Monday, March 12, 2012

Cave life.

Have you ever gone a week without tv or internet at home?

I HAVE! And it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I somehow entertained myself without technology. Tough life.

The good news is that now it's back. And now I'm back to sitting in front of the tv with my my lap. I missed you, couch. I just realized how much more out and about I was when I didn't have these things at my fingertips (or in my apartment). Potential new life challenge? Perhaps. (Probably not).

Let's talk food!

Last week I went to the farmer's market and bought something like 12 tomatoes. So I did what anyone would do with 12 tomatoes and made tomato sauce. Super easy tomato sauce-- I just sauteed garlic + olive oil + chopped tomatoes until the tomatoes released lots of water. Then, I added in random veggies that I happened to have (broccoli, carrots, spinach, bell pepper) and seasoned with salt, pepper, and oregano. Instead of serving with pasta, I ate it with brown rice and topped it with goat cheese.

My dinners last week looked similar to this:

That is what happens with an overabundance of eggs and avocado. I can't complain, though. It's a pretty delicious combination.

This week I did something a bit more on the fancy side. Yesterday, I bought all kinds of ingredients I normally wouldn't buy such as bok choy (a miniature one!), lemongrass, and dried mushrooms.

Dried mushrooms! Best invention ever. To re-constitute them, they just need to be soaked in water for about 30 minutes.

I only used 1/8 of the bag for an entire bowl full of mushrooms. I'm a huge fan of this.

I combined all my findings and made a quick stir-fry.

This included: bok choy, red bell pepper, tofu, mushrooms, about 1.5 tablespoons lemongrass, soy sauce to taste, and a pinch of salt. I lightly cooked the tofu in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil before adding the veggies in. 

Can I just say that I love that the sun doesn't go down until past 7pm now? That is quite good news for the food pictures!

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