5 Foods I’m Loving Right NowApr 26 2012 by
I tend to go through weird food phases. I’ll become obsessed with a certain food or dish and will literally spend weeks eating nothing but that item. The past few weeks I’ve been obsessing over 5 different foods and I don’t see any signs of stopping. But when they are so yummy, healthy and delicious can you blame me?!
I’ve been going through a blueberry phase right now. Dried, frozen, fresh – all of the above! You can find me heading to the fridge a few times each day and grabbing handfuls of fresh blueberries – so yummy. One of my favorite blueberry recipes of all time is my No Bake Blueberry Granola Bars. They are perfect for an on the go snack and I love having a bar after a workout.
The last 2 weeks or so I’ve been buying up asparagus in bulk quantities. Asparagus has always been one of my favorite veggies and there are so many wonderful ways to eat these tender green stalks. Crispy Asparagus Spears, Roasted Asparagus and Springtime Potato Salad with Creamy Meyer Lemon Dressing have been my go to recipes this week.
3. Fresh Peas
When I just a little girl I would follow my grandpa out to his garden where I would help him pick peas right off the vine, tear the pods open and enjoy the delicious crispy fresh peas inside. A couple weeks ago my local grocery store had a whole stack of English Peas. They were giant and inside were some of the biggest peas I had ever seen. It took me back to my youth and as soon as I came home I started shucking those peas. While nothing beats eating the peas right out of the pod, here are some of my favorite pea recipes - Spring Green Pea Pesto and BLT & P Salad.
4. Sweet Potatoes
I adore sweet potatoes. I love slicing them up thin, drizzling with oil olive and watching them get all crispy in the oven. Roasted sweet potatoes are one of my favorite dinners. I simply dice it up, throw it on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven until they are golden brown and tender. And then there is one of my favorite veggie burgers of all time - Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers. These are a family favorite and so delicious. But my all time favorite sweet potato recipe would have to be Sweet Potato Beer Fries with Roasted Tomato Ketchup. The flavorful sweet potatoes and the homemade roasted tomato ketchup win first place every time.
5. Brown Rice
Last week I was going through a pasta phase, this week it’s rice. I’ve probably had Crispy Fried Rice at least 3 or 4 times this week for dinner and that hasn’t stopped my rice obsession. For lunch I’ve been making Lazy Fried Rice Salad and yesterday I whipped up a batch of Tuscan Bean and Rice Soup. It’s just so yummy that I can’t stop!
Now tell me – what foods are you loving right now???