Saturday, March 27, 2010

Roll wit me, Rock wit me

Let us start this post with some more good news! 

I now, officially weigh LESS than my boyfriend. That's right folks! I have surpassed sweet baby Joel. He didn't make it easy, with his boy-metabolism and conveniently dropping .5lbs any time I was close. (though, I call trickery on that!) 

Anyway, YAY :-) 

Secondly, I made a crock pot post roast that came out divine - 


I scarfed it down with some mushrooms, potato wedges and kumato.


What is kumato, you ask?!
a kumato is a type of tomato, which is sweet and delicious and is a different color than tomatoes. It is dark green, brown, and red and quite beautiful in an ugly way, if you ask me. 


Here he is next to his cousin - 

(talk about black sheep o'the fam)

But trust me, he's delectable. 


I then made soup with the crock-drippings and leftover meat. I added brown rice, onions, and carrots and honestly? Best soup I ever made. And I don't even like soup! I meant to take a picture, but after sparing a bowl to bring my Dad... Joel devoured the rest of the crockpot. He loved it! And that's nice :-) 

And this evening, I made something else I never made before - spring rolls! 
These came out quite good, but had quite a lot of room for improvement, which I intend to give them in the near future. 

But tonight, they had - cabbage, carrot, cilantro, red onion, and avocado all wrapped in rice paper. I used the TJ's cilantro dressing as a dipping sauce.


Ok, so they are a little messy looking. I got the smaller size rice paper, and they were pretty tight for the rolling so I had a tough time. I was having flashbacks to making crepes ;) I got the hang of it eventually, and so hopefully next time will be neater. I will also be adding a protein to them next time, I'm thinking shrimp or crab, and perhaps some fresh jalapenos. 

Well, that's it from me for this evening. 

Love, 
The girlfriend who weighs less than her boyfriend.

6 refreshing comments:

Beth @ fatbustermack said...

YAY! I'm so jealous, I'll never weigh less than Dan...oh well. Celebrate your achievement:)

Daniel said...

Those s kumato look diving. Do you grow them out you just purchase them. I would love to grow some of my own in my garden.

Daniel@thefoodaddicts.com said...

Those s kumato look diving. Do you grow them out you just purchase them. I would love to grow some of my own in my garden.

Chai Latté said...

Thanks Daniel! I bought them at Whole Foods supermarket. Such a fun find!

Scott K said...

Great job on your weight loss! Keep it up.

Melissa said...

hahaha. Awesome.

And mmmm Spring rolls. Though, I like mine deep fried.