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VeganMofo: Another short quirp, the magic of sprouts


Brussels Sprouts get a lot of flak, I find shredding them and frying them to crisp makes these tasty morsels come alive.

Great simple way to eat your greens

1 stock of Brussel sprouts, shredded
1 tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic
handful of sesame seeds
1 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper
cast iron pan preheated.

Saute garlic, then add sprouts in batches. Season, cook until starting to crisp.

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Photo issues

I apologize again for the lack of postings. My Flickr account expired and paypal is screwing up. Life’s been hectic, and soon school’s starting, where the heck is my break?!

Working full time, but will hopefully be able to call and fix the photo issue then I can at least give you lot some short foodporn posts.

And just a post to help out all those coming from google

And searching for “Vegans are unhealthy” or “unhealthy vegans” or “veganism is unhealthy” or “unhealthy vegan men” (? not sure why that brings you here, I have ovaries).

You will all be pleased to know that I am currently eating frozen oreos and drinking pepsi from the bottle as midnight approaches.

[This post was in recongition that a large chunk of my non-ppk and veganmofo traffic comes from people trying to google why or how veganism is unhealthy]

Veganmofo: unlikely pair

This is one of my current late night, no groceries and papers due in 6 hours meals.
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Potatoes and sesame seeds!
Because protein is important, but not always present in my apartment.

Needs:
Cast iron skillet
Olive oil
Sesame Seeds
Potatoes
Garlic
cumin, mustardseed, sage, thyme, oregano, paprika, Cayenne, coriander, rosemary, pepper and anything else you find laying around.

Pre-heat oven to 400, dice potatoes and toss in oil, spices and seeds.
Throw your skillet into the oven with potatoes (I put extra oil over top, to be good and sure nothing sticks). cook for 20-30 minutes or until done.

Stir occasionally and enjoy!

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Apologies for the bad photos, this was eaten late and our lighting is awful.

Veganmofo: Cheesy Potatoes!!

The other day I needed something for breakfast, and as my luck would have it Ms. Kittee herself was waking up and logging on. So I asked the expert who told me these three magical words: nooch, oil and Potatoes.

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Scalloped potatoes it was!

Now, unfortunately there aren’t any real measurements here just simple steps.

First:

Slice your potatoes as thinly as possible and pre-heat your oven to 350.

2nd:
Combine nooch and oil in a measuring glass. I had a cup or so of nooch the first time, but the flakes deflate when they get wet, so you might have to play with it a bit.

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I used a fork to whisk the nooch and olive oil together with salt and pepper. I also added a bit of soymilk for creaminess. You’ll know when you get the right consistency because it will be thick, creamy and saucy.

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3rd step:
Toss your potatoes slices into a casserole dish and cover in sauce. If you need more sauce, repeat step two until adequate sauce coverage is achieved.

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Step 4:
Cover in tinfoil or lid if you have one. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes covered (until potatoes are soft and sauce is bubbly). Then increase to 400, remove lid and cook for 15 minutes of until edge brown.

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Optional: I added some vegan cheese to the mix, but it’s totally not needed!
I do recommend you serve these hot! I find the next day the sauce tends to really dry out and they are more like nooch crusted potatoes.

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For a more complete meal serve with some baked tofu and greens. Yum!

Veganmofo: Easy school lunch

Now, the important thing to remember here is that I have never before made a grain salad. I wasn’t entirely sure how to, so perhaps this dish is really just cold rice and veggies. Having only ever sampled grain salads from grocery delis where every bean/rice salad seems to be flavoured with leftover sweet pickle juice (ew!!!). I was not a fan. I prefer my grains savoury, maybe with a hint of sour.

