This weekend we tried a new to us Thai place in town, Tuptim Thai Cuisine. We picked up carryout for our super relaxing Sunday after a night out late, Dave watched the basketball tournament and I caught up on some home things and joined him in the BB watching, how exciting was the end of the Michigan State game?! ok, back to the food. I ordered the Panang Curry with tofu and the Som-Tam salad. The salad was recommended by my SIL and it was so good and fresh. I did have to specify veggie, there must be fish sauce in it normally.
Here's my curry
and the salad which was tomato, pea pods, peanuts, and shredded green papaya.
The food was good and the place was cute, they have won lots of local favorites awards. I think I'll have to try the pad thai next. Most places will let you order it without egg and fish sauce to make it vegan. I just haven't found food as good as Pin Kaow yet...
More recent eats using up leftovers from Spaghetti with Almond Sauce with added raw spinach leaves.
and Cashew Cheez Sauce from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook that is so quick to whip up and enjoy over steamed veggies
a Caesar type salad last night with Creamy Horseradish Dressing from The Raw Food Revolution Diet
a salad with raw kraut, avocado, Bubbie's pickles, red peppers, celery, onion and a quick dressing of miso, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and flax oil.
I picked up this raw sauerkraut at WF so I could try it before making our own here at home. The only thing is I couldn't get it open, so I finally remembered to ask Dave for help when he was home and he opened it somehow in the garage ;) anyway, it's so good and tangy! I hope to make ours not so broken down and keep the cabbage it more substantial pieces, but other than that we've been loving it and eating it up on our salads.
scores yesterday at the grocery stores were:
some awesome soy-free chickpea miso from South River for a change of pace.
a case of Tinkyada organic brown rice pasta. We like this one far better than Trader Joe's (althought TJ is much cheaper) for it's texture and how it holds up after cooking. TJ's seemed to fall right apart on us, just our experience though.
I went to Arbor Farms in hopes of restocking our vanilla cinammon sunflower butter, but it wasn't stocked. I decided to try this one which is much the same but with pumpkin seed butter as well (good source of zinc).
It is yummy, more savory than sweet like the other, but so good and nutritious.
Here's a couple of quick pics of our purple pantry put back together after my painting session.
and a project I'm working on that was inspired by this and this. I've used fabric from old skirts that I made in high school from thrifted items that I just couldn't seem to part with, until now ;) I think I'm going to love them up on the wall here in the dining room.
We're on our last bag of the date order. We'll probably be ordering again early summer if anyone is localish and would like to split the order I'd love to do that, email me and we can talk about it.