This week seems to be about rediscovering old favorite recipes. First was split pea soup, which I made for the first time over two years ago. Then, white chicken chili which, with its plethora of beans made for an extremely satisfying lunch today. And tonight?
Tonight brought something back from a dear friend, who I miss terribly. This whole being a grown up with responsibilities stinks sometimes.
Gliding Calm baked tofu with (ironically) roasted brussels sprouts with bacon. Yup, bacon and tofu. Even Adam ate the sprouts… so that means they were awesome. And the entire meal was South Beach Diet friendly, and great for Phase 1!
The brussels sprouts were simply roasted with olive oil, garlic powder, and salt, then sprinkled with crispy cooked bacon. Yes, tofu and bacon. I know.
Also, please notice that the mysterious black shadow that’s been plaguing my photos is gone. What, you didn’t notice? Now you will:
Apparently, a curse of having multiple pets, cute as they may be, is hair EVERYWHERE. That shadow was a dog hair, folded up and smashed, and living quite happily on my camera’s sensor. I’d cleaned every lens, mirror, eyepiece…everything. So I thought. For you DSLR owners: every once in a while, set your camera to “manual sensor cleaning mode”, take off your lens, and use canned air to blow dust off of your sensor. Your photos will thank you.
Maybe that’s why Foodgawker and Tastespotting say my photos have “lighting issues”. Hmm…
On another note: What would you all think about another crochet tutorial? I know this is a food and cooking blog, but I’ve been spending a lot of my time crocheting bulky infinity scarves for just about everyone I know. Do you want to learn how to make one?
Happy almost Friday!