Thursday, April 12, 2012

My food pleasures.

My first ever attempt at a Chinese Pancake, could have been rounder. (From Chloe's Kitchen)

Moo Shu Vegetables with Homemade Chinese Pancakes (from Chloe's Kitchen), they mighn't look like much but they were delicious.

I've had the Vetta Teddy Bear shaped pasta in the past which has been fun, so I was super excited to discover Dinosaur shaped pasta today while out shopping. I believe Orgran brand do an Outback Animals shaped one but I've not seen it yet.
Also I thought I had a picture of the Vetta pasta, which I was going to include here, apparently I don't. Next time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

We've only got 20 minutes

Not quite as catchy as the Justin Timberlake and Madonna song is it? No sadly not. :(

What we have is 20 mins while the tofu gets pressed Darkside style...
I've heard epic tales of a thing called a Tofu Xpress but I've yet to see one, I suspect one of the local health food stores might hold such a treasure but were making do.

Tonight I'm mkaing Moo Shu Vegetables and (with my skills allowing) Homemade Chinese Pancakes from Chloe's Kitchen.

Some of the things I've made from the book so far are...

Cinnamon-Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

(A horrible photo of) Penne alla Vodka - I've been meaning to make a version of this for years, so good!
Some things I've made from Chloe's blog that have made it into her book (I'll have to search for the photos).
- Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts
- Vegan Mac 'N' Cheese (In the book the recipe is baked but otherwise it's the same)

Other things I've made from Chloe's website (for which I will also have to search for photos) which so far have all been good!
- Garlic Sesame Soba Noodles
- Chocolate Chip Banana Cake
- Harvest Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
- Witches Fingers Cookies

I borrowed Knits for Nerds from a knitting friend, I love this book! Eventually I'll have to have a copy of my very own for my collection but for now I have a lend.
My two top picks for thing I must make first go to Aim To Misbehave Jacket (a femine take on the "Browncoats" from Firefly) and Big Bang Girl's Sweater Vest. The vest might be the lower effort and therefore quicker to make but that jaccket is beautiful. And I'm really excited as they both go up to Large and a Large that will actually fit me. Squee!

Speaking of things fitting me, moving into the Gaining Health, I still have underware that's 3 sizes too big. I've bought smaller underware as I've shrank but not completly replaced what I have so I've been making do. One of the 3 sizes too big pairs, I put them on yesterday and the crotch was down around my knees. I figured I'd just pull them up higher, didn't work they migrated down and I had knicker crotch around my knees again.
In the end I took them off and threw them away, it was ridiculous! I need new jeans/trackpants/skirts as there all gettting a fraction too big. Which is easily fixed with the skirts because I can just roll the waistband and make them shorter. This does not work with pants. :(

On a happier note this can mean only one thing, new clothes! :) This has to be a happy thing, might have to do the op shops over and which on the upside should strech the clothing budget quite far provided I can find anything suitable. It really is lucky dip.