Occasionally, I throw together weird sauces and spices to see if it will work. Sometimes it does (case in point: Noodle Dish with Simple Almond Sauce)â€¦ and sometimes itâ€™s just weird.
So, this dish started off as my desire to do something with baby bok choy and tahini sauce (sesame seed sauce), neither of which Iâ€™ve ever used before.
Iâ€™ve cooked with bok choy and found it to be tough, so I was looking for something more supple.
Iâ€™m-Not-Sure Tahini Sauce (makes three servings)
- 4 tablespoons Tahini sauce
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Dash vegetable oil
- Dash water
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- Pinch of chili powder
- Dash of hot sauce
- Dash of ground ginger
- Combine everything on stovetop.
- Heat for 1 minute.
- Pour over veggie and pasta mix.
Now, although the sauce was off (any ideas what I did wrong? I think I used too much PB), the veggies were fabulous!
I lightly boiled the baby bok choy and carrots, added pre-roasted tiny potatoes, and tossed in sliced mushrooms at the very last minute. The timing of the veggies are very important, me thinks!
Plus, a piece of garlic naan bread (pre-made):
This was plenty enough food for me, but I â€œbulked upâ€ the Husbandâ€™s dinner by added whole wheat pasta. He seemed to really like it! But heâ€™ll eat anything.
In other newsâ€¦
Today I discovered what itâ€™s like to share a desk with my Husband.
It was fun and cute. It was also distracting. Iâ€™ve never shared my office with anyone, not since the day I graduated from college and started working at a small three-person branch office (yes, THREE people including myself!). Then I worked from homeâ€¦ alone. For four years! Alone! The Husband is in the process of launching his acupuncture practice so weâ€™ll be spending a lot of 8-hour days together. :) Itâ€™s kind of nice.
Mid-afternoon snack was cereal with hemp milk and a banana.
And after dinner, my hand kept creeping into the chips bag! These baked corn chips are SO good.
And that, my friends, is all.
Two questions for you:
1) Do you do most of your work alone? Or are you part of a big group who are always interacting?
2) What the heck did I do wrong with my sauce?