Random random.Posted: February 19, 2011
This week saw the making of my second batch of hummus ever (yeah, I’m a late bloomer) and this time, I kicked my butt — and the boyfriend’s — to shell the freshly cooked peas. Holy sheep… what a difference a shell makes! The hummus was smooth, creamy, and such a lovely color — pale yellow, in case you’re wondering. No more shells in my hummus, no sir. Last time, I’d drowned the poor thing in cumin, but this time, I kept the seasoning to a minimum, adding only salt, lemon juice, tahini, and a clove of garlic… plus some of the cooking water. I could actually taste the chick pea!
My sis’ and her man were visiting on Wednesday night; I served japanese-style tofu filets, diced and cooked with onions and shoyu. It looks a little bit like chicken, and at first they were disappointed that I hadn’t made a vegetarian dish… 😀
For dessert, I made a double batch of Ricki’s Carob Coconut Sweeties… double so everybody would be happy and I could still have some left for lunch at work. Turns out our guests absolutely loved them — no leftover. But hey… vegan dinner for the win!
And on Thursday, naturopathic appointment, which went fine. We didn’t focus so much on the food intolerance part, in the end. Turns out my belly is doing better; for a number of reasons, probably, but I like to attribute it to my eating more raw vegetables (still reading CSD and loving it). Instead we discussed natural solutions against anxiety: breathing exercises, aromatherapy and phytotherapy (I’m due for some mare’s milk pills soon… sounds a bit gross, but I’m willing to give a try). I did leave with material on the gluten-free diet, though, so once the social occasions planned for the next week are behind me, I’ll give it a go.
Actually, I have more to tell about this appointment, because it was a chance to discuss some topics that I feel strongly about right now… but that’s another story, for another post. Stay tuned, because it might hit the internet sooner than you’d expect, you three readers!