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April 23, 2010

I have never had an empanada before, so maybe the ones I made last night were awful, but I thought they were delicious. I love spicy food, so I put five of the adobo soaked chipotle peppers in my bean mix, and wowsers. HOT! I also completely ignored the measurements on the apple empanadas, but I thought those were tasty.

So pictures…

Dough BallApple Empanuada Filling

We love this song, although I don’t understand why he sings a couple of things…



Empanadas? <3

April 22, 2010

So It was suggested to me that I make empanadas, and as I am always on a search for a good dinner idea, this seems like a good one! I went to Vegweb and found some delicious recipes. I am crossing my fingers everything works out tonight. I will have to take pictures and post the results.

The Best Ever Vegan Empanada Dough

Black Bean and Chilpotle Chile Empanada Filling

Cinnamon Apple Empanada Filling

Cross your fingers for me as well, I hope things go better in the kitchen than they have been lately!

I know that it’s another older Sia song, but I am so in  love with her. She has an enchanting voice.

Isn’t Emiliana gorgeous??


April 21, 2010

I adore Sia. She has an absolutely stunning voice.

I tried to make a creamy potato soup last night, and the whole thing went to hell. I am so bad with things like that. I couldn’t get the lumps all out. Thumbs down to failing at something new. I want to make a vegetable stew with dumplings. Apparently my tummy thinks it is winter. Someone should set it straight.

I am very excited about the weather warming up, I went grocery shopping last night and stocked up on lots and lots of veggies and fruit. YUM! I made a strawberry and blueberry salad. We haven’t had fresh blueberries since last summer. I was going to put bananas in the salad, but I hate how they turn mushy and brown. Is there a trick to avoiding that? Lemon juice like you add to an avocado to keep it green maybe?

I need a better bread recipe, mine isn’t ever as moist as I would prefer it. Does anyone else use a bread machine? They are rather handy. I was thinking of making a raspberry and blueberry jam soon. That sounds delicious.



April 20, 2010

Mmm. I am drinking a Spirulina and soy protein smoothie. So yummy. I made more tortillas last night and we ate them with hummus. I am terrified of those damn pita.  I have planned to put together a little sun-dress for my niece for about a month, but haven’t started yet.. In true procrastination fashion, I plan on doing it this weekend.  I cannot believe it is only Tuesday, I have a sneaking suspicion this weekend will creep by rather slowly.

I adore Lush Bath Bombs, and they have SO MANY vegan options. I love when companies label items vegan, it makes me all happy and tingly inside.  Speaking of vegan labels, guess what I found in my local grocery?! Vegan mayo!!! I was so excited. I went home and made a sandwich. YUM! I am always up for a good sandwich.

I feel like the teacher from Peanuts. WHAH-WHAH-WHAH…


Songs in my head-

April 19, 2010

Hello Monday. The earth does not want to say hello, but I will.

I made tortillas this weekend. I found this recipe online(well, Kyle found it). I am not sure if this is anywhere near traditional tortillas (probably not) but they were super easy and delicious. I liked that I didn’t have to wait for them to rise. If you have a better recipe, let me know.

My husband’s month-long vegetarian stint is just about up and he is so excited. I on the other hand am going to miss how good the house has smelt at dinnertime recently. For as long as I remember,  I have been repulsed my the smell of cooking meat. and it has been pleasant not to deal with it.

I am proud of him for trying a different lifestyle, even if it was rather short, and it is almost over.  Also, I purchased his gift that I bought for his b-day party  this weekend and it will certainly open up a bit of fun of us. I promise to divulge the results after he opens it.

I ordered the China Study finally. I know it has been out for a couple of years, but I honestly just heard of it. Now I just need to set my Sookie Stackhouse books down long enough to read through it. ;)

Are there any good books you have read lately, or a favorite book you haven’t read in a while? It doesn’t matter what type of book it is, as long as it is an intriguing or enlightening read.

April 16, 2010

This song is repeating in my brain today,  and I love the original Iron & Wine version, but I have been crushing on her voice lately.  Wish it was longer.


April 16, 2010

Last night, I got off work early, so I decided to make said pita bread from previous post. I was patient and let it rise both times and then I kneaded it for the full ten minutes. I was hoping all this effort would produce delicious bread, but alas, it didn’t. I have eight ridiculously hard discs of carbohydrate.

On the other hand, I was in a a food frenzy apparently, because I made mujadara, hummus, and tabbouleh. I thought that was delicious! Yum Yum Yum!

I wish I had more to say on here lately, but I have been at a loss for words. I hate when that happens.

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Are you a good baker, because any tips to make the project less of a disaster next time would be much appreciated.