Grain Salad

Wild Rice and Bean Salad

1 cup wild and brown rice mix
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth (or water)
dash of salt
1/2 cup frozen white beans (is using caned you will need to rinse, and re-rinse. You may actually want to add more beans, I felt it could have had more)
1/2 medium onion diced
3 tsp minced garlic
1 red pepper diced (or vegetables of your choice. Red was all I had)

Herbs:
1 pinch sage
2 sprigs fresh Rosemary
2 dashes of paprika
1 pinch poultry spice
1 pinch basil
1 pinch thyme
salt and pepper

Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 sherry
1/4 (just under a quarter) balsamic vinegar
Repeat of herb mix with the addition of fresh dill

Optional toppings:
Shredded nori
Sesame seeds
nut of choice

First coat a heavy bottomed pot with oil and cook your onions with pepper and mustard see until fragrant. Add garlic and continue cooking, deglaze pan with sherry is desired. Now add you rice and toast, before adding liquid and your selection of herbs. Bring to boil, boil hard for a minute, before reducing to a low simmer for 55 minutes (or until done).

Wild Rice Salad

Meanwhile dice your pepper and make your dressing, it can be made in the measuring cup and combined by whisking with a fork. Set aside.

Once rice is done allow to cool, if you have extra liquid drain your rice. Once rice is cooled (better yet, use this recipe to use up leftover rice!) add your pepper and dressing. Toss to coat and refrigerate overnight (at least an hour!).

Veganmofo: White Trash Food: The White-Trash-A-dia (or using unused appliances )

One of the veganmofo recurring themes is using Appliances you never use, one of mine would be my Gorge Forman Grill. Neglected appliancesSo when lunch time hit, I busted that puppy out to make some white trash quesadilla.

May I present the “White-Trash-a-dia!”
White trash-a-dia

Earlier this week I found some cans of amy’s re-fried beans on sale at planet organic! so today I whipped one out with some vegan cheese slices and jar of salsa.
Here’s what it takes:
The makings of a white trash meal

white trash quesa
1 can re-fried beans (spicy)
1 jar medium salsa
1 pita pocket (or tortilla)
2 slices of processed vegan cheese
optional: pickled jalapeƱos

Pre-heat your forman grill. As it preheats tear your cheese slices and cover the bottom of your pita. Open the can of re-fried beans and using a knife spread a suitable layer of beans over the surface of the pocket. If you have jalapeƱos add them too, and roll up your pocket.

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Place on pre-heated grill and press down (watch when you press down on the grill! I burnt my finger… again). Wait until the outsides are toaste d and crispy and the “cheese” melts and starts to come out the ends.
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Enjoy with a side of salsa or to up the white trash feel free to include vegan sour cream or vegan cream cheese and bacos.

"Overweight" looks a little like this.

BMI’s fucking suck. I’m sorry, I may have issues about my appearance and self worth, but BMI is fucking shit. There are a few flickr groups and photo projects that really well capture the facts.

BMI means nothing, and you really shouldn’t let it mean anything more. I’ll be trying to remember that and a lot of other things, so as inspiration I’m going to be taking a few more “This is “Overweight” ” themed photos.

I hope you guys stay tuned and enjoy them.

This is "Overweight"


This is "Overweight"
Originally uploaded by B_A_Dxxx88

BMI’s fucking suck. I’m sorry, I may have issues about my appearance and self worth, but BMI is fucking shit. There are a few flickr groups and photo projects that really well capture the facts.

BMI means nothing, and you really shouldn’t let it mean anything more. I’ll be trying to remember that and a lot of other things, so as inspiration I’m going to be taking a few more “This is “Overweight” ” themed photos.

I hope you guys stay tuned and enjoy them.

I am "Overweight"


I am "Overweight"
Originally uploaded by B_A_Dxxx88

BMI’s fucking suck. I’m sorry, I may have issues about my appearance and self worth, but BMI is fucking shit. There are a few flickr groups and photo projects that really well capture the facts.

BMI means nothing, and you really shouldn’t let it mean anything more. I’ll be trying to remember that and a lot of other things, so as inspiration I’m going to be taking a few more “This is “Overweight” ” themed photos.

I hope you guys stay tuned and enjoy them.

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