1. The changing weather and the earthquakes have left me feeling…discombobulated, to say the least. I’ve been sleeping inordinate amounts, including random naps (which is totally unlike me; well, totally unlike me post-college) and haven’t wanted to eat much of anything. In fact, on Friday, I decided I wanted to eat the following: an egg roll, a taco from Jack in the Box, a spoonful of macaroni and cheese, and copious amounts of coffee. Unfortunately, no one would sell that exact combination of food to me, so I settled for a giant salad instead, which leads me to confession #2.
2. I hate premade salad dressing. Save for the occasional ranch with fries (just one of the many reasons I will never be a runway model), I rarely have it. I have a delightful little recipe for sesame dressing that, blessedly, does not call for ginger (see Confession #3 below). It’s 1/2 tbsp sesame oil, 1/8 cup vegetable oil, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar, and 1 tbsp packed brown sugar. You can whisk all of the ingredients together and then pour it over the salad, or, if you’re like me and don’t use a lot of dressing and/or are super-lazy, you can do this:
Pour all ingredients into a travel shampoo bottle (preferably one that has never been used to house shampoo/conditioner/shower gel) and shake. You can store the leftovers right in your cupboard or on the counter. Bonus: no leakage!
3. I am quite possibly the world’s worst Asian. I hate ginger, cilantro, and I’m not great at math. However, I have crappy vision, am a mediocre driver, and am lactose-intolerant, so I guess you win some, lose some.
4. I love crappy reality tv. Over the course of the weekend, I watched: The Real Housewives of New York City, What Not to Wear, and countless reruns of Law and Order: SVU. Judge away.