Thursday, March 30, 2006

A Nice Surprise!

After an afternoon with a dozen crazy 6-8 year-old crocheters, I came home and was surprised to see James was already here... He'd picked up the baby from my neighbor's and they were wrestling on the bed. I threw myself down, exhausted... "I don't want to make dinner!"

"Do you want me to make it?" He asked... Awesome. James (who's not vegetarian but happily eats that way at home) made Emfudeky (phonetic spelling), It's a Syrian family recipe, which is basically a clean out the fridge stir-fry. We eat it with toast. Yum.

I rarely, if ever, post off-topic, but I got this e-mail from my brother today, and I just had to share:

I created this ad for the 2007 Chevy Tahoe. Enjoy.

More on this campaign and its subversion.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of these ads. Do you think Chevy had no idea this would happen? I guess some ads have already been censored. I wonder how long John's will stay....

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A Food Meme?

Ruthie mentioned TVP corn dogs the other day, and Katie took the idea and ran with it making mini-stuffed corn muffins. I couldn't get the idea out of my head so tonight I tried it--a few changes: I used regular sized muffin tins, I also used Gimme Lean sausage instead of TVP (not pre-cooked) and I added a heaping teaspoon of Salsa on top of the sausage.

The Verdict? The cornbread is a little too sweet--we all agreed these will be better tomorrow for breakfast. If I do it again, I might reduce the sugar and add some green chilis and Follow Your Heart cheese to the batter... They were easy to make, though--to go along with them we had steamed spinich tossed with Earth Balance and Vegan Parm. Selma ate tons of it!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Off the wagon already!!

I was teaching tonight, and was out driving the mom wagon until 5:30, so cooking was sort of out of the question... I should have planned ahead earlier in the day, but lacked inspiration--I gotta be reading these great vegan blogs you all have more! We had frozen pesto pizza with tomatoes and broccoli (yum) and the new Muir Glen canned organic split pea soup--too salty, but pretty nice flavor--not so great texture. It made me want to make my own pea soup!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Dinner Diary

After a winter of trying to avoid cooking as much as possible, I've resolved to cook more and eat better. So tonight I pulled out the recipe books. From The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook by Joann Stepniak, I made Cheesy Broccoli Rice--it was quick and easy takes just one pan and got rave reviews from James and Selma. I contemplated adding some tofu to the casserole to have a one-dish meal, but decided against it. Instead, I made Amazing Oregano and Olive Fried Tofu from VegWeb--it was really yummy and disappeared completely--so much for leftovers! I used to cook everything in huge quantities, and now I'm just as likely to make "just enough." I need to think bigger. Not sure what I'm making tomorrow, any ideas?

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Selma Turns Six!

Originally uploaded by plainsight.
Selma chose a Scooby-Doo theme for her sixth birthday... The cake is a double layer version of my Creamsicle Cupcakes which I hadn't made since last summer. For frosting I made a vegan buttercream loosly based on a recipe from VegWeb. (I added more chocolate, some orange juice and changed the proportions.)The cake vanished, so we don't even have any leftovers for tonight! I'll be making a batch of cupcakes tonight to bring to Selma's school tomorrow.

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