Friday, October 2, 2009

Caramel Apple Goodness

At work, we have read poster with caramel apples on it the hangs right in my eye line. After staring at it for about 40 hours in a row, I had to make some. I used the recipe from VegCooking. I dipped the apples twice, rolled them in pecan, and let them set for a couple of hours. I then drizzled melted chocolate chips on them to give them a turtle candy effect. Mmm…caramel apples.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sesame Street

I stole no borrowed this idea from a guy who borrowed this idea from birthday party supplies. I stumbled across his pictures on flickr and bookmarked it not knowing what I was going to use it for. So for Sesame Streets 40th anniversary I decided to do a bulletin board. The bulletin board is warped so don’t judge me for it not being perfectly straight

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Goodbye Oscar

In October, the comic strip Unshelved had a contest called Pimp My Book Cart. The junior high kids and I created Oscar based on Dav Pilkey’s, The Hallo-Weiner. After paper macheing (spelling??) him, painting him, and hours of construction I was in love. However, today I had to say goodbye to Oscar. We will always remember you.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Another Failure

I am beginning to think the seitan is my archenemy. I volunteered to make some Vegan Boneless Chickenless Hot Wings from Vegan Dad for a Super Bowl Party. They were gross. The texture was … spongy is the only way to describe it. Plus, the taste was not good at all. I don’t know what I am doing wrong.

Monday, October 20, 2008


I don’t get my stitches out until Wednesday so here is another survey.

1. Favorite non-dairy milk?
I tried rice milk recently and really liked it

2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook?
Seitan o’ Greatness (am I the last person to try it?), A buffalo wing recipe I saw on vegan dad, and pumpkin oatmeal cookies.

3. Topping of choice for popcorn?
a spice mix I got form garden of vegan cookbook

4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?
baked tofu it was like jello

5. Favorite pickled item?
This is really boring but regular dill pickles.

6. How do you organize your recipes?
this word organize I don’t understand what it means

7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal?
Recycle then trash.

8. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 foods…what would they be (don’t worry about how you’ll cook them)?C
hickpeas, bread, and chocolate

9. Fondest food memory from your childhood?
helping my mom make Kumla

10. Favorite vegan ice cream?
soy delicious

11. Most loved kitchen appliance?
My food processor

12. Spice/herb you would die without?
red pepper

13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time?
The church cookbook from back home

14. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly?

15. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?
Pasta with Sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts

16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?
I have had the best of luck with seitan but I am not great with any

17. Favorite meal to cook (or time of day to cook)?
dinner because that is the only time I have to cook

18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator?

19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.
basil, mixed veggie, and soy ice cream

20. What’s on your grocery list?
dog treats, cat litter, and I suppose I will buy something for me to eat.

21. Favorite grocery store?
Naturally yours in Peoria unfortunately it is an hour away

22. Name a recipe you’d love to veganize, but haven’t yet.
I just saw a sweet potato biscuit the other day in a magazine

23. Food blog you read the most (besides Isa’s because I know you check it everyday). Or maybe the top 3?
Vegan Dad , Yeah that Vegan Shit and Get Sconed

24. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate?
Laffy Taffy

25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?
I haven’t had the chance to buy anything fun lately

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Angry Sweet Potato

I have been avoiding the kitchen ever since I cut myself and had to get three stitches while cutting up a very mean sweet potato. So, I will fill out a survey instead of cooking.

What was the most recent tea you drank?
Blueberry very yummy

What vegan forms do you post/lurk on? If so, what is your username? Spill!
I look but I don’t play

You have to have tofu for dinner, and it has be an Italian dish. What comes to mind first?
Tofu balls

How many vegan blogs do you read on an average day?
I have four under my favorites but maybe a few more than that

Besides your own, what is the most recent one you’ve read?
Get Sconed which is were I got this survey

If you could hang out with a vegan blogger that you haven’t met, who would it be, and what would you do?
Lindyloo from Yeah, That Vegan Shit

If you had to base your dinners for a week around one of the holy trilogy – tofu, seitan or tempeh, which would it be?
I am just starting to experiment with seitan so I will have to pick that one.

If you had to use one in a fight, which would it be?
Tempeh for sure

Name 3 meals you’d realistically make with that tough protein of choice!
BLT, Sushi and ???

What’s a recipe in vegan blogland that you’ve been eyeing?
A mac and cheese recipe but I requires raw cashews which I have to buy while out of town

Do you own any clothing with vegan messages/brands on them?
I have I’m Not a nugget on my hoodie

Have you made your pilgrimage to the 'vegan mecca' yet? (Portland, duh)

What age did you first go vegan? Did it stick?
26?? No unfortunately

What is the worst vegan meal you’ve had? Who cooked it?
Scrabbled tofu, I cooked it, I had forgotten I didn’t like scrabbled eggs so I think it was more texture then taste.

What made you decide to blog?

What are three of your favorite meals to make?
Chick pea cutlets

What dish would you bring to a vegan Thanksgiving-themed potluck?
Apple Pie

Where is your favorite vegan meal at a restaurant? How many times have you ordered it?
Caesar Portabella Wrap from The Chicago Diner. I have only been there once for my birthday and it was sooo good

What do you think the best chain to dine as a vegan is?
I live in a small town the only chain restaurant I eat at is Pizza Hut

My kitchen needs a………

This vegetable is not allowed in my kitchen…..!

What's for dinner tonight?
I don’t know yet

Favorite vegan snack?
Spice Nuts

Add a question here!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I was making a milkshake the other night and I was thinking is it a milkshake if it has no milk in it? And if not what is it called?