All the same, I will continue to bore you with Meatless Monday posts, because Meatless Monday is a real thing, a movement that I do support. It is good for our health. It is good for the environment. It even has historical significance as part of the nation's war effort during WWI.
And I care what I eat and this is my blog.
And I learned something. Bear in mind that it is full blown pollen season her in Florida. Since avocados are so readily available here, I have been choosing them over cheese as a topping for sandwiches. Yesterday, though, I had some homemade tomato soup and the thought of a grilled cheese sandwich really appealed to me and I enjoyed my light supper immensely. However, when I went to bed, I really noticed the stuffiness and the cough. This made me notice what I had not noticed before--that I had not been bothered by stuffiness and an annoying cough for some time before last night.
Here's another meatless meal I enjoy:
It's polenta with spinach and mushrooms. Peppers and onions, tomato salsa, any kind of sautéed vegetables work for me.
My mother used to call this cornmeal mush. I liked it as a kid, but polenta sounds so much more "foodie," cosmopolitan, and plain grown-up.
For some reason, I have always found it tricky to make. Yes, I know one can buy it in a sausage like tube, but that is not my style. Recently I found this method in a Redbook magazine:
1 cup yellow cornmeal
4 cold water water
1 cup low-fat milk
1 tsp. salt
freshly ground black pepper
4 tbsp. butter
Put everything in a slow cooker. Cover.
Cook on low setting for 8 hours.
I had perfect results and I got to use my crockpot, which always makes me happy.
I picked up a copy of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. It should not be hard to guess that I drink Michael Pollan's kool-aid.