Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Finding Meaning in Life and Tacos.

Sometimes I sit and ponder about the meaning of life. Why am I here? What is the purpose of my existence? Am I really doing any good in the world? 

Then I introduce the British intern at work to the concept of Taco Tuesdays and the clouds break, the seas recede and angels sing. I should be an ambassador. 

And less you think that Taco Tuesdays are out of a box, plain Jane affairs at out house, last night I made Chickpea Tacos*. Basically, you use seasoned, roasted chickpeas instead of meat. Chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans, but that just sounds awkward to me, like I am cooking up a Muppet for dinner or something. I love chickpeas. I could probably write an ode to them.  I eat them plain, in salads, and in more hummus and falafel than a human probably should. 

Add a little fresh lettuce from the backyard garden (it survived Irene!), tomatoes and a ripe avocado, and you got a dinner worth wearing your fancy pants for. 

Someday I will eat dinner when there is still natural light pouring through my kitchen window.

*I used the recipe from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook, which includes a recipe for homemade taco seasoning, which I prefer to store brands. This cookbook and the blog/website are currently my go to resource for quick meals, and when you don't come home until exactly 12 hours after you left that morning, you need quick meals. 

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