Guess who spent basically the entirety of last Friday watching prison gang documentaries and knitting? Yeah… Let’s consider that my tribute to Martha. (Hey girl!)
It was the kind of day that makes the next one super productive. FUN productive.
I’m talking long hikes in crisp late-fall… crispness, and a big pot of something warm, red and wholesome for when we’re done. And if it happens to be vegan, well, how’s that for clean living? Bacon jam, cinnamon-maple ice cream, cheesy fruity waffles and boozy milkshakes will still be there tomorrow. Today is all about eating plants, leaving no trace, being one with nature, and maybe I should be a better person and not make jokes at M-Stew’s expense even though I have a feeling she’d be a good sport? I don’t know, you guys. Let’s eat.
Posted in Fall, Healthy (?), Main courses, Mexican, Soup, Vegetarian, Winter
Tagged chile, comfort food, corn, gluten free, hominy, mexican, red chile, soup, stew, vegan
Today, I organized the dickens out of my closet.
Then, I did this in front of said closet:
(gif from Something Unheard Of)
Then, I organized my pantry and did the same thing there.
Recaulked the tub. Very similar scene.
Finally, I made these crepes for lunch. Ditto.
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to feel awesome, and a lunch like this–it really isn’t much. The crepes part may be a little time-consuming, but it’s worth it. Not to mention that I’d much rather make 1,000 crepes than spend literally even 8 precious seconds organizing shoes. Boooorrrring. This lunch, though? Not boring.
You might be looking at this and thinking, “Ooh, tomato soup spiked with warm, fragrant cumin and topped with charred corn and pasilla chile. It’s vegan, too? Sounds healthy. I want to dig into that with a spoon and a giant quesadilla. Fresh, toasty tortillas, covered with caramel-brown blisters and oozing with way, way more sharp pepperjack cheese than necessary, to be exact.”
I know you… And I thought the same thing. We get along.
As you can see, I resisted, but I have leftovers and the week is young.
Tomatoes are incredible right now, and good tomatoes should be everywhere. They should be eaten like fruit, maybe with just a pinch of really great salt. They should be exchanged as gifts and set out for houseguests in fine crystal bowls. They miiiight have been what was in Marcellus Wallace’s briefcase in Pulp Fiction.
Posted in Healthy (?), Main courses, Soup, Summer, Vegetarian
Tagged almond milk, bisque, chile, corn, green chile, pasilla, tomatoes, vegan
Who has two thumbs and seems to get the most unfortunate colds midsummer? This
hot lukewarm mess, right here. Hi. Lately, I seem to breeze through winters with barely a sniffle, and when I do find myself lying in bed and confessing to the bottle of OJ I’m snuggling that I want to die, it just happens to be July.
The bright side of this particular bout of The Ickies was discovering that I may be psychic, as I made soup right before it hit me. Soup in July–I know. But: it’s corn. Quintessential summer food, from the farmers’ market. You don’t even have to get yourself sick to enjoy it, but if you do, add enough hot sauce to choke a (small to medium) black bear. It’ll make you feel alive again.
Posted in Healthy (?), Main courses, Soup, Summer
Tagged celery, corn, herbs, lima beans, soup, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian
Um. I read somewhere recently that turtlenecks are “back.” I never realized that they left. That makes me and Steve Jobs… Beatnik-on-top- Jerry-Seinfeld-on-the-bottom Steve Jobs. Bless his heart.
Scarves and turtlenecks are essential as far as I’m concerned. Some people feel claustrophobic this way; I feel complete. A cold neck will not stand in my book.
If I were born 3 million years ago, I would’ve been the mother of the Turtle People Race. I would have retreated my head into my shoulders and stayed that way. I would have spawned many a neckless spawn (totally not how evolution works). I would have been second in importance only to Lucy. They probably would’ve named me Ethel for short. Formal name: Australopithecus missingnecksis.
My vision for myself is so clear when I put myself into ridiculous scenarios. Sigh.
Posted in Fall, Healthy (?), Main courses, Meat, weekend, Winter
Tagged corn, Fruit, grapes, Italian, polenta, roasted fruit, roasting, sausage, sweet and savory, wine
Sometimes I drag my laptop into the kitchen with me–sometimes for recipes, sometimes for some tunes. I love me some tunes. I don’t know what it is about cooking, but iTunes spits out just the most brilliant shuffle-driven playlists EVER when I’m cooking. If technology is going to have a human-murdering uprising spree… We’ll probably have a pretty good soundtrack, which means I’m like 80% okay with it. Ahem.
So I made you some crepes for breakfast, filled with fresh, delicious end-of-summer sweet corn and zucchini. And a fried egg. Oh, and I thought I’d share this rather killer playlist my computer magically concocted for me while I was making them. Sometimes I swear my iTunes has a humanlike, aesthetically attuned brain and it’s better than mine.