Food

World Vegetarian Day

Lemon marinated shiitakes over orzo
Don’t let the title scare you, I won’t be preaching… I might do some lamenting though. That’sFit pointed out that today is World Vegetarian Day, the kick off to Vegetarian Awareness Month (Wikipedia tells me it’s also Filipino American History Month, but that one doesn’t apply to me as much). I moved to Las Vegas a year ago last week (should probably post about that) and became a vegetarian soon after. It wasn’t a moral decision, I just wanted to eat ‘better’. Before moving, my semi regular lunch had been a polish dog with some spicy mustard rolled up in a tortilla or a lunchmeat sandwich. I’m sure many a New Year’s resolution about ‘eating better’ has been broken so I decided I’d give myself a set of rules: I wouldn’t eat meat. Continue reading

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New pots

pots
The best things in life… I got these pots for free from a fellow sportbike forum member. Mostly stainless steel Farberware plus some other stuff. (All my previous pans have been free as well) I assume they were a wedding present at one point. They’ve been working out really well and are deeper than my other pots so they make more efficient use of the space in my dishwasher. All around a nice score.

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Curried Chick Peas and Tofu

tofu
Another Moosewood recipe (they can’t miss). This is my first time cooking tofu. I wasn’t too worried since I figured it would be easy to top the lukewarm bits you usually find floating in your miso. Even though I don’t really enjoy curry this was a good filling meal, not enough to make me come running back though.

I did a quick search to see if there is a modern web app serving cooks. I found BakeSpace and RecipeThing. Neither one looks like it has proper tagging, shopping list maintenance, wikized ingredients and preparation methods etc but I still need to explore further. I also found Yum for Mac. The recipe microformat is also being worked on. I think it would be neat to generate Cooking for Engineers recipe tables based on the XML. A note on CfE’s site says the format is patent pending, which is obnoxious.

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Quiznos Veggie

veggie
Quiznos may only have one vegetarian sandwich option, but it’s a good one. The Veggie seems to be just onions and mushrooms glued together with guacamole and there’s nothing wrong with that. I don’t think I could ever get tired of these.

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