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I’m back home. J. came to pick me up from the station, looking devastatingly handsome in a shirt & tie, and we curled up in her bed for days, emerging only to make coffee and pancakes.

I am exhausted. Content, but exhausted. Here is a camera-phone shot of some brownies I made at my sister’s apartment last week. They’re the blueberry brownies recipe from Veganomicon; I think it’s become my favorite brownie recipe. When I made them with Heinous a few weeks ago, J. ate one and then declared that she dislikes brownies with fruit. I’m going to make them with strawberries & strawberry jam next time…she won’t be able to resist.


Written by ponyboi

October 8, 2009 at 11:46 am

the princess and the chickpea

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dinner with lemonade!

Vegan Mofo 2009!

For dinner tonight, I made:

  • scalloped redskin potatoes (veganized from my parents’ old-school Joy of Cooking),
  • green beans with almonds (improv), and
  • the chickpea cutlets from Veganomicon.

The chickpea cutlets! It was my first time making them. Life gave me moldy lemons, so I omitted the lemon zest. We didn’t have paprika (Hungarian or any other nationality) so I used chipotle chili pepper, and then I added liquid smoke, nooch, and some salt and pepper and baked them. They were tasty, kind of like chicken-fried chicken, and I think next time I’ll make them in dino shapes.

Gross sidenote #1: I cut the side of my hand somehow on the can of chickpeas. By somehow I mean, I used the can openers to slice open the lid but they refused to slice two segments approximately 45* apart from each other, so I tried to prise it all the way open with a fork, and my hand slipped and the lid cut the side of my hand. It’s still bleeding profusely.

Gross sidenote #2: the raw stuff of chicken nuggets looks nothing like chicken but very much like strawberry soft serve.

Written by ponyboi

October 1, 2009 at 4:55 pm