The day before yesterday, David bought a wild salmon at COSTCO suddenly.
Sometimes he wants to eat wild seafood so much that I can cook for him.
Anyway, he really loves to eat wild salmon but always I cook for us organic vegetarian meals at home.
So sometimes I want him to enjoy his favorite dish as he likes.
Last night, I cut the wild salmon and wrapped it with organic onion, mushroom, garlic and basil with soy source and black pepper as seasonings.
And I closed the aluminium hoil and put it into a oven for a while.
The wild salmon was so fresh that David could eat it as raw, but I wanted to bake the surface a little with nice vegetables and seasonings together.
And it became wonderful meal for David and he really enjoyed eating it with organic brown rice so much.
His lovely smiles told me how delicious my cooking salmon dish and I tried to taste it a little.
It was perfect texture with nice flavor and I was so happy for him.
Anyway he looked so happy to eat delicious salmon last night and he really appreciate with my way of cooking.
I am so glad that my cooking let him happy to enjoy his favorite salmon dish, anyway.
Usually we eat organic vegetarian meals every day but sometimes we can enjoy his favorite fish dish together.
It is fun for us to eat unusual meal that we can enjoy it together with smile and happy feeling each other.^^
David bought organic some chill peppers at a supermarket today.
He bought different type of organic green chill peppers before and they were not so hot.
So he tried to buy other kind of chill peppers today and they were orange color.
He wanted me to add his dinner, so I chopped one of them to his soup.
And I wanted to try the taste and I baked it in our oven for a while.
I ate it after I baked it, and I didn't feel not so hot taste at the beginning.
But then, the orange pepper's real hot taste hit my tongue and it was too hot to stand.
I cried a little bit and my mouth burnt for a while.
David laughed at me so hard that my reaction of the orange pepper was very funny.
I was not angry at all about his laughing at me then.
After a while, the hot taste went somewhere little by little.
David tried to eat the soup and then his mouth started to burn like me.
He couln't keep sitting on a chair and he kept walking in a living room, because of the hot pepper.
I laughed at him so hard that I remembered of David's laughing at me before.
And we laughed each other and finally David's mouth became calm down.
Anyway, the organic orange chill pepper was so hot that we couldn't imagine how hot is was at all before tasting.
We really laughed at so hard each other and I need to cook it carefully next time.
The looking of the chill pepper was not so hot that I didn't know how hot it was...we were so surprised at the taste tonight...><
Usually I ate one meal a day.
It is dinner to eat my meal a day, so I cook for us carefully as precious nutrition to make our body and mind keep healthy condition with love.
I eat some organic fruits as my lunch meal.
But in the morning, I only drink hot water to purify my body.
I don't feel any appetite in the morning and it became my routine & habit to eat one meal a day.
So I cook our dinner with love and I want to enjoy it to give nice nutrition for us every single day.
Today is David's Friday, it means that today is the day before his holiday after 5 days working.
So I cook special curry plate for our dinner like Indian style.
I hope that he will enjoy it with me.
We won't use any chopsticks to eat it tonight, because we use only our right hand like India people do.
We sometime enjoy eating curry by each right hand only as a fun for us.
Anyway, to cook for our daily dinner is my expression of love.
So I want to cherish my cooking time as much as possible with my idea every day.^^
Cooking is not just housework for me, but special time to express my love for David.
Today it is 4th of April and it means "W of 4" of the date.
Last night, I woke up because David's snoring in the middle of night.
He started to use "mouthpiece" for stop his snoring at night from last year not to disturb my silent night.
But last night, he suddenly started snoring again and I woke up because of his loud sound.
I cannot stand his noise of snoring before because I cannot sleep through all the night.
Last night, he pulled out his mouthpiece with unconsciousness somehow.
And his snoring made me wake up in the middle of night and I was so tired of his disturbing again.
I went to another room to sleep along to escape from his snoring after I woke up.
And then I could start to sleep again but David noticed that I was not in the same bed in the middle of night.
He said to me, " I am so sorry for my snoring. My mouthpiece was outside of my mouth, please come back to our bed." and his loud voice made me wake up again!!
I was so disappointed that I was woke up by his sound again...this is the 2nd time of disturbing at 1 night!!
I tried to keep sleeping along because I didn't want to move again to keep sleeping.
To be disturbed my silent sleeping time was very my frustration before.
And I woke up in the middle of night so many times that I asked him to solve his snoring again and again.
Finally he bought a nice mouthpiece to stop his snoring and I could sleep through the night again.
I don't snoring at all so he will never be disturbed his sleep at night.
But he is not snoring on purpose at all and my frustration cannot solve by his apology.
Anyway David did his best by using his mouthpiece so I need to keep myself in peace with his snoring from now on.
To use his mouthpiece can help his better sleep than not using it.
I wish that I can sleep all night long until I wake up in the morning today! ^^
David & I found organic colorful peppers at our favorite supermarket.
Red, orange and yellow peppers looked so delicious.
So we got it and I cooked one for maligned.
After I baked it in oven and I peeled its skin softly.
To pull out of all its seeds out and I cut the baked pepper kindly.
And then, I soaked it with balsamic vinegar & soy source for 1 night.
Already the baked pepper became soft & sweet and then the nice seasoning can make it more delicious.
I used it for mixed other vegetable with tofu mayonnaise together.
