Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Celebration Sauce

It has been around 100 degrees here for as long as I can remember (so. about 2 weeks). When it gets that hot, the most awful thing happens: my eyelids sweat. And I can't stand that. Especially when it's already hot when I wake up in morning. By the time I've commuted to work, I'd say I'm somewhere between well-done and burnt to a crisp.

But today, cool drops of rain fell, and it was an invigorating 77 degrees. The sun hid behind clouds. I wondered if I might still be dreaming, but I was still at work, so I knew it was reality. Then some new prospects popped up over the new horizon (or in my email), and I had to doubt reality all over again.

Prospect One is categorized as super secret until we see where it leads. The second is an audition for a production of the Drowsy Chaperone. I've heard there's dancing in that one, so count me in for auditioning.

By the time I returned home for the ole job, I was feeling pretty good. I looked at my watermelon curtains (in the kitchen) and thought...

NOODLES! Then I thought, I'm going to make a sauce without using a recipe! Which for me, in sauceland, is a very big accomplishment indeed.

Celebration Sauce or Sara-Had-a-Good-Day Sauce

2 T Tahini
2 T tomato paste
1 T Braggs or soy sauce
3 T water
1 t  olive oil
1/4 c nutritional yeast
1-2 cloves of garlic
pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients. Spice according to how you feel at that moment (I added some basil to mine, but I almost picked smoked paprika).

It really did look better in person. Slightly red. Not that it matters because it tasted delish. Even Boyfriend approved!

I made angel hair pasta, and sauteed some onion and mushrooms. Then I cut up a garden fresh tomato (from a coworker), threw everything together, and had a party.

Eesh, look at the time! Must run off to rehearsal now.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ah, The First Post

Hello, blog land. I've thought about you for months, and now, after doodling some smiling broccoli, I have joined you.

This blog will mainly be about food, since that's mainly what I think about. Not just food, however. Meatless, often vegan food. Crazy, I know. But now that I've been a vegetarian for almost 7 years, I can't imagine eating any other way.  I hope you enjoy my recipes (or more accurately, my adaptations of other recipes) when I get around to posting them.

You can also expect to hear about my life. Maybe something about yoga (I love it), ballet (I love it when I'm in shape...), or how difficult it is to sit at a desk for 8 hours a day, five days a week (oh, life is so hard). I also offer musings on how different the east coast is from the west coast (of the US). After heading east for college, I now view the west as a sort of mythical paradise, which must be 100% accurate (memories always are).

That's all for now. I leave you with no pictures or links, just words. Hopefully, I will learn how to take pictures that aren't atrocious (dream big, kid).