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?

Thursday, October 9, 2008


This may not seem like a big deal for most people but I totally spelled stroganoff right on the first try. Anyway, yesterday I had to work and then go to class so I did not have time to cook. However, my awesome Mom made me diner. She made stroganoff using a recipe from The Chicago Dinner Cookbook. This recipe had way too much thyme for our taste. I think an adjustment there it would be a good recipe. I did not take a picture of it because it was just a pile of white with more white on top of it, not very interesting.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

No Meata Fajita

I always seam to go back to the same cookbooks repeatedly. So, this year one of my goals for mofo is to use some cookbooks I for one reason or another don’t use a lot.
This recipe came form The Chicago Dinner Cookbook. I used the seitan I made earlier and it turned out good in the recipe. They gave the tip to start cooking the seitan before the veggie so that it will have a better crunch. I like the recipe quite a bit. I think next time I will switch out the green peppers for a yellow pepper.

Monday, October 6, 2008


This is my first seitan, is not cute. Well maybe not. It was one of those times were you follow the recipe word for word but you still doubt yourself the whole way. I mean is it suppose to be slimy like this.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Why does this brownie taste like a Fig Newton?

Thursday, October 2, 2008


(Look at this sexy picture)
This is recipe is form Self-magazine. I forgot the magazine at home so I do not know which month or the exact recipe. What I do remember is Jenifer Lopez was on the cover. What I remember of the recipe is it had one banana; I froze mine to make the smoothie icier. A cup of soymilk, some flax seed (I know it is healthy for you but it made it grainy), and almond butter witch I substituted with peanut butter and jelly.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I for the life of me cannot find my cord to my camera. So, you will have to use your imagination. I made Brownies from Vegan Bites by Beverly Lynn Bennett. They were square and brown, do you have the image in your head. These were very fudgy you definitely need soymilk with it. I have tasted worse brownies but I have tasted better.