Musings & Meditations

Tasty Bite

Posted in Food by Pam Keesey on April 14, 2009

Indulged earlier today in a “Heat & Serve” Indian meal made by Tasty Bite — Peas, Paneer, and Basmati, if you must know. I originally bought it for camping, but sometimes quick and easy is exactly what you’re looking for.

Sandwiched between two pouches was a hefty piece of cardboard with this message:

Slow Down…
Our bodies need an uplifting and settled environment in order to process and absorb the nutrients from our meals. If that is not available then we should at least be sitting down to eat — not standing, walking, or driving our way through a meal.

Perhaps I should post this piece of cardboard at work.

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Soup’s on

Posted in Food by Pam Keesey on December 18, 2008

I’m snowed in. In Seattle of all places. I’ve lived a good chunk of my life in the midwest, and snowed in means 3 feet of snow (falling all at once) and, perhaps, 30 below. Here, it’s a few inches and 27 degrees. But Seattle is not prepared for that kind of weather. And truly, I’m not complaining. The snow is beautiful, and I’m enjoying a lovely day at home.

I’ve got soup on the stove, a wonderful recipe I’ve wanted to try called “poor man’s bouillabaisse” (poached eggs instead of shell/fish, but all of the wonder of olive oil, saffron, thyme, and orange peel), a glass of wine in hand, and a fire in the fireplace (how did I ever survive without a fireplace?), and some of my favorite music blasting through the house (how I love “Play That Funky Music, White Boy”).

As a friend said, “Less a snow storm than a peaceful winter event.”

El Chupacabra

Posted in Food by Pam Keesey on April 13, 2005

El ChupacabraAnyone who knows me knows I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit a restaurant/bar/lounge named after the most infamous of all goat-sucking alien vampires. Last Saturday I made my way to Seattle’s El Chupacabra Lounge to see what there was to see (and eat!).

Dedicated to bringing San Francisco Mission District style burritos, El Chupacabra also brings some tasty cocktails, including a pomegranate kamikazi and a pomegranate margarita. By some accounts (mine and Cynthia’s in particular) both could use more pomegranante, but both were mighty tasty as well.

So if you’re looking for tacos, burritos, or quesadillas, you might want to check ’em out (67th and Greenwood Ave., for those of you on the prowl). If you’re looking for goats and their vital fluids, however, you’ll have to look somewhere else….

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