I knew I couldn’t get away with it for long. I was grabbing a Dunkin Donuts bagel with cream cheese for breakfast to eat on the T, stealing treats from the office break room as snacks, buying lunch out downtown. Nope. My poor stomach, which happens to be sensitive anyway, finally revolted and here I am writing a post about my trip back to basics this week. It’s not only my stomach that has me feeling crummy but with the majority of my meals being eaten out for the past couple of weeks, I’m fatigued too. I truly see a marked difference in the way I feel. I can blame this fast-food stretch on a whole host of things such as finals for grad school, an especially busy work schedule, going out after work with friends, and generally being too tired to cook or shop, but that really doesn’t help. After all, there is always something that makes grabbing food on the go “easier” isn’t there? So, yesterday, I headed to the store and as sad as the produce section is looking lately, I managed to find some great organic russet potatoes and bright green leeks. With them, I made an incredibly easy (I’m not kidding!) potato-leek soup. This recipe makes enough for dinner for 2 and then 2 more lunches. It was delicious though a little bland so I think it could have benefited from a little garlic. Note: If you add garlic to leek soup you may want to rethink bringing this into the office for lunch! I also purchased whole wheat berries to throw into my Vitamix (the greatest kitchen appliance of all time), and make whole wheat flour. You may ask why on earth would I bother to make flour when it is conveniently packaged and cheap to buy? Well, when the wheat berries are freshly ground, you preserve the natural oils which make for a much moister bread without the addition of more oil (and calories). Dipping the fresh warm bread in the soup was delicious. Way better then the soup I get around the corner from work. And, I know exactly what the ingredients are! So simple More to come on recipes I try this week including my favorite breads and breakfast ideas.
One additional note for all of you out there with sensitive digestive systems like myself (or even those who get the occasional tummy ache!) try this delicious stomach soother, Ginger Limeade, from one of my favorite food bloggers.
Please share your favorite, simple recipe in the comments section below!