Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend Fun and Food

On Friday, we got another CSA box. Here is what we got:

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Zucchini
  • Broccoli
  • Fava beans – I got introduced to cooking fava beans last year when they showed up in my CSA box. After doing some research, I learned that they have to be peeled twice. That’s what I did, and they turned out great. I’ll use my fava bean recipe from last year to prepare these.
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Lettuce
On Saturday evening, we attended a wedding of one of hubby’s cousins. It was a beautiful wedding with lots of room for the toddler to run around; he seemed to have a never-ending amount of energy that night... The only problem was that it was an outdoor wedding, and it was quite chilly. I’m really glad hubby convinced me to wear my coat over my dress. I ended up never taking the coat off, and I was still cold all night…

I indulged in a bit too much food at the wedding, so I wanted something fresh and healthy for lunch on Sunday. I made a simple TLC (Tomato/lentil/cilantro) salad.

TLC (Tomato/Lentil/Cilantro) Salad

  • Cooked lentils
  • Grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • Cilantro
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Lots of lemon juice
Mix all ingredients and enjoy!

Questions: What was the highlight of your weekend? What was your favorite thing you ate over the weekend? 

Be well,


  1. Your lentil salad looks great. I love that you added cilantro! I had a pretty low key weekend, which for me was the highlight!! LOL

  2. I would love to try fresh fava beans! I'll have to keep an eye out in my area!

    LOVE your coat!! The wedding looks beautiful!

    The highlight of my weekend was running a 5K with the husband!

  3. I'm in an outdoor wedding this weekend, and I'm pretty worried about being cold the entire time!!! The highlight of my weekend was attending the bachelorette party from said wedding. :)

  4. Great CSA box! Love the idea of a TLC salad - I STILL haven't cooked with lentils! my weekend?? I dunno - we had a full, fun one - I can say the best eat was my new naan breakfast pizza!

  5. Oh my that salad looks amazing. I have to try this. Right now I am in a food rut, so I have yet to eat and be wowed. I am thinking that will change after I try the TLC salad.

  6. That wedding looks beautiful! I just love your pictures.
    I need to make the recipe for TLC salad. I love lentils but for some reason never make them. This would be perfect for lunch!

  7. What a beautiful (albeit chilly) venue for the wedding!! Love the photo of toddler on the dance floor!!! Great looking recipe too. Have a great day Andrea!!!

  8. What a beautiful setting for a wedding. Pity it was a bit chilly but other than that it looks like it was a beautiful day/evening for you.

  9. Look at that CSA box! I'm picking up mine tomorrow morning.

    The best thing I ate was a roasted chili omelette at a brunch with some friends!

  10. I really enjoy seeing what you get in your CSA box. I had Fava beans for the first time last night at a friends house. They had come in their CSA box as well. I really liked the buttery flavor.

    We had a nice weekend, I had a baking fest on Sunday. Check out my latest post for an awesome cookie I made!

    What a beautiful venue for the wedding, the food is lovely!

    Your salad looks delicious!

  11. That wedding does look very nice! I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend, indulgence and all :)

    The best thing I ate this weekend homemade ice cream, and a lemon bar that Nick's mom made. Yes, I apparently have a sweet tooth!

  12. Anonymous5/17/2011

    love the wedding pics and still jeolous of your csa that i still need to join!

  13. Your lentil salad is sort of like tabouli but different!

    I am going to add this to my list of recipes I want to try next week (must go shopping now)

    It looks refreshing and filling. PERFECT.

    Weddings are fun, they always make me cry!

  14. Anonymous5/17/2011

    Sounds like a terrific weekend, and TLC salad looks excellent. Too much chocolate and sugar for me on the weekend - it was my daughter's b-day celebration.

  15. The weather has been crazy. Sunshine, then hail! Go figure. A gym colleague is getting married in three weeks in Tahoe. Yes, outdoors. And there was just snow there this weekend. Crazy! ;)

  16. Love the name TLC salad (great flavor combo too). Your weekend, both CSA and wedding, sounds lovely. Our weekend seems so long ago now.

  17. oh that salad looks SO good -I'm definitely going to try that soon!

  18. What a gorgeous wedding! I made a cold salad this weekend - asparagus, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion...and it just had a red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing. So good!

  19. What a pretty wedding. Weddings are so much fun. You are just getting started with your toddler. My son is getting married next year. It goes by too fast. I have a whole bag of lentils waiting for me in the pantry. I think I'll add some avocado to your salad and make a meal of it. Yum!

  20. Wow, that salad looks just perfect. I love lentils but do not cook with them nearly enough. This is on my short list.