I eat my vegetables. Honest, I do. The only problem is they’re always the same half dozen prepared one of three different ways. I suspect I’d eat – and enjoy them – a hell of a lot more if I could add some new, and more importantly TASTY, recipes to my repertoire. Something like cheesy cauliflower sliders or garlic-roasted cabbage steaks or these –
Avocado-edamame cakes inspired by a recent episode of Iron Chef America. I say inspired because the show never offers exact recipes and I couldn’t find one online so we winged it – with mighty fine results.
Your mission, dear readers, if you choose to accept it, is to post your favorite, can’t-miss, veggie recipe. I’m not looking to replace my meaty main course with an equally great vegetarian option (because I honestly don’t believe it’s even possible). I’m just looking for a terrific side dish.
This little gem from Akemi earlier today. We were watching the news when the station cut to footage of police officers brutally manhandling demonstrators in Russia. “What’s going on?”asked Akemi in wide-eyed shock.
“It’s a demonstration,”I said.
“Demonstration of what?”she asked in bewildered seriousness. “How to kick people?”
Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis rewatch with…Before I Sleep!
As soon as she heard the words “time travel”, Akemi’s response was a swift: “Oh, no.” But this episode didn’t turn out to be the brain strainer she originally feared. “Not as complicated as I first thought!”she said after the final fade. All thanks to writer Carl Binder’s ability to present the time travel and flashback elements in a concise, straightforward manner. Either that or temporal displacement has become old hat to her.
Always, at the end of every episode, I ask Akemi the same two questions: “What did you like?” and “What didn’t you like?”. In this particular case…
Highpoint: “I’m amazed by old people make-up. And that she had grandma eyes.”
Lowpoint: “Weird birthday present.” I suppose Sheppard could have done better than Athosian pottery.
And in response to whether or not she liked this episode: “Mmmm. Sure. So nothing really happened.” Well, yes. But, I suppose, no.
So what did you all think of Before I Sleep?