Sunday, August 28, 2016
Yesterday, when I was agonizing over the purchase of a new stove, constantly comparing different models and features and price, I stared at one of the buttons on a model I liked. It was for a quick cook feature and said, "Chicken Nuggets." I talked with my wife about the button. We just could not do it. We ended up getting the slightly more expensive model of the same brand because it didn't have that stupid button. I guess that is one way companies can get vegans to pay more.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Secular gods are conspiring against my Fourth of July barbecue. I somehow totally screwed up my batch of seitan for tomorrow's brisket. I added way too much liquid, convinced I could cook it out. Nope. And I never mess up seitan! I decided to make a second batch, but I ran out of several ingredients, so I had to go back to the HEB. I went to the store and did not get what I went there for. So, I had to go back again. Finally, everything was situated, and I started making the next batch and turned on the oven to preheat, which smoked really bad. Now, I have to wait for the oven to cool and clean whatever caused it to smoke, which probably has something to do with that first batch of seitan. Eventually, I will get this seitan done. Eventually.
Monday, June 20, 2016
If you haven't seen Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo, yet, it interesting how the documentary, Blackfish, forced changes to the movie. The movie was supposed to come out earlier and end happily ever after at marine park after Dory locates her parents. Instead, the fish retire in the beautiful coral featured in Finding Nemo, but as you watch the movie, you can see how the movie's producers still glorify the marine park, even with the altered ending. That said, it is still an amazing movie.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
I was reminded about one of the million reasons why I'm a vegan while in the break room at work this morning: Someone was giving away some substance called triple fiber. Some meateaters eat so little fiber in their regular diets that they need triple fiber? If most meateaters weren't so uppty about their meat consumption, I might feel sorry for them.
Monday, April 18, 2016
I think I may have cracked the Vegan Nom scrambled tofu code or at least got pretty close to it. My son even remarked on the Vegan Nom comparison without prompting. I was dreaming about tofu sandwiches, wishing for summer tomatoes when I created this recipe. I finely minced four cloves of garlic and added to a teaspoon or so of Earth Balance. I cooked until the garlic started browning and added the crumbled tofu with a quarter cup of nooch, salt, and some turmeric. I served in toasted bread with Vegenaise, sliced cucumbers, and shredded cabbage. My little tofu critic loved it and had a sandwich and a half.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
My son is made of tofu, and he eats it all of the time, but now he has a classmate, whose father told him tofu is gross, telling my son tofu is gross. Now, he is rejecting tofu that he used to eat, telling me he hates tofu. Of course, that is not what he said when we were at Asia Cafe two days ago, eating his giant bowl of sesame tofu. I have received your challenge, Little One, now we will be enjoying even more tofu. Evil laugh. Really, more tofu, and it is going to have sugar in the sauce (he will eat this).