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Monday, July 29, 2013

All In a Day's Woik

 Lazy lady's collard wrap. Tahini, mushrooms, carrot, tomato.

 Sorta sangria. Pear, frozen strawberries, frozen mango, ginger slices, orange juice, lotsa wine.

On the fire escape with a good book....
And a cat.

Joni and Gerri tester recipes:
                                                                    "Falafelogs"

                                                              With cucumber relish.

                 Cheesy cashew sauce. This was fun to make. Haven't tried it on anything yet.

                                                Clean up aka "Things Organized Neatly"

                           A treat for myself after cooking and cleaning. Ginger all the way.

Haxan came bounding out of my room last night with a mouse in her mouth, which she proceeded to let go and catch again and let go for about 20 minutes while I hid and freaked out. (Speaking of which, she makes an appearance in G's new comic - uh, NSFW) When I finally emerged, there was no mouse to be seen. SoooOOOoooo Haxan relaxed today too, having done her catly duty. Good baby.

29 comments:

  1. Falafelogs. I am so in on that it's not funny.

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  2. Sangria and Steinbeck, nice move. You haven't tried the cheesy cashew sauce?!?! I would have sampled that immediately! More falafel - you could put the sauce on it. ;)

    Haxan! What a hilarious story - playing catch with a mouse! Hopefully the little rodent left alive and is now visiting a different (cat-less) household. She does look content with herself!

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    1. It maybe would have been more pertinent were I reading Grapes of Wrath, but alas I've read that before.
      I couldn't think of anything to put the sauce on at first but I did figure it out eventually :)

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  3. Ooh, that sorta sangria looks tasty. Nothing beats booze, a good book, and a cat's booty.

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  4. Reading a book on the fire escape with a kitty sounds like my kind of good time!

    The cheese sauce looks really good. I adore sauces with cashews in them. Great looking drink, too, and I love the name of the Falafelogs. ha!

    We've never had a mouse in the house but my ex-husband and I had several moles that one of our cats caught. Freaked me out a lot!

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    1. Oh, god! having moles would reaaaally freak me out! Are they big??
      I like the name falafelogs too but now that I think about it, maybe they were called falafeloafs? Still good.

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  5. Ooooh sangria! Sounds amazing and I love it in the mason jar! Haxan is too freaking cute!! I agree with Ingrid and Bianca... a kitty, a book and sangria is the perfect combination!

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    1. Haha, I don't think I have any real glasses in my posession! Just empty jars.

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  6. Yum, sangria, yay reading books outside, and that falafellog looks like a delicious turd!

    Greg's comic is the best, you've got a talented fella!

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    1. Ha! That's what I thought to, but tried to put it out of my mind.
      He's very talented.

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  7. Those falafelogs and cucumbers sound so good. The cat and mouse thing not so much.

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    1. The cucumber relish was great. It got a little watery but the dressing would probably be good on a lot of salads.

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  8. Glad to know you've familiarized yourself with a fire safety plan.

    Haxan says, 'Mom, please move to an apartment with air conditioning! I'm wearing a very heavy fur coat!'

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    1. my fire safety plan including grabbing my cat and a stiff drink, yes.

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  9. Woah, falafeldogs are seriously brilliant. Just a small tweak to the format changes everything! And to think of all those summer BBQ's I've wasted with standard veggie dogs...

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    1. Right? They would probably be really easy and fun to eat in a wrapped up pita.

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  10. I'm with Ingrid; how were you resisting the cheese sauce!? I've been (mostly) avoiding processed foods so my beloved vegan cheeses have taken a back seat; this sounds like an excellent substitute.

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    1. Have you made yr own cheese sauces before? I don't have a Vita but it still blended up well, but I bet with yr new toy you could blend it to utter creamability.

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  11. P.S. If you haven't tried them yet, Yeah Dawg's vegan hot dogs are soy free and have a similar texture to what I'm imagining of the falafelog. They'll be at the next Vegan Shop-up AND Integral Yoga's Day For Your Health fair the week after. They especially make me think of you because they're covered in pickled veggies. I'm just saying.

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    1. You know me well. I am so into picked veggies. They are especially great with falafel-y things!

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  12. Haxan is such a cutie! And way to make homemade sangria! it's one of my fav things ever!

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    1. She is a darlin. I very much enjoyed the sangria. moreso with each new glass.

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  13. Eek, poor mouse! Lovin that sangria...

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    1. I think it escaped. I hope it was just stunned.

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  14. Cat, good book, sangria and a fire escape. Tick and tick and tick. Double tick for the sangria, naturally.

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    1. How many ticks for the whole bottle because I finished it off?

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  15. Ain't Haxan cuuuuuuuute?! Everything looks so yum, including that sangria! I have a quick question... how did you prepare collard wraps? Do you soak them overnight with lemon juice or vinegar?

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