Thursday, July 26, 2007

What a jerk

Jerk tofu (sauce from VWAV) with red bells, sauteed collards and garlic, baked sweet potato. Mmmmmm, saucey and spicy, and oh so filling. This way my first time making Jerk sauce, and I'm in love.
For dessert, I made this strange concoction. On the bottom is a piece of Coconut Chai Breakfast Cake from Fat Free Vegan (picture below), with chopped mango, topped with Coconut-Molasses ice cream and a strawberry. I totally made up the ice cream flavor as I went along. I think there's even some rosewater in there. It tasted kind of like burnt rubber, especially since it was hardly sweetened. I'll make sure to make something better next time.

After working all day in the hot sun repainting my mom's back porch, I was so exhausted that I fell into bed before midnight. Unusual since I have been staying up until 3. I woke up before noon the next day and decided to make a real breakfast. I made a mock version of Susan's Coconut Chai Breakfast cake, using the leftover glaze from my Tiramisu twinkies, and using agave and xylitol to sweeten it. I also added some chocolate chips. A bit dense, but good for a small breakfast, or snack. Especially good in a bowl with fruit and rice milk!

Feeling pretty uninspired after doing hard labor all day, with blistered fingers and a sunburn, I decided to have a "make your own bowl" night for dinner. I dumped the fridge out, heated everything up and set it on the counter for us to have our way with. Mine is: brown rice, pinto beans, sauteed onion, red bell, broccoli, and corn, shredded carrot, avocado, and cheeze sauce. Mmmm.

I swear, I'm going to gain 15 lbs. if I don't get a job soon! Being a bum is nice, since I get to catch up on my reading, and stay up until 3am. But, that also means I have ample time to cook and bake (and eat) whatever my heart desires. Meals have been a bit heavy lately, but I try to balance them out with a nice raw salad, or some veggie sticks and hummus. I am also trying to avoid sugar for a while. After the overload in Austin, and all of the cupcakes I have been making, I figured it was time for a bit of a detox. I still use some agave from time to time, especially since I have a big jar of cinnamon flavored Agasweet in my cupboard. Other than that, my sugar is strictly from fruit. We'll see how long that last this weekend with a spur of the moment trip to Austin to go house hunting!

1 comment:

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

the title of your post has me laughing so hard. love it.

'm diggin the clean out the fridge bowl, too. sounds delicious.

good luck with the house hunting!