27 October 2013

The Toothless Menu

There's a very short list of things you're allowed to eat when you get your wisdom teeth out, but Rich and I both know that I can be pretty evil if I don't eat properly. Here is how I've been eating since getting my wisdom teeth out on thanks to my loving, wonderful and caring boyfriend who has taken care of everything for me right down to my salt-water rinses and wrapping ice packs around my head while I sleep.
The meals got pretty impressive today when Rich and I made an early morning run to the farmers market to stock up on blendable foods for the week and I thought I'd share some delicious fall meal ideas that happen to be great if you need to get your wisdom teeth out.
Mashed purple cauliflower and potatoes with garlic.
Boil purple cauliflower, potatoes, a few cloves of garlic and a handful of fresh basil leaves until tender. Drain and mash with extra butter. They are the most beautiful lavender hue and it tastes amazing.

Mark Bittman's potato-leek soup with creme fraiche.
A rutabaga and acorn squash soup with thyme. We didn't have celeriac so we improvised and skipped the pesto.

So the last two soups look almost exactly the same but taste completely different. The potato leek is savory and simple while the rutabaga and squash is a little spicier, sweeter and has a lot more flavors in it. Both were made of veggies we got from our parents' yards or famers markets.
And of course there's been an obscene amount of jello, ice cream and applesauce.


  1. The thing that got me through was omelettes with diced vegetables and lots of cheese! Good luck!


  2. What a clever post. How you feel better!

  3. Emily_RubySlippersOctober 28, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    Nice hair, Rich. ;) Seriously, I envy your toothless diet. The food here can be amazing, but nothing compares to the pure range of ingredients available in North America.

  4. I was told no eggs until day 3 (my whole jaw was kind of a mess), but I'm reallllly looking forward to some today!

  5. Haha, I had to ask permission to post that one (I think its super adorable). We do get A LOT of stuff here, I always forget that until I shop for things that are in season and every time I discover something new or something I forgot.
    If you need any oral surgery I'll send your boyfriend a LONGGGG list of things to make you ;)


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