Thursday, August 7, 2008

100 flakes and counting

So I've posted a hundred times since the inception of this wee blog! Looking back... there's been some very proud moments, some not-so proud moments, an epic battle or two, my first batch of cupcakes ever, a heckuva lot of sushi, even more things made with blueberries, and for the record, since acquiring the veganomicon last november, I'm officially over halfway through! (150 recipes finished, I think?).

And I do post almost everything I make that is beautiful/interesting/weird, or at least a good basis for a joke, but just for today I think I'll pull back the curtain on what really gets eaten around here, pretty much every day. Basically, If I haven't posted about it, it's certain to be one of these things:

Oatmeal!

Oh oatmeal, oh lovely, oh OATY and predictable. How much do I love thee? Enough to adapt my schedule around your warm and nutty scent? Enough to know the subtle bouquets of every bulk bin oatflake within a 4 block radius? Enough to wistfully ALMOST NEVER make pancakes (at least not before 5 pm)? To have a designated oatmeal-spice section of the cupboard (with the special dates that I buy just for the porridge)? To own specialty equipment designed for your fluffiness?

Oh yes. Most certainly. And did you know that mango is fabulous in it? As are blueberries, but you probably knew I was going to say that. ;P

Natto Bowl / Miso Soup!

I got converted, most definitely hooked on natto since I first tried it. With a little squodge of perfectly cooked brown rice and loads of veggie on top, it's no-effort and nourishing and really really yummy.

And as a bonus you can freak people out with the stringiness of it all. And as another bonus ---- the cutest girl in the entire world eating natto!

(as for miso soup... everything I've said about the above applies, + floating bits of hot jiggly salty tofu, - stringiness. YUM)

Tomato Soup!

As for dinner, I've decided to not be ashamed of this anymore. After all - it's an icon, it's a cultural equalizer, and it tastes REALLY GOOD with cheezy crackers. It has a full serving of vegetables, enough salt to kill you, some white sugar 'cause we love that stuff, and oh my gaaaad is it comforting. I love you tom soup. Love love love. With cashews and cilantro and mexican veggies. With olives and balsamic and onion. With readymade curry paste, or stir fry sauce, or over rice, and especially with frozen peas floating in it. It's soaked up many a night of drinking, been a cheap meal when I couldn't afford more, and goddamnit... it just tastes good. LOVE! :DDD

*cough*

Soooooo yeah. That's my secret diet. My non-postable eatables. Regular schmanciness with resume, oh, probably at the crack of dawn tomorrow. I've been making cakes. Multiple cakes! And thanks to everyone for your support and comments and love and ideas and basically just making this whole blog-thing worthwhile. I couldn't have grown so much or tried so many new things without you! <3

29 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Happy 100th!! Whoo hoo!! Keep up the blog, for sure!!

Oatmeal + Miso soup = yum!! :0)

Foodeater said...

Congratulations on the big 100! Your not-so-proud moments are my favorites :)

aTxVegn said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I have enjoyed every single one of them.

So exactly how much is a smodge?

Jes said...

What's there not to love in a good can of tomato soup? Seriously! You can even add things like noodles or peas or corn to it and make it seem healthier. It's such an adaptable 2 minute meal. :)

Congrats on 100!

vegan addict said...

Hooray for the century post! And, I want a spurdle! Too cool! Lovely photos of delicious food, as always!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

100 posts! That means you rock. And I'm glad you posted about the "unspeakables." They're fun to read about, and they actually really aren't so bad. I do wish I could be as passionate about the Campbell's tomato soup as you are, but I tried it again hoping for nostalgic magic, but nope. I even cooked it with soymilk and me no likely.

And I didn't know you were so passionate about oatmeal! It is quite amusing. It also makes me hope I can start being more loyal to Mr. Oatmeal soon again, because we have not been very close this summer. I guess I need some mangoes and blueberries! :) :) Especially because it looks so pretty, how you have it in the picture.

Vegyogini said...

Happy 100th! I eat lots of oatmeal, too. :)

sinead said...

yay 100 posts! also, natto is yummy and sometimes your blog makes me miss montreal.

Heikki said...

Congrats for the milestone! Oatmeal rocks. We eat a lot of oatmeal, mostly porridge, too.

Theresa said...

Congrats on 100 posts, and here's to many more!

Celine said...

happy dancing for you reaching your 100th post! woo!
ow. s'ok, just a flesh wound.

Bianca said...

You're making me want a steamy bowl of tomato soup right now. It's been far too long. I like to pour a little soymilk in it and dried basil. And sometimes brown rice. Yum!

As for natto, I've tried it once in veggie sushi, but I've never been able to find it in the store. Or maybe I'm not looking in the right place...

Congrats on your 100th post. I just found your blog cause you commented on mine. But I love it and I'm adding it!

quarrygirl said...

that natto bowl looks freakin' awesome!! congrats on the big 100. many more to come, i hope.

Katy said...

Happy 100th post!!!

Hannah said...

Congrats on your 100th post! And more power to you if you can stomach natto... The thought of it really makes me feel sick. It's definitely an acquired taste!

Carrie said...

Congrats on the 100th!

I too love tomato soup. A lot.

Jewel Alchemy said...

happy 100th! I discovered your blog a month or so ago and it inspired me to go back to veganism after falling off the bandwagon for a few months :)

I'm curious about natto too, just a little.

Cyn said...

You are a braver woman than me with the natto! I'm still afraid of it. I would love some miso soup, though.

Congrats on 100!

Rural Vegan said...

Congrats on the milestone post! I'm with you on the tomato soup, sodium be damned.

tofufreak said...

happy 100th!

i'll be posting the pineapple-teriyaki marinated tofu recipe when i get back.

Jackie V said...

Can't wait to try natto! The little girl is so cute. I loved watching her.

Congratulations on your 100th post. By the way, I love tomato soup too!

VeganCowGirl said...

You have a great blog, even when its not covered by cool andy warhol looking soup adverts. I love your sushi posts...more, more, more.
Thanks for producing such beautiful and conscious food and writing brilliant posts.

Happy 100th!

pavotrouge said...

congrats! and yum for everything except stinky soybeans ^^

Vegan_Noodle said...

Yay for 100 posts!! Keep em coming! And you're halfway through V-con? Impressed, very impressed.

michelle said...

Happy 100th! Also, oatmeal IS a thing of beauty. :)

Mihl said...

Congratulations! Oatmeal is my favourite (I have it every morning) and tomato soup a staple.

kree said...

Yay! Congratulations on your 100th post!
And the natto bowl looks really good, but what is natto exactly?

Erin said...

Yay for 100!

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