Adventures of a veg*n.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Split Pea Soup

I give you.. tonight's dinner!
It went like this.. saute 1/2 cup of each (chopped) onion, celery, and carrots in 1 tbsp of oil with a few spices of your choice. I used cumin, garlic powder, ginger and thyme. Then pour in 4 cups of water, 4 cups of veggie stock, and 1 pound of dried split peas. Bring to a boil, then turn it down and let it simmer for at least an hour.

I served it with rice, it was good!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Stuff Recently

A few weeks ago I made these s'mores brownies for a brownie contest at school.. I didn't win. They were good though! They had a graham cracker bottom crust, which Chris said was a little too crunchy but that can be fixed. I baked that first for like 5 minutes, then poured the brownie mix on top and baked that until it was ALMOST done, then I pulled it out and covered it with marshmallows and put it back in. After it cooled I drizzled chocolate over it.

Over Christmas break Chris' Granny helped me knit this stocking. I know how to knit, but I never followed a pattern before, or used circular needles. So this was interesting. I don't know when/if I'll make another one.

A few weeks ago we had this for dinner, it's Asian marinated tofu from VCON. Chris got me a grill pan for Christmas, so I used that to get these sweet marks. We had it with roasted potatoes and veggies. This was Ben's plate, he's still coming over for dinner once a week :)

Not much else is new. Just the homework.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Here I Am!

Hey guys!! I can't believe it's been almost two whole months. I've been so busy!

Let me try to back up.. Christmas was great. I opened presents with my family on the 25th and then went to Chris' house and spent a few days there. I got lots of neat cooking/baking stuff and some cookbooks, heh. I got all the colors of Sharpie.. scrap booking stuff, a wireless headset, an external hard drive, and some other things. Chris' Granny helped me knit my own stocking for next Christmas heh, I'll have to post a picture of it later.

School has been really busy. I'm in Methods this semester.. which is really crazy. We have a loooottt of homework. I'm doing stuff like making lesson plans and such. All in preparation for student teaching I guess.

In other more interesting and blog-related news.. I've reverted back to ovo-lacto vegetarian, but I hope you all will keep reading, and I'll keep posting my foods. I know I don't have to explain myself to you guys, but I just think it's a little easier for everyone. My Mom was happy, Chris was happy, and I'm fine with it. But a lot of things I make/eat are accidentally vegan anyways, so I don't think much will change. I'll post more later.. I just wanted to make an update!