Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The strangest salad

Quickly, here's a noodle salad I tossed together to accompany some slow-roasted salmon, salad, and rice... I'm recording this for posterity because I know I'll forget exactly what went into it within a week. (Yeah, I'm tired. The IQ is dropping.)

About 4 ounces of rice noodles, boiled until soft, drained and tossed with two teaspoons of sesame oil
One avocado, finely chopped
About one tablespoon of chopped mint leaves
About one tablespoon of chopped cilantro (leaves and stems)
5 large white mushrooms, sliced
The beet greens and stems that came with three large beets
A lot of finely chopped fresh ginger
2 Tablespoons canola oil

Saute the ginger root and beet stems in the oil until fragrant. Add mushrooms and stir for a couple of minutes. Add beet greens and toss until cooked.

Combine stir-fry with noodles and freshly chopped herbs. Top with diced avocado. Serve immediately.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Well, I got sick on the 2nd, so this year is off to a blasting start. Damn colds.

I hereby resolve to

1) Pay more attention to what I eat. Whether this resolves into full vegetarianism, or becoming a loca-vore, or something else... will be determined later.
2) Become more fit. (Note that I am fairly flexible and active for my age group, but I do almost nothing organized.)
3) Knit more. I'm aiming for 500 to 1000 stitches a day, although some days nothing will happen (like today - no sneezing on the yarn!) and I will make up for it on subsequent days.
4) Don't stab anybody.
5) Read at least 100 books.
6) Listen to more current music.
8) Snarl less.
9) Floss regularly.
10) Be less obsessed with making my lists end on round numbers.