cat + cat = leftover pizza.  

So I have decided to revamp my food blog. Along with my food photo and writings, I am going to include a picture of something fashionable or otherwise that I like that day. Today I had leftover pizza and watched "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with TyLea. Hence, the photo. I loved Paul Newman! And Elizabeth Taylor has a body that just doesn't quit.

the 10 lb. pizza night.  

Pizza night! TyLea spent the night and Mom brought home T.R's Pizza from shelbyville. I made my own pizza since T.R's puts butter on their crust, but boy is it good though.
I made the yeast pizza crust from la dolce vegan and topped my pizza with a can of organic pizza sauce, wolffie's nutritional yeast sauce, fresh mushrooms, diced canned tomatoes, boca crumbles, chili powder, and "needs a little extra spice" also from la dolce vegan.
It probaby weighed 10 lbs. It baked about an hour and I enjoyed it while we all watched Survivor! It has been forever since I have made a big homemade pizza. It was delectable and quite palatable of course. The picture makes it look real dirty. Mom is holding the T.R's pizza. with all of TyLea's favorite toppings! (pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms and green peppers)


david lebovitz food.  

Whilst on my morning computer search, I stumbled upon the photography & recipes of David Lebovitz.
I have a new obsession. His food is so colorful and from the recipes I have viewed, easy to veganize. I would like to bake his devil's food cake, and make the white chocolate berry popsicles. I wish the macaroons would be possible to veganize, I have wanted one ever since I saw 'Marie Antoinette.' They are so colorful and cute. Toss up in the air cute.
I have some very overripe bananas, so I think I will go and bake some banana muffins. ~LATER...veganized the recipe for ina garten's chunky banana bran muffins and cut it in half. pretty tasty.

beans, hindi-ed  

here daun, here's your update! update!
I made a whole mess of beans last night, indian lima beans!
they were completely satisfactory. i only halved the giant (fairytale creature) recipe so it contained 6 cups of beans.
finished watching bye,bye birdie.
liked ann margret. love dick van dyke.
silly movie.


oh my cutlets!  

Again, made those darn delicious chickpea cutlets last night from Veganomicon.
They are a serious staple. I always pair them with a faux mac and cheez and a big old squirt of curry ketchup.
To make your own curry ketchup, stir about 1 tsp. curry powder in 1/4 c. organic ketchup.
Sometimes I will just dump a ton of curry powder into the ketchup and it will be very strong.

Tonight I am going to make a vegan brown gravy to pour over my cutlets. I will see how it turns out. I haven't had authentic brown gravy since I used to eat mashed potatoes, and even then I would tell them to hold the gravy. But I did prefer brown to white gravy on my taters.
Stumbled upon this photo by leibovitz. ironic because i am listening to the cold mtn. soundtrack which has jack white on it. i love his old timey singing best.


more scones!  

Craving some more of my scones, made them last night at about 11 o' clock. I used 3/4 cup vanilla soy yogurt and added cranberries and black raspberries, instead of the blueberries and blueberry soy yogurt.
Bought the 2 disc of Bonnie & Clyde last night and watched it. And developed 2 more photos in the darkroom last night of Adri in Brown Co. state park.
Oh these scones are simply marvelous, melt in your mouth, and soft.


Concerto in B-Flat Major, Op. 4 No. 6....Handel  

TyLea spent the night on Friday night! She made Mom some of her favorite "cheezy" crackers and we watched 21 that night.
Yesterday we celebrated Mum's birthday in Bloomington, we ate at Little Tibet with Chris and Daun. I got my good ol' sag sabji with tofu! We walked through campus, following the red brick road and went to a harp recital. It was absolutely beautiful. She played about 20 mins. then brought in 2 violinists, a cello player, and a viola. They started playing and I started crying! It was like going back into time and the orchestra was playing at a huge party and the women wore dresses and the men wore suits.
We then went back to Daunie's house and cut the cake.
She made Mom a beautiful little 6 inch vanilla/vanilla layer cake with orange marmalade in the middle. Delightful! Daunie's cake handy work is quite exceeding excellence.


