We had a little potluck in my food culture class yesterday as it was the last day of class, and the range of food we ended up with was pretty hilarious. There was everything from ceviche to cookies made with pork lard to milk tea. I couldn’t snap a picture because I forgot my phone, but I brought dates stuffed with chocolate coconut butter and almonds. Most people there didn’t have any idea what a date was, but the chocolate aspect made them very popular. Forgetting my phone ended up being a blessing in disguise because when I head to the gym after class I was able to experience a rare silent workout, which was surprisingly nice.
Remember how I always say cooking is my therapy? Well, I had a nice long 2 hour therapy session on Wednesday night after an even longer day, and I was left with a huge pot of Thai green curry. I used a new squash find similar to zucchini, green bell pepper, broccoli, eggplant, and mushrooms in a base of coconut and almond milk, green curry paste, lemongrass, lime, and all the other spices I could get my hands on that remotely related to Thai cuisine. Comfort food on a freezing (for California, don’t judge) night was just what I needed.
I added the leftover broccoli stalks from making the curry to my pineapple juice and it was the best decision ever. I never juice the rest of the broccoli, but the stalks produce so much juice it is practically a miracle.
So I know that most people go crazy for Black Friday, but I just never seem to be feeling it. I spent my Friday after Thanksgiving hiking, cooking, watching a movie, and staying far away from any stores. The only things I tend to really buy on Black Friday is gym clothes online, but this year? Raw chocolate. And it shipped in two days. Perhaps Black Friday isn’t so bad after all.
This gem was written on the mirror at my yoga class, and it seemed appropriate to end today’s post with.
Happy Friday, beautiful people!