Tonight I had plans to meet girls for drinks apres-work. I needed something to hold me over, so I snacked on some Rice Works chips with melted Daiya cheese.
This snack hit the spot
As I finished the chips, I realized we were getting drinks right about the time I start obsessing over what’s for dinner.
I’m not a pleasant hungry person, so I went on a voyage for quick-fix snacks to tide me over.
First up (second up?), okra from the farmer’s market!
The only okra I’ve ever had is fried from Church’s chicken. (It’s a southern thing. And it’s awesome.) Since I found some fresh at the farmer’s market, I just had to give it a try. I baked it for 10-15 min at 350. SO GOOD straight out of the oven. I added a little Old Bay just cuz that’s how I roll.
I made a dipping sauce of roasted red pepper hummus & ketchup- it was good, but not really necessary. The okra stood on it’s own.
Then another farmer’s market find- peaches!!!!!
I guess it’s a little early in the season for the really sweet peaches, but this was good & juicy none the less. It’d be perfect in a smoothie or cobbler.
Then my long awaited beverage of the evening:
Hello Blue Moon, nice to see you
Then it was time for some snacks- I sampled some surprise mixes I found at the salad bar the other day: black bean salad & an edamame-tofu salad.
The edamame tofu mixture was what first caught my attention- it appeared to be a mix of tofu, edamame, carrots, rice, sesame seeds, & some type of dressing.
The black bean salad was simply black beans, corn, red peppers, and a vinegar-y type sauce.
Neither one really did anything for me…
The tofu salad might inspire some new recipes though
Who says dinner has to be all on one plate?!