I know I have been neglectful of the foodie readers out there. However, I have been eating some great foods lately. Real Estate has been picking up again and I have been trying to get to some more of the good shows in Atlanta as well as plan my vegan potluck. It has been a busy time but a boy has to eat!
After a day of hiking recently, we made some of my BarBQ chicpeas. When I was younger, this was a staple in my diet. I was broke, I was busy, and I wanted something hearty. I must have eaten these several times a week when I lived in Santa Fe. They kept me alive. Over the years I have taken a more simple dish and livened it up a bit, but it is still a comfort food for me.
I also made a nice udon noodle and teriyaki sauce dish. I made quite a bit to get me through some long days at the jobby job and it really hit the spot. So many great veggies always bring it home.
A recent pick up at a local thrift store was this awesome coup bowl/cup. Needing to use it right away, I made gazpacho! Truly, I need to post this recipe as it is fantastic. I shared with co-workers at the jobby job and they could not believed they liked something that did not have animals in it! Really, keep after me for this recipe so I actually post it!
Of course, no day is complete at my house without a bedtime snack! Since Ashley recently got a waffle maker, she made us maple waffles! We even put on some (store bought) maple ice cream to really throw the flavors over the top!