Saturday, May 1, 2010


As always, it was two long days at work. Saturday was a great day off. I had picked up some lemons recently and Ashley was over for lunch and we opted to make some lemon-aid. I am not a fan of the labor but I love fresh homemade lemon-aid! With the remaining pulp and peels, I made a nice sauce for some steamed vegetables for a nice lunch.

Steamed Vegetables in a Lemon Sauce

1 cup of carrots
1 cup of broccoli
1/2 cup of peas
1/2 cup of corn
1 tablespoon of lemon pulp
1 tablespoon of water
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Steam the broccoli, carrots (cut into matchsticks), peas and corn in a steamer until broccoli is a bright green. The carrots should require about 5 more minutes of steam time than the other vegetables. Set aside and cover.

Heat a pan to low / med heat. Add the lemon pulp and stir, slowing adding in the water. Vegetable broth can be used here but the flavor of the sauce is delicate do use a very subtle broth. Add the pepper and salt and stir well. Add the lemon zest and stir again. Reduce heat, do not get a "frying" heat. Much of the water will evaporate, drizzle the oil over the sauce and mix in. Add the vegetable and stir to coat.

After lunch, Ashley darted off to work and I headed out to the Vegan Bake Sale. Sadly, by the time I arrived most of the goodies were gone. I picked up a few things and chatted with some friends before heading around Marietta to go thrifting. I found some great plates and even a bad ass mug.

The real thrifting treasures were some dinning room chairs that were dirt cheap and in great condition. I grabbed 3, all different styles. I could not fit any more in my little car so I stopped there. Now I just need a good dinning room table. I actually feel like I am making a home.


Millie said...

Yummy veggies...I love lemons. Another great post...good job.


Millie said...

I added you to my blogroll.

Rose said...

Great idea to use the pulp in a sauce. The chairs were a great find; they have a lot of character.

The Voracious Vegan said...

I love a good lemon sauce, it takes everything to a whole new level of deliciousness. This looks like a simple and tasty meal, thanks for sharing!

miss v said...

nice looking chairs! eclectic!
and lemon juice and black pepper is my absolute favourite way to eat steamed veggies.

Anonymous said...

I love lemon and that sauce looks great! I can't wait to try it--thanks for sharing the recipe :-)


T said...

I just recently started to realize the value of lemon in sauces and savory dishes. That sauce looks awesome!