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#1 Anna Blume

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:23 PM

There's a breakfast thread and a very long, long-established Dinner (as in Supper vs. Jamie Oliver's cause and Ladies) thread. There are meet-ups for lunch at places and you can chronicle your mid-day repasts under "What Are You Eating Now?", but as far as I can tell, this is the neglected meal.

So, Saturday, right after returning home from the farmers market:

Scrambled eggs w fresh, minced chives and rich, yellow feta from Jersey cows (who live in Southern Pennyslvania)
Toasted, buttered Struan
Last-of-the-sungolds, avocado, lime juice and bacon w more chives, a salad even a Jonathan would be tempted to eat
Big, juicy peach

The avocados sold in bags of four at WFM are more pricey than TJ's, but sometimes absolutely perfect. A variation on the above today since several tomatoes got punctured on the trip home:

Gazpacho in a mug w a hand-painted pair of tomatoes on the side
Bacon, mashed avocado and lime sandwiched on toasted Struan
Carrot sticks
Plums



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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:30 PM

Today's lunch was the last of the chilled calamari salad with lemon and parsley that I liked so much.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:31 PM

V8 Light, GF chicken soup because I forgot to bring GF bread to work (we always have sandwich fixings here), a few pretzels and a piece of Green and Black's Organic dark chocolate with ginger. It sounds much more appealing as I write it down then while eating it.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:44 PM

Spring rolls (two with shrimp, two with fried tofu) from Saigon Quan, Hechinger Drive, Springfield, VA. Washed down with Vietnamese soy milk (soybeans, water) from Thanh Son Tofu, Eden Center, Falls Church, VA.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:29 PM

Ham & Swiss cheese sandwiches for a crowd, grilled after tarragon* butter slathered outside each slice of rye bread; a secret flavor boost from a touch of Penzey's Sandwich Sprinkle mixed with a kiss of mayo the inside...with crudite of zucchini, yellow squash, orange pepper and tzatziki dip.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:21 AM

Caprese salad with both tomato slices and red and yellow cherry tomatoes
Tofu soup with egg, fine egg noodles and turkey sausage

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:07 PM

Insalata Kalamata and a peach.

Variation on Salade Nicoise made w leftover tonnato sauce, the latter prepared for leftover poached chicken despite a resolution not to buy canned tuna again.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:41 PM

I pulled a little container of (what I thought was) roasted red pepper sauce out of the freezer, and ended up having pasta romesco. Not a bad surprise.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:06 AM

mock pizza: a galette of pâte brisée topped with a little parmesan (to keep the pastry from getting soggy), lemon boy, viva italia, and sungold tomatoes, genoa basil, kalamata olives, and too much mozzarella.
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:30 PM

Bacon, baby spinach, and tomato on grilled bun
Kale, white beans, mushrooms, and vinegar
Potato chips

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:14 PM

Seared chicken breasts w/blackberry-shallot-balsamic reduction
Fried smashed baby potatoes with lemon and herbs*
Roasted green and wax beans with garlic

The idea behind the potatoes was boil til tender, smush into a ... smushy round, and pan-fry. Well, the "smush" part mostly destroyed them. I guess I overboiled? They still tasted damn awesome, though.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:32 PM

Yesterday, roasted cherry tomato risotto. Today, fresh tomato, basil, and goat's cheese "sauce" over spaghetti. Mmmmmmm. Tomatoes and carbs.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:18 PM

Turkey club with bacon, tomato, baby spinach, avocado, and goat cheese.
Potato chips
Chocolate cake

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:36 PM

gazpacho

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:47 AM

My lunch usually consists of leftovers from the previous night's dinner. Today, I'm eating some pork loin stuffed with figs and farro, left over from sometime last week.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:51 AM

Leftovers here too. Pork tenderloin with blackberry gastrique and rapini.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:02 PM

Chickpea, cherry tomato, and pecorino romano "salad" in a lemon, olive oil dressing. I hate to say it, but I'm getting tomatoed out.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:08 PM

Chickpea, cherry tomato, and pecorino romano "salad" in a lemon, olive oil dressing. I hate to say it, but I'm getting tomatoed out.

