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Good Food Coming Soon!

Posted in asian, breakfast, dinner, indian, lunch, mexican on February 7, 2011 by nosferatofu
beef.....the chicken of the sea

beef.....the chicken of the sea

This picture has nothing to do with this blog entry but I wanted to share some laughs 🙂  No idea what its supposed to mean though.

Did some epic shopping at the grocery store yesterday.  Lots of delicious food in store.  I promised myself as I was putting it all in the refrigerator that I wouldn’t forget to take pictures of the food this time.

Well…..I already failed…..forgot to take a photo of the vegan spinach lasagna I had for dinner last night.  Topped with basil leafs.  And garlic bread.  Soooooo good.

Well at least I have the rest of the week to make up for last night’s omission.  And tomorrow (Tuesday) I’m meeting a friend for some Thai food vegan dinner.  So….lots in store.

Until then……enjoy the cow and dolphin frolicking in the sea 🙂

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To Live and Dine in LA

Posted in breakfast, dessert, dinner, holiday, restaurants, sandwich on September 6, 2010 by nosferatofu

sign

I kicked off the weekend on Friday when I met a friend at Native Foods for dinner.

Yesterday I went to my mom and grandma’s for a nice homecooked dinner…..soy chicken cutlets, grilled asparagus and red potatoes.

Today (sunday)…..pancakes for breakfast and because breakfast is good anytime, country tofu scramble with fakin’ bacon tempeh strips for dinner.

I went out to a Smiths/Morrissey club in Los Angeles with my awesome bellydancing, multi-talented friend (and general partner in crime), Irene. We met our friend Karla and her boyfriend there. Lots of fun in Echo Park….lots of lame hipsters too! Irene and I cut out of the club a bit early so we could head around the corner to a historic cafe called The Brite Spot for some post-club munchies.

bagel burger

They have some great vegetarian and vegan items, and we both got the bagel burger with soy patty, onions, dairy-free cream cheese and chipotle veganaise. And we finished it off with a vegan chocolate lava cake.

lava cake

Epic noms for an epic weekend!

I also go a new car on Saturday lol.

car

and……tomorrow I’ll be going back to Native Foods for more labor day feasting…….

Mother’s Day and other Adventures

Posted in asian, breakfast, dessert, dinner, drinks, holiday, restaurants on May 14, 2010 by nosferatofu

vegan fritatta

My whole family gathered at my mom’s house for Mother’s Day.  The weather was nice, and the day was relaxing.

I’ve been lazy lately so I didn’t cook anything.  But my mom cooked an awesome meal.  Vegan fritattas along with vegan chocolate chip pancakes and also cake with soy ice cream.

vegan cake

It was some good eatin’.

rose lemonade

I also met last Friday with my friend Annie at Loving Hut, which is a vegan Asian food place.  They have a few scattered around southern California.  The one we went to was in Orange, which was kind of an ugly location but I give them respect for doing their best to beautify their little area.  They built a small patio and decorated things very nicely.  It wasn’t thee best Asian food I’ve had but I’d go there again for sure.

One thing they had going very well was the rose lemonade.  That was pretty good.

Salzstangen

Posted in breakfast, condiments, dinner, holiday, lunch on October 31, 2009 by nosferatofu

brot horiz

This morning I went to Eschenburg’s, the local German deli to pick up some of my favorite things to eat.  I got 2 Salzstangen (translated as salt sticks) or as my family calls them, Salzstangl.  I also picked up a type of pretzel bread (pictured on the right) which I always forget what is called.  I already ate the pretzel bread and one of the Stangen!  They are so good.

I also bought some of my favorite tea, pictured in the left.  It is a nice soothing tea to drink before bed called Gutnacht-Kräutertee.  Very delicious with a mix of various herbs including….er…..not sure what many of these are called in English, except for the Anis, Camomile and Peppermint.  It also contains Ringelblumen which is like a  miracle herb.  It works great for many things.

I am making for tonight, Krapfen (aka Berliner) and a Kugelhupf cake (pound cake or bundt cake I think it is also called), which I will share in a future entry!

