Saturday, July 05, 2008
I had been contacted to be a tester for Probar and I am way over due in posting about them. I have always been loyal to Cliffbar but I wanted to give these a try. They have a very high fat content and not as much protein as I would have hoped for. The flavors were as follows:
cherry pretzel- good texture, but I did not like the intense cherry taste
cocoa pistachio- licorice after taste
kettle corn- okay but had the same after taste
maple pecan- very yummy
sesame goji- okay
Sunday, April 13, 2008
International quinoa salad (from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen). I had a lighting issue.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
It is amazing chocolate cake my friend made for valentines day. SOOOOO GOOOD!
Hope to post again very soon.
Monday, February 18, 2008
I have been having computer problems and I am now running a windows 98 OS, so I cannt upload pictures onto my PC. I will be using my dad's computer to upload picutres in the near future, I hope.
Lots of crazy things going on, mostly just school stress and the fact that bio AP has become my life. Sorry for typing so sporadically. I have some pics from Valentine's Day and lots of other events to share.
Thanks so all who have posted and hopefully I will get back to blogging and reading peoples blogs soon.
And thanks to the blogger of Don't Get Mad, Get Vegan for the tip on the meatloaf!
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Pumpkin pie (whole wheat crust from scratch)
Chocolate silk pie (crust from scratch)
Sesame tofu from whole foods
Green beans cooked in the wok with soy sauce
Corn (bad pic)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I have been wanting to make waffles forever. I got a really nice waffle for christmas when I was 13 and have yet to make vegan waffles. I tried to use the VWaV pancake recipe to make waffles, but when I opened the waffle maker up they stuck and pulled apart. I tried extra oil but nothing worked. They half waffles still tasted good though. Oh well, that is what I get for using a pancake recipe to make waffles.
Hot and sour soup (V-con pg. 143)
All I can say is, wow! The flavors are perfect.
Smoky grilled tempeh (V-con pg.130)
I did not use liquid smoke and I broiled them, but they came out pretty good.
Served with salad and mashed sweet potatoes.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
I am so sorry that I was missing for over a month. There was (and still is) so much going on that caused me to have have very little time to blog and cook. I quit my dry cleaning job because I was having trouble balencing it with my school work. I also felt really sick the whole time I was working there and I found out that people can have reations to the perk (or perc) used in cleaning chemicals. I have a lot of blogs to visit and I can not wait to see what people have been cooking and eating. Veganomicon can in the mail a few days ago and I have post-it noted about 20 recipes. Reading through it has inspired me to get back into blogging and cooking.
Veggies and chickpea couscous rice
Baked falafel on pita
I have no quote to end my blog this time. I needed to post quickly so sorry for any spelling errors.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
I am taking Bio AP, enligh 3 honors, spanish 4, and art 2 (my fun class) this semester and it has been a lot to balence along with the 3 days a week job I just started at a dry cleaner. I feel extreamly overloaded! Not a lot of cooking has been done, but I do have some pictures I will upload when I get the chance (though I do not know when that will be). Hope all is well with everyone.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 28 ounce can diced *fire roasted* tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
salt and pepper and onion powder to taste
Whole wheat pizza dough
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 (1/4 oz.) package of yeast
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup lukewarm water(115- 125 degrees)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. Add the water and olive oil and mix until dough forms. Knead the dough for ten minutes. Oil a bowl. Put the dough in the bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise for 45 minutes.
In the meantime: Cook your choice of veggies. With your leftover time you can clean up, start the grill, and even do a little dance if feel the urge. I mean come on, your only minutes away from amazing grilled pizza, you should be happy!
When 45 minutes is up, take the dough out of the bowl. The trick is to break the dough into four personal size pizza balls then roll them into circles on oiled pieces of foil. The one at the right is about 8 inches in diameter. Put half of the coals on one side of the grill (that's your direct heat) and leave the other half without coals (that's your indirect heat). Put the pizza dough side down on the direct heat side of the grill (go ahead and put it directly on the grate, it wont burn if the grate is oiled, I swear) and then slowly peal the foil off. Cover the grill until the dough looks charred. Flip the pizza over and put your sauce, veggies, and soy cheese (or your choice of any vegan cheese, or no cheese) on top. Cover and cook until the cheese is totally melted or the crust feels crispy. Remove the pizza and be prepared to change the way you view all other pizzas forever. This recipe can be altered in many ways.
There are a million different topping, sauce, and cheese combos to test so go crazy.
*I watched a special on Jane Goodall a few nights ago on Animal Planet. She is a vegetarian (possibly vegan?) and one of my heros. I will leave you with two quotes by her:
"The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves."
"The more we learn of the true nature of non-human animals, especially those with complex brains and corresponding complex social behavior, the more ethical concerns are raised regarding their use in the service of man -- whether this be in entertainment, as "pets," for food, in research laboratories, or any of the other uses to which we subject them. "
Friday, August 17, 2007
"In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and the future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line."
-Henry David Thoreau-
Thursday, August 02, 2007
On a side note, I am going to the beach on vacation for a week but I will be back with a long post. I plan to visit the only vegan restaurant for miles and take plenty of pictures.
Very dark chocolate brownies
topped with powdered sugar
Carrot cake cupcakes with basic buttercream frosting
My dad LOVES carrot cake so I decided it would be classier to make it in cupcake form. I had two cuppers and ate about a cup of frosting during the prep. My brother and dad had about 6 or more each. I made plenty but they did not make it to the next day.
"I went to a restaurant, and I saw a guy wearing a leather jacket, eating a hamburger, drinking a glass of milk. I said, "Dude, you are a cow. The metamorphosis is complete. Don't fall asleep or I will tip you over." "- Mitch Hedburg
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Stir fry with tofu, sugar snap peas, peppers, and bean sprouts
Pasta and tomatoes
I made a "tomato sauce" with crushed tomatoes, red peppers (my neighbors gave us a bunch of peppers and I am trying to use them up), veggie broth, spices, and spinach
Wow I am in desperate need of a post. I have been way busy doing so much, and then absolutely nothing at the same time. I started volunteering where I remove invasive plants. It is great to know I am helping the envirnment and I love working outside. I went to visit my aunt in Massachusetts and we went up to New Hampshire and climbed to the top of Mt. Monadnock. It is the world’s most climbed mountain and to top has been reached by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau; two of my favorite writers. It was awesome to reach the summit and feel like I was on top of the world.
View from the top
Marker on the summit
"Whatever my own practice may be, I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized."
-Henry David Thoreau-
Monday, July 09, 2007
1 cup diced bell pepper (about one pepper)
1/2 cup chopped black beans
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons oil (I use safflower)
1.2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash of salt
"When I look out into the world, I see the forces that would bring us disaster. I see the deep night of unthinkable cruelty and blindness. But I also look within the human heart and find something of love there, something that cares and shines out into the dark universe like a bright beacon. And in the shining of that light, I feel the dreams and prayers of all beings, In the shining of that beacon I feel all of our hopes for a better future, and the strength to do what we are here to do."
-John Robbins (The Food Revolution)