I've been "corned" out this summer. Just never found any corn worth gorging on, which I do without repent when the gettin's good.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:21 AM

Egg salad made with Duke mayonnaise. Tasty sandwich.
Taste. Feel. Be comforted.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:48 PM

Egg salad made with Duke mayonnaise. Tasty sandwich.

No Duke mayonnaise while detoxing. No mayo period.
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Pimento-cheese sandwich using crustless multigrain
Pair of deviled eggs, riff on Pedro Matamoros's, i.e. w lemon zest and juice (plus chives in mine, etc.)
Salad of roasted okra, roasted corn, heirloom tomato, red onion, etc.
Niagra grapes

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:08 AM

[Am prepping to detox - need to finish a few things in the fridge first.]
Taste. Feel. Be comforted.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:48 PM

Sliced turkey breast on an everything bagel with sliced roma tomatoes and TJ's edamame hummus. Yum!

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:10 PM

Roasted red tomato and orange pepper soup w rice
Two small empanadas filled w beet greens and ricotta
Very juicy peach w handful of almonds

Fried skins from roasted tomatoes to serve as garnish....still love tomatoes, though this may have been the last week of such quality and abundance.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:33 PM

Leftover slaw and BBQ chicken from Germantown Commissary during a hot date with Westlaw.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:46 PM

Today's lunch:
Tortellini soup
Bean dip, tomato, and avocado bruschetta

I haven't been doing too much of my oddball fusion cuisine lately, but I had aging avocados and tomatoes, and refried beans that had been open and in the refrigerator for a while, so instead of just toasting the baguette I had left to go along with the soup, I added some sour cream and hot sauce to the beans, chopped up the tomato and avocado and made Tex-Mex/Italian bruschetta. Very good.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:57 AM

Salmon salad sandwich and butternut squash soup

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:35 PM

Leftover turkey chili with added homemade roasted tomatillo salsa and topped with a fried egg
Tostitos and roasted tomatillo salsa

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:03 PM

leftover collard greens with a carryout order of Sichuan Beef Jerky from Sichuan Pavilion.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

^Ymmm! After finding Montasio Medio at the WFM at Friendship Heights, frico w leftover spare rib/smothered cabbage dish, sage, parsley and both pink-fleshed (Quaker Valley Farm & Orchard--so pretty) and one white potato. Bed of watercress.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:05 PM

Leek and potato soup with manchego on the side. The university is closed and it's too cold to work in the yard. May as well cook all day. :)

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:31 PM

So for Christmas lunch I did lasagne as discussed earlier in the Simmering thread. At Anna Blume's suggestion, I was guided by Lynne Rossetto Kasper. I largely followed her recipe "Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna" on p. 165 of The Splendid Table, but with plain home-made egg pasta rather than spinach pasta. That recipe in turn uses the "Country-Style Ragu" on p. 48, which I followed with a couple of changes: I had some guanciale, so I used that instead of pancetta, and I left the veal out of the ground meat, which otherwise was beef chuck, pork loin, and prosciutto. I also found that LRK's 50 minutes in a 350-degree oven, 40 minutes covered, 10 minutes uncovered, would have been too much. Judging by taking the temperature with an instant-read thermometer, 25 minutes covered and then 10 minutes uncovered was just right. Served with a bottle of Luigi Einaudi dolcetto, which I had bought two bottles of to serve with lasagne for Christmas lunch in 2009 on Dean Gold's recommendation, but had only opened one. It was a 2007, and was even nicer with two more years in the bottle. Also had a lovely salad of rocket and lamb's lettuce dressed with olive oil and lemon juice, which was provided by my mother.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:17 PM

Telecommuting on a cold, cold day, so lunch from the fridge. Salad of mixed lettuces and endives with toasted pecans, cara cara orange, dried cranberries, goat's cheese, and a tarragon vinaigrette. I need to do a pantry challenge and use up the odds and ends in the house.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:00 PM

