lunch is sponsored by my coworker Maria, whose garden
produced the squash and beans here. When are my
plants going to start puttin' out, huh?
Here's some yakisoba
with a little of everything I could find thrown in.
What's in the fridge? crab legs, lotus root, snow peas,
zucchini and yellow squash, broccoli, onion, carrots,
shiitake and regular mushrooms, and I forget what else.
It's a great way to use up stuff. The only problem is
that I tend to use so much stuff that I can barely stir
it all In my deep pan. But I persevered, and the result
was lots of noodles and vegetables. No oil, however
- I simmered this in shiitake water to add flavor and
save on calories.
And then there's some baked
sweet potato and steamed green beans.
What's up with the yellow beans? There were a few of
those mixed in with the regular greenies. They look
and taste just the same. Maria didn't know where they
came from, so I suspect Gregor Mendel may have snuck into
her garden at night. Finally, there are some rice crackers,
which are lighter and puffier than the usual hard ones,
so that little box contains very few calories.