So now that the first week of classes is over, I’m pleased to report I’m very happy with all my course choices. Engineering project finance and management looks like it’s going to be a bit of a pain, but it was the only course I was required to take all year, so I’ll live with it. I LOVE the Linguistics prof, she’s very well spoken and makes the class very interesting. It might help that Maggie’s been fueling my excitement for the course since a couple of days after I signed up for it. The only bad thing is that the course is Tuesday nights! Which means no So You Think You Can Dance Canada for me. *Tear* I was having fun watching Emanuel Sandhu actually dance instead of just skate on the ground.
Anyway, on to the food. This is what’s been on my plate recently.
I whipped up a batch of Kristen’s Creamy-n-Soft Cauliflower Soup. “Twas muy delicioso, especially with a dollop homemade spaghetti sauce I made by reducing a jar of canned tomatoes I nabbed from my mom’s pantry with caramellized onions, garlic and a bunch of herbs (lots of basil) and nutritional yeast.
I rediscovered my long neglected jar of hemp seed butter, enjoying some spread on carrots with kombu seaweed tossed in miso on the side.
I faced something I’ve been fearing since I first heard about in the blog world.
My roomie actually mentioned hearing about and wanting to try Kombucha when we went out to eat at Live. I noticed it at Essences of Life a while ago, but have been to scared to try it. Since I had a willing partner in crime, I figured it was time to give it a try.
His and hers glasses of green tea with lemon flavour. I believe they also have oolong, oolong with pear and ginger, and jasmine tea with grape. I was a bit discouraged when I sniffed the bottle after opening, it smelled like vinegar!
The verdict? It actually tasted quite pleasant. As long as I didn’t take too deep a breathe as I was sipping (or drank it out of the bootle, I suppose) it just tasted like fizzy iced green tea with lemon, quite yummy. I’m glad I’ve tried kombucha now, but at $3/8.5 oz bottle I’m not likely to make it a routine purchase. The roomy liked it too.
This morning I took my first stab at a non-smoothie raw breakfast. There was a slight mishap when I made some sunflower seed milk with rather unappetizing results, but a box of almond milk I bought a while ago came to the recuse, even if it wasn’t raw anymore. In my bowl was sprouted buckwheat that dried on the counter overnight to get a little crunchy again, wild elderberries, almond milk, and amazon bliss. Holy yum.
Lunch was equally tasty. I dug into a tub of the best storebought hummus ever with the aid of a plateful of veggies. Seriously, Morrocan Style from Metro, if you can, go try it!