Mr. RV is away for a few days. (He is sending me desparate text messages from the land of soft rock and bad Chinese food, otherwise known as a retirement community in Florida.) When I'm cooking for myself, I like to make delicate, light food. But you serve a guy a dainty salad and bruschetta for dinner and he's like, that was a good appetizer, but where is the main course?
Tonight I made sushi (and am working on tomato-chard-barley soup to go with it). Please do not laugh at my sushi. This is my first time ever making it. I highly doubt I used the proper Japanese technique, but it came out tasty regardless.
First, I julienned a bunch of stuff: scallions, carrots, baked tofu, and cream cheese (easily omitted, but I had some leftover from last week's blueberry tart).
Then I set out my mat with seaweed, brown rice seasoned with a little vinegar and sugar, and julienned stuff on top.
Next, I realized my seaweed was oriented wrong, and very carefully flipped it (and added the cream cheese).
Then, er, long story short, I huffed and puffed and rolled up the sushi, and cut it into slices.
Et voila! Next, I might try the spicy tempeh roll recipe from Veganomicon. I just didn't have the patience to steam the tempeh tonight.
I've just returned from a few days in Austin, where I stayed at at a great vegetarian B&B. Here are two breakfasts:
I loved the breakfast/diner culture in Austin, and the spicy southwestern food, like this homemade salsa sampler at the South Congress Cafe:
And you've gotta love a trailer repurposed as a cupcake stand! They even had vegan cupcakes!
I've gotta get back to the soup, but I'll close with a picture of an unexpected visitor to my office last week. In the past 6-ish months, we've had George W. Shrub, the pope, and this visitor come. Needless to say, they saved the best for last!