at my favorite clothing stores!

I made up a few dishes.  I prepared a week's amount of Salad (ziplock bag) a pot of Barley-Potato Soup, Babaganoush, (Mediterranean dish) and an Eggplant Minestrone Stew.  I also made a raw Banana Lemon Creme Pie and Tangerine Ice Cream. 

Especially on weekends, most times my husband will do the dishes when I'm on a cooking spree, when he feels that I would appreciate his help.

Does it take time for me to be in the kitchen like this? YES!  The good news is that I hardly have to be in the kitchen during the week because I have a bunch of pre-prepped dishes that I can either pull from the refrigerator or the freezer. In this way I don't have to give it a bunch of thought about meals and "what's for dinner?" 


Vegan Gal said...

Great blog post! I literally just had a conversation with my husband talking about how we need to play in the kitchen on the weekends and prep for the week ahead. Reading this now proves it's something we need to do. Thank you!

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