Saturday, October 24, 2009

Foodlings! Mother. Fluffing. Foodlings.

My weeks have been filled with a mugwort amount of school work, general treason, and hob-knobbing and I haven't posted in what feels like many moons! Grovel, grovel.

A Very Generous Vegan Friend of mine created the first scrumptious three meals

Rice, steamed kabocha, sublime kabocha-chikpea-miso-konbu-carrot-onion stuff, hijiki, and what I believe is kale. Oh and giant coconut that my roommate *Aberforth *found somewhere! She and Very Generous Vegan Friend sought its inner meats, and broke open by dropping it off of our 13th floor balcony. Successful.

ezekiel toast, steamed kale, cream of wheat, and fru fru friends

Vegan bi bim bap; brown rice, korean roasted nori, fern shoots, kim chi, gochujang, mung bean sprouts, and carrot

baked tofu, 15 grain rice, steamed carrots and asparagus

Naughty little feathered creature that entered the apartment and WOULD NOT LEAVE! The roommates were out so this left only my cunning tactics and courage to work with. I at first cautiously approached it to say hello, only to make it petrified and flap wildly about. The door to our balcony was wide open, so I didn't understand why it wouldn't just haul arse....bother.
Persistant villain!
After several failed attempts at trying to coax it towards the door/offering to propose a duel, it occurred to me; "a watched pot never boils". So I sat down at a kitchen bar stool facing away from it, pretending to do homework. After about a minute or so I turned around and--lo and behold--Flappy was gone.
It was at this moment that I realized the apartment felt rather empty and lonely, so I grew forlorn and hung my head.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tofu Scramble and the Bard's Stockings

Here I am at a party I went to last weekend, being consumed by what appears to be mustard greens.

The party was the 22nd birthday soiree of my friend that I shall call "A" here--a costume party! I had received the proper Facebook notice, on which "A" had enthusiastically encouraged that everyone come dressed up. Welp, I sure did, but somehow misread the part where the invitation said "jungle"...

I went as Shakespeare.

Sigh. Worry not, I har-har'd. My vest and tights got a bit stifling while the others pranced about in their leopard print and feathers, though, so I eventually removed those. Only to be attacked by the upper half of another friend's awesome swamp creature costume.

Being the weirdo in the stuffy, frilly shirt isn't so bad, tis plain sooth.

On to the food porn! Breakfast for dinner:

  • Tofu Scramble ( medium firm tofu, almond milk, nooch, mustard, spices, bell pepper, finely grated carrot)
  • Homemade lentil sausages (vital wheat gluten, cooked red lentils, minced onion, sage and other sausagely spices--recipe soon!)
  • Semi-wilted grapes
  • Sensuous mango
  • Black tea with almond milk
I had purchased this yummy looking local whole wheat pita bread from Down to Earth, an all-vegetarian grocery store, that I was excited about and planning to eat. Upon opening the bag, however, I was greeted (garrr) with a sour scent and many fuzzly little blue and green spots. I really didn't want to waste it, but it looked like no cigar. Sadly, my meal was pita-less, but not too sadly, oh no, for a hearty and numbly meal it was yet!

Premiere VEGAN MOFO Post, un peu tard

6 days in--I am but a worm. But I do have some pumpkin muffinry!

I based these on the "Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes" from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

My tweaks:
  • 1/4 cup less sugar
  • Used steamed and mashed kabocha squash
  • 1/4 cup more kabocha
  • Whole wheat pastry flour
  • Extra tsp. vanilla
  • Almond milk instead of soy
I had to leave them unadorned on account of the fact that I do not have confectioners on hand right now. Well, they turned out delightfully moist and all is well that ends well! I just thought these had come out more muffin-like. Going to school in sub-tropical Honolulu, I begin to miss the autumnally festive atmosphere of home (and other temperate zones). Pumpkin and cinnamon leave me feeling like crisp foliage on this balmy Tuesday evening.