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We Just Need To Veg: Asparagus Fried Rice, General Tso’s Tofu Sammies, Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

10 Apr

Stephen and Ben, doing important work

It’s time for a Spring cleaning: after a Winter so cold my absurdly pale skin sloughed off in dry, flakey sheets and turned as red as volcanic lava and my arm hair stood permanently on goose-pimply end, all I wanted to do for months was wrap myself in a cocoon of whale blubber and go about my day, clutching a vat of hot cocoa and cursing Zephyrus and Boreas while bargaining with Horae.

But since harvesting a cocoon’s worth of blubber is above my pay grade, I settled for wrapping myself in a cocoon of caveman eats. Generally an omnivore who leans toward vegetarianism, my inner carnivore took control of my appetite this Winter, and ruled with a bloody fist.

Stephen will generally eat what’s put in front of him, but he finally cried “Uncle” a few weeks ago on our meat-heavy fare. After requesting no more beef, I innocently prepared a Baconalia. This week, he clarified: “Please, no more meat. Let’s eat something that didn’t require a trip to the slaughterhouse.”

When I couldn’t talk him into leg of lamb, I relented. And I have to say: it felt (and tasted) good. And after a trip with Ben to the Captain Lawrence brewery and much sampling of their offerings (I highly recommend the Smoked Porter and the Espresso Stout — so much personality and flavor), we also needed a detox.

Deep-fried detox

A Willcox-Repsher detox, by definition, is still indulgent. Click on for our Asparagus Fried Rice, General Tso’s Tofu Sammies and Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich Cookies. NB: The recipes are all a bit daunting-looking, but easy to execute. If you plan ahead, they can be pulled together in about 20 minutes.

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