Happy first Friday in March, everyone. To pre-ruin your weekend, remember to lose an hour Saturday night just so that you can be confused about what time it is for the next two weeks (or is that just Mary Kate?).
Since it’s still not spring anywhere on our continent, it’s still time for warm foods. But maybe it’s time for warm foods with a spring-ish twist? I’d love to try this baked lemon risotto with some nice green vegetables (and I’d just omit the cheese), and I still have half a container of arborio rice. Hello, dinner. I’m always a fan of finding a lazier way of doing something, and baking risotto (or even “risotto”) sounds like a fabulous technique.
I’m also planning whip up this tribute to Spock, in honor of the late Leonard Nimoy: Vegan Vulcan Plomeek Soup. This is the best recipe I’ve seen for it, by far. And Vulcans are my spirit aliens. (“Me” being Mary Kate. I’m not sure Denise has a spirit alien. She does not watch as much TV as I do.)
I’m (Denise) pretty sure I don’t have a spirit alien, and having now just Google-d it and become none the wiser, I’ll just say that I’m more Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy than Star Trek. But I’m much more Lord of the Rings actually, and height issues aside, I’m probably a Hobbit, although I would prefer to be an Elf or a Wizard, but hey, who wouldn’t? But in any case, since the color of the green is the traditional space livery of the Betelgeuse trading scouts in the Hitchhiker’s Guide, here’s a recipe for Avocado Alfredo which makes the noodles pretty and green. And to continue with the theme, here’s some Green Chile Enchilada Quesadillas, which are also pretty and green. I need to get a hold of some of this Otto’s Cassava Flour and try it out.
Have a good week everyone!