Monday, November 8, 2010

Food Love: Stone Crab

Yes, I realize I've been posting a lot of Food Love lately, but with me my love of food doesn't end... This happened Saturday Nov. 6, at an undisclosed apartment on Wall Street, with a cute dog, my boyfriend, and some of his family. And our friend PHIL.

Thank you Julie and Mike for the crab. Julie, we owe you a surprise.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Food Love: Rocky Road Cookies

These are good bc you can sub out a few different things. In the recipe from Vegan Cookies that this was inspired by (read: mostly copied), they use white chocolate chips instead of marshmallows and non-dairy milk instead of real whole milk. Also, bc of my own stupidity, I had to use walnuts bc I didn't have almonds like I thought. der. Note: STILL DELICIOUS.

1/2 cup whole milk
2 Tbsp. flax seeds (real recipe called for ground flax)
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I use semi-sweet)
1/2 cup almonds (or walnuts if you have to)
1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350˚F. In a large bowl combine milk, flax, oil, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix all that together, then add the dry ingredients (but not chips or nuts or marshmallows). Then once that's mixed, add the rest of the ingredients by folding them in. Put 2-3 tablespoon dollops of batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. I should tell you here that this is where I ruined everything. I used wax paper and put it on the cookie pan the wrong way (wax side down) so all the cookies stuck to it. They were good once I got that off, though. Good luck!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Food Love: Black Bean + Corn Dinner

I made this recently and served with grilled chicken
with the same seasonings.
(Should have also made some brown rice)

Recipe goes something like this: can of black beans, 1 cup of frozen sweet corn, half a cup of crushed tomatoes, quarter cup sofrito (?) and mexican seasoning (I used cumin and Criolla Isabella from Puerto Rico to give it an island taste and a little kick, and salt + pep) Since I make up most of the things I cook I can't remember if there was Sofrito or not, but I did have some on hand, and I do recall being inspired by a similar recipe in a vegan cookbook I have that called for Sofrito.

On a similar note, I published my first cookbook (self-published) and it's coming to me in the mail any day!!! It's a bunch of delicious recipes that I dumbed down to be simpler, and that I make all the time. Most of them have a healthy spin. Very excited.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloweeny 2010

Wayne + Garth... and TANK GIRL!

Pee Wee Herman, Corky St. Claire, and Teddy Ruxpin!

abdominal snowman.
(costume by way of speech impediment)

someone being Brandon (who is not already Brandon).

and then this happened. on the subway.