Given a sweet potato I usually cut it up into wedges and pop under the broil for a quick “french fry.” But with a bit more time on my hands and no where to go thanks to the weather, I decided to make home-fries but using a sweet potato to kick up the nutritional value.
Madison and 5th ave looked a bit different this morning:
As of 5:45 am yesterday morning I was packing my bag and preparing to leave the city fearing for the worst. More than 24 hours later I’m still in NYC. My gut told me to stay-and one should go with his/her gut feeling, right? Well I’m prepared for the worst-have my batteries, flashlight, water, dry food, etc.; but still hoping for the best!
The plan this weekend was to catch up some blogging but then on the cab ride to the bus station to catch a ride to Philly I realized I left my laptop charger on my bed. So much for trying to get some much needed reading done this weekend. Then on top of it my camera’s batteries died. Fail!!
I was dragging most of Sunday and the rain did not help at all.
Main-Baba Ghanoush ,
Sunday, zuchinni fritters with dill dipping sauce:
Monday, dinner with Ena. On the menu…eh something mexican inspired? My CSA last week consisted of tomatillos, tomatoes, onions, and such so it was definitely a mexican kind of week. For Ena’s dinner I decided on mexican mushroom burgers with saffron rice on the side. But silly me forgot to snap a photo of the final product 😦
Tuesday night = fish tacos with Matt. No complaints about this meal, everything was delicious! However, I once again forgot to photograph the final product, I guess I’m just too excited or hungry to eat
Also attempted salsa verde again, much better this time around, though it still could have been a little less watery. I guess that depends on your salsa preference.
Wednesday=John’s Pizza on Bleeker with Susan and Dana. Can’t believe I’ve lived in New York for so long and I’ve never been! Pizza for me is basically a no no due my recent tomato allergy development but I couldn’t resist trying out the famous establishment, so I popped in 2 Benadryl and indulged. So glad I did, by far some of the best pizza I’ve ever ate!!
It is a sad state our world is in and it both angers and saddens me. Forgetting about the financial crises our own country faces and it’s potential implications I’ve come across dozens of other news stories this week that just make my skin crawl.
Somali is facing one of it’s worst famines and only made worse in areas ruled by the Islamist group al-Shabab who banned all foreign aid until about a month ago just to replace the ban upon word that the UN referred to the crises as a famine rather than simply a drought. Right, because it’s not clear to the rest of the world that when people can’t grow food as a result of a drought that famine won’t follow, not to mention the hundreds of pictures of the emaciated bodies.
And talk about corrupt governing, the group requires any charity group willing to set up a feeding center pay a project fee ranging from 4000-10000 USD.
The second story this morning was that of the Bad Samaritan, in reference to the riots in London. Check out the video here of boys seemingly willing to help out an injured young man to turn around and rob him, absolutely disgusting!
We can come back from all of this right? There are still good people left in this world right? Who are not just about the next paycheck, the newest fashions, etc? London officials blame social media and increased commercialism for all of their problems, do you agree?
Back later for regular posting,
Last week I came across this recipe for a 5 minute microwaved chocolate cake. A way to satisfy my sweet tooth in 5 minutes, I’m down! But…I wanted a cake with my own little twist.
4 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour (regular flour will do)
2 tbsp sugar (or agave)
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 mashed banana (or another egg replacer such as flaxseed egg)
3 tbsp almond milk
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
A pinch of salt
1/2 vanilla bean (can also use vanilla extract)