Amy's Abbreviated December

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Amy's Abbreviated December
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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 1:13pm

Happy December!  This will only be a 4-day journal since I start my vacation on Friday and won't be online much until January!  (I can't wait - I look forward to this chunk of time off every year!)

Breakfast: slice of crockpot fritatta w/ spinach, tomato, and turkey sausage; banana; glass of skim milk

Cup of decaf w/ FF HH and S&L

Lunch: Homemade turkey-veg soup; salad w/ EVOO and vinegar

Snack: an orange

Dinner: Meatless Monday - Farro risotto w/ wild mushrooms and kale; caesar salad (no croutons); glass of skim milk

New Year

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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 10:54pm

Have a great vacation!  And could I have the farro risotto recipe, pls?  :-)

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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 1:08pm

Thanks, Cammy!

  1. This is more or less the recipe I use: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/health/nutrition/21recipehealth.html
  2. I added more fresh mushrooms to bump up the veggie quantity, and add a bunch of chopped kale after it comes to a boil.
  3. I've also used this general recipe using asparagus, b-nut squash, leeks and fennel, etc.  It's really versatile.

I like it even more than risotto made with arborio because it's heartier, nuttier, and more substantial.

Happy Holidays!

New Year

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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 1:11pm

How can it really be December already?  I feel so behind! :D

Breakfast: slice of crockpot fritatta w/ spinach, tomatoes, turkey sausage; dried apricots; glass of skim milk

Cup of decaf w/ FF HH and S&L

Lunch: Leftover farro risotto w/ mushrooms and kale; salad w/ EVOO and vinegar

snack: an orange

Dinner: Soup-bowl cabbage rolls; glass of skim milk

New Year

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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 2:38pm

Thanks so much!  I will miss reading your yummy journal, but have a great break and I look forward to seeing you again after the new year.