Sunday, February 28, 2010

Lazy morning.

There's nothing like a biscuit sandwich for breakfast... Or three. I made a quick batch of biscuits this morning to put egg and veggie sausage on, but they didn't rise! Old baking powder (likely cause), or really old buttermilk (bought it back in mid December) were the obvious culprits. Or I just kneaded too much. Whatever it was, doesn't really matter - they tasted yummy!
Egg, veggie sausage, and cheese on a biscuit

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Recipe: The Rest

As previously mentioned, I'm moving to Seattle. Part of getting ready involves eating as much of the food I've hoarded in my cabinets as possible. Rachel and I tend to get carried away with food (bet you didn't know that, did you?), so this has been a fun task for us the past several weeks. In one night, we ate homemade asian steambuns filled with left over spicy lentils from a freezer jar; thai lemongrass and chicken soup; and the aforementioned spicy lentils over brown rice, smothered in mozzarella cheese. Well, tonight I wanted lentil soup, and it ended up being a recipe utilizing a lot of "the rest" of stuff in our kitchen.

Ingredient list:
  • The rest of the lentils in the house - red and french green
  • The rest of the hot yellow curry powder
  • The rest of a baggie of dehydrated onion flakes
  • The rest of a Pacific tetrapak of chicken broth
  • The rest of an open can of Trader Joe's light coconut milk
  • The rest of my broccoli from last week
  • The rest of my bunch of carrots from last week
  • The rest of some celery from god only knows when
  • Some ginger, Bragg's, and cumin
and of course... spooned this over the rest of the white jasmine rice in the house (only about a half cup dry left, sorry Rachel).

Pretty tasty! Lentils look pretty disgusting on camera though...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Random Shot #7

Better late than never... I chose this shot from last fall because I can't wait till spring and summer finally arrive, bringing with them lots of yummy fresh food!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Roller Derby

For my birthday (yes, back in November), Carol and Barry took Phil and me to roller derby this past weekend! It was really exciting, and I'm totally hooked now. There's something beautiful about watching adult women skate really fast and sort of beat each other up for fun. I told Phil I'd be quite happy getting season tickets once I move up to Seattle.
RCR 2.20.2010-8

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Loving my Kitchenaid

I may not be interested in eating cookies, but I sure as hell love to make pretty food.
Chocolate Cookies - Adapted from Panthera's recipe on

Choclate Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick oats
1 cup dried currants
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons organic agave
1/3 cup organic, unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.

Add the flour, baking soda and salt; stir in to the creamed mixture until just incorporated. Mix in the quick oats, currants, chocolate chips, agave and cocoa powder until homogenous.

Drop giant spoonfuls (mine were at least 4 tablespoons each) onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 22-25 minutes in a preheated oven on the middle rack*. Let cool on sheets for five minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

* I baked two sheets at a time, which required almost 30 minutes time, and I staggered the sheets - one closer to the back, one closer to the door.

Choclate Cookies

Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's official


Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Remember when you were little and when you came down with a nasty cold or the flu, your mom would make you anything you wanted, just as long as you'd eat? Well, my tastebuds are all out of whack, and my throat is swollen and painful, and I'm home from work this morning, so when I finally got out of bed, I made the first thing that came to mind. A plate of veggie sausage, with an egg fried to coagulated death, on top of a whole wheat pancake (made with soymilk that Becca and I made from scratch). Yeah. Really. I ate that. Now I'm kind of full.


Wednesday, February 03, 2010