Monday, June 15, 2009

(Client: Claire) "Making Food for Myself"

How I managed to turn a table full of stuff into delicious meals is baffling. And the fact that I spent a few hours doing food prep is astounding. But Mondays are terrible and I wanted to be prepared not to have any excuses. I made potato salad, a “rough” hummus, cucumber salad, garlic mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. “Rough” Hummus may have another better name but until I know it, I’ll pretend that it’s something I invented. I love hummus but I hate chick peas. So when Dominique gave me some chick pea salad the previous week, I just stared at it for days. I knew it had all the good stuff in there, but I had a four-year-old mentality of “not gonna eat that”. Finally, I pulled out the blender—and made it look like hummus. SO GOOD. So good in fact that I wanted to duplicate it—but this time, I blended the chick peas with a little garlic water and tahini and then stirred in diced parsley and roma tomatoes, with a few kalamata olives on top. Can’t wait to eat it!

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