This is a random post, but it’s an awesome one so bear with me.
- First of all, we’ve had a few awesome but incredibly hot day. We’ve been doing some shopping and last time I went with my mother we found this.
Isn’t it just awesome? Mozart has his own shake. We didn’t buy it as we thought it’d be kind of disgusting. It’s still pretty amazing though. If I was a dead young artist I’d want my own shake too!
Ice cream MACHINE. Given to me by mother mother and it has nothing mechanical in it what so ever. I don’t know what the definition of machine really is, but I suspect this doesn’t cut it. We haven’t used it yet, but I will some day. For sorbet maybe. I like sorbet!
I made shitloads of seitan today and it all turned out awesomely. Except for this little log here which turned out rather obscene (I swear I didn’t notice myself, I don’t have a dirty mind like the rest of you, but when Alex told me he could never link his mother to my flickr any more I kinda suspected he meant this log looked like a dick or something. I dunno, like I said my mind isn’t as twisted as yours).
- And awesome thing number 4:
As I said; I made shitloads of seitan today (the baked kind). Both ribz and logs. And then we had a BBQ! My best friend came over to help us eat all the lovely food I made and we had a lot of fun. We had ribz, potato salad (RECIPE further down!) some salad, guacamole and a beetroot and carrot paté. I spent the entire day on the market and in the kitchen, but it was so worth it, I LOVE cooking for other people.
Ok ok, just ONE more thing before I give you the recipe for the awesome potato salad:
Alex and I are trying to veganize our lives a little. This means that from today we are no longer buying eggs and milk, but we will still eat a few things that has them in them. We figured that every little helps. I’m going to try to cut cheese out too (although that’s going to be a bitch) and we already have dairy free margarine and cooking cream. So, while we might still EAT a little egg and milk every here and there we will no longer be cooking with it or baking with it. If my mum offers me a cookie that has eggs in them I’ll still eat it but I won’t be making any myself. We’ll see what happens next. Does anyone have any great advice for me? (Also, I wouldn’t even have thought about transitioning, ever so slowly, to veganism if it wasn’t for all the awesome vegan blogs out there, you people do make a difference with all your inspiring delicious food!) To celebrate our decision to go vegan (one day!) we made our entire dinner vegan and my omni friend thought it was delicious.
I know you just scrolled through all of the rest to get to this anyway
Awesome potato salad with greens: Serves 4-6
- 1 kg (2 lb) new potatoes
- 10 radishes, sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1 handful sugar snap peas (or about 1 dl/½ cup)
- 1 dl (½cup) parsley, chopped
- 3 tbsp chives, chopped
- 1 dl (½ cup) scallions, chopped
- 1 dl (½cup) water, boiling hot
- 2 stock cubes
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- salt and pepper
Boil the potatoes with the peel on. There’s no need to peel new potatoes but wash them thoroughly before boiling. While they are boiling prepare your other ingredients, chop, slice and do awesome things! make the dressing by boiling some water dissolving the stockcubes in it. Add minced garlic, vinegar and season to taste. It’s supposed to have a rather strong taste.
When the potatoes have boiled slice them or cut them to chunks while they’re still hot. Don’t burn your hands though! mix the dressing with the potatoes and let it soak in. Add all of the other vegetables and herbs, toss about a bit and serve warm or at room temperature. It’s INCREDIBLY good. Really!