Archive for September, 2005

IMBB 19: I Can’t Believe I Ate Vegan!

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Sam is hosting a wonderful event to inspire us to “surprise” someone with a vegan meal. Given my appreciation of the creativity of vegan cooking I quickly used this opportunity to kick around one of my favorite fussy cookbooks, the Artful Vegan. I’ve had fun springing tofu surprises on my co-workers (who now suspiciously eye [...]

Saveur Offer

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

A free 6 month digital subscription to Saveur magazine is currently available though this link. After signing up, the user is prompted to download Zinio’s digital magazine reader software with which to view Saveur in their new digital format. I have taken advantage of this offer along with a number of other eGullet’ers and we [...]

Taqueria El Pato Verde

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Sweets and I have a fun game we play when we meet for lunch on campus. We chew over our lunch and ponder like greedy kids in a candy store: what other food place needs to open on campus? Indian, Chinese, Koren, Pub, Mediterranean, Italian, Hawaiian, Starbuckian… we have so many cuisine styles to choose [...]

Sahale Snacks

Monday, September 26th, 2005

I’m a sucker for packaging. Cool containers just want to be fondled, and nice design gets to come home with me. It can be an expensive addiction, though knowledge is the first step right? So, I tried some restraint with these cute nut blends called Sahale Snacks. They’ve actually been in the grocery store for [...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Ice Cream

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

I seem to work in progressions or themes in my cooking. No sooner did I taste the Chubby Hubby Tofu Mousse, did I realize I wanted to test out tofu in its ice cream making abilities. The chocolate peanut butter mousse, Chubby Hubby Goodness, is a variation on a ubiquitous tofu mousse recipe that is [...]

Dirty Jobs

Monday, September 19th, 2005

I was purusing a bookstore with my family last Christmas when we came across a book called 50 Jobs Worse than Yours. Each page describes a job, with a one to two line summation of the job, and what the worker’s pay wage is. It’s a silly light and fluffy book, that might make a [...]

Chubby Hubby Mousse

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

I just read of a great version of the infamous tofu mousse in the latest Vegetarian Times. Unfortunately their website doesn’t seem to list the recipe (doh!), and their search engine is rather lame. However it was a pretty easy recipe to remember. I haven’t made it up yet- but plan on indulging myself with [...]

Vanilla Bean Tremens

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Sung in the tune of “Bottles of Beer on the wall“: One hundred seventy six vanilla beans on the counter, one hundred seventy six vanilla beans! Split one down stuff it in sugar, one hundred and seventy five vanilla beans on the counter… My package of eBay vanilla arrived the other day. I had forgotten [...]

Mashed Potato Patties

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Leftover mashed potatoes is in itself a rarely uttered phrase in our house. We love mashed potatoes, don’t get us wrong… and there is your answer. I made Sweets a birthday steak dinner with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes with full on butter! It was good eats. I went ahead and made up a [...]

Gifts for Foodies, Part II: the Cookie Sutra

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Do you have a sweet cookie in your life? Ok, how about a sweet and spicy cookie with a touch of bite? Look no further but I think we’ve got your stocking stuffer (errr, um, that wasn’t a euphamism) right here! The Cookie Sutra is a delightful little book of, sure enough, Kama Sutra poses [...]


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