Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Yesterday I celebrated my 29th birthday, which means this is the last year of my 20's. Next year I'll celebrate the big 3-0. Wasn't I clubbing at The Tunnel in NYC just yesterday??? I could hardly imagine being up past 11pm these days, and that's pushing it. Yup, I'm no spring chicken anymore. But not that that's a bad thing. I think I'm looking forward to ageing gracefully. (Ok, everyone, you can stop laughing now.) Seriously, I don't mind getting older, as long as I can have fun along the way.
And since we're talking fun, let me tell you about my birthday meal. I wanted to make something creative. Not just a dish, but something that was interesting to make. Sushi came to mind. I got all my ingredients together, read up on sushi making, asked for advice and got to work. This was my first attempt at serious sushi. I even made an inside-out roll! The fillings were spicy tempeh (tempeh, vegan mayo, spicy sesame seed oil and spring onion) and vegan cream cheese, avocado and cucumber. The inside-out roll was dipped in sesame seeds.
The results were not that bad! Ok, maybe not as beautiful as what you might get at a sushi bar, but they tasted great.
I had a fun birthday!
PS: The one in the middle is the creative one with the bit of spring onion sticking out.