Tonight I made a super yummy dinner by accident!
I had prepped a salad in advance because I’m staying with some friends and it’s easier to eat in a way that makes my body happy if I have veggies ready for salad, or to toss into scrambled eggs, or rice, or whateves. Then I can still hang out with my friends, instead of bringing whole food and chopping the whole time :).
All tossed together in the salad was organic:
- red bell peppers
- thinly sliced zucchini
- fresh squeezed lemon juice
- olive oil
- a little bit of raw apple cider vinegar
- thyme spice
- dill weed spice
- freshly ground black pepper
I’m here visiting friends in Burbank to be part of my first Seder Passover Dinner! It was last night and it was suuuper fun and I learned a lot! I learned that for 7 (or 8, depending on how Orthodox one is) days, the Jews won’t eat leavened bread after Passover. Passover is all about how the Jews were freed from slavery from the Egyptians and it is a time to remember to be grateful for freedom and to think of ways to help any human that is currently enslaved! Isn’t that beautiful?
The bread part comes in because when they were freed, it was in quite a hurry and they didn’t have time to pack bread that was ready for consumption. The bread had barely risen. So in eating matza (bread that has only been cooked for 18 minutes), it is a symbol to ourselves and to others to remind us of what the Jews went through so long ago and what many people are going through today.
I LOVE this idea! Although I have Spanish Jewish blood somewhere in my mutt mix, I am not actually Jewish, but I want to participate nonetheless. (Also, I haven’t eaten bread in about ten months anyway!!! I found I felt better with out it, so for a while I thought it was because of the gluten, now I realize it was probably the soybean oil in it! And a combo of things… But that’s a different blog.)
But rice is included in the list of foods not to eat during Seder! And I brought brown rice and wild rice as my carbs for the visit. I also brought a thrown together mix of Trader Joe’s non-organic Simmer Curry Sauce (all real ingredients though!), Trader Joe’s organic Butternut Squash Soup, and Trader Joe’s organic hummus, as a sauce for the rice.
Remember the salad from a few paragraphs back? Well, I put it in the back of my friend’s fridge, but it froze solid! So the combination of needing to thaw it out and the lack of rice made this happen…
I left the salad out to thaw for a few hours, then sauteed it in the weird soup/curry/hummus mixture and it came out like a DEEELECTABLE reeeeal almost coconutty vegetable curry!!!
Yay for Seder! Yay for fridges that are unequally temperatured! Yay for this Delicious Mistake!