Search This Blog

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Snow food, Spring food

The first day of Spring:


Which meant a lot of this:


Although I did go out in it later and meet my friend. We picked up a 4-pack of this beer:


The next day, in beautiful weather, to CoCoLin for an early dinner, then meeting another friend for more drinks.

This was vegetable pad thai: awesome, awesome. Lots of vegetables and some decent chunks of tofu.

                                                                        at the bar...

I gotta use up the creamy buckwheat before it's too warm to eat. This is cooked with water, then a splash of vanilla soy milk. Topped with peanut butter and banana.
Later, a raw collard salad with carrot ribbons, sunflower feta, and tomatoes:

 
 That's all I've got from the last two days for you so far.

17 comments:

  1. I dont care what you say, you are a social butterfly. Rare that you rave over a dish like you did that Pad Thai. Must have really been great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i mostly hang out in walkable distances from my home so that when it gets to be to much I can dip out easy.

      Delete
  2. Thai food!! ! That is one thing I REALLY miss about NYC. Here there is no decent Thai in reasonable distance. It's super weird, because there are plenty of restaurants! They're just all dramatically substandard. The real solution is learning to make pad kee mao at home.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bummer! Had to google pad kee mao, I've never had it but it sounds pretty great.

      Delete
  3. Spring is a fickle season, I'm sure we'll have some snow here soon. Ha! Delicious meal at CocoLin. I need to remember to ribbon my carrots more often.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ribboning carrots makes me feel fancy.

      Delete
  4. Yeah that snow crap wasn't very funny.... I'm SO over it. What a great find with the pad thai! I love how thai food comes with fresh bean sprouts, lime, peanuts and cilantro- i think all meals should now that i think about it.
    That bar photo cracks me up! Yup, looks like a dark bar..! Sounds like you're having fun though and that's the important part :)
    I'm not yet brave enough to bike yet (and lost one of my really warm gloves) but hoping that changes soon, another 10degrees or so is all we need!
    Ttrockwood

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, I didn't really mind it. But I am stoked for warmer weather, and biking around in it, of course.
      Yes! I love sprouts and lime! They add so much.

      Delete
  5. Booo snowy spring day. Yay decade of NY hardcore. Cool beer label and bar photo, all this boozin' makes me sort of miss my ability to drink. I'm on the hunt for 33 1/3'rds now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the book is SO great!! I was born in '84 on St. marks in the village, so i was not aware of the scene at the time but I love thinking about being a baby among all the riots and band wars, even the drugs in the park, haha.
      Which 33 1/3s are you after first?

      Delete
  6. Dreams of no snow and warmer weather for good, I have them. It will happen (I hope)!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. The East Coast can't seem to decide whether to embrace spring or keep winter. I hope spring prevails! The pad Thai sure looks good — my favorite foods contain lots of veggies, a good hunk of tofu and of course, noodles.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm not a beer drinker but I would totally get that beer just for the label. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah! I want to try to find a way to soak it off.

      Delete

Leave a message and I'll call you back.