Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Quick-Style Breakfast and Lunch

I was going to post this in my running blog, but this is vegetarian slop (vegan, in fact). Given nothing but a fridge and microwave, and a lack of my own kitchen utensils, I made the following:

Yesterday evening, I quickly put the following in a wheat tortilla:

I added some dried cranberries and wrapped it up. This was pretty good, but somehow not as good as the bread version with jelly that "The Ukrainian" makes for me.

For lunch, I took the same wraps and added the following:

The faux chicken requires a 30-second zap in the microwave, though I let it go for another 10 seconds. This wrap was actually not bad, though it could have used some rice and veggies. Once I get my act together, I can probably accomplish this (they make mircowavable rice!). As for the faux chicken, it was actually good... not like actual chicken, but somewhat reminiscent and decently spiced.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Egg Tarts

Well, I haven't been here in a while, but I just wanted to upload my second egg tart attempt. I've made this once before using a different recipe, and the results were worth shuddering about. So a few internet searches later, I found a suitable recipe using Google.

Oh yeah, this recipe is far from vegan... just as a warning.

The recipe is below:

1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 dash vanilla extract

2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups water
9 eggs, beaten
1 dash vanilla extract
1 cup canned evaporated milk
I'm not a big fan of these things, but taste-wise, I thought it was pretty close to the real thing as far as the egg part goes. The crust was not very flaky like the actual ones, but good enough in itself. The actual egg tarts actually contain lard, which would eliminate this as vege-slop.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

It's the End of the Slop as We Know It

I was wrong previously. I am moving back home this summer, and there will be no more veggie slop or time to cook or even time to eat in general. Well, I will try to make something once in a while for you to look at, although my family would be disgusted and disapproving of the typical things here. Perhaps I will venture onto less sloppish-looking things.

For the last two slops, the theme is "Cleanin' Out My Closet." I am quickly trying to get rid of everything before I move out on Friday.

This first item is from weeks ago, actually.

Broccoli with Tomato Sauce

- broccoli (whatever I had left)
- 1/2 c. Ragu Organic spaghetti sauce
- onion powder (to taste)

Heated all of these up and ate it. Yes, it's simply distasteful, but oh well.

Spinach and Tomato Sauce

- 3/4 small bag of chopped frozen spinach
- 1 c. Ragu Organic spaghetti sauce

This is even more simple than the other one, as I made this in the microwave. It tasted a lot like spinach lasagna without the ricotta or noodles. Cooked spinach is one of my favorite veggies, second to collard greens...

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Roasted Cauliflower & Teriyaki Pasta

See, I told you that I would get slightly more creative.

Below is some cauliflower that was absolutely delicious. It SO was great to both my olfactory nerves and my taste buds that I took TWO pictures of it:

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

cauliflower florets
2 tbsp Wish Bone Just 2 Good light Italian salad dressing
onion powder (to taste)

Basically, I tossed these two together and put them in the toaster oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees (that's fahrenheit). Did I mention how good they were, especially with the evident crustulation (is that a word?)?

As a side note to this, the black bowl came from some vegetarian chili that I once got from Whole Foods. Yep, talk about ghetto!

The second item is something I whipped up very quickly for lunch today:

Teriyaki Pasta with Broccoli

1 spear of broccoli, chopped
1/2 c. organic pasta (it's going away slowly)
1 cm diameter of whole grain spaghetti (this somehow won't go away)
3 tbsp Kikkoman teriyaki sauce (watery kind)

I boiled the broccoli and pasta, condensed the sauce a little bit, and then combined them. It was surprisingly good, though probably in need of some onion or little firm tofu cubes. At least it wasn't terrible... or yucky... just teriyaki. =P And no, I finished off my last tomato this week, so you can't throw any at my bad joke.

By the way, I just finalized my summer plans, and I am neutral to announce that I am staying in my apartment for summer school and research. This hopefully means more and new recipes for y'all, although my appetite tends to decrease when it's too hot to breathe.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Theme is Gross-Looking, Mediocre-Tasting

Hi folks. My apologies for the not-so-tasty-looking entry today. I promise that I will start making better food as soon as I have time, energy, and inspiration. It's hard to want to go all out when you're cooking for your lonely, ghetto self.

Anyway, the following is just a variation of my oatmeal, the only change being, since I ran out of oats, that I used 1/4 cup of whole grain rice instead. This stuff claims to purge out toxins, so I hope it does that for me.

Whole Grain Rice with Cinnamon, Splenda, and Soy

The second is just some broccoli, maybe about 2 cups or so, that I sort of steamed in a pool of vegetable broth (made from 1/3 cube bullion).

Steamed Broccoli

Again, hopefully better stuff appears soon. I am still trying to clear everything out, although I am quite sure that I will be living alone during the summer.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Backlogged Slop - Oatmeal and More Pasta

I haven't had time to update, but here are the latest items:

I know oatmeal is extremely plain, but since I eat it most mornings, I thought I'd take a picture of it. Unfortunately, I waited until I was almost done eating it before remembering to take the picture.

1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1 packet Splenda
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
dash salt
3-4 oz. plain Silk soymilk
1/2 tsp. Torani sugar-free syrup

Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Splenda, and Soy

The next item was Thursday's lunch. It's basically the same as last week's Chinese broccoli ensemble with less sauce, no beans, and more veggies.

Pasta with Broccoli(s)

1/2 c. organic pasta
1 cm. diameter of whole grain spaghetti
1/3 c. (or less, couldn't tell as it was frozen) Ragu organic pasta sauce
1 cup Chinese broccoli, broccoli pieces
onion powder (to taste)

Sorry, I need to cook better, but I really haven't been in the mood to experiment. Most of my free time I'd rather spend roaming around campus, surfing the net, or sleeping.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Curried Cauliflower and Spinach

Second slop!

Curried Cauliflower and Spinach

My mommy gave me cauliflower this week, so here is my attempt to use up the organic Pondicherry curry I got from Whole Foods. I have a recipe for curried chickpeas, which I totally did not follow because I did not have anymore onion or garlic. I didn't even cook it in the right order because I was in a hurry.

The "recipe":

1 tomato
1 tsp curry powder
1.5 cup cauliflower florets
a few frozen spinach leaves that were lying around
dash salt
dash pepper

This is actually lunch for tomorrow, so in the fridge it goes. I had a taste. A bit grainy, but fine.