It was another moving day for me! I headed to the apartment in Columbia, where I’m staying during the summer while I take chemistry.
I was up early this morning because I wanted to be on the road before 9. Breakfast was simple:
After breakfast, I packed up the rest of my stuff and was on the road a little after 8:30. On the way to Columbia, I hit a bad patch of rain. It was the hardest rain I’ve ever seen! I couldn’t see anything in front of me, even with my brights on. It lasted for about 20 minutes. It was insane!
Luckily, when I got to Columbia the rain had passed, and I was able to unload my car and stay dry. It took me 8 trips up and down three flights of stairs, but I did it. Moving is exhausting.
So is unpacking:
Dinner tonight was super simple: pasta with pesto and peas:
One thing I forgot about at the store was parmesan cheese, which is a regular ingredient in pesto. Luckily I had some nutritional yeast, which is often called “vegan cheese” because it has a cheesy, salty flavor. It worked great!
In the food processor, I blended the basil (I used one package plus a little bit more), walnuts, nutritional yeast and one big clove of garlic. Then I streamed in the olive oil to taste (I maybe used 1/4-1/3 cup).
It turned out great! I did all of this while I waited for the water to boil for the pasta, which I threw in and cooked to al dente. I drained it and put it back in the hot pot with some frozen peas, which defrosted from the heat of the pasta. Then I mixed the pesto in and it was done!
Served with a slice of delicious, fresh bread:
I had some mint green tea to drink: