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I am SUCH a posting bum

I think part of the reason I haven’t posted is because I haven’t made anything horribly exciting.  The one night I did make a really nice meal for company, I didn’t take any pictures, so there’s no proof anyhow. I’d have to say the best thing I’ve made recently was the Sweet Chili Lime Tofu [...]

Against Meat

I don’t do book recommendation often,  but I couldn’t let this one slide by.  Technically Eating Animals doesn’t come out until November 2nd, but it’s already available on Amazon, so no excuse there.  For a sneak peak, there is an extremely powerful excerpt that run in the New York Times Magazine , and which I [...]

Spaghetti Squash with Alfreda

Is it weird that I’m starting to think I like spaghetti squash more than the actual pasta?  It’s not even a carb-conscious thing (trust me, I have NO issue with carbs) the stuff is just amazing.  I got the world’s largest squash this week, and baked it in the oven so I could scoop out [...]

Mushroom Bouillabaisse

I’m not generally an Emeril Lagasse fan, frankly he says “um” a lot which I find to be the MOST annoying trait in a tv personality, I know from seeing his bio once that he’s a pretty weak excuse for a family man, and the whole “BAM!” thing just rings fake to me.  But all [...]


So I was watching the movie on the Disney Channel this weekend (not like I haven’t seen it 4 times, but it’s always fun) and I had the same thought I always do when I watch it…I want to make ratatouille!  I’ve never actually done it before, but this time I was motivated enough to [...]

Seitan Lo Mein

Since I don’t use msg in my cooking (although I had a roommate at one point who did…she left a shaker of the stuff out on the counter at all times) the Chinese food I made never tastes exactly like takeout, but it gets pretty darn close.  I’ve done lo mein before (it’s a favorite [...]

Spinach Pesto Pasta

If there was a gameshow where you had to speed-cook, I’d win.  And I’d make this, because I’ve got it down.  This meal came together in exactly 15 minutes from start to finish, and unlike on food network, I didn’t have any water pre-boiled or pots pre-heated.  Contrary to the picture (no time to white [...]

Chickpea Dal or Chana Dal

So I’d been craving Dal for awhile, which pretty much guaranteed it would be a let down when I finally made it.  This certainly wasn’t bad, but it didn’t live up to my week long craving either.  I thought I’d over-salted in an effort to overcome my constant Indian food issue, which is that it’s [...]

Roasted Pepper/Tomato Soup and Herby Cubed Potatoes

One dish that’s always a classic, is oven roasted potatoes, prepped with some dried herbs (in this case I think I went with parsley, rosemary, shallot-pepper, and garlic salt) tossed in olive oil, and baked for 40 minutes at 420F.  I pull these out and toss once in the middle, but other than that, they [...]

Tofu with Applesauce…or Chutney

I’ve seen a trend that emerges whenever I look for apple recipes…without fail, I seem to end up on pork.  With the whole Kosher thing, followed by the Vegetarian thing almost seven years ago, I haven’t had, well…ANY occasion to eat pork, and to be honest I’ve never had the desire.  I DO however want [...]