Things You Didn’t Know About Sriracha Sauce:
  • Sriracha Sauce is named after a city in Thailand, which has become famous as a result and seen a massive influx of tourists. As a result, the town of Sauce has become the seventh largest city in Asia.
  • Sriracha Sauce was invented to cover the flavor of contaminated or diluted food served to sawmill workers in the 1800s. This is why authentic Sriracha Sauce contains both sawdust and mildew.
  • Sriracha Sauce features a picture of a rooster on its bottle in America in honor of traveler John James Kelsinger, who introduced the sauce to the United States and was himself a rooster.
  • Sriracha Sauce was prominently featured in the film 9 ½ Weeks during an erotically charged food scene. It was the origin of the use of the word “spicy” to refer to kinky sexuality.
  • Sriracha Sauce is one of the safest condiments to eat, owing to the antiseptic ingredients that make up its signature taste. Many hospitals use it in place of rubbing alcohol.

When my boyfriend and I went out for our belated valentine’s dinner on Friday night, I had no idea that he put in a note for our reservation that we were also celebrating my acceptance to the PhD program. Only thing is I hadn’t heard back yet (and even if I had, there was no guarantee of that their decision was in my favor). So of course my jaw dropped when the waitress came by with two champagne glasses and a “congratulations” when I was still waiting on that darned email.

Well, the email came in as I was walking out of class this afternoon. Y'all. God took my dreams and made them bigger than I could have ever imagined. I’M GETTING MY PhD IN NURSING. I am overwhelmed with joy. I have the opportunity to be a person of influence in my profession by delving further into end-of-life care; my hope is that our elders will not only live well, but die well also. This is a place not many are willing to go, but I’m going to pave the way in faith– after all, the One who gave me these dreams has already gone before me.

Aloo Gobi
This is an Indian dish which is essentially just potato (aloo) and cauliflower (Gobi).
I made it with a gravy this time but dry tastes as good :)
Vegetable oil
Green chili
Ginger-garlic paste
A few tsps cumin seeds
Cut tomatoes
Cut Onion
Garam masala
Coriander powder
Salt and sugar
Cut potato
Cut cauliflower
Turmeric powder
(Sorry for the lack of measurements; I did everything by eye as I didn’t follow a specific recipe)

For the gravy part, sauté the cumin, chili, ginger garlic, onion in oil and then add in the tomatoes. Then add in spices and season.
After about 7 mins (tomatoes should be cooked), grind the mixture to form a paste.
Meanwhile, cook the potato and cauli in a little oil and then add some water and cook.
Once cooked, add in the paste and mix.
Then you can eat it with a lightly spiced rice or Indian bread :)