i still do it.
and when i'm kind of worn out, and a little bit (read: a LOT) sleepy?
i need to wake the heck up,
and nothing boosts up alertness like a hot and fiery batch of fuego noods!
it's a rainbowl of heat and hurt for my head.
i overloaded the chili paste with my clumsy post-all-day-tattoo fingers fumbling.
is this gluten-free?
that's homemade seitan on there, and that's pure wheat, man.
otherwise, the sauce, the stir-fry, and the rice noodles are all good to go.
this is a meal in five parts, really.
y'gotta boil up those thin rice vermicelli jauns, and rinse 'em.
y'gotta make a sauce!
y'gotta get your veggies ready.
y'gotta do that seitan thang....
and then y'gotta turn it up to eleven with that sexxxy-sex, bruh.
those leafy sprankles are where it's at.
without 'em, you've just got a lot of orange-hued heat.
so the sauce is simple, and maybe you're a hot-head to the max
and won't mind all the chili in it- otherwise, use less, duh.
2 T oelek chili paste;
1 T tamari;
1 T rice vinegar;
1 tsp sriracha;
1 T agave;
1/2 tsp GPOP;
1/4 tsp ground coriander seed;
and black pepper.
^ right? easy, and hot, and full of flavor.
i used grape tomatoes, carrot, minced cilantro stems, a whole bunch of chopped scallions,
one humongous clove of sliced garlic,
and a 1 1/2" chunk of slivered skin-on organic ginger,
and doused 'em in that hot sauce in a tablespoon of raw coconut oil.
i gave it a lil minute to steam up and saute, before i added the noodles,
and stirred it all around.
the seitan got some teriyaki-style sesame-tamari-soy sauce,
just plain ol' sizzled up in a pan.
i don't always feel like getting out-of-control complicated.
instead, i just add more stuff.
* when i boiled the noodles, i also tossed in a handful of baby brussels sprouts.
i mean, c'mon- i do love little baby cabbages.
and lastly, the rawness of a vegetable rainbow to make it pretty.
shredded purple cabbage? yep.
lettuce? for sure.
pea shoots? you bet.
scallions? heck yeah.
jalapeno slices? s'hot.
too much is the right amount for sprankles.
that's probably good, right?
decorative noodle accoutrements are ON the list.
i ate it.
i sweat a little.
my nose was running.
but i liked it a whole bunch.
i'm doing what i can to get psyched on cooking again.
i've been consistently busy at the studio,
with a few days of non-stop open-to-close tattooing doing a number on my hands.
when i get home from a day of motormouth entertaining
and art-makey performance, i'm actually tired.
like, it's almost as if i had a real job, that required me to work and stuff.
i mean, i don't, so that's cool, but it feels tiring, which is new.
i guess i'm just finally getting actually old
how about that?
what's good today?
MORE of all of it.
i've got sourdough pizza dough on the counter proofing.
it could be a homemade vegan pepperoni jaun,
it might be an eggplant-activated experience,
it might even be both,
but no matter what, it's all really happening;
never quiet, never soft.....