Saturday, May 31, 2008

I wish I was eating this right now:

I found a bunch of cans of this at Duffys (which is now defunct) and it was seriously so good. Of course I had to add salt, pepper and some nooch to it to really make it awesome. It was totally cheap when I bought it, but now that I really want some I can only find it for $3 a can. Yeah right! That's not cheap! I could buy a package of english muffins and some tofu for less than that, and eat 6 egg mcvegans. Boy I wish I was eating those too.

Monday, May 19, 2008


It is sort of JUST hitting me that I am pretty broke. I have a job (per diem) at a hospital, but I haven't been called in for a few weeks. The pay is great, but the hours obviously suck. So for the past few weeks, I have been spending more money than I've been making ($0 per week).

Even so, that didn't stop me from going to the casino this weekend and losing $50.

I also spent some money making one of the best meals I've had in quite some time. I picked up some fiddlehead greens the other day because I happened to find some. These are only available for about 3 weeks out of the year in May. I would say they are about $8/pound, so I bought a package that was less than half a pound.

I can't seem to find the exact recipe I used, but then again I didn't even follow it exactly.

-Cut the brown tips off of the fiddleheads.
-Rinse them all really good
-Steam them for 8 or so minutes
-Then sauté some minced garlic in earth balance or olive oil
-Throw in some salt and pepper, a pinch of sugar and some soy sauce (I think...I'll double check later)
-After that's been cooking for a few minutes, toss in the steamed fiddleheads and cook for a few more minutes

I put these all on the Fettuccine Alfreda from Vegan with a Vengeance. I don't have the recipe to share with you, but I'm sure it's out there somewhere on the internet. (EDIT: I found it!)

Not cheap, considering I had to use pine nuts and fiddleheads, but wicked good.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


So I'm testing some recipes for the upcoming book The Crack of Noon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (i.e. I'm better than you). Just kidding about being better than you. Probably half the people on my links list are testers as well.

Anyway, I try to choose the recipes that I already have all the ingredients to so I don't have to run out to the store. This morning I decided to make coffee cake. If you have never had it, it's a bit dry and crumbly, and contains no coffee whatsoever.

I obviously can't give you this recipe, but I can give you a picture!

I think tomorrow I'm going to make some peanut butter waffles. I'll probably bring most of the coffee cake over to my good friend D.C.'s house to trade him for some dumpstered Odwalla.