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California born and bred 25 year old dance machine now living in Salt Lake City. Sardonically irreverent spinster, DIY decorator & vegan baking enthusiast who enjoys sequins, house plants & malt liquor.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Resurgence of summer.

Thank you Sarah McAnderson for the pretty pictures.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

VeganMoFo #2: Herbed seitan, mac n cheeze & spinach salad

Candice and I spent a weekend trying out two different seitan recipes about a month ago. I used a recipe from Joanna Vaught and Candice just found something on google. I'm trying not to be biased here, but mine turned out awesome (and yielded 10 HUGE cutlets). Apparently the recipe isn't on Joanna's blog http://www.joannavaught.com anymore and the only copy I have is a printed out and heavily stained piece of paper stuffed in between my cook books at home. So I can't tell you how to make these, just how delicious they are.

What I CAN tell you is that I marinated the cutlets in a mix of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and italian seasoning and then brushed on a tiny dab of the vidalia onion dressing I used on my spinach salad. I lined a baking sheet with foil and put them in a 400 degree oven and left them in long enough to dye my hair black, take a shower and read half a chapter in my new book. Hows that for specifics?

The mac n cheeze was the last of leftovers from the other night and the salad was just fresh spinach I got at Smiths (a huge bundle for $1!). This dinner was amazing because the most work I did was wash and trim the stems off the spinach. Success!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hello October, I've waited for you all year.

There are so many wonderful things happening this month!

This year I'm being a zombie in a haunted house with Candice and dressing up as Peg Bundy (I think) for Halloween. Critical mass this month will also be masquerade themed. The horror section of my VHS collection is steadily growing and I plan to have many movie nights. No real plans for the actual night of Halloween yet, but there will be plenty to do I'm sure.

The weather is gorgeous. I rode last night in a hoodie, scarf, beanie and gloves and it felt amazing. I almost want to spend more time outside in the fall than in the summer.

It's VeganMoFo aka Vegan Month of Food! To the few readers I have, watch out because I'll probably be posting a LOT about it. For those who aren't aware, all during the month of October vegan blogs try to post a new recipe/cook a new dish everyday. It's a great way to get motivated to try new things, which is exactly what I'm aiming for with my diet right now. I've already got pumpkin recipes out the ass, including pumpkin brownies that I'll be baking tonight and a pumpkin gnocchi recipe Candice found.

I'll hopefully be purchasing my tickets to PA next week, and with all that's going on plus the anticipation of the trip, I bet October will be over before I know it.