Friday, March 30, 2012

Want a beer.

I frequently get on food plateaus.

When I make something that's really good, I just keep making it until I get bored (which might be days or many weeks later). I like easy things that I can make quickly for my 3-11 shifts. Elaborate meals have to wait for days off, so I tuck the intense cravings I get into the back corners of my mind for later ( Mostly I bring various Asian-themed stir fries, soups, or bean dishes. For a while I was hooked on tofu rancheros.

Lately, it's been this:

Chili tofu scramble.

Basically I saute the tofu with parsnips until it's brown and crispy, and then throw in whatever variety of vegetables I have on hand: corn, peppers, broccoli, green onions, etc. This concoction is enhanced by salt, pepper, Penzey's Chili Powder, mustard, and nutritional yeast. So good. Why?

Other scarfing events of the week:
Waffle Wednesday was moved to Thursday due to time constraints (although, Waffle Wednesday isn't every week anyways, so what does it matter). This week was Double Chocolate. BOIfriend enjoyed his with excessive amounts of Earth Balance and my mom's homemade strawberry sauce.

Today was the season opener of my favorite food cart!! The Lunch Room is an all vegan food cart in downtown Ann Arbor. I creep on them in a big way. Today I ran through a thunderstorm to retrieve a steaming cup of chowder and a chocolate chip cookie.

Pie. Currently making apple pie from Vegan Pie in the Sky. Can't wait.


I use my ears to fucking fly.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cookie monsters.

Oops. We're not as dark anymore.

This is May.
"Um, cookiez."
May will eat anything that I leave on the counter to cool. Last week, she went batshit crazy and ate 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies and a chunk of cake when I stepped outside. Since she didn't learn from this experience of having nighttime sugar sweats and really bad shits, she stole a single cookie from the counter today (then again, it was only one cookie. Maybe she is learning restraint). This time, while I was IN the room. She has lost all respect for authority in the name of cookies. Also, bitch loves shoes.

These are really good cookies though. The recipe was only slightly changed from from here: I don't have any lavender, and I like my cookies a little spiced up, so I just added a little bit in that department. That lady knows how to make a damn fine cookie. I can take no credit for this at all.


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
3/4 cup melted Earth Balance
1 1/2 cups evaporated cane sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp molasses
1/2 tsp agave
1 1/2 tbsp ENergy Egg Replacer mixed with 3 tbsp water

Follow the directions on her site.

Can anyone recommend any good vegan eateries in Denver? Gotta make a quick visit next week to visit UC Denver.