food!

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 01:56 am
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I don't have anything fannish to give you, but I haven't posted in a while, so. Here, have some recipes. All three are vegan, and totally delicious.

chickpea salad sandwich )

broccoli salad )

rosemary roasted string beans )

SOS.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012 09:51 am
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Turns out, I've completely lost control of my [livejournal.com profile] dysfuncentine fic. About a quarter of the way in, it just started writing itself, and what's going on now isn't even on a nodding acquaintance with what I'd had in mind when I first sat down to write it. The pairing is the same, but everything else went right out the window. Suprise! emo fic for the fail. /o\

Also, it's acting like it needs more words, which... I do not have time for, since it's due tomorrow, and everything.

I went to Whole Foods for breakfast, and had some amazing cauilflower hash with onions, sliced carrots, and fake cheese. I'm not big on fake cheese as a rule, but in this it worked nicely. I'm on my third cup of coffee; hopefully I can translate the caffiene into getting this fic finished.

I got my [insanejournal.com profile] hp_beholder assignment yesterday. I'm half-excited and half-terrified, so. We'll see how that goes.

ngk.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 05:12 pm
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Dear God, someone needs to tell me that Chipotle isn't exactly diet food. Just because they offer vegan burritos doesn't mean I should eat three of them in two days. So very yummy, though. Also, kind of messy. The one I ate just now fell apart before I'd really even opened it, and I ended up holding the foil like a platter and shoveling burrito bits into my mouth by hand.

Also, the farmer's market that sets up outside my work on Saturdays now has four -- four! -- vendors who deal entirely in vegan junk food. One guy sells hummus and pita, and another guy sells various kinds of dips, sauces, and pestos, and yet another guy sells a variety of stuffed flatbreads, and also there's a girl who sells cookies, cakes, fudge, and brownies.

I can already see my plans for weight loss domination swirling down the pipes.

/o\

In other news, I somehow managed to get my [livejournal.com profile] sirius_black fic finished over the weekend!

Oddly, that wasn't how I expected things to turn out. I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] sirius_black and [livejournal.com profile] dysfuncentine a couple of days apart, and when I got the final prompts, I really thought I'd end up writing [livejournal.com profile] dysfuncentine first. My premise for that is a little more straightforward, and also the deadline for [livejournal.com profile] sirius_black is nearly four weeks longer.

As for [livejournal.com profile] dysfuncentine -- I'm about 400 words in, and it's already shitty, shitty crackfic. I'm not sure if the problem is the pairing -- it's one I haven't written in yonks -- or if the problem is just me in general. I either write ridiculous, slapstick, pie-in-the-face comedies, or the one where everyone is flat-out miserable because I've laid the angst on with a trowel. What I'm trying to do with this fic requires a delicacy I really just don't have.

My mother has the heat turned up so high I feel like I'm sitting in a furnace. UGH.

eat your greens.

Friday, January 6th, 2012 04:37 pm
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One of my numerous New Year's Resolutions is to eat out less and rely less on pre-packaged foods. Thusly, I've been cooking quite a bit over the last week. I know it's not exactly salad season, but I've been making a lot of salads, anyway. Mainly because they're so easy to throw together, but also, it's terribly hot here.

Here, have some salad recipes. All of them are vegan.

kale and plum salad )

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kale and apple salad )

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