Tuesday, September 16, 2008

cheery food for cheering up

Oh, ick... I've had a horrible night. I won't get into the messy details, but it involved professing feelings that should ne'er been professed. X_x....... guys are so stupid.

So I need food therapy, and pretty pictures, and I've even finished my homework, so I am allowed, and everyone benefits, 'cause um.... food porn is a good thing. Just bear with me if I'm not exuberant? Up there is rice! (oh wait, that exclamation point was pretty exuberant. heh). Wild rice with cherries and almonds from Extraveganza, and maple roasted turnips and beets and onions, and even dandelion greens. I kinda feel like a hobbit eating dandelion greens, like I should be making them in a little tin pot that I carry around in my pack or something, with field mushrooms and a bit of a pipe and a song for after supper. :p

More Extraveganza - sicilian white bean salad. Pretty nice! Super lemony and sagey, I liked it.

Living corn chowder from Vegan Fusion -- this would have rocked my toe-socks off if the corn and avocado I'd used were looking healthier than the ones I *did* use. And it was still really yummy, even with lame-ish produce. And yes, blue corn chips are totally not raw at all, but c'mon.... chip sharks. You know you want em!

Extraveganza mocha almond spice cookies. Amazing!! Something so good about the crumbly almost bitter nut crunch, these disappeared fast.

And heck, here's what I've been living off of. I've mentioned it before, but I like this shot. It's very exemplary of "Liz's Lunch". Slurp.

22 comments:

sweetpotato said...

I sure hope your day gets better. Boys are dumb sometimes!

I had a semi-rought day as well, your food porn brightened it up!!

Vegyogini said...

Aww, I'm sorry you had such a crappy night. :( ExtraVeganZa pics and descriptions are a good way to get over doldrums. That is such a beautiful cookbook; I don't use it nearly enough.

Vegetation said...

Ugh, I think most (okay all) of us can empathise with having professed feelings we should never have professed. Your post proffession pig out (:P I kid! It just sounded good) is WAY healthier than anything I would've come up with that's for sure.

And those extraveganza cookies look amazing, I'll have to dig out that recipe!

Nikki Douglas said...

Yeah it can be tough to zip your lip but thank goodness you don't feel the need to cut back on your glorious cooking! Please do come up with a recipe called Hobbit Greens cos' I think we all need that.

VeggieGirl said...

Hope your Wednesday goes MUCH better for you, Liz!! Hang in there!! In the meantime, hooray for food therapy!! :0)

Jes said...

Gorgeous photos & tons of hugs!

Mihl said...

I am sorry! I am sending some nice thoughts into your direction and I take such a cookie, please!

...barbara... said...

i love how food heals the soul, as any good art :)

soul healing radiates from these pictures....and makes my tummy grumble....

i wish these worked as scratch and tastes via computer screens....one day...oh yes one day....

Breedale said...

We definitely have all been through the 'wish I could take back what I said' sentiment, but I loved how you kept your wit about you. The hobbit comment was so funny I let a little chuckle slip out loud and everyone around me had to turn and look. The food looks great. I hope everything gets better soon!

Vaala said...

Hey, sorry to hear about your crappy night. Yeah, guys can be very stupid at times...but don't give up on them!

Anyway, food porn is definitely good therapy...plus it benefits me too!!!

vegetalion said...

ohhhh your living chowder is lovely! I especially love the chip sharks ; )

I hope your week perks up!

Theresa said...

I hope your day got better! I loooove the roasted root veggies. Pink food is so cool! And I couldn't help but laugh at your reflections on dandelion greens.

Hannah said...

Aw, sorry Liz... Guys are pretty much awful, as far as I can tell. Don't let it get to you though, since obviously he could appreciate what an incredible person you are in the first place.

tofufreak said...

ahhhh forget the boys! we get more food without them around! (and methinks she would like some of them mocha almond spice cookies hehe)

Celine said...

less boys, more cookies! that's what we all need.

aTxVegn said...

Food therapy is the best for anything. I love the looks of the bean salad and the corn chowder, and I think I love all the cookies in Extraveganza!

sarchan said...

Boys are dumb. Feelings are also traitorous... >_<

Yay, pretty food!

Mocha almond spice cookies?! Yes, please! I will have to investigate this Extraveganza you speak of.

Judy's Nutrition said...

Mmmmm, it all looks so good. And I had a little giggle about the dandelion greens bit.

VeganCowGirl said...

Hugs to you Liz. Sending you boy-free vibes. The food looks great, and unlike boys, recipes are so easy to deal with.

Green Eyes, Green Heart said...

Mocha Almond Spice cookies?! I have GOT to get this book! Yum!

And yes, guys ARE stupid.

~Erin @ "Vegan & the City"

Carrie said...

Boys are indeed stupid. But all of your food looks so yummy!

mad about udon said...

Sorry to hear about your bad day... at least you have all that wonderful, delicious, nutritious food to brigten your day!