I'm back on the natto-wagon again, after a trip to Japantown's Nijiya market. After much-too-much consumption of brown rice, I had to take a break and figure out how to incorporate my beloved natto with other carbs. Riding the success of the natto/salt/oil mix on penne, I figured a go on toast would be the ticket. I fished out the last remaining Easter egg (thanks Rachel), rye bread, and some alfalfa sprouts I recently sprouted. My lordy yummy has come to town!
Ingredients: 1 packet natto (plain preferred, or with the mustard packet only) 1 chopped hard boiled egg 1 tbs grapeseed or olive oil (I used grapeseed) snipped scallion or chives (as much as you like) salt & pepper to taste 1 handful alfalfa sprouts 2 pieces of whole grain toast (I used rye)
- Mix the packet of natto in a bowl, without the sauces, till stringy - Add the natto mustard packet, chopped egg, oil, scallions and salt & pepper. Mix well. It will become more stringy, but DON'T be discouraged. - Divide the natto mixture between the 2 slices of toast. This would be equally delicious on whole grain wasa-type crackers, or pita bread. - Top with alfalfa sprouts and enjoy!!! - p.s. My finger really is blue (the darned Easter egg).
On a side note, I wanted to share I've been sprouting my own seeds in an effort 1) to budget, 2) incorporate some creativity while I am unemployed, 3) healthy & delicious, and 4) cuts down on packaging.
I know many of you may not have the time to do this, but I assure you after 2x, it will be like riding a bike. YouTube is a rife with tutorials. Btw, I just use a doubled-up piece of tulle from my fabric stash, with a rubberband around the jar rim to keep it in place. You can buy those jar sprouting screens, but it isn't necessary.
Some past hits giving me new found inspiration. I've been neutral and monotone this past Fall/Winter. I'm loving color again, especially mixed prints with lots of gold jewelry and textures piled on top. Although I rarely wear pink, a hot version of this color has been catching my eye.
Mwar head garlands of bougainvillea and ylang ylang.
Shells, beads, silk, cotton, crepe, wood... a lovely mess.
A lovely pleated cotton tube with South American belt. I sometimes display this as soft sculpture, but I think I may make this into a dress this year.
Some jewelry and a top I did 3yrs ago. I'm kind of loving pearls and cotton lace again.
A leather hatlet I made. I like the shot of pink with the gilt ribbon, contrasted against dark, black leather. I need to get my hands back into the leather stash.
A gorgeous Korean hanbok found thrifting. I love this piece.
A dewy morning at my mother's house in Saipan.
A few pieces of my growing bangle/cuff collection.