CSA 2009: Share #2

CSA 2009: Second share

Since I can’t drive, Drew was on farm share duty this week (he even took the photo for me!). We got two heads of lettuce, mixed greens, arugula, spinach, kale, bok choy, and turnips. I’ve convinced Drew to try roasting some of the kale to have with tonight’s dinner. Usually he makes a soup with kale, beef, mushrooms, and feta but I want to try something new. Since he’s doing the cooking these days, I had to convince him 😉 I’m not sure how much longer I can take this “not doing anything” stuff, so in the next couple of days I’m planning on easing back into cooking a little bit. I won’t be standing for hours on end or doing any cooking marathons, but I think one dinner will be good for me. I plan on making some cream of spinach soup, along with a new batch of artisan bread. We can add a side salad and I think that will be such a yummy dinner. The bok choy… I don’t know. We never got around to using what we had from our last share. Still have to figure out a good use for it. The turnips will go sliced raw into salads or on sandwiches, or roasted along with a protein for dinner. (The option to the turnips was kohlrabi, which I would have totally grabbed but Drew didn’t know what to do with it. Hopefully next time it’ll be there again. Last spring I was making a delicious carrot-kohlrabi slaw.)

I’ve been watching a lot of Food Network, as well as going through my cooking magazines and tagging recipes I want to try. Hopefully between nursing, healthy eating, and exercise (once I’m given the OK) the pounds will peel off pretty quick. I’ve seen a lot of diet pill ads and infomercials late at night lately, and while pills like Apidexin might be the choice for some, for me I’d rather keep it as natural as possible. I got my stitch out today and at the doctor I found out that I’ve lost 8 lbs. since last Wednesday. I have 15 lbs. to go to reach my pre-pregnancy weight and 27 lbs. until my official goal weight from back when I started South Beach a couple years ago. I’ve learned a lot about nutrition over the last couple years and my eating habits have greatly improved, so I’m feeling pretty good about my goals. Plus, I find it’s easier to lose weight in the summer, with the abundance of fresh produce. We’ll see how it goes.

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3 Comments

  1. Yay for Drew taking a picture ~ but I notice that he did not arrange each item as photogenically as you normally do. :p

    I miss Food TV. We did away with our cable. But I can watch it over Hulu, I think, as well as at our local cafe. :)

    Have fun cooking! LOVE CSAs.

  2. Eating healthier and controlling your caloric intake, coupled with exercise, is the best way to lose weight. The spinach soup sounds lovely and I’m glad I found another fan of turnips.
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