I can now call myself a proud owner of Apple’s iPhone!
I received this beautiful baby from my parents for my birthday! I had been holding off on buying the iPhone since it’s not compatible with Verizon’s 4G network but then I found out that we don’t even have 4G access in Richmond so I concluded that the waiting should end. And boy am I happy that I did! This is an awesome phone. But then again I’ve used apple products my whole life so it’s like a puzzle piece falling right into the correct slot for me.
Since I’m trying to go to bed early (pre-10pm) I’m just going to leave you all with a few new things I’ve tried out lately:
1) Barley in Overnight Oats
I whipped up these babies just like I would overnight oats except I used 1/2 cooked barley and 1/2 quick cooking steel cut oats. (the cooked part is important!) I ended up making these sort of by accident in a way perhaps. I was cooking barley to make something for dinner when I changed my mind and started making something better (more on that later). So I found myself with a whole batch of barley and thought to myself: “What am I to do?” And then it popped into my head! I had gotten the idea for a hot breakfast cereal with barley from a few blogs in the past and I thought – why not put barley in my overnight oats?
HUGE success! I loved the chewy texture of the barley in the mix.
2) New Roasted Vegetables with Tempeh Sauce
I roasted the vegetables and tempeh in a baking dish on 400˚F for about 20-30 minutes in 1/2 tbsp sesame oil and 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
Sauce: 2 tsp tahini, 2 tbsp peanut flour, 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 1/2 tbsp dry sherry, 1/2 tbsp chili garlic sauce, minced garlic, ginger
After roasting the veggies, I simply poured the sauce on top, mixed around, and returned everything to the oven for about 5 minutes.
This turned out to be quite delicious! It was a quick and easy meal when I didn’t really feel like standing at the stove for a long time.
3) New “Pasta” Sauce Recipe
I cooked up a spaghetti squash last week and made a delectable Lentil-Tomato Sauce to go with it. That recipe was a bit more involved, so I’ll have to post it later, but suffice it to say that my boyfriend informed me that it was probably his favorite thing that I’ve ever made.
Alright bed is calling me.