Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sunbathin' Asparagus

pre-oven. They totally look like they are gossiping while catching some rays right??

Red Cabbage is so pretty and purple. Why do they call it "red" again? Is that the proper name anyways? I'm too tired to look it up. I've been eating a lot of raw foods lately (brain food!); mostly in the name of giant concoctions of salads with various, eclectic ingredients, but tonight I was really sick of eating raw broccoli (oh! it tickles my throat!). I decided to make a half-cooked/half-raw dinner. I sauteed garlic, onion, red pepper, chard with some olive oil, shoyu, and basil/pepper spices, and then mixed that with steamed snow peas and broccoli. All this was put over raw red cabbage and sprinkled with a granny smith apple, avocado, cashews, and sunflower seeds. Lots of ingredients, but hello leftovers. Yum.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

They think of everything

whoa! check out this bearded hat!

I have listened to about 24 hours of This American Life episodes over the last three days, no joke, as I crafted away. It's really, really great to listen to while doing work that doesn't take a lot of brain processes. I can't even begin to say what has been my favorite one, since it seems to change with every one that I hear. Such a great program. I'm going to go through withdrawal symptoms monday morning if the web-blocker program at work denies me...

I made lots of banana and mushroom ornaments today. Now I have to go give them arms and legs. I sound like i'm crazy.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving spread

The whole shebang:

Cranberries made with apple-raspberry cider and walnuts:

Candied-lime Sweet potatoes: (from Vegan Yum Yum)

Bryanna's Soy and Seitan Roast with Mushroom Gravy: (recipe)

Mom's stuffing is the best stuffing ever:

Heart-shaped Apple Galette from Veganomicon

Fields of color

productive thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Don't eat my friend

I adopted Luna from the Farm Sanctuary. She's so cute!! Someday I will make it there to visit all the animals and see this wonderful place, but for now, this is the least that I can do.

"In 1986, Farm Sanctuary began its annual Adopt-A-Turkey Project. This unique effort has saved thousands of turkeys from the slaughterhouse, and encouraged millions of people to be kind to animals. This Thanksgiving, hundreds of families are feeding turkeys, instead of eating them, by adopting feathered friends who live at Farm Sanctuary.

Special holiday celebrations are held at Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in Watkins Glen, NY, and Orland, CA, where turkeys are the guests of honor, not the main course. Farm Sanctuary staff and volunteers prepare a buffet of squash, cranberries, pumpkin pie, and other vegetarian treats, and the turkeys have the pleasure of stuffing themselves."


"Like all animals, turkeys experience pain and suffering, yet they are specifically excluded from state and federal animal protection laws. As a result, turkeys are subjected to intolerable cruelty at factory farms and slaughterhouses across the United States. But Farm Sanctuary is working to change the tragic status quo, and the Adopt-A-Turkey Project, which encourages people be part of a new holiday tradition, is a critical part of this effort."

Adopt a turkey

Sunday, November 18, 2007

crafting the niiiiiiiight away

New updates to the Craft section and Print section!! I've been busybusy crafting for the Bust Craftacular, so I also took updated pictures of the things that I have been making. Also, I needed a break. Print updates are old sketches that I like.

I watched the movie Chicken Run the other night and after watching the "making of" section of the dvd, it made me want to animate my veggies. Just kidding, I don't have that kind of patience. It would be fun though.

Some of the updates:

Thursday, November 15, 2007

num num num

Veggie sushi night!

Sugar snap peas, avocado, cucumber:
Spicy Tempeh:
For thanksgiving luncheon at work. Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip (recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World)
Maple-Walnut with candied Walnut topping (VCTOTW)
big happy family:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veganomican rocks

Acorn Squash, Pear, and Adzuki Soup with Sauteed Mushrooms (recipe from Veganomican):

Jelly Donut Cupcake money shot (recipe from Veganomican):
Chickpea Cutlets with Jalapeno-Corn Gravy and assorted roasted Veggies (Veganomicon):
Coconut-Lemon pancakes (plain pancake recipe from VWAV, with coconut and lemon just dumped in):
mac 'n nooch. I like it minimal. nooch + EB + pepper +splash of soy milk.