I have the best husband in the world. No, seriously. The best. Not only is he a loving, caring, intelligent companion, he is also a talented cook. Today, after another six-day-week of business school, he made lunch for me. The other day we had bought some rice in the fair trade store - but not just any rice: purple rice from Laos. It was white basmati rice mixed with dark grains of a variety that according to the package would turn purple when cooked. We gave it a shot, and really, when we opened the rice cooker after it was done it was a bright amazing purple. Lovely :-)
To go with this bright purple rice he made green edamame, grilled zucchini, and a mustard sauce that he turned yellow and fragrant with a spice mix he brought back from Kenia. This was one delicious and colorful cooked lunch. And to make it even more perfect, today was the warmest day we've had this year so far. It must have been something like 70°F. The normal temperature this time of the year would be closer to 0°F. It was sunny and warm so we had lunch on our balcony. Seriously, in moments like these I'm a big fan of global warming...
When I first met my husband I had just turned vegan - and he was on the continuous quest for the perfect steak. "I'll never become a vegetarian, let alone vegan", he told me. Not too long after this incident he said good by to meat, too, and replaced his quest for the perfect steak with the quest for the perfect slice of fried eggplant (which is just as demanding, I'm telling you). On top of this he cooks the most delicious vegan dishes for me. See, I have the best husband in the world.
For more purple foods check out my Purple Potatoe Salad.