Oh, Life. And Peanut Sauce.

Still not quite normal. I’m having a hard time returning to my normal routine, or establishing any routine at all. Things are going to get better (this is a fact), but for now, you can count on some erratic blogging.

Sid cat says hello.

Speaking of things changing for the better, Greg and I have some extremely exciting news, which I cannot share just yet, but will be able to within the next few weeks. Hint: we are not expecting. Good news doesn’t always mean babies. 😀

Today began with a kind of sad breakfast.

A banana (the only fruit in the house besides a lime), the last crumbles of granola, a bit of plain yogurt, and the very last sprinkle of korintje cinnamon. A breakfast like this can only mean that it is time for a grocery shopping trip, which happens to be my top 3 favorite kinds of shopping.

I cleaned the refrigerator, and an hour on the treadmill and a shower later, Greg and I were off to Trader Joe’s.

Lunch after grocery shopping is always the best. I made a Tofurky veggie wrap (devoured too fast to photograph), and the most amazing roasted asparagus.

So simple, so wonderful. Salt, pepper, and olive oil at 325 degrees F for about 20 minutes.

The afternoon was filled with a few chores and our new favorite show, The Mighty Boosh. I highly recommend it if you like super ridiculous British comedy.

For dinner, I made a tofu and vegetable stir fry with whole wheat pasta and peanut sauce. I used to make this peanut sauce all the time back in the day. It’s not the healthiest stuff in the world, so we don’t have it very often, but it sure is good.

I tried to finish cooking before the sun set, but it didn’t happen.

Peanut Sauce

  • 3/4 c chunky peanut butter
  • 3/4 c hoisin sauce
  • 3/4 – 1 c water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • juice of one lime

Combine the peanut butter and hoisin sauce in a saucepan over medium low heat. Gradually add the water and tomato sauce, and mix in garlic, red pepper flakes, and lime juice. Serve over stir fry, or cool and use as salad dressing. It also works to just mix everything together in a bowl, it just takes a little more stirring.


About alimental

I am a recent college grad who loves preparing and eating good, healthy food. I live in Milwaukee with my husband and our two cats.
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6 Responses to Oh, Life. And Peanut Sauce.

  1. Sid the cat is quite the looker.

  2. Lisa says:

    The peanut sauce recipe looks amazing!

  3. Esteban el Papasan says:

    Pho and The Mighty Boossh. Sounds like a good story name.
    I hope to enjoy both soon.
    Love you! God bless you!

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