Yesterday I made Pea Soup with Leeks and Lentils but it was disappointingly sweet due to the high ratio of green peas, even though I put less than recommended. I also sauteed some oyster mushrooms with garlic and white wine, and used their broth (they were dried), to make Trader Joe's Harvest Grains Blend (with a hefty amount of butter). I couldn't bring myself to try the mushrooms - they looked gross! But the couscous was yummy, and Benjie ate two bowls of it.
I intended using the whites that remained from my unsuccessful attempt with creme anglaise the day before to make a pavlova (and use up the rest of the strawberries along the way), but forgot how powerful my kitchenaid is... I only left for a minute or two, but when I came back the whites were completely over beaten - and I haven't even added the sugar yet!
Oh well, I ended up combining the strawberries with some frozen wild blueberries from trader joe's, and tossing them with some brown butter (<3), white wine, and saffron strands to create this berry-soup type of thing that I added on top of some plain greek yogurt.
Today for dinner I whipped up a quick shakshuka from the leftovers tomatoes and basil of the pizza night, finished off the hashbrowns, and added some tahini sauce with toast for a good measure. Delicious! Cooking wholesome food makes me happy.
Spring Grain Salad with Asparagus & Meyer Lemon