"There never was a woman like Gilda"  

I got "GILDA" today and just watched it. I absolutely love it. I have never seen Rita Hayworth before in a picture. Dazzling.
I had a little bit of chocolate mousse and enjoyed the movie.
My chocolate mousse was not this magnificent layered mousse, sadly. It was overly sweet with too much chocolate and hurt my mouth with sweetness.


floofy blueberry scones.  

I was looking thru "Vegan with a Vengeance" last night, and decided to make the basic scones.
I didn't have soy cream, so I substituted and made the recipe my own.
Mom had one and she loved it.
They are the BEST scones I have ever had. Yes, the best.
They are fluffy like a biscuit!!! And slightly sweet, because I made them blueberry.
Here is the recipe as I modified it:
3 cups whole wheat white flour. 2 tbsp. baking powder. 1/4 cup turbinado sugar. 1/4 tsp. salt. 1/3 cup canola oil. 1-6oz. container blueberry soy yogurt. 1 cup ricemilk & 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar. 1/4-1/3 cup blueberries. more sugar, for sprinkling.
400F. lightly grease a cookie sheet. whisk flour, bp, sugar, salt. Add oil, yogurt, ricemilk-vinegar and mix until just combined. Then add in the blueberries and mix in gently. Scoop out 1/4 cup fulls of dough and sprinkle each with sugar. Bake about 12-15 mins. Serve warm with earth balance or jam.


mini plastic cake for dessert.  

ran & walked down road today! sunny fun day. and chased noodle through atterbury...oh. scratchy.
had a lunch sandwich of faux ham (been in the freezer about 2 years?, juicy and yummy.) expired july 2007. tastes as good as ever.
toasted and cooled sesame ezekial bread, spread with yellow prepared mustard, 3 slices of deli faux ham, dijon mustard, spinach, ketchup, cold cheez sauce, and more dijon & 2 more slices of faux ham deli. it really was a plump, filling sandwich. noodles was interested. and 1 organic yellow delicious crisp apple.


lunchin' in landscape.  

oh eventful day down in the woods (and creek) of brown county. adri and i drove down about 10 in the morning and had some hot drinks at Hal's (a.k.a The Daily Grind). I had my first coffee drink, a latte with soymilk. It was tasty indeed, I enjoyed it immensely, about as much as I enjoyed getting sung 'Happy Birthday' to in February.
Adri and I picniced at the park and took some pictures. We had bagelwiches with faux turkey, spring mix salad, dijon, and yellow prepared mustard. And a banana and new Kashi blackberry graham cereal bars. yum.
other things happened, oh lord did they...ha!
but this blog isn't about other things, it's about FOOD! and i have done my duty....


the Irish and their bread.  

Boy that last post sure was a FLOP! Well this posting is most exciting!
I got the new March issue of Martha Stewart today in the mail. I flipped thru a couple of pages, and spotted none other than my favorite foreign friend, the irish soda bread!
Martha was holding it proudly, so I wanted to feel that same proudness, so I made a loaf!
It is currently baking in the oven, with a huge 'X' in the top, to "let the devil out". I guess I put him in there in the process of baking my loaf.
It will be delectable. I have not made any good irish soda bread since I was in Ireland on a little ol' farm full of border collies, in July of 2005! Boy I sure am excited.
On this particular site, www.sodabread.us/, they say....

The basic soda bread is made with flour, baking soda, salt, and soured milk (or buttermilk). That's it!

I quite agree with them. When I made it on the farm, it did not have such nonsense added to it, like raisins/currants and all that pish-posh. Martha how could you! I did add the wheat bran, but I neglected the caraway seeds and raisins. I hate those darn spotted things in irish soda bread! ugly! and not the right taste.
Well, I must go check my beauty loaf. I am quite peckish.

YUM! Grade-B+. pretty darn good. adree (the bread model pictured above) stopped by and i enjoyed the bread with her. and with some mr. blackberry jam.



dinner last night of a leftover chickpea cutlet patty and some pretty old goulash....covered in some uncheez sauce. with keeeetchup.