So last night Jackie and I went to our favorite local co-op New Pioneer for a cooking class on making a plant based feast. Let me tell you it was a fantastic feast indeed. We’ll definitely be making a lot of the food we learned about. We got to learn how to make and sample the following things: a cold cucumber soup, a tomato and basil salad, some seared greens, polenta with a ragout and finished off with a raspberry chocolate mousse. Wow is all I have to say.
My favorite of the night was probably the tomato and basil salad. It had a vinegrette of soy sauce with some ume plum vinegar and grapeseed oil. Its hard to describe but it just played really nicely on the tongue. (See I can still manage to have foodie sounding things even with a vegan lifestyle.)
Tonight we had Jacks’ dad over for dinner and made up a really nice tossed salad along with a fresh corn chowder courtesy of the same cookbook she got the cookie recipe out of. It was simply amazing. I had seconds of both, and seconds of the cookies. I’m kind of hurting right now, but hey it was still super awesome.
On a completely different note, I had some thoughts earlier today and I think I’m going to use the blog to write some book and movie reviews as well. Probably mostly stick to the books just because I want to keep track of what I’ve been reading to some extent. I think you’re all going to find out that 80% of what I read is young adult fiction. 🙂 Who cares I say, its good stuff.