Thursday, May 19, 2011

I cooked!

Holy moly, I cooked last night! Even though it was just a stir-fry, it was good to get in the kitchen and accomplish something:

Basic tofu stir-fry, with red onion, broccoli, red bell pepper, and green onions, and my homemade stir-fry sauce: 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1 tsp cornstarch, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce, 1 tbsp tomato paste, 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil, and 1 tsp grated ginger. I haven't added the ginger in the past, and was so happy that I did -- the stir-fry had a pleasant, multi-level spiciness . . . yum!

(Just in case you were wondering . . . I haven't been eating out like crazy or anything lately . . . my new job provides me with 10 meals per week! The food is not ideal, but since I'm not "allowed" to eat anything different from what the kids are eating in the classroom, and my break arrives a little too late to qualify as lunch time for someone who starts work at 7 AM, I'm happy that there's a vegetarian option! Since I get so much food at work, I have barely been grocery shopping or cooking -- I'm down to salads, sandwiches, and one or two nice meals prepared per week. Pros and cons to this system, definitely. I'm going to need to keep an eye on my weight and BP/cholesterol, since the work meals are pretty dairy-heavy. Sigh.)

We took the tods to the Farmer's Market today, which was a blast, and I was happy to see plenty of local asparagus this week! Woo! I thought about picking some up on my way home from work tonight, but I was too tired, and too focused on the computer work I had to get done when I got home -- my new job is a LOT of work right now! (But I'm so thankful to be busy at work for a change!) I'll definitely hit up the Far-Mar this weekend, though! I need asparagus!!!!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

Kate said...

Hi Catherine, Katie here...
Ann has mentioned your blog but this is my first look. I'm sure you thought of this already but... the meals at work will definitely help with your budget. Buying food (and healthy, delicious food), as I'm sure you agree, can be pricey at times. At least I thought this was a bonus when I was working at Chipotle and at the airport (especially there because while it is fast food, security had a tight reign on what you could get through)...
Have a great weekend!!!!
Katie

Born to be Vegan said...

You have to post your homemade tortilla recipe...I'd love to try making my own!

Crystal said...

So excited to see you at the market on Thursday! The little kids are too cute :)