|Is reading Anthony Bourdain's book going to my head?|
Like always a lot of the dishes I have put together are pasta -- I am guessing because it is summer I gravitate towards carb based foods since I am normally bike racing. Plus, they are easy, tasty, can be cheaply cooked for the masses, and you can be overly creative (the truth comes out...). Today while I was sitting on the pier waiting for boats to come in/go out, I polished off a nice chuck of Anthony Boudain's Kitchen Confidential and something that stuck in my head was a chapter about pasta...offff course. That is all I have been thinking about all damn day, Thanks!
Tonight I had some tortellinis with tofu. Funny story, the other night I was asked if I had turned into 'one of those veggie people?', Answer: NO WAY! I am just toooo lazy to prep chicken or whatever my meat of choice is. Tofu is really easy because you can eat it right out of the package -- time crunch? Problem solved. The other night I braised tofu to have with rice and broc, tonight I I cooked it fairly simple, but added an Italian twist. I added pesto and a few other spices and BAM! It was almost like a meatball, minus the meat add the soy.
I used to not be able to do soy products because it made my skin all funny. Now, after eating it for a majority of the summer...I think I am in the clear.
So, dinner was fun....cooking again is awesome!