Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Brad's Raw Foods

I found these at Whole Foods and they are delicious.
The kale is coated with red bell pepper, cashews, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, chickpea miso, and Himalayan sea salt, and is dehydrated below 115 degrees.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Orange and Mushroom Noodles with Kale

I made this Saturday night.  Cameron and I both enjoyed it.  I had never heard of Shiritake noodles before this but found them at Whole foods and will definitely use them again. My Chinese friend found the vegetarian oyster sauce for me at a Chinese grocery store. Of course you can always use regular oyster sauce if you aren't vegetarian. The bitterness of the kale was a nice compliment to the sweetness of the sauce. This was an easy and delicious dish.


1 bunch lacinato kale
2 cups sliced shitake mushrooms
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic sliced
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, plus the zest of one orange
1/4 cup vegetarian oyster sauce (aka mushroom sauce)
1 8 oz package Tofu Shirataki noodles


Add a couple of teaspoons of neutral oil (I used sesame) to a large saute pan.  Add mushrooms and onions.  Saute until softened.  Remove the stems from the kale and tear into bite size pieces.  Add the kale and garlic to the onions and mushrooms and cook until the kale has wilted. (about 10 minutes)

In another small pan combine the orange juice, zest, and oyster sauce and bring to a slow simmer.  Allow to simmer and reduce slightly while the vegetables cook.

Rinse the noodles and boil for about 3 minutes in another pot.

Drain the noodles and combine with the vegetable and sauce.
Pictures by Cameron

I've made this dish several times and have started adding 2 packages of noodles. I also use a cheaper more common mushroom and I can't really tell the difference.

And For Dessert...

After eating our healthy kale and noodle dish we decided something a lot less healthy was in order so we went to Petite Sweets.

Picture by Cameron

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mathematical Masters

Congratulations to my daughter who successfully defended her thesis/project for her Master's degree in math yesterday. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

The James Turrell Skyspace

Cameron and went to see this a few weeks ago and it was absolutely amazing. I would like to go to the sunrise show sometime. Here is a description from the website:
"Constructed of grass, concrete, stone and composite steel, the structure is equipped with an LED light sequence that projects onto the ceiling and through an aperture in the 72-foot square knife-edge roof just before sunrise and at sunset. Turrell's composition of light compliments the natural light present at twilight, and transforms the skyspace into a locale for experiencing beauty and reflective interactions with the surrounding campus and the natural world"

Radical Eats

Here are a few pictures from my new favorite restaurant, Radical Eats. It started as a vegan restaurant in EaDo but moved to Montrose a few months ago and added non vegan items to the menu. Cameron photographs all of his food and took these beautiful pictures of the meal we shared.


Cameron took this picture of Rosie. She looks sad but was really very happy her two favorite people were home.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily is sitting on this little box next to my patio waiting for dinner to be served.