Well, well, well. It looks like I’ve survived another Yom Kippur! Not like there was any doubt of that, but, you know… 😉
On Friday, I just plated it alongside black soybeans (I think I prefer “regular” soybeans).
By itself, the rice didn’t have much flavor. A little bit of sea salt and garam masala helped with that. I just really wish that there were more vegetables in there!!
On Saturday night, I mixed black soybeans into the rice and veggies, along with some spices, and stuffed it into a wedge of roasted red kuri squash.
Way too voluminous for right after a fast, but hey, it was good. 😉
And to back up to even earlier on Friday, I was intrigued by April’s recipe for “shepherd’s pie”. I did make a few changes — I used Yves Meatless Ground Round Original instead of the turkey, consomme instead of the broth, and canned green beans and corn. For the “mashed potatoes,” I skipped the parmesan cheese and used Nayonaise instead of yogurt.
I also quartered the recipe, but for some reason, the liquid never completely evaporated; if I’d had to cut this into individual servings, it would have totally fallen apart! I just ate it straight out of the Pyrex.
It was really good, if a tad salty! The only problem is that now I have random corn and green beans to finish up… I’d just throw them into a salad for lunch tomorrow, except that I think my mom is coming to the city, so I’m probably going to lunch with her. Frozen yogurt! Yay!
Oh, frozen yogurt. Since I really really like it, but can only get it in this one place, I decided I wanted a soft-serve ice cream maker so that I could make it on my own. Except that I think that in order to make anything with this contraption, you need to use cream, which kind of defeats the whole purpose, since I want it to be non-dairy. Hmph.
Today, I was very very brave and went to the mall. Ahhh, how I hate shopping… but I really need that black shirt! I wound up getting a crewneck, which isn’t exactly what I wanted, but I have no patience for shopping. And I also managed to spend some completely unnecessary money in Aeropostale. I love that store. It is a dangerous place for me to go.
Oh, yes, about the figs.
It’s quite simple, really. It doesn’t matter whether they’re green figs or black figs; the trick is to make sure they’re ripe enough. If they’re still firm to the touch, they’re probably going to be tasteless. They need to be a little mushy.
And now I am off to attempt to finish cleaning my room (ha!) / do something with the green beans and corn / prepare for tomorrow’s classes (sob!). Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”