September 5th, 2005

various reality sucks
  • muridae

Pecan lace cookies with marshmallow syrup

My marshmallow experimentation failed really miserably yesterday, but not to be outdone, I decided to salvage the marshmallow syrup by making a pecan lace cookie filled with the marshmallow syrup.

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Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go send my blood sugar through the roof. =D

Yummy Russian Winter Salad

This is a very big, hearty Russian salad. I recommend it for potlucks. I personally make half the recipe and put it in my fridge for my lunch all week. This recipe is from my friend Alexi's mother, who is a very Russian woman.

Russian Vinaigrette Salad

6 beets
8 medium potatoes
4 carrots
3 dill pickles (or one 8 inch cucumber)
1 medium onion or 6 scallions

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh is better)
2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Wash beets, potatoes and carrots and boil together. After 15 minutes remove potatoes and carrots and let beets continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes. Cool and peel. Chop beets, carrots and potatoes into small cubes and mix in bowl. Add Chopped onion and pickles.

Combine lemon juice and oil with dill, add salt and pepper (adjust amounts to your taste.) Pour over salad vegetables and stir (everything will turn magenta). Chill two hours.

Serves 10 to 12.

Chili Beans

1 can of crushed tomatoes
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of red beans
1/2 package of Boca ground burger
1 can of green chillies (diced)
1 tsp of chili powder
1 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sugar
salt to taste

Mix everything together in a big pot and heat!
Really easy to make and really good.
Jeff st .jacobs

Raw Foods Question

Hello everybody!
This is my first post here, even though I have been lurking for a while. I have a question. Recently I visited some friends in Toronto (they are omnivores). They were so awesome! They were very accommodating and they ate vegan while I was visiting (and seemed to enjoy it:) Anyway, we all decided to try this new raw food bar called Live Organic Food Bar. None of us had ever eaten at a raw restaurant before and we didn’t know what to expect. As soon as we walked in the place and smelled all the excellent food, our fears were laid to rest. I had a delicious raw lasagna. Does anyone have a good recipe for a raw lasagna that they would mind sharing? I would really appreciate it! Thanks:)
We also ate at another very good restaurant called Fresh (on Queen Street West)
Toronto is a vegan/vegetarian’s dream:)

Healthy and Long-Lasting Food for a College Commuter!

Okay, okay, I know this has probably been asked a hundred times, so if you want to point me to the FAQ, I don't blame you! But I was hoping some of you could help me out with my specific circumstances, considering times and food preferences and things.

My classes start tomorrow, and I need both lunch- and dinner-type foods to take with me in a lunchbox with a cold pack (or in a thermos).

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I'm a commuter this year and I live about a half hour away from campus, so it's a waste of time and gas to come home for the shorter breaks.

Mondays I'll need something really filling to eat at home for an early dinner, since I'll be going from about 5:00 to 10:15 with no food! Or something that'll keep for a few hours for those days I need to stay on campus between my first two classes because of study needs or lack of gas money.
Tuesdays I'll need something for another early dinner between classes. It'll have to keep from about noon til 4:00 with an ice pack.
Wednesdays I'm hoping for a quick lunch AND a good dinner to eat on campus. I think this one's going to be tricky since the dinner will have to stay good from about 11:00 until 4:30.

There's a microwave there, which is great for people like me.

I'm really terrible at cooking, so if you have any recipes that include cooking, please make it simple for me! I don't like mushrooms or
eggplant because of their consistency. I'm not a big salad fan, I only eat it about once a week or so. Sandwiches are great for lunch, but I'm hoping for something hot for dinner - I grew up down south, so cold dinner foods are really strange to me. One of my pet peeves is soggy bread, so I'm trying to think of sandwiches that don't need anything liquidy on them.

Do you think fajita fillings - Morningstar Grillers Crumbles with sauteed peppers and onions - will keep in tupperware for a few hours with a cold pack?

I've been trying to eat more healthfully lately. I drink too much pop and eat a lot of snack-like foods because I'm kind of lazy and not a
very good cook, and it's starting to get to me. I feel generally unwell a lot lately, so I'm trying to get a good diet in - and cut down on the pop for dog's sake! I think classes starting again is going to help me out because I KNOW they don't really have any vegan options, so I'll be FORCED to think ahead... and if I'm thinking ahead anyway, why not put a little more effort in and make it healthy, right?

Ooh, sorry for the long entry. Thank you so much in advance to anyone who can help me out.