I like it spicy…
Good morning. How are you this Thursday morning? I am great. I am excited because some friends in my surrounding neighborhood want to start a dinner coop. Yippee! Homecooked meals for free. It is like going out to eat, but with no bill. I love it. And they are willing to go vegan for this coop. Even better. I love trying new vegan dishes. I can’t wait.
Speaking of food and cooking. Last night I made a Szechuan dish. It was so good. I used some fresh green beans and eggplant I bought at the Farmers Market last week. I added some tempeh that I marinated in tamari and baked. I sauteed the veggies in some sesame oil, added the tempeh and poured a Szechuan sauce over the veggies. Letting it simmer for a couple of minutes. The Szechuan veggies were served over brown rice. Oh so good. I am looking forward to leftovers today. Here is the Szechuan sauce recipe. Easy and delicious!
4T rice vinegar
3T fresh ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1t red pepper flakes
1c water or veggie broth
2T Sriracha sauce
In a small saucepan, combine broth with the cornstarch. Whisk to dissolve the cornstarch. Add all the other ingredients. Bring to a boil. Lower to a slow simmer. Stir until thickened. Pour over veggies. Making sure everything is coated. Serve over rice or noodles.
What are your plans for Halloween? We were supposed to go to a party but Josh has to work. So the boys and I will stay home and pass out candy, run to Nana Donna’s to say “hi” and let the boys trick or treat at her place and the neighbors and then I have some cleaning and things to do since we are having people over on Sunday. We bought the boys a pumpkin yesterday and Arthur is so excited about it being carved. He and little brother are going as superheroes. Arthur wants to be Spiderman and he informed me that Adam needed to be Superman. I found a cute Superman shirt with a little cape attached to it for a $1 at the thrift store. And Arthur recieved a Spiderman costume for his birthday. I am going as a devilish gal. I will wear some red sequin devil horns, and a tail. Simple and cheap. Josh’s work is having a Halloween contest. So, tomorrow morning I am waking up with him to help him get ready. He is going to be a modern day Snow White and the ladies he works with are the dwarves. He looked so funny last night putting on the clothes and wig. Geez. His co-workers will be laughing so hard they won’t get anything done.
Well I am off to eat some breakfast. Hope you have a lovely day.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys