Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Make it at home!

A recent juice: apple, carrot and beet.
Lovely CSA

Its been a lovely week of food for me. I'm still eating out for lunch with my lunch buddies, but rumors around the workplace are a circling and we may be downsized. Crap. I've been here a year, and what I do is valid, at least that's what they tell me, but strange silent ninja things are a foot and whatever happens, I goes I've got to get back to cooking.

Watermelon, kale and apple.
I mean, without getting into too much detail, I have never felt secure about my job. I've felt like I've been on a rickety foundation for the longest, and turns out I'm not alone. A lot of people who work where I do feel that. I guess tis the agony of working for a start up.

On another note I made a light dinner this weekend. I had some beans in two of my CSAs and I wanted to use them before they went bad. I cut their ends of, sautéed the beans in a bit of water with a dried rosemary sprig and crushed garlic. I also used a secret weapon of mine. More on that in a later post. 

Finished dinner!
On a light bed of sushi rice these beans tasted delish. A quick meal in 20 minutes. I love that. Gotta stop being so lazy.

I also geared up at the Cost Plus Market on my 'international' stuff. I made sushi for the first time at home! It's pretty easy and relatively cheap.

Cost Plus total: $32
I snack on nori a lot at home and other than it getting stuck between my teeth at times, I thought I should take a crack at using it for what you are supposed to use it for.

I in no way shape or form have even attempted to prefect my sushi rice. The very first time I made sushi earlier last week I just used some rice I had made a few days earlier. What I did do though was pickle my own veggies. That was easy to do.

I boiled two cups of rice vinegar with a bit o sugar and let it reach a simmer, I then poured it over some veggies and put them in the fridge for the night. That next day I was ready to make my sushi!

The hard thing was cutting the roll. I don't have a fancy knife, so I just used a steak knife. Worked fine.

Other than the rolls being a bit bland from the lack of seasoning in the rice, they tasted great and I do plan to make sushi over and over again at home. It cost me no more than $1 a roll! So much for that $4 sushi rolls i keep getting thinking they are a good price. Feh. Ha! I love experimenting with food!

This week's CSA!

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