November 7, 2010

happy day light savings day

November already....I can't believe it. Apologies for the lack of updates lately. School has and will always be a struggle to keep on top of things, but I'm not complaining. I love every second of it here. So here's a few pictures of what's been going on lately. All pictures below were taken with my cell phone.
My sister came up a few weeks ago, and we wanted to check out a local sushi joint, but they were closed for lunch, so we went next door to Thai Recipes. It's no secret of my love for soups, so I ordered the Tom Kha Jay: a hot and sour soup filled with zucchini, mushrooms, and cauliflower with lemon grass, galangal, cilantro, chili, and lime juice. Overall, I thought it was a decent soup. I'm going to have to make this myself one of these days because it's one of my favorites.
I also went with the papaya salad. I've only had this salad once or twice before so it was interesting to see apples in this. The sauce gave it a nice pungent kick. I ordered the spiciness level at a medium, and the heat was definitely there as it slowly built up to burn away at my lips.
I've been experimenting with different salads at home. Here is an purple cabbage slaw with green onions, cilantro, and tomatoes in a gochoojang (red pepper paste) dressing.
Another time, I tried making a nicoise salad (I suppose I should have taken the picture before I mixed things up, sorry to those that lost their lunch looking at this picture) in a mustard vinaigrette.
And of course, I try and take advantage of every free lunch talk the school has. Usually, it's pizza, but occasionally, we get a treat. Here's a steak sandwich from Pluto's.
For the most part, I've been cooking at home and haven't been exploring the restaurants too much. It's a great way to relax and forget about school for the one or two hours in the kitchen.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

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Dennis K. said...

The salads look great Sawyer! I need to eat more of that...

Carol said...

Looks like you're eating pretty healthy there. One of my favorite things to have with leftover papaya salad is on a hot dog! I call it Thai Dog. Love the combo.

KirkK said...

Hey Sawyer - Happy daylight savings to you too! I'm sure you made the best of the extra hour of sleep?

Sawyer said...

dennis: and i need to eat more of what's on your blog lol

hey carol: that sounds like a great idea. i just got a light lunch because shortly before i had breakfast of a big walnut scone slathered w/ frosting and a coffee lol.

hey kirk. i made the best of that extra hour by studying even morefor epidemiology and physio chem. and the fun keeps goin on tonight! the sleep will come thursday since we get veterans off =)

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