Wednesday, April 27, 2011

gourmet wednesday

   Man nothin can hamper my mood!  Though I am hampering my progress on my 2 papers due Monday plenty.  I got a flat tire yesterday so I had to walk 4 miles in the hot noon sun to bike cycles, but that was jsut OK, you know?  I kept hoping a passerby would ask me if I wanted a ride, but at the same time didn't want one, I just was wishing our society was more compassionate towards one another really..but anyway I made sure to hydrate plenty for the rest of the afternoon so I didn't get sun sickness.
    Yesterday evening when I was shoppin for groceries at the co-op, Stephen gave me a ginormous sweet potato that had a some weird lookin gnaw marks on one end and a big eggplant that was on its way out.  So last night I plotted, and today I cooked!  Totally gourmet creations were had.  Of course, I shoulda been poring over "Protecting the Ozone Layer" and other books for my montreal protocol paper, but I felt that sweet potato and eggplant selections in The Enchanted Broccoli Forest were just much more of the moment.  And I'm trying to live in the present moment as much as possible of I cooked! 
      A single serving (plus a lil extra) version of a  "pleasant and subtle" Sweet Potato Pie which included a sprouted flour crust and wheat germ/grated cheddar topping.  The recipe called for seedless oranges which I didn't have but I subbed in some frozen mango puree, worked great!  Love that puree, I've been eating it like a tasty to eat while chillin on the beach after a morning run.  But that's not all..I cooked the eggplant too!
        Made another EBF recipe..Israeli Eggplant Salad (just one of four different eggplant salads) and it turned out great too!  I chilled it and had it for supper, wrapped up snugly w/ hummus & spinach in some blanched collard greens and served with some mango jalepeno hot sauce that who else? but Stephen made.  Ooh and the best part about that salad was that I got to use parsley that I grew out on the back porch!  My first homegrown herb!  Soo special. 
     Well tomorrow I will not get to spend much time in the kitchen, but less gourmet, as I have packed a roasted eggplant/spinach  sandwich along w/ a gorgeous big salad.  Also, I'll have my fav homemade naked juice which makes me feel all sunshiney.  Though it is forecast to be thunderstorming all day!  I've got my LAST 8 am class so I will be away from 7:30am til lounging around cooking in my underwear at noon tomorrow!  I will work on my papers at starbucks after class before Stephen and I go see Vanishing of the Bees at Thalian Hall!  Charmed life.
    My environmental studies seminar class had our last class period together today..and the 12 of us have been discussing all the big issues this semester and getting as pretty much as close as you can get with a college class so we decided we wanna have a hang out finale!  Soo glad.  I suggested The Lighthouse and I think that's what'll go down!  They have an attractive chill area there on the side now w/ Adirondack chairs and some benches.

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