|How do you satisfy a serious sweet tooth when ovenless? Raw pies! This is a raw Clementine-Pistachio Tart, with heavy Middle Eastern influences: rosewater, sesame seeds, cinnamon.|
The renovation continues [photos after the food porn]. This is my second week without a stove or dishwasher, and unfortunately, the earliest my plumber can come to install the gas line and rejigger some water lines is in 2 weeks. It's not a big deal; in the scheme of life's stresses, this is small potatoes and good stress.
How am I coping culinarily? In short, I've reconnected with my microwave and my penchant for raw desserts. Aside from noshing on a gargantuan dinner salad nightly, here's a snapshot of home of the home-made and packaged grub I've been consuming lately. Some is surprisingly good, and some is surprisingly, well....I'll let you judge from the photos.
|Smoothies for breakfast. This one included flax milk, kale, blueberries and banana.|
|Muy bueno! Microwave burritos, made with corn tortillas, black beans, Teese and salsa....|
|...Dressed up by a cute jalapeno [minced] that my urban gardener friend Nikki kindly gifted me.|
|Field Roast Hot Dogs [with relish!] were a godsend. I looked forward to these for dinner, with a glass of vinho verde.|
|Like I said, I ate plenty of gargantuan salads, but I always do.|
|As I mentioned, making raw pies and tarts for dessert has satisfied my serious sweet tooth. This is Raw Blueberry Cream Pie.|
|Je vous presente, Raspberry Chia-Cream Pie.|
|Another shot of the Blueberry Cream Pies, served in silicon muffins cups. Ironically, I think cute silicon baking tools make interesting raw serving dishes.|
|Appliances are all here! This is my new gas stove. I currently have electric so the plumber needs to install a gas line.|
|It's a quality convection oven with lots of accoutrements. One bizarro function I could do without, though, is the "Chicken Nuggets" button.|