Adventures of a veg*n.
Monday, August 28, 2006
I wanted to send them to my partner for the cookie swap.. but I burnt the second half of the batch. Now I'm out of papaya.. well I might just make a different kind and send her a mix. I'm not even sure how to send cookies in the mail!
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Aurals II, Music Theory III, Math 103, Intro to Computer Programming, Dalcroze I, Inclusion to Music Education, Flute/Recorder, Piano II, Voice Class, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Women's Chorus, Private Lessons. WHEW.
Oh yeah.. good news! This year the cafeteria has one section marked off as "vegetarian!" There's a different entree there everyday! How exciting. And there are even more vegetables at the salad bar than last year. Well, things are definitely looking up. I can't wait until the kitchen opens up downstairs so I can go cook a few meals, then maybe I'll get some more pictures up here. Hope everybody's doing well! :-D
Sunday, August 20, 2006
In other news, these past two weekends I have been busy getting food together. I loaded up on nuts and dried fruits and concocted several of my own trail mixes. Then I put 1-ounce servings in little baggies and packed them up to take to school with me. Snack heaveenn!
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Here's me and my bro at the MoMA!
For lunch we went to Bunchberries, this little cafe. I got a grilled tofu wrap with wheatberries, black beans, romaine lettuce and a thai peanut-lime sauce. The orange thing is a sweet potato which wasn't in the description but.. showed up in there anyway!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I messed around with a recipe a little bit, added oats (of course, I looove oats) annnd came up with this! Mix it all together, 5 minutes on high. I really like them. =)
I only used a round pie plate because it's all I had..
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Yup, I couldn't stand it anymore, I had to make the pineapple lemon bars from Vive le Vegan! Darn you, Vicki! Hehe. They're good, but a little sweet actually. I like my fruit pretty tart I guess. Next time, I'll use less maple syrup in the filling.
Oh and before I forget: there's a new "cooking for one" category on Veggin' Out, so be sure to give that a look see, along with all the other great stuff there!
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Well, this picture looks grosser than it tasted.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
|There was a large can of pumpkin in the cupboard, just waiting to be made into something delicious. Vegan With a Vengeance led me to some pumpkin-oatmeal cookies and pumpkin muffins, which then became a loaf of pumpkin bread.|
Oh yeah, and then I made (up) some chili. It's not much but.. I think it went something like this..
1/2 a small green pepper
^^that much chopped onion
^^that much chopped celery
1 - 15 oz. can black beans
1 - 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
Pinch of salt/pepper
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Next came Dreena's Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies from Vive Le Vegan! I don't have blackstrap molasses so I used my trusty "brown sauce" haha. They turned out really great as well! Since I'm generally a ridiculous perfectionist, I used a tablespoon measure to put them on the baking tray so that they would all look the same. My sister said I'm crazy, but I call it a success! Look at the uniformity! Admire it!
Friday, August 04, 2006
Due to the extra wetness, I left out the call for non-dairy milk. I made 12 muffins and a loaf, throwing some pecans on top for garnish, and later I added a cinnamon glaze. Since they also include bananas, they aren't overwhelmingly cucumber-y. They are however, very sweet. Almost too sweet for me, they're on the fence of the trash can.. but I don't want to waste them! I'll think about it..
It turns out she IS home, just sleeping upstairs (we've been sleeping in the living room lately.. where the air conditioner is.)
Then I couldn't fall back to sleep so what do I do? Make pancakes of course! Strange? Yes. But at least I have breakfast for a week.
/EDIT\ They look brown, I swear they're not burnt! I'm just trying to get rid of this molasses-ish stuff called "Brown Sauce." My step mom bought it for me at the grocery store when she couldn't find brown rice syrup!
Thursday, August 03, 2006
It was a fabulous dinner. Here are the stars, clockwise from left: cucumber slices, red bell pepper, ketchup, THE MAGICAL LOAF!, more pepper, and finally my quick muffin.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Yay for the picture loader working!
I just made some oatmeal whole wheat quick muffins from this recipe. It is just a quick bread but I decided to make small muffin-shaped pieces out of it, to cut in half and serve as bread for sammiches! It is pretty dense (I guess because it's not a yeast bread) and doesn't work too well for a sandwich. It was good with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese on it though!
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
In any case, as a result of the vacation I don't have much else to post, not even MwM. But hopefully this week will bring about some good cooking. I leave you with a shot of me at pow wow.