Friday, March 6, 2009

Adventures in Foodland

I've made a couple of soups out of The Body Ecology Diet book and I have to say, so far, I'm very unimpressed. I made the Quinoa Hash for some guests recently and, boy, do I wish I had tried it myself before serving it unawares. GOLLY, IT WAS BLAND. Needed tons of salt and flavor. It was nothing like the quinoa dishes I've had at R. Thomas. What is their secret? Does anyone know? I made the Broccoli and Fennel soup a couple of weeks ago and it was bland...ONLY UNTIL it sat in my refrigerator for four days and I tried it one more time because it looked like there was only a bowlful left and I ate it--finally--THAT tasted alright. I also made the Cauliflower Dill soup and it's kinda bland and watery looking. I tried to boil a lot of water out, but imo, it needs something with substance like cream or seafood or something. Perhaps the answer is...crawdads?

Speaking of crawdads, I attended my first crawfish boil recently. They were free and they were delicious, but impossible to eat quickly. Also, you need to eat A LOT of crawfish to get full so my advice is to eat before going to the boil so the crawdads are like little yummy nuggets of southern love in your mouth and you're not scrambling to eat multiple plates like a starving mooch.

So, to sum up: Body Ecology Diet recipes: Overwhelming blandness. Crawfish boils: yay!

Monday, February 9, 2009

New: Things, News, Thoughts, Orleans

I thought I might post a new blog. I mean, post a new blog post.

Ok, Mardi Gras is happening. I think that if the rest of the country were aware that Mardi Gras is actually a month-long celebration, they might be very jealous. Or angry. Or both. I've said it before and I will now type it: The city of New Orleans is very much like its own country. There are more reasons for this statement than I care to post at this time. More on that later.

I am anxiously awaiting new books from Amazon. I will finally own a copy of Light on Yoga--a secret mystery book on my cultish practices that includes incantations and different yoga poses for each deity that I worship. I will also be reading The Body Ecology diet, recommended by the R. Thomas folks. It's about putting good stuff into your body to appease the gods.

OH! I just found out where to get fresh produce in NOLA--the Hong Kong Supermarket. I can't wait to go!!

I dyed my hair a new shade of red. It looks way darker than I want it to be. I look like a vampire, but I have to admit that I feel more comfortable in this city now. (Because it's full of vampires, you see.) I have also involuntarily reverted back to my original paleness. Oh, wait, I'm supposed to say "porcelain-ness".

I love po'boys!

That is all.