Thursday, March 3, 2011

Eating, its good for you.

About a month ago, Aaron and I were lucky enough to catch a stomach bug.  It was a 24 hour sort of thing that my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew all went through (and were kind enough to share with us).  I'll spare you the details, but suffice to say, two people getting the stomach flu on the same night while residing in an apartment with one bathroom?  Not pleasant.  The real unfortunate part of this whole thing was the fact that before we got sick, we had a big delicious meal of eggplant cutlets, pasta and goat cheese.  Now you know how when you throw up you don't want to eat the item that you threw up for a very long time?  What happens when you're vegetarian and you throw up vegetables, pasta, and cheese?

I'll tell you what happens.  Your food pyramid starts to look a lot like this:

After lethargy and irritability took us over, and my skin started to break out like it did when I was 13, we decided it was time to get back in the saddle again.  The kitchen saddle that is.

Our triumphant return to the kitchen happened last weekend when we celebrated Aaron's mother's birthday.  We overcame our fear of the newly dreaded eggplant to make Eggplant Meatballs (which I had made before, and I still stand by the fact that if you don't accidentally forget about them baking away in the oven, they're quite delicious - Sorry, Jody & Henry).

But, you can find that recipe and many equally delicious ones at the Veggie Table.

Aaron made probably the most delicious thing he's ever made, which was Goat Cheese and Chive Gnocchi.  Oh. My. God.  I want more.  Aaron, are you reading this?  Get back in the kitchen.  Thanks.

that is a giant goat cheese log you're seeing

We didn't take a final picture, because, well, we ate it too fast quite frankly.  But here's the general idea, as photographed by The Kitchn, where he found the recipe:

our dinner was sans flowers, however.

Our renewed love for cooking and eating like decent human beings has continued this week.  Thank Jeebus.  Speaking of....lunch time.

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