Yello! Or as Ghostface Killah says, YO YOW.
Breakfast: Twinings Chai French Vanilla iced tea, a banana, and 3 dried figs. (The tea is only recommended cold. Hot it tasted too artificial.)
Snack: Cherry Pie Larabar
Lunch: Salad with salsa (it only makes sense to combine the two since I always type "salsa" when I mean to write "salad.")
Snack #2: apple and a fresh-pressed green juice (spinach, romaine, celery, cucumber, apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon, ginger)
Dinner: steamed spinach, boiled turnips and sweet potato, crudites with Urban Vegan's garlic scape bean dip.
The garlic scapes I snatched up at Whole Foods because they were 4.99/lb because, as Dynise mentions, they usually run about $6-7/lb at the farmers' markets. I felt a little guilty about buying them there, but they were marked as locally grown. To make up for that, I used basil that we're now growing on the fire escape as the herb in the dip!
To be honest, I wasn't totally thrilled with the dip, though I had high hopes. The garlic scapes are still pretty intense in garlicky flavor. Don't get me wrong - I love garlic - but I wasn't expecting the taste. Maybe I also didn't blend the dip too well? Anyway, I might add lemon juice or nutritional yeast to the rest of the batch, or roast them a little if there's a next time. Lindsay and Lacey also gave me ideas to use the rest of the garlic scapes in a pesto, which sounds pretty great.
Have you guys tried cooking with these? Any other recommendations?
And in case you think me too fancy what with all these garlic scapes and crudites, let it be known I ate almost an entire box of crackers for dinner yesterday. There, I said it. It happens.