I don't know why this image jumped into my head in prelude to writing a post about eating clean at parties, but, hey, I'm going with it.
Got any potlucks coming up? Bowl games, perhaps? Today - two hours from now, in fact - we'll be gathering in the basement on the not-quite-off-gassed sectional I recently purchased to root-root-root for the home team. I just said "no" to joining any of the Rose Bowl viewing parties to which we were invited. Main reason being, I'm off the sauce for the month, and temptation abounds.
We brought a side dish that was almost up to par with the foodie delights served at the table, and I am sharing the recipe with you now because I imagine you have a bowl game gathering or two in your future, and this is a great dish to make/bring so while everyone else is stuffing their faces with pork sliders you can nosh with impunity. You can also make it tomorrow, for dinner - it's on the menu!
As I'm continually
freaked out inspired by the above photo as I type this, let's call the dish:
JOEL GREY MEDLEY OF GOODNESS
2 white onions
1 bunch baby asparagus
8 grape (or small) tomatoes cut in half
greens of choice for foundation
1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
2 + 2 Tbsp olive oil
herbs of choice
- Caramelize onions for an hour in olive oil according to these directions. (Sorry, but it does take time).
- Meanwhile, drizzle herbed tomatoes in 2 Tbsp olive oil and roast in 375 oven until brown (about 15 minutes)
- Steam baby asparagus for 2 minutes, then cool
- Squeeze lemon over asparagus
- Arrange greens on serving platter and drizzle with half the balsamic vinegar
- Assemble the project attractively, add the rest of the vinegar, but keep the caramelized onions separate until ready to serve. Heat the onions once more before placing on top of prepared dish and serve.
Okay, Jan. 2 clean eating plan:
Amy’s burrito (breakfast, bean, whatever type you bought) with hot sauce
Cup of berries with 2 Tbsp yogurt
Tuna fish sandwich
Joel Grey Medley of Goodness
Toasted sprouted grain muffin/bread w/ hummus
So, ever-faithful foodies, tell me, what was the first thing you put in your mouth upon waking today?