Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Just a quick quote..

Sorry, no food as of yet, but come tommorw my exange student will be here and we will be eating all sorts of amazing things! But for now, here is some food for thought (in the form of some of my favorite quotes)


One farmer says to me, "You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;" and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.  ~Henry David Thoreau

(this one is kind of gory)

Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh?  For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived.  How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb?  How could his nose endure the stench?  How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds?  ~Plutarch

The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?
~ Jeremy Bentham (philosopher, 1748 -1832)

People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.
~ Isaac Bashevis Singer (Nobel Prize-winning novelist, 1904 - 1991)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Brunch ideas for vegans, vegetarians, carnivores and Germans alike?

So, I will have an exchange student from Germany saying with me for 3 weeks comes Thursday, and we are making brunch for us, and my friends family with a exchange student too. I was wondering what kind of ideas you have for Brunch? My we will have 1 vegan (muah) 2 vegetarians (my friend and my exchange partner) 1 semi-veg (my friends exchange partner) and 4 omnivores (parents).

I want to come up with something cool, but also fool proof Smile 

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Apology Muffins :(

So, I messed up. I told my friend I might be able to go to an art museum in another town this weekend (after I told him I couldn’t last weekend) then, said yes, but my parents took it back and said no and 10:30 the night before. Then, today, we were going to go volunteer downtown, and I completely spaced and wasn’t awake when he came to pick me up this morning. for the 2nd week in a row. (Sorry!) So…because I am such a BIG FAT LOSER, I am making some apology muffins. Raspberry Lime with a hint of guilt baked in. because, I am such a BIG FAT LOSER.


Mini muffins because I made so many muffins I ran out of full size muffin pans.


Zested, juiced, beat up limes. because I deserve to be this lime.


Finished product.

I ended up with a ton, of muffins. It was crazy.

But anyway, here is the original recipe, and my version. (doubled)

Raspberry Lime Muffins
Ingredients (use vegan versions):
    4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    zest of 2 limes
    1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar
    2 cup soy milk
    2/3 cup applesauce
    5 tablespoons lime juice
    2 tablespoons white vinegar
    1 cup raspberries and 1 cup blueberries (fresh is better, but frozen works)

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease muffin tin. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and lime zest. In a medium bowl combine sugar, soy milk, oil, lime juice, and vinegar. Mix well. Add to flour mixture. Stir until just blended. Pour half of the batter into another bowl. Gently fold in raspberries into one half. Fold in blueberries to the other half. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 20 minutes for full size muffins or 10 minutes for mini muffins or until toothpick inserted into muffins comes out clean.  Remove from oven. Let sit for 10 minutes. Remove muffins from tin and cool on a wire rack. Yield: around 24- 30 muffins
Preparation time: 30 minutes



Friday, April 1, 2011

Amy’s Brown Rice and Vegetables

So I ate such a good bowl from Amy’s foods tonight I have to share it with y’all.

This bowl was really good, I was surprised. Usually frozen meals are mushy and runny and flavorless, but this one was well cooked, not runny at all, and very flavorful. I would definitely recommend this bowl.

I’ve had the Indian Matar Tofu one and it wasn’t quite as good but still decent. The Tofu scramble pockets are really good. The black beans and curry burritos are good with a lot of salsa, because they are kind of dry. But anyway, I just wanted y’all to know how good this was!