David really liked it and he said "this is fantastic!" again and again.
So I used it for my cooking as different mixture every day.
The organic pepper is very very big size and I can use it little by little.
Colorful pepper can make us cheerful and happy and we really like the taste together.
To eat with happy emotion and share with delicious seasonal organic vegetable can let us happy every day.
I am thankful for the Blessing to eat so well every single day...
I love the taste of coriander so much.
So does David.
Some people like coriander but the others hate it very much.
The smell and unusual fravor can make me enjoy the taste of Thai or Vietnam foods.
And I used it for ｆresh spring rolls (生春巻き) a few days ago.
David really enjoyed the taste and I was very happy to look his happy smile.
The other day, I used coriander for salad with read cabbage & sesami oil.
And the salad was very nice taste, too.
Coriander is also very nice for body and I like to mix my Detox juice with fruits.
The mix juice is very delicious and it help my body & mind purify a lot.
How abou you??
Do you like coriander or not??
I really like it anyway...
David really likes avocado.
But I don't like it so much.
It tastes so creamy and I can it sometimes but not always.
But David liked avocado so I want to cook it for him.
Avocado is nice texture for creamy source.
I add fresh lemon juice a little , a pinch of salt and chopped onion to it and I mix them up.
This source is very good for dip or source for anything.
Sometimes I used it for rolling rice with seawead and row spring rolls inside.
The creamy texture is very nice combination for these rolls.
And David's smile became so shinny after eating them.
I am happy to look at his smile so I want to cook more for him.
Avocado change the color immediately after cut it so I need to cook it as soon as possible.
Or to use citrus fruit's juice to stop the changing color of Avocado.
David got nice organic Avocado again on his holiday.
But they are not riped yet to eat.
So now I am waiting for it now...
And I am wondering how I cook avocado after ripe for the next time to look at David's smile again.
Do you like avocado??
And how do you use it for your cooking??
David found a organic tempeh in our favorite store.
Tempeh originated 4000 years ago in Indonesia.
And still it is sonsumed daily by many Indonesians.
Tempeh contains high in protein and fiber , low in fat and has no cholesterol.
And it's a fair source of calcium and a good source of Vitamins-B, except B12, a nutrient available only from animal sources.
Tempeh's firm texture and it tastes like a meat.
I really like it but I can't expect to buy it here in Seattle.
But I could get it to cook.
Tempeh made from whole soybeans or a mixture of soybeans , grains and seeds.
And the soy is soaked , chopped, semi-cooked ,mixed with a mold culture, and then compressed on trays and left in a warm place to ferment for several hours.
So it looks like Japansese Natto, but tempeh has no smell.
Fermented food is very very healthy.
And this texture of tempeh can make use of cooking for many kinds of styles.
I used it for baked with soy source for a saute of temphe and it was really good.
And I used it for curry like a ground meat and it was really tasty and David really likes the tempeh's taste.
And it was not expensive and it was impressive to me.
In Seattle, lots of organic foods sell and I can cook them for David.
It is very lucky for me and organic foods make our body & mind healthy & smooth every day...
If you can get the tempeh , please try to cook as you like!
After coming back to Seattle, 3 weeks has passed already...
Time has passed so quickly that I can't believe the speed of time.
I like carrot so much.
And I can get 1 big bag of organic carrots for 10 pounds (about 4.54kg) at one time, it's very cheap.
So I use them before they get rotten in refrigerator.
I boiled some corrts with a little solt & water in the pan.
Naturally the organic carrot became very sweet and soft.
And I add a little sinnamon, peanuts butter and soy milk.
I mixed them together by blender.
The warm carrot's paste looks like a pumpkin and it is very sweet and tasty.
David says "Yammy yammy !! This is not a carrot but a pumpkin!!".
I put the carrot's paste in some small cups and I make it frozen in the freezer.
The frozen carrot become very tasty sherbet easily.
I really like the sherbet and I eat it every day.
Only carrot's sweetness make me satisfied so much.
And this sharbet is very healthy.
To eat this sherbet as I break it with a spoon little by little is very fun.
Maybe David doesn't like this carrot sharbet better than me but he enjoy this taste with me always.
And carrots comtains a plenty of vitamins and carotene inside and it makes my skin soft & smooth.
So my skin condition is very good due to carrot's nutriton.
I recommend to cook it if you want to.
It is very easy and good for health a lot!!!
I wanted to cook dounuts for long days.
Finally I found a recipe of vegan donuts yesterday.
So today, I tried to cook it for the first time.
The recipe doesn't use milk, egg and butter at all.
Instead of them, it use soy milk , vegetable oil and radish sugar.
I used Agave sryup instead of radish sugar.
And I have no dounuts shaped cutter, so I made them round shape.
I baked them oven for 10 minutes and it cooked somehow.
David told me " this dounuts are really good! "so his impression made me relieved.
For me , the dounuts were soft cookies but I made dounuts followed the recipe...
Today is holiday for memorial day to thank Americans who served in the military.
And most people relax at home and go to the cemetaries to horer the dead.
People usually will barbecue at home for dinner, it seems tradition.
David and I don't babecue but we relax at home each other so it's enough for us.
And today was a nice shiny day so we enjoyed walking together in the afternoon.
I am happy to have a nice time with David.
To walk with him and to have common foods together make me happy always!!
I appreciate with David every day...
Author:Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)
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