Sunday, November 23

My meatballs bring all the boys to the yard.

I could teach you, but I'd have to charge.

The meatballs were loosely based on the new farm recipe, but I added gluten flour and took some stuff out. In, out, in, out, shake it all about. Served with linguine, spicy pepper sauce, and sprinkled with parmezano.

This currently resides in my stomach. Blackened tofu, tuscan kale, and potatoes roasted in cumin, turmeric, and paprika. The blackened tofu is once again based on the recipe in eat, drink, and be vegan. I winged it mainly because I'm a rebel, but also because a stinky boy has my copy of ED&BV. Smelly boys!

How have I spent today? Cutting up and sticking together juice bottles to make model biospheres with the class I'm teaching in a high school. Geeks like me shouldn't be allowed scissors. It's not going to end well.

Sunday, November 16

It's my birthday and I'll bake if I want to.

You would bake too if it happened toooo youuuuuuuuuuuuu. Or something.

I just had what was officially the bestest Lelly birthday ever ever ever. Ever. There was cake and cocktails and vegans, oh my!

So I had friends coming over and some of the out of towners were staying over and as everyone knows Lelly is a feeder. As everyone also knows, Lelly is worryingly sensible and so she made mucho food to feed to people to line their bellies.

Why yes, that is a three tier cake stand and a shopping trolley, thanks for asking! In the cake stand are chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls, and chocolate chip brownies. In the shopping trolley are homemade soysage rolls (which if I don't make on a semi-regular basis certain friends of mine will make me pay). There's also tomato bruschetta, carrot cake, and (not pictured) roast potato salad. Oh, and pretzels. You can't forget the pretzels.

Sunday, November 9

I like to steal other peoples ideas

The idea for the following post is entirely stolen from another blog. This is like an essay right? As long as I cite it, it's all cool? Yeah?

Anyway. Here is the first installment of insane google searches that led people to my blog.

  • Trashy food. I can't decide whether to be offended or amused.
  • Ot vegan. This one is a VFF joke, but I'm not sure how it led here. Oh well.
  • Battered salad. I would like to state, for the record, that I have never battered a salad and don't plan to. If you're here for the battered salad, move it along brah!
  • Chinese supermarkets make me feel sick. This is just plain odd. How did this get someone to my blog?! Oh google godesses, please tell me?!
  • Close ups of boobs. My mother will be so proud.
  • Critique Robin Dunbar. This one was from my last post, but it gives me an odd sense of pleasure knowing other people studying for an essay on this will get my page instead, because I found so many useless pages in my search. Come for the Robin Dunbar, stay for the vegan love, that's my motto.
  • Giant monkey balloons. And so the fable of the giant monkey balloon continues. Long may he travel the country, confusing the masses.
  • Italian bombs food. I have no witty banter for this one. I don't understand where the need for this search would be.
  • Please don't feed the bears banana bread. I understand where this one came from, but still, I kinda want to go out and feed bears banana bread now and see what happens. Oh yes, I am such a rebel.
  • Trashy kitchens. This one I plain take offense to. Other than the many irn bru bottles (it's my other national drink and is therefore mandatory) there ain't nothing trashy about my kitchen.
The odd thing is apparently, recently only one person has got here from googling 'vegan'. VEGAN VEGAN VEGAN VEGAN VEGAN. Take that the google!

Monday, November 3

The Meme That Helps Lelly Avoid Work

The students out there know what I'm talking about. Two essays due in so my house has never been more tidy or organised, I have about three meals prepared in advance, and I'm doing this meme. What? A girl needs some down time. Mum, you know you do it too, don't look at me like that!

1. What was the most recent tea you drank?

I keep a box of St John's Wort tea in a cupboard at work. I sit in front of a computer a lot, and I find the St John's Wort helps fend off any lurky migraines.

2. What vegan forums do you post/lurk on? If so, what is your username? Spill!
The VFF is mah BFF. My username is Lelly because I am the worlds most original person.

3. You have to have tofu for dinner, and it has be an Italian dish. What comes to mind first?
I just had some! I marinated tofu in a tomatoey basil mixture, baked it, and had it on top of a pasta bake.

4. How many vegan blogs do you read on an average day?
I just checked my sage feeder thing and apparently 27. But then that's not all vegan blogs, that includes xkcd and other webcomics.

5. Besides your own, what is the most recent one you’ve read?
I was just reading the Sisters Vegan, which is where I got the idea to procrastinate with this meme. I also happen to think they're adorable.

6. If you could hang out with a vegan blogger that you haven’t met, who would it be, and what would you do?
Ida from Yummy Vegan Dinners. First we'd perfect our yorkshire pudding recipe, and then we'd use this knowledge to take over the world.

7. If you had to base your dinners for a week around one of the holy trilogy – tofu, seitan or tempeh, which would it be?
Tofu tofu tofu!

8. If you had to use one in a fight, which would it be?
I reckon the frozen blocks of tempeh they sell in the health store could do some damage.

9. Name 3 meals you’d realistically make with that tough protein of choice! Battered tempeh, battered tempeh, and battered tempeh.

10. What’s a recipe in vegan blogland that you’ve been eyeing?
I wanna try another one of Bryannas roasts soon. I've only made on once and she has so many different kinds. Plus it's that time of year when you want a nice warm oven and a massive lump of seitan isn't it?

11. Do you own any clothing with vegan messages/brands on them?
Uh yah. I have the red and black SSOV, the brown v neck one. A green herbivore zipper, a brown herbivore zipper. Umm, I have lots more but I can't remember.

12. Have you made your pilgrimage to the 'vegan mecca' yet? (Portland, duh)
*sob* No! I do plan to though, honest to goodness I do. Althought I hear the Illadelph is giving PDX a run for it's money, so I may have to plan a trip out and compare them both. Purely in the interests of science... Or something.

13. What age did you first go vegan? Did it stick?
17 or 18, and of course it stuck! If you're not vegan now, you never were, Brah!

14. What is the worst vegan meal you’ve had? Who cooked it?
Oooh! Recently when I went away to the middle of nowhere with uni. One night I was given a baked potato with boiled potato as topping and some inexplicable birdseed sprinkled on it.

15. What made you decide to blog?
Well, as you all know, I'm really quite awesome, and I felt the need to share this awesomeness with you, my faithful readers.

16. What are three of your favorite meals to make?
New Farm mac and cheese, stuffed shells, and stuffed tofu with hasselback potatoes.

17. What dish would you bring to a vegan Thanksgiving-themed potluck?
Probably one of Bryannas roasts, or the aforementioned New Farm mac and cheese.

18. Where is your favorite vegan meal at a restaurant? How many times have you ordered it?
Ooooh.... The Big Mono burger from Mono followed by some 13th Note cheesecake. I can't choose between them and you can't make me. Nuh uh.

16. What do you think the best chain to dine as a vegan is?
Ugh...Scream pubs around these parts are okay, but it depends from pub to pub.

17. My kitchen needs a………
Breadmaker! I've always wanted one. It most definitely does not need a deep fryer. No siree bob.

18. This vegetable is not allowed in my kitchen…..!
I welcome all vegetables graciously, but that evil little fungus dude the mushroom is banned. Would you like some extra slime with your meal? Try the mushrooms!

19. What's for dinner tonight?
More of the pasta bake and tofu that I made earlier.

20.Add a question here!
Write a critique of Robin Dunbar's theory on the evolution of language. Go on, you know you wanna write my essay for me.