a glimpse at my lunch

9 Nov

I was talking to my SIL about this blogging-everyday-in-November thing, and she said “take a picture of your lunch and post it!” Apparently she needs some fresh lunch ideas?!

To prove that we always listen to our readers, here is a picture of my lunch from some random weekday:

What you see here is a taco salad/nacho-type concoction. Layer of tortilla chips, layer of bean dip* (leftover from previous night’s book club), sprinkle of cheddar cheese, layer of lettuce, sprinkle of fresh diced tomatoes, sprinkle of salsa.

Here’s a picture of Ryan’s lunch that same day:

Here we have: 1/2 PBJ on whole grain bread, 1 string cheese (missing from the photo because he ate it before I could take the picture), a couple tortilla chips, 1 piece broccoli, 1 slice red pepper, pineapple, milk. I believe he ate everything on his plate except the red pepper and some of the pineapple.

*Black Bean Dip (from “The Food You Crave” by Ellie Krieger)

2 tsp olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 tsp)
1 tablespoon seeded and minced jalapeno pepper
one 15.5 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon water
salt and black pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and jalapeno and cook for 1 minute. Place the beans in a food processor. Add the onion mixture and the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. ((This is great as a dip for raw veggies or tortilla chips. Can also be used as a sandwich/wrap spread, or as the base to Ellie Krieger’s Black Bean Mexican-Style Pizza.))

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Last year: restaurant review of King’s Wine Bar

3 Responses to “a glimpse at my lunch”

  1. Katie November 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Your taco salad looks much better than my PB&J sandwich. I am already inspired!

    • anne November 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

      oh don’t worry, I have pb&j plenty of days:)

  2. jen November 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    I loved that bean dip! now that i know it was an Ellie, I’ll for sure have to make it. Yum.

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