Thursday, August 09, 2007

Eat Your Vegetables

Echidne of the Snakes has grown weary of serving up her typically wholesome fare:
I'm tired of writing nutritionally balanced posts which taste like bran and untreated tofu; where the particles dangle like iron pills mixed into the food in the dog's bowl. I want to write deliriously delicious posts, silver spoonfuls of angel-food cake but with wicked drops of dark chocolate hidden in the fluffy cloud. I want to write a post which makes you fat and happy and post-orgasmically satiated.
Alas, it's not to be, right now.
Have a celery stick.
This set me to thinking: Is TommyWonk the blogging equivalent of broccoli? Do my recurring admonishments to do your (policy) homework come across as nagging my long suffering readers to eat your vegetables?
If you tire of the healthy sips of green tea you find here, you could head over to the bottomless cup of coffee that is the Mike Protack saga at First State Politics.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Tyler Nixon said...

Don't change a thing, Tom. You are a refreshing respite of reason from the rich diet of trivia and smarm we all can find elsewhere.

I love me a homemade stir-fry of tofu, broccoli, and veggies and I am trying to make it a more regular diet for myself. (I could stand to shed a few (dozen) lbs.)

The key to pleasing the pallet is in the spices you add to the mix. But man can't live on spice or sugar alone.

Ultimately we can only survive on the substance, the sizzle and spice will never get it for us.

Thanks for feeding the mind instead of the appetite.

8:17 AM, August 10, 2007  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

Thank you for your kind comments.

Would you like fries with that?

12:55 PM, August 10, 2007  
Anonymous oedipa maas said...

This is an awesome blog -- I've learned alot about DE policy esp towards energy from here. I love how you dig into a subject and work it from it from data and policy (mostly) rather than ideology and talking points. Make no mistake, this is the good stuff.

I don't get to read this everyday, so conversations that I might be interested in joining are often over. But keep up the fantastic work!

ps. Love broccoli, love green tea, but I'm gonna hurt anybody who brings me tofu.

2:03 PM, August 10, 2007  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

Not even tofu fries?

2:51 PM, August 10, 2007  
Blogger Kennedy said...

"Socrates dissatisfied is better than a pig satisfied"

3:20 PM, August 10, 2007  
Anonymous Kilroy Was here said...

"but I'm gonna hurt anybody who brings me tofu."

Tofu is good ! chop a little fresh Garlic and cube the Tofu and fry in a tespoon of olive oil. stir in a few peices of vege-burger and then yellow squash!

10:38 PM, August 12, 2007  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

Tofu is the tabula rasa of food. It can absorb the flavors and colors of whatever else happens to be in the skillet at the time.

For instance, if you cook some fish and have some sauce left over, you can slice some tofu, saute it in the same pan, and end up with the fish oils and flavors absorbed in the tofu. It's cheap, healthy and tasty.

11:27 PM, August 12, 2007  
Anonymous Kilroy Was Here said...

"It's cheap, healthy and tasty."

Frying it also changes the texture. I can eat it striaght up but perfer cooked in garlic.

I tired blending it in soem oinion dip with sour cream but bombed!

8:29 AM, August 13, 2007  
Anonymous oedipa maas said...

Tofu has a very weird texture. It does absorb flavors, but the texture makes my skin crawl. It is sorta like lima beans that way. Love miso soup, but have to pick out or leave the tofu at the bottom of the bowl.

3:04 PM, August 14, 2007  
Anonymous Kilroy Was Here said...

"oedipa maas said...
Tofu has a very weird texture. It does absorb flavors, but the texture makes my skin crawl."

I know what you mean about the texture, like eating paste. If you cube it and fry it in no more than a tablespoon of olive oil, it gets a little stiffer on the outside.

I cut up veggie bugers and cook with the Tofu, there's a marriage made in heaven.

8:35 PM, August 14, 2007  

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