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Posted Mar 21 2011 10:53pm

Dear food blog,

One day I might finish my master’s degree. One day I might find a day job that leaves me a little more time for cooking/blogging. Until that day you guys will be stuck with my sporadic ramblings.

Lately, I havn’t been cooking much.

There was an adventure with Tempeh Helper , a recipe I have been eyeing for a long time from post-punk kitchen. Most people won’t be too tempted by this recipe. Honestly, I don’t know why it sounded so good to me. My mom is a really good cook, and I can confidently say that Hamburger Helper was never cooked in  my home while growing up, but it is definitely one of those things that I always had a weird curiosity about.

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It reminds me of the time when I was younger and I begged my mom to buy a box of Trix cereal. Growing up my home was a place of brown cereal. There was cheerios and rice krispies and not a lot else. I was fascinated by all the different cereals I saw on television, but what really intrigued me to want trix cereal is that they were giving away a magic color changing spoon in the box. Now please try and tell me that advertising doesn’t affect children. I would have never asked for (and gotten) that box of trix if it hadn’t have been for that elusive spoon.
p.s. I didn’t even eat the trix. Love fruit, hate fruit flavored things.
So tempeh helper , vegan cheese sauce. Check it out if you are feeling adventurous. It is pretty good.

Also, I must update you on my not so healthy food journeying. My co-worker Kaley and I have often talked about donuts together. It is not so much that I eat donuts, but that I talk about them. After I lost the weight I consciously decided that I was only going to eat donuts once a year. They are one of those things that I just can’t say no to. When Kaley found this out she suggested that we roadtrip to Round Rock and eat the famous Round Rock Donuts . I am always down for A. A roadtrip and B. Donuts.
Six of us from work set out to find the donuts. We arrived. Stood in line for 30 minutes. And then feasted.

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Hands down the best fresh, hot glazed donut I have ever eaten.
We may or may not have bought their massive huge super-donut to share….also worth it.
The day was only made supremely better by a Kite Festival in Zilker Park that we frolicked at for the afternoon. It was a great day!


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Some of us might have bought short-alls for the occasion…big deal.

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