Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It snowed!

It snowed, so we made soup! I was delicious and chock full of garlic, onions, kale, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, black beans, garbanzos, broccolli, and cauliflower. It was seasoned with fresh rosemary, sage, and a bay leaf.
So...it didn't snow much but it was cold!
Last week I made pasta with a creamy tomato sauce and garlic bread

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oh no, she's gone political

Don't worry I'm not turning this blog into a soap box, politically themed venting is what my friends are for. I just wanted to share a picture that I found on cnn.com during the third presidential debate.

I was amused because I thought Cindy McCain looked like an orange Stepford Wife combined with a Frankenstein-style zombie (Oooh, Halloweeny). But, to be fair and balanced (ha ha Fox news) its not a very flattering picture for anyone.

Also, check out Michael Pollan's recent piece in the Food Issue of the New York Times, Farmer in Chief. It is a letter to the next president. There was also a recent interview on NPR about the piece. I only caught a bit of it but you can find it on their website.

Phew, two posts in one day. I probably won't post again for a month, just kidding.

nature is pretty

So.....I haven't posted in a while....quite a while. Still, I have been eating. I tried some of Turtle Mountain's coconut milk based yogurt. I had the vanilla flavor which was pretty tasty but maybe a tad on the sweet side, but that is normally the case with vanilla yogurt. The texture was really creamy. There was no need for stirring to get rid of lumps like in many soy based yogurts, these was also a pleasant absence of "soy-y" aftertaste. I have the passion fruit mango flavor in the fridge for a later date.

A couple weekends ago I went camping with some friends and it was awesome! The leaves were changing and the air was crisp. Looking at these pictures makes me want to go back right now.
I love living in the mountains, especially this time of year.
Now to the cooking. I made the pumpkin baked ziti with carmelized onions and sage bread crumbs from the Veganomicon (probably not the exact name, but I left the book at my parent's house). It was really good comfort food, and very seasonally appropriate which is a plus. Isa's cashew ricotta is amazing stuff.Obviously, I haven't been living off of this pasta dish (despite the temptation) but everything else that I have eaten has just been thrown together at the last minute. I kept forgetting to take pictures and the few times I remembered the food was just way too ugly to record photographically.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My camera died

I don't have any new pictures, but I did get to try some Purely Decadent coconut milk ice cream (coconut flavor). It was really creamy and white and delicious. By far the best vegan frozen confection I have ever experienced. I love that it is sweetened with agave nectar. I can't wait to try the vanilla flavor. I still, miraculously, have some coconut goodness left...and I have a plan for it, stay tuned.

We made some green curry baked tofu today and spaghetti with garlic bread, nothing too exciting and no pictures so....random old pics instead.
An adorable tiny pumpkin that was a present from a friend a couple years ago. That was my dorm room window and umbrella plant.

Oh yeah! My running mojo is back. I think my time off allowed the Pose method to sink into my brain. I was running faster than usual with less effort.
40 Minutes, easy
avg HR 162
max HR 176