Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Random Photo Entry 30: Southern Comforts

Lately, I've been hungry, and no looming wedding or anything has kept me from, um, indulging.  Through thick and thin, richer or poorer, etc.

It started off innocently enough with these panko-crusted, baked zucchini fries.  I made these to get rid of some leftover zucchini I had after making zucchini bread.  I basically just cut these, dip them in egg wash and seasoned panko, and baked for about 25 minutes at 400 degrees.  I should have salted the zucchini itself, though!

Next up, cornbread quiche.  I made a half-batch of vegan cornbread from Happy Herbivore and topped it with four eggs beaten with unsweetened almond milk, some vegan chorizo, and spinach that needed to be used up.

The cast-iron pan is my newest kitchen friend.  It was an early wedding gift.  I can't believe they ship those things so early, by the way.

My first trip to the local farmer's market finally took place!  I usually miss this because I'm usually up running or doing Insanity on Saturday mornings, so by the time I get back, it's too hot/late to go.  This time, I sucked it up and made my way there.

Look at these amazing herbs, hopefully to be used in some healthier cooking sometime.  Let's just say this trip was not cheap.

Finally, I think I've been too much of a home-body lately, so when "The Ukrainian" wanted Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles (yeah, sooo much disregard for being in shape for the wedding), it became a in-front-of-UCLA-football with a drink I made out of sparkling mineral water and the leftover chili+juice from a fruit-man.

So I wound up having waffles for dinner... their cornbread is a bit dry.


  1. I've made those zucchini fries before. They are SO good and healthy!

  2. Mmmm! Roscoe's!!! And how can those zucchini fries be southern if they're not fried?

  3. Mmmm, that cornbread quiche looks totally delicious! And what a selection of herbs at your farmers market! I am jealous!

  4. The cornbread quiche looks like something I'll definitely have to try. I also want you to know that waffles for dinner is fine in my book. Breakfast for dinner generally rules!