Friday, March 7, 2008

Pad Thai and Tap Shoes

In my desperation to see something growing when it's still 7 degrees outside, I started sprouting some mung beans a few days ago. So today I made some pad thai with them- I also included a good 2 cups of shredded cabbage, another cup of shredded carrot and about a cup of cilantro, so this was a veggie-heavy dish. The sauce was loosely based on the Brooklyn Pad Thai from Vegan with a Vengeance. In my humble opinion, this was the best Pad Thai I've ever made. I love a ton of carrot and lime juice in my Pad Thai- and tofu cooked in plenty of sesame oil.
So my adventures in learning to clog just got more interesting. I decided that before investing in some real clogging shoes, I should try cheaper tap dance shoes while I'm still figuring out if my body is capable of dancing. I was thrilled to find vegan tap dance shoes at Payless for only $24. Perfect! Look how freakin' cute these are!

Except my legs are so sore from practicing yesterday that I can barely move today.


Anonymous said...

Clogging? Oh my! Good luck. I think that's fantastic! I don't think I'd ever be able to do it. I just love using the excuse "Payless is VEGAN, therefore I go there". To not sound cheap, but it's great.

Pad Thai... yummmm. So healthy too! (Unlike the stuff you find in a box or a restaurant.)

Anonymous said...

I totally approve of those shoes. I always wanted some tappers--maybe I will have to hit a payless now.

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, that Pad Thai dish certainly DOES look like the best!! Yum!!

Well, I used to be a tap-dancer, but never a clogger - sounds fun! :0)

Vegyogini said...

Those look just like the tap shoes I wore as a little girl. :) I took tap dance lessons from age 3-13, but I was never good at it. I know I'll get around to making that pad thai someday. Hopefully soon!