He brought fresh mozzarella and cheeses that were so tasty and just could be eaten without anything else. I basically ate my weight in cheese, my favorites being the mozzarella and the ricotta salata. AH-MAZING...but trust me I also ate the locatelli and the provolone too. Benny also made an incredible salad with his own homemade dressing that had extra virgin olive oil, garlic, fresh oregano and red wine vinegar. I ate 3 bowls of that salad alone. It was our typical Sunday dinner with an extra kick. I could go on and on about that dinner, but I'll say it it was delicious and not ramble on. For Lent I gave up white flour, so I made sure I brought homemade whole wheat bread and my mom picked me up some fresh whole wheat pasta because she loves me. (Thanks Mom!) I was proud of myself because the pasta they were eating was one I've never had before and was VERY tempting.
I contributed the whole wheat bread and I made my favorite chocolate chip cookies and vegan chocolate chip chunk cookies (from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan).
Look at that chocolate goodness.
and these guys were great too.
Now I made it through dinner and we were having some dessert and coffee, when I decided to try my chocolate chip cookies. I've made these 4 or 5 times and have never tried them. I was explaining about the vegan cookies and all the ingredients...maple syrup, applesauce, whole wheat flour...when I realized I ate white flour when I had the cookie. I was pretty bummed because I made it through a 5 course Italian dinner eating no white flour and I blew it on the cookie. Oh well..it was worth it and I didn't realize it, so I'll start over and give myself a pass.
Getting back to the fact I have to go to work...I was making my lunch last night and threw a flax seed cracker in with my gigantic salad.
They are crunchy, nutty and salty and go perfect paired with a salad, dip or just by itself. They are also super easy to make.
Flax Seed Crackers
Original Recipe from here.
1 cup flax seeds
1 cup water
1/8 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
There are many benefits to eating flax seed. Flax seed fights high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and benefits the immune system. Read more about the benefits of eating flax seed here.
Enjoy the rest of your day! What is your favorite type of cracker to eat? This is one of my new favorites for sure!