February 26, 2012

Home meals of the week #1

We love to cook and eat well. Decadent, on occasions, but fresh, simple, and healthy. We really try to minimize the amount of processed ingredients in our food, and make as much as possible from scratch! I was a vegetarian for about two years, but over the last few months I've begun to eat fish, so pescatarian now, I suppose? I eat seafood once or twice a week and find that I feel satisfied, energized, and not weighed down, like when I eat too much dairy. So, we'll see how it goes!

Here are our baked, bread crumb-encrusted asparugus:

We found the recipe on Pinterest, here's the link. It's very good!

We paired it with homemade sushi. (A strange combo, I know, but we had extra asparugus from another meal this week.) It was our first attempt at sushi, and it turned out ok. We need to perfect our rice cooking technique (it was very wet), and even though we bought only one tuna steak, it was too much. The rolls were mostly fish, and we couldn't even finish them. But at least we know for next time!

And, the highlight of the meal, a bottle of Surly Smoke I finally found! It's pricey, but thick, yummy, and well, smoky!

And, another evening, we made this:

We got fresh pasta from Whole Foods. It comes from Wisconsin and is made with all natural ingredients. We made our own pesto with almonds, basil, lemon, and olive oil. Add some arugula, parmesan, sauteed scallops, and shiitake mushrooms and you have a serious restaurant-quality meal! This time we had our home brew to accompany it. Home dining win!

1 comment:

  1. This all looks and sounds amazing! I broke down and had sushi with fish in at Crave for a work function on Monday, I think I'm going to start eating fish again...