Climbing the ladder

I continued the GREEN THEME right up through dinner last night.


I started with the endives and asparagus-guacamole I meant to eat Sunday night until I realized I wasn’t hungry then. They’ve been waiting for me patiently in the fridge ever since.

I also ate steamed collard greens stems from the big produce-giveaway at work on Monday. (The stems were left after I cooked two bags of the greens, with homemade veggie broth of course, according Kath’s method here and froze them for another time.) Topped with some extra horseradish:


I had a teeny piece of soy-lime coco loco tofu on the side because I wasn’t that hungry (I had just eaten samples of roast duck at the market, after all )


And finally, for dessert, I broke out my forbidden food: the lemon curd! I enjoyed the golden dollop of luxury and class atop one of my balsamic-strawberry oaties.


Plus a square of Lindt hazelnut chocolate and some chocolate crumbs on the side:


I felt so elegant and refined while eating this dessert, so I’m definitely a fan of the forbidden foods challenge thus far 🙂

What foods that make you feel classy?

18 thoughts on “Climbing the ladder

  1. brandi says:

    yum to that lemon curd 🙂

    Any fancy meals out or wine make me feel classy for some reason. If someone took a long time plating something, it makes me feel classier eating it.


  2. Heather Eats Almond Butter says:

    I always feel classy holding a glass of wine. Problem is as much as I’ve tried it, I just don’t like it. 😦 So, I just hold my friend’s glasses and swirl and smell. 🙂

    Steaming the collard stems – what a great idea. I love finding new ways not to waste. Thanks Sarah.

    How was the avocado/asparagus guac?


  3. dailydulcie says:

    Wow, that dessert would make me feel classy also. Looks delicious!!

    I always feel classy when eating a cannoli or tiramisu. I’m not sure why, but I guess it’s because I usually don’t have them unless I’m out for a nice dinner with my family!

    Lemon curd looks very tasty!


  4. Melinda says:

    yummmm, that guacamole and endive looks so good! lovin’ the textures!
    i feel classy drinking wine or eating a fancy-schmancy dessert. or eating a salad with all kinds of bitter greens in it, yumm!


  5. Lara (Thinspired) says:

    Man, I hardly ate any greens yesterday! *tisk tisk*
    Fun question! Hmmm…wine definitely comes to mind, or any kind of cocktail!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I am just checking yours out and I love your food philosophy!! I share a similar love for food but struggle with the waistline part 😉


  6. Sweetie Pie says:

    Lemon curd was a great choice, and that bowl… oh my!

    What food makes me feel classy? Anything involving truffles (not of the chocolate variety), and fancy little pastries or desserts.

    Fresh fruit makes me feel kind of classy too. I didn’t have a lot of it as a kid because it was on the pricey side of things. That’s a classy food I indulge in every day!


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