niece’s spring-y pasta March 17, 2008

Filed under: food,frozen,pasta,spring — insomnisnack @ 9:46 pm

I was talking to Niece, like I do pretty much every night, and she helped me with this quick dinner idea.  I love Chow, burritos and pizza as much as the next gal, but really.  I have to tell you, the photo does not do the tastebuds justice!  So refreshing was my dinner with bowtie pasta, two tablespoons of ricotta, lemon zest, and edamame.  Thanks, Niece!

bowtie pasta with edamame, ricotta, and lemon zest


vegan brats with sauteed peppers and onions

Filed under: bratwurst,food,sausages,savory — insomnisnack @ 9:38 pm

I went to Rosamunde last weekend and had a vegan dog. They make it right, with grilled onions, hot peppers, sauerkraut, and spicy mustard. I should say that this establishment is not known for vegan dogs, but sausages. The real kind. I looked over to my neighbors and saw they each had a steaming bun with t-w-o links inside! I liked this look, envied it even, so I decided to make my own. Feast yer eyes on this! Tofurky Beer Brats have incredible flavor, and grill well. I actually made this for future consumption, took a photo, and disassembled it so that I can have it tomorrow night.

bratwurst with grilled peppers and onions


Tonight @ 8pm: fried rice, featuring the last kumquat!

Filed under: corn,fried rice,golden natural foods,kumquat,leftovers,seaweed,spring — insomnisnack @ 9:29 pm

This one is an old favorite! First I scrambled an egg in a little olive oil, and added about 3-4 cups steamed rice. Then frozen veggies from GNF. Finished this dish off with soy sauce, a couple dashes of sesame oil and, MmmM! Since I used sesame oil, I added shredded seasoned seaweed for more yumminess. Gonna be great leftovers!!

fried rice with broccoli and corn


FoodPledge To Alvin Ailey… March 7, 2008

Filed under: dance,food,friends,holiday — insomnisnack @ 9:29 pm

I just found out that we have the same birthday! How perfect! I have been thinking hard about a way to post a “California” entry. I know I could use anything that has touched me while here, including people, destinations, ingredients, ceremonies, as a point of departure. But that list goes on and on. And on! I truly love it here, and feel grateful to the point of bursting on most days. So, speaking of gratitude, I was recently the recipient of a really nice gift. The gift of Alvin Ailey. Yes, it was at someone else’s expense, but their busy schedule (sorry Ron 🙂 ) gave me the opportunity to experience an immersion of creative expression, dance, history, physicality, spirituality, and diversity. This is exactly what I have at my fingertips every day living in San Francisco. And many have shared much with me over the last 10 years. Thank you! Menu and meal to follow. Stay tuned.