Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sloppy joe seconds

Right, so, our bimonthly exam season is upon us again, which means that I'm furiously (or not as furiously as I should be) studying carbohydrate metabolism, lipid metabolism, introductory pharmacology, introductory immunology, and the atherosclerosis, diabetes, and metabolic enzyme deficiency case studies associated with the above. However, either in order to rationalize a moderately distressing paucity of focus or to alleviate said paucity, I still cooked dinner tonight: vegetarian sloppy joes on homemade honey wheat hamburger buns, with kale crispies on the side. I considered making sweet potato fries with my last sweet potato, but the sadly wilting kale and my sadly carb-overloaded tummy turned me aside.

I forgot to pick up a bell pepper today from the nearest fruit-and-veggie stand, and by the time I realized it, I was chopping some very potent farmers market garlic and onions and had no inclination to leave the house again. No matter; the lentils were great, and a better imitator of sloppy joe texture than one might think. Forget your cloying, canned-tasting sloppy joe mix from the grade school cafeteria. This stuff is the way to go. My addition of red wine vinegar (instead of apple cider, which I lack) and some red pepper flakes and extra dried mustard gave it what I think is a pleasant kick. Next time, maybe I'll throw in some molasses instead of brown sugar and see where that gets me.

I may or may not have eaten two. Extra gym time tonight? I think so.

1 comment:

  1. Sloppy Joe Seconds...christ, that sounds as delicious as it sounds really dirty/appalling.