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My new favorite thing is to order the "Demi-poulet froid mayonnaise" with a glass of wine at Cafe Presse. Of course, I can't really finish a whole half chicken... so I brought leftovers home, fired up a dutch oven with some water, the chicken, and whatever veggies I had floating around in the bottom of the crisper... and bam! A delicious smelling apartment and chicken soup for dinner. My acupuncturist was telling me to add more zinc to my diet, so here I go. It's a sweet deal to make soup out of leftovers. I feel as if I'm being fed for free when I do this.

In other news my acupuncturist also told me that I probably have a soy allergy causing much of my gastronomic distress. I cut soy out of my diet and my stomach is closer to normal than it's been in months. I've also lost most of the rash that has been present on the side of my face since last summer. Soy! Amazing that I never thought of that. See you later, tofu scramble! Hello, almond milk. I'm relieved that it wasn't all the red wine! Now I can keep on getting my antioxidants with a proper buzz and zero guilt.

Yoga this morning was incredible and really started my day right! Unfortunately I don't feel emotionally fit enough to participate in the Belltown Pageant tonight. I called the organizer to tell him that I'm a domestic shut in this weekend and am too anti-social to get up on a stage in front of people. He laughingly told me that I was putting pressure on him and making the number of "boys" and "girls" uneven! Plus I realized that if I go to the pageant as a spectator I will get assaulted by Babe for lameing out. Go go gadgets costumery, makeup, and booze!


Mar. 5th, 2008 11:31 am
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I am currently obsessed with blasting broccoli (as inspired by a dish at Black Bottle) and making all kinds of different polenta pies.

Initially the polenta pie recipe in Moosewood was what got me going. I've had this book for years, and once upon a time I had a bit of their polenta pie at Misha and dB's house when they lived in the LES. During Health Month, I craved this pie. I kept passing the recipe in Moosewood and drooling in memory of that delicious, crispy, cheesy, vegetabley pie. It was one of the first dishes I made after Health Month ended. I went out on a limb and added extra cheese and an oily sundried tomato spread. Last night I cooked a polenta crust again and added a filling of Italian sausage (left over from last weekend's great weekend long Oregon cookup), tomato wine sauce, onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Of course I used a ton of Parmesan cheese in the mix as well... It was ridiculously good. I'm fixing myself up a small slice for lunch... and blasting some broccoli while I'm at it.

I keep telling myself that I'll eventually work my way over to sweet pies. I've always wanted to learn how to make a perfect crust. I picture myself in a little Suzy-HomeMaker apron and heels with perfectly coiffed hair- bakin piiies... but something keeps stopping me. I get lazy, I guess. Suddenly I find myself making a quick apple crisp and calling it a day. Maybe I'll schedule a meeting with my grandmother for this spring. She always made the most delicious crust I've ever tasted. Her peach pie is legendary!!

And, speaking of food: I just scheduled my tasting with 2 cake companies and the food caterer for our wedding. Warm Pear and Brie Tarts, Sweet Potato Fritters Dolloped with Chili Aioli, Cherry Smoked Scallops, ect, ect! Sooo much yummy fun. Katie is going to join my parents and I since Buster can't make it. I wonder if we can bring a bottle of wine....


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