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Pretty & Ugly

Posted Aug 15 2011 11:56am

I’m talking about food, of course :-)

As a whole, this weekend was rather uneventful.

I did a little baking…

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high protein carob-almond cookies!

Using a combo of recipes from Leanne and Alex .

I went to work – boring.

I drove an hour and a half in the dark – scary.

I saw a movie – fun!

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Poster

And ate food, of course. Granted it was not all this pretty…

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A delicious healthy meal, made in a house with very little food. I'm proud of this plate!

For this I pretty much scraped together the best whole-food things I could find lying around.

Then last night, I went out for Japanese with my dad. Food at Japanese restaurants is almost always pretty.

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Hamachi jalapeno at Sai Cafe! That red thing? raw ginger. so good.

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Tako Sansai on cucumber & seaweed salad in rice vinegar dressing

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our sushi platter!

(Sorry for the bad lighting, I refuse to use a flash in restaurants, and the food was too good to wait for me to mess with camera settings!)

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Italian Ice from the best local place. mmm cappuccino crunch!

I think I prefer chocolate ice/sorbet to chocolate ice cream… maybe for the same reason I don’t really do milk chocolate.

Some of it was ugly – but still delicious!

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failed/burnt pancake with caramelized banana slices and almond butter 'frosting'

An attempt at Gina’s (the fitnessista) not-so perfect protein pancake .  I need to make smaller pancakes or use a bigger spatula. And work on my flippage-skills.

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quickie dinner - oats, TVP, broccoli, cheezy sauce

I decided I liked my cashew ‘cheeze’ better cold than hot, so I wanted to try a new warm creamy cheezy sauce.  Got it on the first try!

Quicker-and-Easier Cheezy Sauce (Vegan)

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3-4 T unsweetened soy milk (don’t use almond, not thick enough)
  • pinch of salt
  • pepper and spices to taste (chili, turmeric, red pepper, cayenne, etc.)

Directions: mix all ingredients (well!) in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for about 40-60 seconds, until the mixture starts to bubble.  Or use a small saucepan, and cook on the stove.  So quick, and delicious!

In response to your questions on the last post, the goat milk yogurt does have a distinct goat-cheese yogurt flavor, but I really like it since I love goat cheese.  Unfortunately, the consistency is not as thick as greek yogurt.  You win some, you lose some.

Other news – my recipe page is going up tonight!

How was your weekend? More exciting than mine, I hope.

What’s the most delicious ugly food you’ve ever eaten?

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