I should have taken a picture of today’s sandwich. It was pretty. 9 grain bread, hummus, sliced mushrooms, sliced tomatos and organic microgreens. It was pretty and it was yummy. And It was good for me.
I know by definition this is veganism, but I’m thinking I prefer the term “Plant-based” instead. That way I’m “plant-based” but if I wander, it’s not the end of the world because I’m still “plant-based”. Even the E-2 guys have a cheeseburger once in a while, although I can’t see myself doing that.
I’m still experimenting around with gnocchi and squash. I’ve been adding Russian kale that I have been growing in my garden. Sometimes fresh thyme and sage, sometimes just thyme, sometimes just sage. Last month while it was still really cold, I did whole wheat sweet potato gnocchi with zucchini, Russian kale and mushrooms.
I served that up with a 2009 Armida Poizin Zinfandel. Epic. That Poizin is a bit of a street fight in a glass, big fruit bomb of a Zin. This one had a couple of years in the bottle which really didn’t mellow it much. The finish was nice and velvety, which I know it wasn’t originally. When bottled that thing was all about the high heat. It’s mellowed a little bit with time. It’s still got those dark black cherries, stone fruit and pepper in it. That’s a wine that moves like Jagger.