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I hit the farmers market on Saturday and picked up random vegetables with no plan as to what I was going to do with them. I'd never used asian eggplants, but I figured they'd blend well with the zucchini and yellow squash. I used a carrot peeler to thinly slice the squash and zucchini, diced up the eggplants, then salted them and put them aside. I then cooked up some olive oil and garlic, drizzled it over the veggies and baked it for 45 minutes.


Doesnt look like much but it tasted pretty good.
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Well, sort of. I only had Orzo on hand so its Cheezy Orzo.
From this post on the Vegan Forum:
"My 'cheese' sauce is stolen from one of our "mac and cheese" threads here (or perhaps another forum, I can't recall, taken from one of the vegan cookbooks originally, I believe).

-Melt 3 Tbls. of vegan margarine (Earth Balance where I live) in sauce pan over medium flame (er "coil" in my case).

-Mix together in a bowl the powder mixture:

3 Tbls. "Nooch" (Nutr. Yeast)
1 Tbls. all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon turmeric (coloring really but adds a little taste too, I believe)

[options I often add: dash of garlic powder, Tabasco, mustard powder or prepared, and black pepper. Note: Earth Balance has plenty of salt for me but add some if your margarine doesn't.]

- Dissolve powder mixture in melted vegan margarine to make a thick paste

- Immediately add 1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened, plain, unflavored soy milk (I have used others in a pinch and hear one can use just plain water too) and stir until uniform.

- cook at medium-low, stirring frequently until mixture starts to bubble. The liquid will start to thicken and I stop at the first sign that the bubbles are showing a glistening (much like real melted cheese does which shows the fat content is trying to separate) perhaps 2 or 3 minutes tops. Done.

The 1/4 to 1/2 cup liquid is my guesstimate. I usually wing it. Use more for a more liquidy result and less for a thicker result, obviously.

"

Oh, so cheezy! Nom!
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Blood Orange Italian Soda + Whipped Cream Vodka + vanilla ice cream = win
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eBooks

Jun. 24th, 2011 12:19 pm
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Someone needs to explain to me why so many ebooks start out at twice the price of a paperback. Do these publishers and whatnot WANT people to go to pirate sites?

Yay!

Jun. 19th, 2011 04:37 pm
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Just found out that Dean Koontz' Odd Thomas book is being released as a movie next year. Woot!
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Omg graphic novels 60% off!
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FLEA MARKET!!!!!! Woot. :)

hmmm

Apr. 28th, 2011 02:58 pm
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Part of the reason I dont update enough on LJ is that I don't always have the time to sit down and write out a big journal entry. I have little things to say and figure I'll save them all up and then post a big entry, only...then I forget half that stuff and decide its not worth posting the stuff I DO remember wanting to post. So what I'm saying here is that I'll likely just start posting random thoughts as they occur to me. Maybe via my phone. I'll text y'all updates like its the LJitterverse
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http://farmsanctuary.typepad.com/sanctuary_tails/2011/03/feeling-their-pain-chickens-and-empathy.html

The more I learn, the more secure I am in my choices. MY empathy lets me understand how chickens could not only be physically tortured by thier lives in battery cages, but emotionally tortured as well.
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My mom shared this on facebook and it made me cry...in a good way. :)
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I'm feeling like I really want to be crafty, but for some reason the inspiration isnt there for WHAT I want to make. Generically, I'd like to make some plushies, but I can't find my starting point.

I might have to start sewing and see what sort of monsters come forth...
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Leaving bright and early for Mass/Maine/NY tomorrow. So much fun on the way I can't stand it. :)
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My cat just ate a slice of tomato. Wth?
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She said yes and everyone clapped. Aww
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boat went by with a will you marry me sign. looked down the beach- lifeguard on one knee proposing to his girlfriend.
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Lots of dolphins close to shore passing us. This is why i need a pocket camera
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Minnesota. :)

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