I was in an interesting situation in a restaurant last week and the more I think about it, the more I think that I didn’t react appropriately. Kinda like when you think of a comeback to an insult a day after it happens.
So it’s almost the end of winter, and I’ve been indulging in comfort food all winter long and that’s what winter is for right? pasta, bread, potato,… but now I have a wee problem… my pants are starting to feel the pinch so I need to make a few adjustments here and there.
I have been thinking about this salad ever since I had it in Washington DC at the Mitsimam Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian almost a year ago now. We were staying with family friends of the Dr’s while we were there and they suggested that while we were visiting the museums that we have lunch there. At first I was kinda skeptical, a recommendation to go to a cafe in a museum? hmmm, ok.
Feel like sushi at home but don’t have the 8-10 years to put aside to train to become a sushi chef? I have a super duper easy recipe for you! This is pretty much deconstructed sushi with marinated tuna sitting on top of a bed of rice. In japanese, zuke means to soak or marinate and don is short for donburi and all you need to know about that word is if you see it on a menu, it means awesome. Ok seriously, literally it means ‘bowl’ but essentially any dish with the word ‘don’ on the end means deliciousness on a bed of rice. Katsu-don (crumbed pork cutlet on rice with tonkatsu sauce), gyu-don (marinated beef on rice), oyako-don (marinated chicken and egg on rice). Any questions? Continue reading
When it’s cold and dreary outside there are some dishes that make you feel like you’re sitting by a crackling fire enveloped in a big soft blanket or if you’re lucky to have one, a doona/duvet/comforter suit. Say wha? People, someone has taken the snuggie to the next level and invented the doona suit. Probably the most unsexy outfit I have ever seen in my life but who cares when you can walk around feeling like you’re still in the comfort and warmth of your bed!
So if I was organised, I would have posted this recipe for St Patrick’s Day (because it’s green people, yes, just pointing out the obvious – just in case), but I wasn’t, so here it is today. Come to think of it, on the other hand you could actually say that I am super organised and getting you prepared for next year’s St Patrick’s Day. Up to you which way you want to look at it…glass half empty or glass half full…your choice.