Food creation success!

Cooked up a storm this week.  I think I’m getting the hang of this =).  Thanksgiving this year is going to be BEAUTIFUL.

Sauteed scallops with butter, white wine, lemon juice and leeks

Apple cake

Avocado and tomato bruschetta

Warm millet and broccoli (with sesame couscous in place of millet)

Phyllo-wrapped brie with fig jam

Photo of apple cake from A Tender Crumb.


Farm and tend

Cultivating goodwill, humor, love and joy is a conscious act.  Sometimes.  Sometimes it feels like the easiest thing to do, flowing out of me.  Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to do.  The dry spells are the real test.  Of course it’s easy to be the person you want to be when it’s easy.  But it’s hard to be the person you want to be when it’s just a crappy day out and you want to crawl into bed and throw covers over the world.  That’s precisely the time to push through.

Reason #2 to eat vegetarian – Monsanto is as evil as corporations can get.  No need for Star Wars – the Empire is right here, faceless and without any need for exaggeration to be truly frightening.  Food, Inc. has me sold. Every meal is a vote for or against industrialized food.  The right of every human being to know what s/he is putting into his or her own body should not even be an issue, but the FDA and USDA can’t seem to even pass legislation requiring proper labeling of genetically-modified food ingredients in the products we buy.  What the hell is going on here?  Monsanto developed Agent Orange for crying out loud before they moved on to co-opting everything Americans put in their mouths.

Beeee good

Reason #1 to eat vegetarian:

Fluffy little chicks sliding down chutes by the thousands to have their beak tips seared so they don’t peck each other to death in the confined cages they will live in for the rest of their short lives.

*Sigh.  Good bye chicken soup, fried chicken, roast chicken.  I’m on the side of the fluffy chicks.