Thanks : )
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Check this out:I was sitting on my bed leaning against the wall while gnawing on a great Italian vinaigrette/guacamole salad when I started bunching some baby spinach into a pile with my fork (This gets more interesting than boring -bear with me a sec). Anyways, after I mashed it down a little, I cut into the pile as one would a piece of pie or something. The appearance of this all reminded me of something I was trying to recall in a conversation with someone on Friday -quiche.
For some reason, I could not think of that word earlier. The conversation was about what / how we would teach certain people to cook something easy yet keep it vegan. So, after I was done staring at my salad I turned to Google.
I turned to Google Suggest not for a quiche recipe, but for vegan marshmallows. Yes, my brain works in wondrous ways.
Now, I launch a new window of Firefox and wait...and wait...and realize the domain name is never going to resolve. So, as much of a geek as I am, I don't know the IP addy for Google off the top of my head. So off I go to find out the status of my connection Run>cmd>
So I get sidetracked and wonder what the IP addresses are for google.net & google.org (turned up 188.8.131.52 & 184.108.40.206 respectively) and this leads me to (after plugging in 220.127.116.11/webhp?complete=1 to make sure I can connect -sure enough it does) wondering what other addresses Google has purchased to point to its search engine. I typed in foogle.com just to see if they purchased this and it turns out they haven't. Also, it isn't a porn site! They even go as far as putting links to both google.com and froogle.com on their homepage. But, the interesting part is that I find a page with a really high-tech and "powerful" search engine -a dude that reads the posts and occasionally gets back to you. *LOL*
Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=98ms TTL=244
I decide, since I don't want to wait on someone to answer my question, to browse what other people have asked by hitting the "Random" button I found on the bottom of the homepage. I'm amazed (on many levels) that this is the first page I see:
i hate olives.
but i have a friend and it's his birthday.
and he wants me to cook him something with olives.
The recipe starts off by calling for extra firm tofu, marinated for a few days. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for marinades.
I have poultry seasoning (although I tend to associate that taste with sage stuffing). Would that be good for a marinade?
Any other ideas?
Also, should I freeze/thaw/press the tofu, or is it good to go?
its soooo goooooood:
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Although it's not that healthy, it's a great recipe if you're looking to avoid margarine and hydrogenated oils. Also, no hard-to-find ingredients (unless you'd include soymilk in that category). They come out really similar to regular choco-chip-oat cookies instead of being really vegan-looking (my non-veg friends wouldn't touch the last cookies I made) and they have a really subtle peanut-buttery taste. I think they are the best tasting chocolate chip cookies I've ever made, vegan or not.
P.S. I've always used Quaker Quick Oats (the same thing I use for breakfast) when making cookies. Often times I see people stressing not to use quick oats when making oatmeal cookies. Any reason why?
It has all sorts of helpful information. For example:
The yeast page! Ever wonder about the difference between brewer's yeast, baking yeast, nutritional yeast, and yeast extract? ever wonder what a wine ball was, or how to make sourdough starter? Well now you can find out :D
The oats page: So you've been itching to try the vegan haggis recipe over at vegweb.com, but you can't seem to find pinhead oats at your local bulk food store. Fear not! According to this page, pinhead oats are also called scotch oats, porridge oats, steel-cut oats, and Irish oatmeal.
The vegetable pages! So you've got a recipe that calls for five pounds of Swedes, and you're upset because your friend Gunnar says you can't take five pounds from him. What do to, what to do? Well, this helpful page will tell you that "swede" is just another word for rutabaga or yellow turnip, so you can leave Gunnar alone already :)
What else will you find on this website? Lotus root, burdock, arugula, triticale, bean curd skins, loganberries......if you've ever wondered what the hell any of this stuff is, now's your chance to find out.
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Yesterday, I made the chocolate cake from the recipe that born2luvsum1 posted in this thread here. The frosting is my variation of a recipe from Mary McDougall.
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My husband really likes the frosting. It's chocolate and the peanut butter isn't overpowering, it's just a hint.
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On that same subject, I've found a teaspoon of soy sauce for every tablespoon of Worcestershire is a good substitute.
ANYWAY, any suggestions on what to do with these little nuggets o fun? THANKS
I am just curious if you ppl take vitamins & or supplements to get ur daily nutrients & what not. If so what do you take? I try to be a relatively healthy eater & try to watch my fruits, veggies & protien intake but I currently take a multivitamin everyday and was wondering if i should take something else instead. I hear flaxseed oil is good for you.
I was in the drugstore today and was looking through their vitamins & picked up a bottle of flaxseed oil and on the label it said to use it in cooking such as salads. Do you guys use this & does it actually taste ok?