I hope everyone has a very happy Halloween!

Fall Is Here!

Posted in breakfast, lunch, tofu on October 9, 2009 by nosferatofu

And so is school. I finished my master degree in May, thinking I was finally free. But I was wrong. I’m taking programming classes now that are more difficult than anything I’ve ever studied before.

So……I’ve not had much time for cooking anything worth sharing. Most nights I’m studying till late, forgetting to eat, then at 9pm I notice the time, freak out and eat a microwave burrito or something. Terrible, I know.

I’ve been inspired by autumn though. Its my favorite season. I decided I would make this autumn the best yet. So I’ve been hitting the arts and crafts stores, making lots of Halloween inspired things, I’ve been painting again (when I have the time, which is not often). I started a watercolor painting 2 years ago and I’m still working on it!

I have been doing a bunch of photography and photoshopping. That’s probably my favorite form of art; photography and digital editing. I have a photoshoot coming up next weekend, which I look forward to. It’ll be medieval themed with a strong tarot/gypsy/occult style with my friend Irene, who is a bellydancer.

So anyway, I took the day off today because I saw one of my favorite bands, Satyricon last night, performing in Hollywood. Having the whole day to relax, I made a nice big lunch, which I managed to photograph. I haven’t made this in a while because its been too hot but now with the weather cooling, it is more fitting. Its a tofu scramble with gravy.

tofu scramble

I’ve also been VERY busy with kittens. Yep, one of the neighborhood cats took a liking to my patio, so she brings me her kittens. I took one to a shelter, thinking she had abandoned it, but now there are more. They are making the cutest meows as I type this. I leave them alone though, I just watch and photograph because I don’t want to run the risk of the mom abandoning them if I handle them too much.

calico2 2 kittens black kitten skadi

Choconut Smoothie

Posted in breakfast, dessert, drinks, tofu on May 31, 2009 by nosferatofu

choconut smoothie

Perfect for a warm sunny spring day.  Except it is gloomy, cold and overcast this weekend.  My favorite weather!  So this smoothie turns out to be perfect in any weather and any climate.  And any excuse to use my new blender is a welcome opportunity.

Having just returned from the grocery store, this smoothie is also a great refresher.

Ingredients:

(all organic)
cocao nibs
chocolate silken tofu (first time I’ve tried it….very tasty)
hemp milk
strawberries
pineapple
palm sugar
raw cashews
ice (duh)

I am not including proportions because I didn’t really measure anything out. I did use 2 tablespoons of palm sugar, which was not much for how much smoothie this recipe yielded – it pretty much filled up the entire blender container. You could easily substitute agave for palm sugar, but I had some on hand, and I never have sugar, so I figured this one time I could go crazy. But the fruits add the majority of the flavor, and are what make this smoothie such a great mix of chocolate and fruit.

PETA's Vegan College Cookbook

Posted in asian, breakfast, dessert, dinner, lunch on May 9, 2009 by nosferatofu

 

PETAs Vegan College Cookbook

PETA's Vegan College Cookbook

Earlier this week, I had the awesome honor of receiving an advance copy of PETA’s new Vegan College Cookbook.

So I’ve been flipping through it over the past several days, getting excited about all of the really cool recipes and how easy they are.  I’m especially excited to try the avocado soup.  

Even better, I showed it to my grandmother who is 75, as omnivore as a person gets, and considers a hearty portion of vegetables to be a table spoon of boiled peas and carrots, topped with dill weed.  She liked the recipes so much that I had to wait till she was done reading everything before I could actually have the chance to look at it.  She insisted I make the German Potato Salad for Mother’s Day, and she even went out and bought the potatos for me.

All of the recipes call for readily available ingredients, and most of them I already have in my pantry, and something even more convenient is that they can all be cooked in the microwave.  Pretty nice when you’re in a hurry.  The cover claims the recipes are quick and easy, and this cookbook really delivers on that statement.

It will hit bookshelves on Tuesday, May 12.  If you are looking for a really good cookbook, with simple yet delicious recipes, I’d HIGHLY recommend this one!