And I don’t mean demolition!
Well, I do in the case of this lovely bowl of yogurt topped with Nuts About Granola! HUNGER!
But tonight’s evening entertainment included a trip to Whole Foods…
Where we went to support our blogger friend Sarah in a fun food demo!
What a convenient excuse to have hot bar for dinner!
Veggies on the bottom, I promise
And hot bar stuff on the top. I’m still into Carolina BBQ! I have to say though that these foods didn’t all taste good to me. It was so weird how one bite of something would be good and the next bite would be bad. I’m not 100% nausea-free, in fact this dinner made my stomach kind of churned and I didn’t finish it all. But I’m still feeling a little better in general.
Inside: everything from zucchini gratin to catfish to baked tomato to tofu to BBQ!
Matt had a similar Southern-style plate
And tempted me by chugging a beer that smelled soooo good!
I drank a Kombocha, which was too lavender-y for me (on top of the smell of the WF lavender hand sanitizer I put all over my body)
Miss Smart taught us all about SEITAN! I have actually never made it before, but I’ve tasted it a few times in vegan-style restaurants …like this bite of Emily’s chicken-style seitan and this bite of Matt’s seitan sandwich!
Sarah made nuggets out of it. Who knew it was so easy to make at home? I always thought seitan was one of those meat substitutes that you had to buy, but I’m excited to make it at home soon! The recipe for the seitan itself and the Sweet Apple Seitan she made should be on the Smart Kitchen Blog soon – but I think they are in process!
Step 1 ..
I think this is the point in the demo when Sarah bashed Honeycrisp apples…
[I kid, I kid!]
Her second dish – building on the first – was an apple + onion hash.
We tasted it at the end, with her herby seitan added and it was DELICIOUS! [I ate around the onions]. The seitan was bready and doughy and chewy and almost portabella-y in texture, and I loved it – more than tofu and tempeh!
One odd thing that has happened to my stomach is that I no longer crave any kind of sweets after dinner. It’s like my body shuts down – even if I’m not all the way full. First time for everything I suppose!