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An evening of Iron and Wine (A guest post by Katherine)

An anemic since birth, I scored tickets to see the band Iron and Wine, which seemed like the perfect excuse to make an iron rich meal. Unfortunately, my friend Leah who purchased the tickets does not eat red meat, my usual first choice for iron.

“Can’t we just focus on the wine part?” she asked.

A reasonable request but since this blog is partly owned by my 15-year-old sister, I thought I’d make most of the post under-21-friendly.

So, I created some Iron and Wine Quinoa…

Did you know quinoa, shrimp, mushrooms and spinach are all great sources of iron? Ok fine tomato. You can be in the photo too even though you only have 1%.

Did you know quinoa, shrimp, mushrooms and spinach are all great sources of iron? Ok fine tomato. You can be in the photo too even though you only have 1%.

I sautéed together some shrimp, mushrooms and tomatoes with white wine, butter and garlic salt. I added spinach last and through it all on some cooked red quinoa.

I sautéed some shrimp, mushrooms and tomatoes with white wine, butter and garlic salt. I added spinach last and threw it all on some cooked red quinoa.

Since this meal ended up being pretty healthy, I thought I’d make some dark chocolate and almond cookies. Dark chocolate and almonds are also excellent sources of iron.

Since this meal ended up being pretty healthy, I thought I’d make some dark chocolate and almond cookies. Dark chocolate and almonds are also excellent sources of iron.

Ok fine! I’ll eat cookies if I must. For my iron deficiency!

Ok fine! I’ll eat cookies if I must. For my iron deficiency!

Our Iron and Wine meal.

Our Iron and Wine meal.

And while “everything looks perfect from far away,” I actually burned the bottom of the cookies. Luckily, Leah prefers burned cookies, a useful trait in a friend when you bake often.

And while “everything looks perfect from far away,” I actually burned the bottom of the cookies. Luckily, Leah prefers burned cookies, a useful trait in a friend when you bake often.

The Chicago Theatre!

The Chicago Theatre!

Great food. Great tunes. Great night.

Great food. Great tunes. Great night.

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About Molly B and Me

Welcome to Molly B and Me! This is a blog written by a 50-year-old mother of four with help and recipe contributions from her 16-year-old youngest daughter. Follow us as we struggle with our six-foot by 2-foot garden that has never really grown anything but turnips. We like to spin a yarn, but we can't knit at all. We're pretty good cooks, which works out well because we like to eat. We're avid sports fans and we especially enjoy football. We'll introduce you to our neighbors, including Connie the Cookie Lady and Macy the three-legged dog. Check back for recipes and tips.

Posted on October 11, 2013, in Chicago Theatre, Family, Homemade, Iron and Wine, Leah Frires, Quinoa and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Totally going out to buy some dark chocolate to help with my anemia…. Thanks for the info!

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