Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Healthy food porn carnival - Garden scramble

Since Ruchi sort of, kind of, accused me and others of specializing in high-fat food porn, I'm taking her up on the challenge to present to you, my reading audience, a most delicious, yet healthy recipe. In the comments of her post I, and others, argued that there was no such thing as healthy food porn - that most of it looks like a steamy dung pile when photographed.

I wrote the following recipe post months ago when there was little growing in my garden and decided against posting it since the pictures looked, well, gross. But, to participate in Ruchi's Healthy Food Porn Carnival, I'm digging it up for your reading enjoyment. Unfortunately, I can't find the original pictures of the end result - probably because I deleted them since it looked like a steaming pile of crap.

Garden Scramble

Sure, this might not sound appealing to most people but it's what I've got growing in the garden this time of year. In other words, it's pretty slim pickings out there. I went out back last weekend since it looked like my napa cabbage had grown about 3 feet skywards underneath the floating row covers and I couldn't really tell what was going on in there. Needless to say, it had decided to flower, but there were quite a few tasty leaves growing along its girth. While I was out there I noticed that a few turnips were looking ripe for the picking (I planted all of this in the fall), so I pulled one, leaving the rest to get bigger, and clipped some sage.

I was planning on sauteeing the whole lot but, since I'm still in reclaiming food waste mode (from my Food Waste Reduction Challenge), I wanted to use up some of the leftover rice in the fridge. And what better matrix to hold it all together but some local eggs? My son, who was drawn to the pan by the pungent smell of cooking cabbage, exclaimed after looking at it, that it looked "like a mess". Well, he was right. But it was a delicious, and very healthy mess, nonetheless.

The whole point of this recipe is not that I'm expecting you to follow it exactly, since the ingredients are totally interchangeable, but that you can make a meal out of random garden vegetables and eggs. Just don't be shy about what you throw in there.

Garden Scramble

Napa cabage, chopped (about two fistfuls)
1 Turnip, grated
Turnip leaves from 1 turnip, chopped
1 T olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs (or more depending on how much egg you want)
2 T tamari soy sauce
Black pepper to taste
1/2 cup cooked rice (optional)

Sautee the first three ingredients in olive oil that has been heated on medium in pan. Cook vegetables for about 5 minutes or until they look soft. Add in garlic and sautee for additional 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add eggs (you can just break them directly into pan) and scramble until eggs are mostly cooked through. Add leftover rice and heat through, the eggs should finish cooking during this time. Add black pepper to taste.

9 comments:

LatigoLiz said...

Perfect Pico De Gallo

Farmer's Daughter said...

I just left a LONG comment over on Ruchi's post. I won't rewrite the whole thing here...

But in summary, I bake pie because it makes me think of my grandmothers and great-grandmothers, and it's the memories and process that I love best. It's my blog and I'll write what I want... and if people don't like it then they don't have to read it. I don't write for them, I write it because I enjoy it. Also- I don't give a damn about what other people think about what I eat, I think our society spends far too much time worried about what other people eat than about what they themselves eat, which is why we've got the problems we do.

And I was just thinking I've got to post my cucumber salad recipe, so perhaps I'll join this carnival afterall.

Green Fundraising Ideas said...

So, did it taste good? I'm always amazed how people can just whip things up from things they have. I'm not that good of a cook!


www.ecolabelfundraising.com

ruchi said...

I think it looks great! The picture looks totally appealing. And it sounds like a delicious way to clean out your fridge.

That said, I really didn't intend to accuse anyone per se. I was trying to walk a really fine line, and I guess I failed. So I'm sorry if you or anyone else felt attacked. I probably should just keep my damn mouth shut from now on. ;)

Crunchy Chicken said...

Ruchi, darling, I felt in no way attacked. I thought it was funny, actually. You keep that mouth of yours wide open, okay?

And I'll stuff my super tasty kale scramble in.

ruchi said...

Mmmmmm, good!!

Robj98168 said...

Where was this recipe when I was up to my ass in Napa cabbage? Hmmmm, Napa Cabbage pie? Now there is a food porn image for ya! I think bake items are popular because they are good food porn- lets face it. No one wants to see a pic of a sexy carrot being thoughtfully dipped in bowl of Ranch Dressing when there are sexy pics of pie. That is like asking to compare Nekkid pics of Sarah palin and margaret Thatcher.

Oldnovice said...

That is like asking to compare Nekkid pics of Sarah palin and margaret Thatcher.

Ew.

I posted an entry for the carnival, which I had to do because I started this whole messy question of "to pie or NOT to pie". The guilt sits heavy on my soul.

jonathan said...

That is great for our basic idea! Thank you. It's time to check the ingredient and nutrients, too see the if we get balance ones.

LinkWithin