Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Busy tofu

Oh, hi.  You might have noticed that my rate of posting, and commenting on other blogs, slowed (then again, you might not have, since I'm not at the centre of your universe).  That's because the semester started with a surprising kick.  I'm currently coordinating an online subject, teaching two in-person tutorials, and trying to finish* my thesis by the end of April.  Not to mention that Andy is preparing for another field trip, we're getting married in three months, and I've just started a mega-fun pottery class.  I love being busy, but unfortunately, blogging falls by the wayside because it isn't the highest on my list of priorities.  Not that I don't love reading all of your blogs, and I often feel a bit lonely when I'm not an active member of the blogiverse, but paid work comes first, I suppose.

Anyways, this is just a warning that I will probably be a bit scarce for the next few weeks.

To reminisce about easier days, this meal harkens back to a few weeks ago, when Andy and I were living the easy life, knocking off around 2 every afternoon and had plenty of time to think about things like marinating tofu.  This marinade is very dark, thanks to the dark soy, and earthy thanks to the tahini, and a little bit tart from sumac.  The result was beautiful to look at (I think) and reasonably delicious to boot.  And with some standard roasted veggies, it wasn't that unhealthy, either.

*By "finish", I mean complete draft in basically finalised form but with still formatting and possibly a bit of editing to do.  I won't be submitting until July.

11 comments:

Amanda said...

Yum, this remind me of summer! I was almost fooled with that tofu! It looks insane!

moretolifethanlettuce said...

you're a busy lady! wow that tofu looks so good, i can never get mine that dark!

Amy said...

Looks tastylicious! I've been rather remiss with my blogging as well! About to rectify though...

Hannah said...

You're the centre of my universe, definitely. :P Gosh, you are busy though - I hope to see some of your pottery masterpieces at some point!

Love the idea of mixing tahini with soy and sumac. We've had sumac in the cupboard for a year or so now, and I never use it. Smoked paprika has been my spice obsession of late!

Vegan TV Presenter said...

I love your blog-always a good read, thanks for the great pictures!

radioactivegan said...

good luck with your thesis. i'm working on my mine for an April 1 defense. I'm not even considering formatting right now. There are all these ridiculous rules about where you can place figures ... in the computer age, why is it necessary to only have figures at the top or bottom of a page? *sigh*

prideandvegudice said...

wow you ARE busy! good luck with your thesis! you were always so encouraging when i was working on mine!

vko said...

Busy with paid work is always a plus! Good luck on finishing up your thesis-how exciting! what's sumac & how's nacho?? You are way ahead of those like me who made scarce on blogging & never ever said a peep- we are forewarned & will miss you just as I'm coming back to blogworld. read you again when you are back!

Vaala said...

Ooo, the colour of that tofu looks (and sounds) amazing! I'm a bit lazy with my marinating...my tofu is lucky to get an hour.

You sound really busy...exciting though. You'll have to post some pictures of the stuff you make in pottery class. That sounds like heaps of fun.

dreaminitvegan said...

It's almost bbq season out here. The tofu looks great!

Patty said...

Ooh that tofu looks great, I love your plating arrangement. Looking forward to your next post!