Epicism or Epicist

Posted byLori Posted onFebruary 26, 2010 Comments1

(n) A belief in impressiveness; belief in surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale) –The dictionary of Lori
(n) One who writes epics. –Wiktionary

(I laughed at that last one. It thoroughly amused me.)

I believe that both of these are accomplished in this post. Does that make me an Epicismist?
Last night put together the most amazing dinner salad. It may be called an epic salad, by my terms.

It started with the last bit of Zummus I made the other day. To that I took the amazing ideas from a visionary,  a spoonful of tomato paste and nutritional yeast. Followed by ground dried chili pepper, garlic powder, and cumin. Mix that you and get spanish zummus sauce(? yeah, I like that).

Then, after filling a bowl with crispy greens (red butter lettuce, yum), cilantro, green onions, red peppers, and spicy red chilis…

I threw on some spanish zummus sauce, half a small, baked acorn squash, and my finished kim chee.

 Remember this guy??
She’s done!!
Mix and mingle
Epicism at it’s finest.
And the Kim Chee, best I’ve ever made. Wow. Easy and delicious. Also, filled with all those fermented friendly bacteria that your gut loves.

The Kim Chee included:
Shredded napa cabbage and red, carrots, green onions, kabocha squash (cool huh), salt, red pepper flakes, and lovely spicy Shiracha sauce. 
I figured it would be spicy because I added a lot of Shiracha sauce, but it wasn’t too bad. And my favorite part of the mix was the kabocha squash, baked, then added. SO GOOD. Do try!
HAPPY FRIDAY, everyone!
What are your plans for the weekend??
I’m going to watch an MMA fight tomorrow morning, after boot camp, with some fellow MMA’ers from class! I can’t wait! Not that I’m really into fighting but I know some of the people competing and it’s cool to watch how my kickboxing and boot camp classes get incorporated into an actual fight/spar.
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