Mid-morning snacks included banana + blueberries + almonds, which suspiciously resembled my morning smoothie – only in whole food form.
Easy lunch = vegetable lentil soup (can you tell how huge that batch was? and I still have at least two servings in the freezer) + hot sauce + coconut milk + Kellogg’s All-Bran.
This… times 2.
After SOF workout, I dropped by my little brother’s place! Little is figurative, of course, as he is at least two feet taller than I am.
Alex knew just what a girl needs after a workout.
This was regular peanut butter, and I definitely noticed the difference. The peanutty goodness is still there, but it also felt very… plasticky. It spread a little too well. Of course, that’s exactly what makes it convenient.
Now check out those shoes! I brought these as a present for Alex from Amsterdam last year (where else???).
Tour of the studio…
When I came home, it was already pretty late. But, of course, I had a recipe to make. I swear, this trial is going to kill me…
Potato Latkes with Soy Garlic Sesame Sauce
[from Julia – I think the trial should be renamed to trying one new recipe every day from Julia]
- 2 big potatoes
- 1/2 onion
- 3 tsp cornstarch
- salt, pepper, oil for frying
Grate the potatoes using a fine grater. Grate the onion, add to potatoes. Add cornstarch, salt, pepper – mix well. Heat a bit of oil in the pan over medium heat. Cook like pancakes. (Scoop out on the pan, spread out to make them thinner). Makes about 5 pancakes.
For the sauce, mix:
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp rice vinegar (or any other)
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- sesame seeds
- I felt like I was cheating with this recipe a little, as it really resembles Russian potato pancakes, aka “draniki” – grated potatoes + egg + flour. But the sauce really made this recipe.
- The fine grater in my house was a little too fine. The potatoes were mush, essentially. Next time, I’ll try larger grater. It also makes them prettier, when you can see individual potato flakes.
Vlad made the sauce.
I’m sorry to say that these did not make it to the morning. The actual latkes flavour was not new, although NO EGGS and NO FLOUR. The sauce was amazing though!
I can see using this sauce on other things as well – e.g. stir fry, salad, pasta.