food.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 12:39 pm
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Today I played a game of What Can I Cook Without Going To The Store. I was really happy with the result, so I figured I'd pass it along.

Quick Navy Bean Soup

specifics )

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In other news, Tumblr's new posting interface is the worst, it's less buggy today than it was last night, but I still hate it. Evidently IE doesn't support it, but I can't decide if I hate it enough to use IE.
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Snowflake Challenge, Day 7

In your own space, share something non-fannish about yourself. A passion or a hobby or a talent, something that people might not know about you. We are more than just our fandoms.

Some of you already know this, because I post recipes from time to time, but I love to cook. Which is kind of weird when I think about it, because I'm a terribly lazy person in general, and cooking from scratch requires a lot of time and patience and prep work. I find that sort of thing irritating in other areas of my life, but I don't mind peeling potatoes for ten minutes if I'm going to get some soup out of it in the end.

I think I really just enjoy it on a creative level. A good 50% of my meals start out as 'what can I make with a bag of X, a can of Y, and some leftover Z,' or 'I should probably finish A and B before it goes bad.' I also have a tendency to treat recipes as basic guidelines. I'm more or less vegan, but I find vegan websites and magazines super frustrating for a whole myriad of reasons, the biggest being that their recipes are usually written by people with unlimited means. I can't afford pink Himalayan rock salt or virgin Peruvian saffron threads, or whatever. I'm also not a big fan of fake meat, so. I usually look at one of their recipes and say 'that looks good, let's see if I can do it with ramen noodles and canned peas.'

Since I have you here, below follows my recipe for Black Beans and Brown Rice. It's super easy, and if you use boil-in-bag rice, it's also super quick.

om nom nom )

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 )

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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