Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday, June 16th

A genuine NYC toasted (got a little impatient) Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with TJ's Cream Cheese and Black Currant Fruit Spead for breakfast...
Mr. SVegetarian picked up carryout from Taste of Burma today. I enjoyed the 'Tea Leaf Salad' Fermented Tea Leaf, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Sesame Seeds, Roasted Peanuts, Broad Beans and Garlic Chips mixed with fresh Lime Seasoning for lunch...
and the 'Tofu Pickled Mustard Green' White? Tofu with Pickled Mustard Green, Onion, Cilantro and Chili for dinner...Interesting how different it was from Loving Hut's Jalapeno Tofu. Lots of complex flavors and textures...
the rest of the Cashew Milk Ice Cream for dessert...
More favorites coming up tomorrow. Bye for now.

7 comments:

Ingrid said...

I'm so glad I experienced a pinch of your world! I want to plan another trip that is separate from Grandma-centered and really explore. It's tough to do that when it's only the two of us.

Taste of Burma looks really good, although I can't imagine fermented tea leaves as my greens. So would you say this is superior to Loving Hut?

How do the animals handle the humidity and heat? When I heard the pilot say, "it's currently 70 degrees with a light breeze" I nearly cried. I guess that's why people move here. ;)

Unknown said...

What a perfect food day!! Sounds like Taste of burma needs a spot in the regular rotation to me. That salad is like my ideal satisfying flavorful summer meal. All those textures in there too! Dinner looks just as good with a great tofu to stuff ratio there. Really impressive. Ut-oh. Did you restock on frozen treats??

It was stupid hot and sticky today. Yuck. I didn't have time for green symphony and was afraid delivery = melted not frozen anymore smoothie. I settled for semi frozen mango chunks once home. Not the same.
Ttrockwood

vegan power said...

Wow, your lunch and dinner sound so unusual and delicious! What do fermented tea leaves taste like? Everything looks amazing.

foodfeud said...

I don't usually toast my bagels (though obviously I can see why you would if they're frozen) but sometimes just slightly heated or toasted is nice. I read a funny McSweeneys article yesterday about a Jekyll & Hyde B&B where they served black currant jam, haha. It's a nice flavor!
Beautiful tea leaf salad and the dinner with pickled mustard greens sounds really good! Glad you tried something new. I've only had steamed or sautéed mustard greens and like them a lot. J's roommate has been on a pickling kick lately; maybe I will alert him to the possiblity of mustard greens and hope he shares.

Sarah said...

The tea leaf salad sounds so interesting and it looks so delicious! I'm so curious about it but I don't know if I would like it or not! Is there a predominant flavor in it? The cinnamon raisin bagel looks like perfect as always. I'm so curious about that black currant jam! It sounds delightful!

I hope the ice cream has been keeping you cool in this insane humidity!! Monday was so gross!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Hey Now!!!!

Ingrid, since I am not a fan of the DC area, I wouldnt recommend wasting time and money visiting when there are so many other great places to see. I think Loving hut is the local winner for all thngs vegan -- they do both Asian and American style cuisine and it is all fantastic. Why they dont have a location in Colorado is a mystery to me. It is tough keeping everyone cool around here, but no heat-related casualties ever on my property.

Unknown, Taste of Burma should be on regular rotation but it is one of those places that never crosses our mind to go to. I definitely picked up more frozen treats, but wasnt at the store that sells the Cashew Milk Ice Cream. It was a scorcher. Do you ride the subway when the heat index is around 100? I would be afraid of fainting.

VP, wish I could describe the Tea Leaf Salad. It is a taste unto itself.

FF, you dont toast your Bagels?! Now that is puzzling news. You just slap on the Cream Cheese and go to town, eh? I guess that might help slow me down if I tried it. The Black Current Jam is so awesome. Way better than Apricot. J's roommates sound interesting.

Sarah, I dont recall seeing your report on the Justins and Wine Party from this past weekend?

sara said...

Wow, black currant spread! I want some of that.

Also, I have only eaten Burmese food once, in NYC, and it was super bland. Yours does not look bland at all though. Fermented tea leaf! My goodness. Sounds good for you. Looks great.