There’s a reason (actually there are several reasons) why Joy the Baker wrote a cookbook and I didn’t. I decided to play around with her carrot cake recipe (changed the flour, cut back on the sugar a little bit, added extra fruit and carrots and nuts, etc) and it kind of backfired.
It tasted awesome, but it was kind of a crumbly mess.
A delicious crumbly mess, though. We ate the whole thing. I suggest you make the real version (from her cookbook) as soon as possible.
Other than that, though, I have managed to avoid too many kitchen failures lately. I rescued some super limp celery by soaking it in cold water for an hour. MAGIC!
I also made a pizza we were pretty stoked about.
Super thin wheat crust, pesto, a thin layer of mozzarella, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and kalamata olives.
And I made these rice bowls, which are so simple I’m not going to write up a formal recipe. Basically, you steam some brown rice, whisk together equal amounts of soy sauce and rice vinegar with a tablespoon of minced fresh ginger and a splash of olive oil, and top with tempeh and vegetables.
I sauteed the tempeh for just a few minutes, lightly steamed some asparagus, shredded two carrots, and thinly sliced some napa cabbage and green onions. After taking the picture, I added a bunch of kimchi.
Oh, AND we finally entered the 21st century. Yep, after having an ancient, huge, heavy beast of a TV for our entire married life, we finally got a flat screen.
For some reason, I feel like nobody is going to pick it up off the sidewalk.