November 29th, 2008

Fell in love with Legos


To my amazement I just found MimicCreme at a grocery store in my boyfriend's city (which will also be my city after this semester). It's nearly $5 for a soymilk-sized aseptic carton, and I'd like to give it a try, ideally in veganizing an old favorite dessert or something. Any recipe suggestions?

From the pictures on the package (something that looked like tiramisu) I'm hoping it can be used like dairy whipping cream, though their site says they'll be introducing a whipping cream substitute soon. Has anyone used MimicCreme products? If the basic stuff is not like whipping cream, how does it compare to Silk creamer, etc?

husband has steak, i have...?

my husband eats meat.  that's just the way it is.  if i dont make a specifically vegan meal it's usually something like a vegetable, a starch, meat for him and then im left in the lurch.  im not going to make another meal for myself.  is there any other easy separate protein thing i could make (besides marinaded tofu or something like that).  i love beans, but i usually make them as a bean and rice meal - red beans and rice, hoppin' john, lentil and rice casserole, etc.

is there a "stand alone" easy bean recipe so im not having extra potatos at dinner?
where the wild things are

pasta with green peas and creamy walnut garlic sauce!

Pasta with Green Peas and Creamy Walnut Garlic Sauce!

Vastly improved from a pretty bland recipe from here.

I'm about to embark on my student teaching in a junior high English class, and I'm in my last quarter of school before that happens. I made this after a stressful afternoon of sitting at my computer, working on lesson plans.

It's the epitome of comfort food - creamy, starchy, and solid in the tummy. It is also very flavorful, but not too rich, and it tastes like it should have more fat than it does.

Walnuts do have a lot of naturally occuring fat, but these are good omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. However, if you are on a diet, this would be better as a mid-day lunch instead of a late evening stress out snack (which is what I did, oopsies).

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