Sunday, October 26

Super Secret Pudding Project

Not pudding pudding. Yorkshire pudding.

Can I tell you about the project? No. Can I tell you the how's or why's? No. It's a secret. I can tell you one thing. It's a delicious project. Wait, I lied, I can tell you two things. I'm working with another agent on the project. We are comrades in yorkshire pudding struggle.

Exhibit A - Yorkshire puddings. Look at that dip. Whoa mama. I would mention the other stuff, but who cares?

Exhibit B - As nature intended. Yorkshire puddings as gravy holding receptacles.

The first rule of yorkshire pudding club is you don't talk about yorkshire pudding club.
The second rule is no smoking.

This blog post will self destruct in 5...4...

Monday, October 13

The following meals are brought to you by indecision

I'm not good at making decisions. At all. Sometimes when I can't decide what I want to eat, I make everything that sounds good at once and then have leftovers for ages. I sometimes like when this happens.

This meal was inspired by wanting generalised Indian food. There is tofu and aubergine tikka masala, wholegrain rice, vegetable samosas and onion bhajis.

This meal was inspired by wanting generalised carby stodge. There is spicy pepper pasta, aubergine pomodoro, garlic bread, and mini peppers stuffed with garlic and herb cream cheese and battered. Look at that cream cheese oozing out...

Love me! I just noticed the follow me thingy on blogger because it told me that the lovely Kismet was following me. You should also follow me. Why? Because I'm needy and like to be loved. Do it. You know you want to. The link is right over there --->

Thursday, October 9

Wanna hear a whole big pile o' excuses?

Then read on brah!

Okay, so first off there was the surgery. It took a while to recover from that, and a while longer to be able to eat anything I'd want to take a picture of. How did the surgery go? Well, not so great. The surgeon went in and what he saw was too far gone for silly little keyhole surgery so he just flushed my joint out and closed me up. The flushing gives temporary relief for about a week or so, so that's long gone. So, anyway, I had my review appointment the other day and as it turns out, I need bilateral joint replacements. Whoop-di-doo. I don't need them right now, but at some point before I'm 30. This sucks because once you start having them you need to replace them every 10 years or so, so essentially this was a life altering piece of news that made me require a short pity party. I'm okay now though, mainly because I rock. Anyhoo, to delay needing the first one, I'm having some surgery soonish to freeze my joint capsule because that's where all the nerves (and thus pain) are. If all goes well with that, it should delay the need for joint replacements for a good few (max 5) years. It could all not work though, and being the eternal pessimist that I am, I hold out little hope.

Let's see... More excuses... I'm back at uni and I'm in my final year, which is crazy but exciting and I'm kinda enjoying the crazy.

Anyhoo, I will now stick with the 'food' part of the whole food blog shtick and post some food. I warn you though, due to all of the above, it will be in no way exciting. In fact, two of the three photos are of tofu scramble. Oh yes, I win at originality.

This is the way I always make scrambled tofu. There's always peppers and onion, and various spices. That's as much of a recipe as I'm ever able to stick to. It's served on some amazing multi seed bread and topped with fresh basil (you may start to sense a theme with the basil).

This scrambled tofu was inspired by the post on Vegan Dad's blog (which btw, I love). Of course, I didn't follow the recipe at all, but this was really good, and I can see it being a staple when I'm in dissertation mode and haven't seen a fresh vegetable in a while.

In a brief departure from scrambled tofu, is this good old vegan stereotype of the stuffed pepper. I stuffed this sweet pepper with marinated tofu and fried rice. Again, topped with fresh basil, obviously.

Anyways, I'll try and be better at keeping up with ye olde blogosphere, but what can I say? When you still consume rather a lot of liquid foods it can get difficult to find enough to post. I'll try my best though, I'm just awesome like that.