cake wreck & Revolutionary Road.  

i baked adri up a nice cake wreck.
a funfetti cake...with a doll leg and a bird.
"Happy 'Bitrdhay' Watson. U live 17 yrs."
And I baked up 'decadent brownies' from the garden of vegan.
they were more like little squares of moist chocolate cake.
scrum-diddly-umptious with my fudge frosting.

we went and saw Revolutionary Road for a buck. and the tom-tom took us to yet another strange place...not a country club, but someones house in an addition.
oh what will the little irish hamster do next?


Monster camp & ketchup pad thai.  

stayed at daun dauns over the weekend.
we bought pirates veggie booty for our party and consumed the entirety. we rented "monster camp" a documentary about nero seattle,people who participate in a live action role playing game, or the act of larping. We made a huge batch of ketchup pad thai with tofu, bean sprouts, and green onions.
mmmm lovely in bed.
later that night we had a batman + ice cream party. vegan vanilla and turtle trails ice creammmm and watched the dark knight.


Muffins & Marc.  

Adree invited me to go shopping tonight! I baked up some strawberry-cornmeal muffins(recipe from a free magazine at whole foods) and we shopped at the mall. I got the new vegan Victoria's Secret Pink lotion (shea butter which smells like dairy queen vanilla ice cream and the citrus mint) and 'bare' lip balm.
I got adree's birthday presents, the Marc Jacobs daisy solid perfume ring and a giant swirly lollipop.
I am fixing jasmine rice now for dinner and going to finish watching SPACED. the most awesome tv show.


incestual dessert time is spring time.  

daunie visited little ol me today and we made whoopie (pies!)
she made dainty little treats of them. miniature banana whoopers. and we ran out of veg marg so no frosting making.
i tried one with my choco frosting....gaaaaah!!!
They are just absolutely tasteful.
The whoppy pie to the right is very tiny, it is sitting on a postcard!
For the recipe, go to Martha Stewart and search "banana whoopie pies" and just veganize it, baby.!


cookie sandwiches. featuring mandy.  

homemade vegan dried cherry-choc. chip sandwich cookies with my fudge cocoa frosting in the middle.
a hit!
"you would sacrifice a cookie sandwich for matt?" to adree.
i combined the 'coconut chocolate chip cookies' recipe from la dolce vegan, kept out the coconut and added dried cherries and then in the middle of the cookies i spread my fudge cocoa frosting (the best frosting this side of the sea)


food at adree's and spring flowers.  

the cheez on my benoit was brie cheese!
wow it was tasty. tasted swell in fort collins.
stayed at adree's last night, i am the new adree because
she wasn't there half the time. working and then all day saturday
she was at a track meet. so i hungout with her mom. friday night her mom and i
made her favourite orzo (with mini bowtie pasta) and watched about 2 hours of "Giada's weekend getaways" on food network <3.
today the plumber man was at the house fixing the water. he has a girlfriend with legs up to here and is going to buy her a pair of gladiator sandals. we made really green guacamole and her mom grilled some pineapple with a lime zest-honey glaze.
it was really amazing and juicy juicy.
my mini daffodils have bloomed, and so have mom's purple crocus'.
mmmm food and flowers and springtime.

THE grilled pineapple with honey-lime zest.

1 large ripe pineapple
1 lime
Vegetable oil or cooking spray, to coat grill
4 tbsp. honey

Preheat grill or grill pan. Cut ends off the pineapple. Stand it upright and cut off the skin in strips. Quarter the pineapple lengthwise and cut out the core. Cut each quarter into 3 spears. Zest the lime and reserve. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the spears. Brush the grill pan or outdoor grill with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Grill pineapple until evenly marked all over, 5 minutes. Garnish spears with lime zest and drizzled honey.


the benoit.  

a vegan sandwich at 'mugs coffee lounge' in fort collins, colorado.
bunch of irish dudes. made me a 'benoit.'
simply delish
tempeh, spinach, tomato, avocado, and some kind of cheez (vegan or not...damn damn tasty)
and a gingerstar smoothie.
ginger, cranberry juice, mango, soya milka.
4 stars.


homemade maple syrup. pioneer style  

Papaw brought me some syrup last night!
it was slightly smokey tasting from boiling it outside with firewood 'neath it. it was the sweetest thing i have ever tasted. i put one spoonful into my oatmeal and it is a blast.
I saw Mandy's play last night. "The Pajame Game!" Mandy was Babe. Magnifico! I took a whole roll of color pictures.
I had a packet of nature's path flax plus oatmeal with the homemade syrup. amazing. add some fancy cinnamon, big tablespoon of homemade syrup and soymilk.


Please use my monkey.  

Weekend at daunie's= laughing planet vegan burgers with soy cheez, pear-apple juice, la torre veggie chimichangas, and daunie's biscuits for breakfast.
the vegan burgers were delicious and pastel. the pear apple juice was refreshing in the wind, the chimmys made my tummy hurt at the opera, and the biscuits were butter biscuits.
fooooooooooooooooooood. is what this blog is about. so i am cramming it down your throat.
We also fancied at the opera and shared a mini bar of Green & Black's Organic Maya Gold dark chocolate.


ghost buckwheat pancakes & tappin's.  

Oh the future to come of the birth of these pancakes with my homemade organic maple syrup. I tapped maple trees with TyLea and my papaw today. amazing.
so old fashioned, we did not buy a single thing to get the job done. we got about 14 gallons in 5 hours. We dripped about 12 trees. Tomorrow we are going to drip even more.
The pancakes I have decided to make to pair with the syrup is going to be "Marna's good griddle cakes" from the farm cookbook. a combination of cornmeal and buckwheat flour in the pancakes. oh man. how much more pioneer can you get?

When we arrived home after a full day out in the wind and drinking some of the liquid from the trees, I cooked a huge kettle of my chili, baked cornbread, and made strawberry malt shakes. It was Survivor night with TyLea & Mom. I fed em up good.


the once and future spaghetti king  

X-men trilogy & spaghetti.
actually this is a new thing called 'ultimate spaghetti'.
top your spaghetti with tomato sauce, nutritional yeast sauce, bean balls, and cold tofu chicken. it really is crazy.
then watch all 3 x-men movies.


pita. pita.  

I got a whole bundle of goodies at the library yesterday, including three movies.
Yesterday was my last weekend day and I watched "Elizabeth: the Golden Age" and "Brideshead Revisited." During the first movie, I ate my lunch. Mom had went to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods on Friday with some of her work buddies and bought me a pack of Trader Joe's soy pita pockets. They were delicious, very soft. I enjoyed it while enjoying hunky Clive Owen as Walter Raleigh. Tan...mustache...sweaty.
Today I am going to watch "Flushed Away", my third movie choice.
I am very hungry, just did 5 miles so I need another pita pocket.
Also Mom made some hummus today and here is the recipe. It is quite tasty!!!

Olive Hummus. from allrecipes.com

1-15.5 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
1/3 cup pitted green olives
1 tsp minced garlic
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh basil/dried
1 tsp cilantro leaves
salt & pepper to taste

Place beans, olives and garlic in food processor and puree. Add oil and lemon juice and puree again. Then add the basil, cilantro and salt and peeper. Puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
Great on pita pocket and indian naan bread.