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Today we went grocery shopping and now I am typing glowing with the self-satisfaction that comes from buying 750g of firm tofu for $2.70. Ah! I'm absolutely thrilled. I bought it from an Asian grocery; why on earth did I buy my tofu from the supermarket before??? Have I told you all how much I love Asian groceries? I also found Sichuan peppers for $1.50, so I'm going to try and make something with that soon. I bought soba noodles too. Yay!
I also bought Whittaker's 72% Dark Ghana chocolate, to make chocolate ganache truffles - if all goes well, a recipe shall be up soon. I wanted to compare it to Lindt 70%, and it's quite lovely for a fraction of the price. It has divine roasted coffee notes that the Lindt doesn't have; the Lindt is a lot smoother, milder, more delicate I think. I wish Whittaker's made an 85% bar. I also ordered Ghirardelli 100% dark chocolate online a while ago, and it really should have come last week. I suppose Customs is holding up. That or it got misrouted and someone somewhere has got my chocolate smeared all over their thieving chops. Argh. What to do, what to do? I hate waiting for packages to come in the mail.
|This picture is not exactly sublime, because it's a cold dark rainy depressing day.|
Anyway, when we got back from grocery shopping it was way past lunchtime so I made pasta in 10 minutes flat. Honest. The pasta took 8 minutes to boil and while that was happening I fished around in the cavernous depths of our fridge and managed to throw a not half-bad meal together. Finished by some chocolate, naturellement. I couldn't think of a good name for my dish, so I google-translated one :)
Spaghetti con Pomodori secchi, Basilio e fagioli Lima
about 60g tubular spaghetti
about 130g canned lima beans (I usually use 1/2 a can, so I can get 2 whole serves)
handful fresh basil (wash well!)
about 30g sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
60-70g roasted whole red peppers (I used jarred)
1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional, I use Now Foods)
Boil pasta in salted water. While that's happening, throw your limas in a pasta plate, then shred your basil, tomatoes and red peppers over (I feel so Jamie Oliver-ish not using a knife). Add your cooked pasta, stir in your nooch and wolf down.
I have to go do homework, then I'm going to relax and maybe watch a movie. Grocery shopping when it's blustery and rainy and frrrrreezing requires pasta and a movie to recuperate from.
Also, I've been cooking lots of new things recently; hopefully I'll have enough free time to blog about them.