I started my day yesterday with a juicy and delicious pink grapefruit. This was such a refreshing thing to have first thing. Eating grapefruit this way always reminds me of my grandparents. They always split a grapefruit and had coffee and toast every morning. I always insisted on having the same breakfast, minus the coffee. We always sprinkled a little sugar on top, although as an adult I don't need the extra sweetness.
Later on I decided to make an oven hash brown. I just shredded two russet potatoes, added some salt, pepper, turmeric and garlic powder and then baked in the oven till crisp. Topped with ketchup and hot sauce. This reminded me of a time when I worked at a diner and hash browns were the only thing or one of the only things I could/would eat at work.
I had the day off so I cooked some dried garbanzo beans for hummus and I went ahead and roasted some of the cooked beans. I seasoned these with salt, pepper, garlic powder and smoked paprika. I just spread them out, seasoned them and threw them in the oven with no oil. They turned out exactly the same as in the past when I've used oil. I definitely am not oil free, but I always like to see what really needs oil and what doesn't.
I had some of the Trader Joe's falafel mix lounging around so I decided I wanted falafel and salad for dinner. With some fries of course. The last time I made falafel with the mix I cooked them in a little oil on the stove. This time I decided to try the baked method. I don't think I've ever tried to bake falafel. It worked out well. I think I might always bake them because honestly I hate and am scared of splattering oil. Baking is just so much safer and cleaner!!
This is how much Kiki loves the pink sweater an cuddling with Etta! The line on the duvet under Kiki is where the mattress ends. She's barely holding on, but dammit she's on the sweater and has a warm belly pillow!