Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dreamy Daikon

It's been a while since I've posted a recipe, most likely due to my incessant traveling for the past month and a half. I have another weekend in Seattle to look forward to in the coming year, which will hopefully yield more blueberry picking a la Jenni Kaye, more rain, and more jokes like the one the baker in Pike's Market told me.

"What is the most confusing holiday in Oakland?" ".....Easter?" "No, Father's Day!"

Anyway, I scrambled to market and got some peppers and dill and made these roasted veggies and stuffed pepper for lunch on Saturday.

1 anaheim pepper, whole
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 large daikon
3 whole garlic cloves
bunch of dill
pinch of salt
dash of dried rosemary
1/4 C oil
1/8 C rice
1/8 C cooked red beans

I used leftover rice and beans to stuff my pepper and have estimated how much I used. Of course you can substitute any pepper and any kind of beans to your liking/availability. Use the pepper seeds to spicy it up (or feed them to your parrot).

Toss the ingredients in oil, stuff the whole pepper with rice and beans, roast at 375F for 20 minutes.

As promised to Jessica, here is a photo of my holiday cheer living room which I enjoyed decking out with fake flowers, a Christmas vagina, and various other articles from a box labeled "X-Mas City babies." Thank you, Happiness Hotel.

The Oakland port feels like the end of the world, large boxes filled with anonymous humming shit, well-lit and guarded by 50+ OPD. The winter fog makes everything feel spooky, and apocalyptic. Meanwhile, a group of women in Vermont are arrested for protesting nuclear power plants by performing a citizen's arrest on power company executives. Democracy Now! coverage here.

No comments: