Sunday, March 15, 2009

lazy lazy february...

OR: "Long Ago Foods I Happened to Push Around in a Bowl For a Few Minutes In A Manner That Kind Of Resembles Cooking But Is Lacking Any Real Inspiration" :)

Hee, these blondies kind of look like those tile puzzles where you push around the little flat plastic squares to make a picture of... a tiger. Or a monarch. Or a guy with a lasso. I wasn't really caring about putting the pieces back in order after the food-porn was taken, and delicious things can be all rearrangey, sure.

I took the basic standard (awesome) blondie recipe from the ppk and made it all fiesta with lime juice and coconut. This was the first damned thing I'd baked in weeks!! No joke! And then they came out of the oven and I remembered why vegans have to bake - that is, to eat baked goods with melty buttery qualities. I distinctly recall deciding to gain a pound or two in honour of these things.

But really no cooking was I doing. Don't believe me, here's the proooooooof:::::

RICE FOR BREAKFAST! I ran out of oatmeal (and a small island in the pacific winked out of existence due to the illogical tanglement surrounding THAT). So I had to make do, and given I have patience in the morning to stir things and not do much else, I made some brown rice pud, with raisins, whole cloves, and cinnamon and it was... actually pretty great. Not oats, but every few years I'll shake up the morning routine a little. Oh, and I put brown sugar in it! Speshul.

Next evidence of no cooking: SLAW. Wooo! Blog-worthy mostly because it's a gorgeous shade of crimson and I happened to grate up a pear inside of it. I recommend the pear thing. (look close and you'll spot the fourth time I've made the World Fusion cauliflower soup. Fourth time!)

Last, last... I give thanks to the wonders that is the VwaV fronch toast *guideline* and how it enables me to eyeball the various flours involved. And it still results in this, which is way more carby-sugary than I usually like for lunch, but I had to use up old bread and um... Caramel Sauce. Kisses Everything! With Gold. squee.

In better news, the weather has gotten downright inspiring the past few days and my eyes are lighting up at the sight of spring markets and my poor little brain is starting to tinker with foods that make moods and involve wonderful, premeditated things like capers. I believe I'll be making seitan tomorrow. (!!!!) I see reubens and latin food.....

10 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

BLONDIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katy said...

Blondies and french toast??? YUM!!!

T said...

I would eat all of that... but especially the caramel-banana french toast, yum!

I love rice pudding and have made it for breakfast once or twice... but one is wise not to stray too far from oatmeal. :P

Theresa said...

Um, yum. Caramel fronch toast? Rice pud for brekky? Blondies? Pear in slaw? That last one is a little weird, but I find myself wanting to know what it tastes like....

Looking pretty good for "no cooking"!

Kris said...

Those blondies sounds amazing and I absolutely love your breakfast rice pudding. Ooh, that looks incredible, and I have strawberries in the fridge right now.

Cyn said...

I just made that french toast and it was so good. And your blondies look fantastic.

Carrie said...

That all looks good to me!

But I'm glad your cooking inspiration is returning. Yay!

Vegyogini said...

Looks like you've been eating well lately. :)

Mmm, I love vegan Reubens!

shellyfish said...

Those blondies look really good - I'm thinking the lime juice & coconut is a stellar idea.

Katie said...

I love blondies. I love french toast. I love this blog post. Just thought I would inform you. Haha :)