Wednesday, July 05, 2006

In Watermelon Stevia

You would think the richest university in all of south-of-downtown Los Angeles would have an air conditioning system that works reasonably well. Today I long for the old days, when I worked for Mr. "Conversations With..." and the air conditioners ran smoothly and crisply. You could taste the refreshment with your tongue.

Some obversations from a long but special weekend:

1. There is no finer tofu-based meal in any restaurant than what I had Saturday afternoon at Beans & Barley.

2. An Inconvenient Truth was very good. However, A.G. would have been served well with a statistician on his team. I spotted a couple of slick moves with the graphics that would've made Dr. Stearns, my masters program-statistics professor, shake his head derisively.

3. Kinky Tuscadero is by far the best (and toughest) skater in the whole Brew City Bruisers outfit. Someone needs to make her a jammer.

4. Grounded For Life isn't such a bad show.

I want to swim in the ocean now.

1 comment:

rose said...

Aww.. who loves you?

Beans and Barley's Tofu Scrambler

1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup shoyu
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds, for garnish. These can be toasted in a skillet over med. heat (your favorite)
2 lbs. tofu, drained and coarsley crumbled (on the chunkier side of coarse is best... otherwise it gets grainy tasting)

Mix the first five ingredients together, then add the crumbled tofu.

In a 10 or 12 inch non-stick skillet, saute....

2/3 cup diced tomatoes
2/3 cup chopped scallions
2/3 cup sliced mushrooms
2 tsp. olive oil

Saute the mushrooms in the oil for about 5 minutes. Toss in the scallions and tomatoes for just a minute. Add the tofu mixture and cook, scrambling occasionally until it begins to brown a little. Garnish with some toasted sesame seeds. We serve this with home-fried potatoes and toast, but other accompaniments like cornbread, muffins or bagels would be delicious as well.

There you have it, misterpants. Now, get to work.