Monday, November 22, 2010
Vegan Mofo Comfort Food Goes International
The Man of Science and I went to see the (awesome) new Harry Potter movie on Saturday night. Voldemort combines two of my biggest fears: snakes and really evil men, hence scaring the crap out of me. Anyway, by the time we got home it was midnight and we both felt the need to read for a while to calm ourselves towards sleep. And we still got up at our customarily early hour to go for breakfast. And then I went to run errands because some guys were cleaning our gutters and the dogs were barking at them relentlessly ("There are people! Outside our house! Climbing LADDERS!") and the whole scene was making me crazy. Which meant that by the afternoon I was underfed and over-tired. And because I'm basically a toddler, I got really cranky.
Until I made lunch. This lunch. Tofu and shitake mushrooms briefly marinated in soy sauce and olive oil, stirfried with three bunches of small bok choy, a bit of lemon juice, sesame seeds, and some grated ginger. This may not be comfort food in the traditional, North American way, but it is certainly comfort food for me. Warm and green and, dare I say, "meaty". I ate the whole bowl.
And then I had a nap.