My lunch salad sounds a little like lperry's, but less exciting - butter lettuce, some crumbled fat-free feta, and some pickled shrimp.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

My lunches have consisted of leftover paella for some time now - today vegetarian, previously chicken/shrimp/chorizo. I'm making the paella as a fundraiser for our upcoming marathon in Madrid, and whenever I don't sell a whole batch, the unsold portions wind up feeding me and my husband. Not a bad deal, though I am getting a little weary of the dish (even though it is delicious, if I do say so myself).

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:17 PM

Leftover pork curry rice and quick cucumber pickles

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:03 PM

I recommend stuffing leftover braised greens (dry, chopped or not) and bacon in between two layers of really good, melty cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich. I my case: Struan bread, buttered pan, and Keswick's Wallaby cheese.

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Today: Sous-vide "braised" pork belly (Red Apron--very loinish, meaty slices, though, w slabs of crisping fat concentrated on one end) over butternut-turnip-apple hash w a hard cider gastrique. Ripped off a photo of dish at PS 7.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

3 spiced shrimp
square of spinach-bacon tart

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:36 PM

Burning-lip hippie chili mixed w scallions, sour cream and cubes of Dragon's Breath cheese.

Doctored the old Moosewood recipe that substitutes coarse bulgur for ground meat in a very midwestern/east coast concept of chili w tomatoes and beans. Instead of bulgur, the whole wheat couscous that I never touch and all the chopped bell peppers from CSA shares frozen last November. Since I use dried chilies instead of keeping chili powder on hand, I decided to throw in a couple of teaspoons of chili from a package of ground spices sold to tourists in Thailand which turned out to be fresher and stronger than anticipated.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:28 PM

Fresh apricots in 2% Fage yogurt
Banana bread
Leftover chicken tostadas, rice and pinto beans

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

Leftover pork from last night
Brussels sprout hash

One of the things I love about teleworking is being able to actually cook something for lunch, rather than reheat in the microwave. (Okay, I just reheated the pork, but veggies are just sooooo much better made fresh.)

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:16 PM

Wonderful salad of baby Tuscan kale, shredded roasted chicken, tesa, slivers of red onion, grated Korean radish and avocado, inspired, I am sure, by the chicken salad in the first Union Square Cafe cookbook. I don't know how I'll cope when Meyer lemon season ends.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:43 PM

Crab cake sandwiches (on baguette sections)
Chicken - mushroom soup
Grapes
Christmas cookies (yep, we've still got Christmas cookies and they're still surprisingly fresh)

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Welsh rabbit. ^_^

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:16 PM

Reubens (corned beef and cabbage!) and potato chips for St. Patrick's Day.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:22 AM

Today's Well-dressed Burrito (still in the alley) is the slow-roasted pork with tomatillo salsa and plantains. SO good!!
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

Huge salad of blanched Red Russian kale florets, sizzled red spring onions, slivers of Tuscan kale, Irish brown bread as croutons anchovies and burrata. Champagne mango. And later, four squares of Politically Correct chocolate (Divine, Dark with Mint--like Girl Scout cookies only better) and half a cup of coffee.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

After packing myself a totally appropriate and well rounded lunch, I went downstairs to our deli and got a chicken filet sub. Fried chicken breast pieces with lettuce, tomato and mayo on a sub roll. I haven't eaten something like that in so long. And it was good, worth the work out that will be done later to counter out those calories. Every now and then you just have to have something you want, but don't need.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

I fixed myself a Hong Kong style macaroni soup with ham. Haven't had that in a really long time.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

A few Carr's water crackers with unsalted butter
Small piece of leftover leg of lamb
Leftover artichoke square

More than I usually eat for lunch. I guess I was hungry :unsure:

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

Peanut butter and jelly on toasted raisin bread*
Fruit salad (strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple, in 2% Fage yogurt with a drizzle of blue agave syrup)


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