Adventures in Cooking

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Hello? Hello? Is this thing on?

I'm happy to report that I'm joining the land of living and able to eat again. Sorta. I finally stopped chucking it up on a continual basis a couple weeks ago, and I"m slowly becoming reacquainted with foods other than toast, plain noodles and mashed potato (all ok to throw up.)

We ate nasty junky type food through the christmas period, and capped it off with a new year's eve extravaganza of standing rib roast, which we'd dry aged for 4 days (and, admittedly was an over the top choice for two diners) and $30 worth of leonidas chocolates (worth every single penny and more).

We are back to trying to eat more normally. I'm trying to keep myself from insane swings of extreme hunger. My standby snack choice is ryvitas with homemade garlicky hummus. But, often I have to resort to other things as mood strikes me (anything pickle-y is going down a treat right now). The baby seems to also enjoy very super spicy curries at the moment. MMMMMMM.... Oh, and samboy's atomic tomato chips (which lucky for my arse are not available here in the US so I have to rely on my "connections", ie. mother in law, for a fix every now and then.)

That being said, I give you my current hummus recipe:

Cook the tar out of chickpeas in pressure cooker. Throw these (reserve cooking water), the juice of several lemons, some cloves of garlic, plenty of sea salt, and a good glug of tahini in the food processor and give it a whirl. Add retained cooking liquid to achieve desired consistency. Adjust lemon, salt, or tahini to taste.

Honestly, what little I've been writing online is kept here:

For now, work and continuous freaking out about the fact that we are going to be responsible for another human being come may pretty much takes up all of my time.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Where've I been?

Well, I'm up the duff, in the club, expecting, preggo..

So mostly I've been gagging, trying to force myself to eat toast (at least) and hoping this part ends soon.

When I can start coping with food again, I'll be back.

Right now I'm just heartbroken that food is repulsive to me.

Friday, September 03, 2004

D's Cajun Mary (Consider yourself VERY LUCKY!)

After much fiddling D has perfected cajun marys. This is so good. You should give it a go. It's even yummy without the vodka:

Here it is:

4 Cups Tomato Juice (From glass or plastic not a can, it'll taste funny)
1 Cup of Vodka (you can play around with that to suit your taste)
Juice of 3 limes and one lemon (or 4 limes)
2 tbs or 6 tsp (3 tsp in a tbs) of horseradish
3 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
4 tsp of Crystal Hot sauce
2 tsp of Creole Seasoning (if it is really salty omit the 1 tsp of salt)
1 tsp of salt (see above)
1 tsp of black pepper
!/4 tsp of cayenne pepper

Mix it all together and you can drink it straight away but if you let it sit for 30mins to an hour it tastes better just remember to stir it before pouring.

You can garnish with pickled green beans or okra and cocktail onions and olives. I prefer to keep it simple with a stick of celery.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

D is cheeky when he drinks red wine!

Thursday, August 12, 2004

This is what happens when you google "sooky la la":

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Summer evenings.....super good fun times.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

New Orleans Induced Food Coma

Spent 4 days eating/drinking/walking/sweating in New Orleans. We are still in a food induced coma (or was it the incredible heat? or the mojitos? or cajun mary's? or the trillion miles of walking? or the feathery nests, um, I mean beds at the w? or a combination of it all?).

We don't know how to stop hurting ourselves at this point. For example, instead of eating a bowl of rocket last night (as we should have) we instead had (at minimum) inch thick porkchops that we picked up at Poche's on the drive home.

And there will be no relief until Graham goes home. It's gordo taqueria for lunch today, and something on the grill tonight.

I believe tomorrow is sushi.

If we don't die before then.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Chips & Salsa aftermath....