Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Punk Rock, Indeed!

I finally made VwaV's Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy. One word comes to mind....YUM-MY! Last time I made the baking powder biscuits, I'd frozen a few raw, and baked them in the oven for 15 min. to serve with the gravy. The biscuits never really puffed up the first time around, so I wasn't expecting too much from them this time around. They turned out about the same, light, kinda flat, but big enough to split down the middle. I enjoyed them each time and the gravy was just phenomenal. Here they're served with half an avacado. This was so filling! I had to wait a couple hours before I even had room for some fruit!

Mostly, we've been either out of town (for my endoscopy procedure*) where we had killer vietamese food (I never remember my camera for these events, so sad!) or just eating simple salads and easy reheated stuff I'd frozen previously here at home.

Last night I met up with some friends and we hit our favorite Thai place. I, again, forgot the camera, but snapped a shot of my leftovers for breakfast....Amazing Tofu. It's tofu and broccoli and red and green peppers in a mild peanut sauce. I'd call it great if not totally amazing. :) What WAS amazing, however, was their Vegetable Coconut Soup. I doubt even a picture would convey the spectacular taste event that was going on in my mouth with each bite! I'm already on a mission to procure the items needed to replicate it. I've got to get my hands on some galangal, lemon grass, and kaffir lime leaves and I should be on my way. When I've reached flavor euphoria, I'll be sure to share!

*the endoscopy went well (so weird, tho! they give you a drug that, while you're conscious thru the procedure, gives you amnesia so you don't remember it. a total bewitched moment. one minute i'm on the table getting ready for them to do the procedure...*blink*...the next i'm sitting in the recovery chair wondering what happened to that forty minutes of my life as I've no recollection!). everything looks normal on the inside. all my bloodwork came back excellent as well. what does this mean? so far, looks like they'll do a CT scan this week and take it from there. I'm still having stomach pain pretty much constantly, but I'm holding up okay and doing some basic yoga and meditation to help me thru. You have all been so wonderful with your concern and well wishes. Thank you so much, it truly means the world!


Melissa said...

I was meaning to make that gravy for the rest of my leftovers yesterday...but I guess I had too many leftovers in my system, I opted for a "Cheese" quesadilla instead!

But it looks amazing, and anything with chickpeas in it wins my heart.

laura k said...

I'm so glad the procedure went well... But I do hope that they are able to find and fix what the problem is. I'm glad you've got yoga to help you through it!

The chickpea gravy looks great again... I've never made the recipe but I have seen so many people blog about it. I should try it.

Melissa said...

Thank God you're okay, B! I don't know what I'd do with myself if you weren't in this world with me!

aTxVegn said...

I do hope you feel better real soon. I just love your blog and I empathize with your tummy issues as I've been through it myself.

I'm glad you posted about the chickpea gravy. I think I have to make it for my crispy breaded tofu and sweet potato fries dinner.

Anonymous said...

get well lots of biscuits and gravy. I hear alot about biscuits and gravy...I've never had them together! Someday I'll try it, I can imagine it's amazing.

Candi said...

"everything looks normal on the inside. all my bloodwork came back excellent as well"

YAY!!! I was very happy to read that!! I'm glad the procedure was not painful, but only bizarre! :) This makes me wonder though why your having stomach pain. I'm glad you do yoga and eat excellently. I hope the CT scan reveals the problem so that you can get over this.

Also, your biscuits and gravy look so good! I've never made that gravy before but it sounds really good!

Anyhow, we'll be waiting on your CT scan results. :)

-toph. said...


was curious where i could find that gravy recipe - it looks good enough to eat!