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.

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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.

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