Saturday, April 29, 2006

Cool Kool-aid

Since I haven't been doing much actual cooking, I thought I'd cross-post this quasi-culinary entry from my Fiber blog... Enjoy!

Cool Kool-aid: "Selma, her friend Elise and I did an experiment today with Kool-aid dyeing. Using some Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool and red (Fruit Punch) yellow (pineapple and mango) and blue (blue raspberry lemonade). We wanted to compare dyeing in the microwave to the 'sun tea' method.

Following the general guidlines of Kristi's Knitty article, we used ziploc bags for the 'sun tea' dyes and glass dishes for"

(Via The Hook and I.)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

No food news...

Still trying to eat out of the pantry--we had veggie dogs for dinner, but I thought you might enjoy this quasi-culinary link (well, there's an egg mentioned...)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Store at Home

James is out of town, the babysitter is on vacation... Basic household tasks are more of an adventure with kids in tow, so I've avoided grocery shopping in favor of reducing bulging cupboard stores.

Tonight, whole wheat spaghetti with sauce from a jar--doctored with herbs, marinated artichoke hearts, and chick peas. Served with steamed broccoli. I didn't figure it warranted a picture, but the kids liked it, and for once, I have plenty of leftovers. Yeah!!

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

I should have taken a picture

I'm staying with my friend Cynthia in Seattle--last night she made homemade avocado sushi, it was delicious! (And beautifully presented) Her sushi rice is just great--she uses rice vinegar and a little sugar. To go with the sushi, we had edamame, vegan spring rolls and pot stickers.

On my first night here, I was staying with my friends Hans and Steph, and we got take out from one of the best Thai restaurants I've ever eaten at which just happens to be right here in hip, happenin' West Seattle. I ordered Rama Tofu and Phad See Ew (minus the egg, extra tofu). It was just as I remembered. Yum.

They have the best potatoes here in Washington State. I miss having great vegetables year-round now that I'm in Maryland. I was picking some things up from Hans and Steph's house last night, and they were just finishing dinner. Hans wanted me to taste the fingerlings that he had cooked in olive oil and rosemary--they just melt in your mouth. They're tiny and good. I don't think he even par-boiled them.

Tonight Cynthia and I are making our very favorite peanut curry, so stay tuned!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Seattle Bound

The kids and I are headed to Seattle tomorrow for Spring Break--so I probably won't be doing much cooking--tho' Stef, who I'm staying with for part of the trip has just taken a Pad Thai class and wants to fill me in on some secrets she learned, so there may be a little bit. I do expect we'll be eating some great food, so I'll try and post once or twice. Have a great week, everyone!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Polenta Lasagne

Tonight we had a veganized version of the Polenta Lasagna with Creamy Mushroom Sauce from the current issue of Vegetarian Times. It was creamy and good. I don't make recipes from magazines very often, but Selma loves polenta, and I had been searching for some new ways to serve it. I used to make recipes all the time from Natural Health magazine--back when they were vegan.

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Not Posting, But Still Eating...

I've haven't had much computer time the last few days--no babysitter and lots of knitting to do. On Monday night, I was looking through The Garden of Vegan for some inspiration and I came across a peanut butter noodle recipe. I didn't want noodles, but the sauce sounded good... I fried some tofu with sesame seeds, made my own version of the peanut sauce which included peanut butter, soy sauce, vegan worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and some hot water. The sauce coated 1 lb of tofu and 1 lb. of broccoli nicely. I also made my Rice Balls but didn't have time to make the simmered sauce, so I just mixed soy sauce and agave for a sort of teriyaki sauce.


It was delicious--but for the three of us, we had less than 1/2 cup of the broccoli and tofu left--there were a few rice balls left over which were great cold the next day.

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