Saturday, November 16, 2013

Keep It Simpler






My favorite simple food is definitely popcorn. I love the heirloom varieties Geoff's aunt Laura sends us at Christmas. Those have such delicious flavors. Nutty, interesting notes. Both Geoff and I are over the moon for nutritional yeast sprinkled (with a small shovel) over our popped corn. Oh-my-gosh nutritional yeast has been a culinary awakening for us, thanks to another generous Christmas gift, from our friend Sandy. Is it any wonder I haven't managed to crack open a cook book in months? My good intentions to follow Alice Water's recipes are foiled by crazy schedules, different appetites and diets, hectic days, and my fondness for even simpler recipes.

I like date nights with Geoff... the ones where we decide to watch a movie, at home, in bed. So simple! Naturally, we face the Herculean task of having to decide what to watch, so the movie night almost invariably becomes preview night. We watch preview after preview, and make a list, rating each feature as we go. Cozy and snoozy, late into the night we laugh, or are nonplussed, and our list grows and grows. Yes! No! Maybe! Never! Sometimes Geoff cross references our choice by double checking with rotten tomatoes. By the time another date movie night comes along the list is either lost, or we decide to see if any new features have come along. Holding hands, and laughing... I love it.

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  1. You guys are so adorable. Your date nights make me happy! Yes, we love nutritional yeast too. I make a mock chicken fried tofu dish that's really good. (It tastes waaay better than it sounds)
    I'm off to google heirloom popcorn. Yum!

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  2. What's the brand of your heirloom popcorn? I am thinking of Christmas gifts :)

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    1. Was your search a success? I don't remember the popcorn brand they sent. It was local Wisconsin popcorn, and this was a few Christmases ago. Nutritional yeast recipes... brilliant!

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  3. The popcorn looks great, I really must try and grow some next year. I can never find a movie I want to watch when I have the time either.

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    1. Homegrown popcorn... that would be epic good!
      It's ironic, I always dread watching a movie I'll regret because it might "waste" my time, and instead "waste" my time choosing a movie... lol. Tell me three of your favorite movies, or four, or ten!

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  4. I have no idea what nutritional yeast is but whole-heartedly approve of popcorn and movie in bed! Enjoy, with or without the yeasty bit. Axxx

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    1. It's weird and good, and so addictive. Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutritional_yeast

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  5. I was just thinking about how so much of the "simple" food I see (especially on Pinterest) is not simple at all. I googled this book the other day, actually. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Pinterest food porn... oh, man. Nothing simple there!

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  6. Aw -- there's nothing that isn't awesome about this post! Popcorn yum and you and Geoff and date nights! Life is good!

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    1. Life is good.
      Hey, what kind of date nights are you and Paul getting?
      Need a sitter?

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  7. I did find a few different ones. One called "Tiny but Mighty" that looked interesting. They all looked delicious :)

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