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21 October 2011

Cornbread, Lazy Muffins, Muffbars

I’ve referenced this cornbread recipe too much not to post it, finally.  This is my “I need food now” bread for weekend mornings. It's similar to this cornbread, but it's not the same.





No-Cook Chilli


Speaking of flesh, my mom and I made chilli side-by-side last year, she making carnivorous chili and I making vegan chilli.  Chilli is one of those dishes that I think people can get really up-in-arms about since everyone knows someone who makes a good one.  Or they make a good one themselves.  I offer a chilli recipe that’s been adapted for the dorm.  I found a recipe on the interwebs sometime last April and neglected to bookmark it.  


I have no pictures of the chilli so all food pictures have been replaced with cats.



Roasting Acorn Squash

Brainless...brains...brainsssssssss




This is What I Call Taking it Easy: Tomato Toscano Kale

Another dish I used made in order to avoid schoolwork. But hey, making healthy food and eating your greens is better than sitting in Firestone all day, no?


13 October 2011

Quiiiiiccche, Pumpkin

I hadn't intended to post today, but then this seemed ready to go.  In my head, I read "quiche" as "kwish."  Q for Quiche!



06 October 2011

Chocolate Cake (Variation) and Chocolate Ganache


Lastly (are you tired yet?  It’s past my bed time):
come to the dark side…we have cake.



(Not My) Grandmother's Spice Cake



I’m not going to tell you how to make oatmeal.  This was today’s breakfast when I assembled it on Wednesday night.  I like to make my oatmeal ahead of time and eat it all cold and stuff the next morning.  I used a little too much water, as you can see, and it almost flooded the bowl.  I was urging my oatmeal (and pear, flaxseed, and peanut butter) to absorb more water, yelling—SUCK IT!  SUCK IT UP!

Burny-Face Greens


College food!  Burn-your-face-off greens.



Gothic Granola's Basic Smoothie or Protein Shake Recipe

I had a smoothie on Sunday that was just a wonderfully kickass way to begin my Sunday ritual of reading in the library, attending the Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group, and doing life work for the rest of the day (i.e., walking, working on poetry, and cooking).  This is my basic formula for a single serving smoothie: 


  • 1 cup non-dairy yoghurt or milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional; I use Garden of Life's RAW protein or Manitoba Harvest's Hemp PRO 50)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 cups greens/frozen greens cubes (blend greens and freeze in cubes for thicker smoothies; optional but recommended)
  • 1 piece or 1 cup fruit (fresh/frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • Spices to taste
  • Ice (optional)

Blend the beejeebes out of it.





Correlation is Not Causation: Spelt-less Olive Oil Cake

Dear ones,

Gee, we need to open on a positive note.  I made some excellent cake and a delightful pasta pie a few days ago.  I also have not been able to get Evanescence’s “Lithium” out of my head.  Before you make me hand over my Goth card to shred it, let me just say that I only began listening to Evanescence about a month ago during Irene when I uploaded a bunch of my aunt and uncle’s compact disks to my computer.  I’d heard of Evanescence, so I figured I’d give them a shot.  This song is particularly mind-sticky.