But wasn’t I whining about the cold a couple of days ago? Why, yes. But alcohol is delicious! Also, I make zero sense.
What does make sense is taking beautiful, in-season, ripe, juicy grapefruit, and putting tequila on it. Nature’s most tart, refreshing citrus graces us in the winter. We may not need refreshment from the heat, but we do need refreshment from… Everything else. So let’s drink.
I realize this is my third (wait… fourth) vegan post in a row. This is not intentional. I’m just digging the array of textures, flavors and colors of plants right now. You know? And truth be told, I have been googling things–very, very dangerous carnivorous things. Stay tuned!
Meanwhile, if you, like me, have been on the vegetable bandwagon lately, TACOS. Pull up a chair and let’s talk.
Posted in Fall, Healthy (?), Main courses, Mexican, Winter
Tagged beans, black beans, butternut, carrots, cilantro, onion, serrano, spicy, squash, tacos, vegan, vegetarian
Guess who spent basically the entirety of last Friday watching prison gang documentaries and knitting? Yeah… Let’s consider that my tribute to Martha. (Hey girl!)
It was the kind of day that makes the next one super productive. FUN productive.
I’m talking long hikes in crisp late-fall… crispness, and a big pot of something warm, red and wholesome for when we’re done. And if it happens to be vegan, well, how’s that for clean living? Bacon jam, cinnamon-maple ice cream, cheesy fruity waffles and boozy milkshakes will still be there tomorrow. Today is all about eating plants, leaving no trace, being one with nature, and maybe I should be a better person and not make jokes at M-Stew’s expense even though I have a feeling she’d be a good sport? I don’t know, you guys. Let’s eat.
Posted in Fall, Healthy (?), Main courses, Mexican, Soup, Vegetarian, Winter
Tagged chile, comfort food, corn, gluten free, hominy, mexican, red chile, soup, stew, vegan
So, I had to wait to tell you about these. For the past few days, anything that would have come out of my mouth/keyboard would’ve been whiny, whiny, whiny, with an extra side of grumble pie. Which is understandable in the case of a massive ear infection (ruptured ear drum and all), and you would understand because you’re awesome, but that’s just not what This Space is for, you know? Let’s talk about delicious things now.
Specifically, what I have here are brownies–perfectly fudgy brownies, topped with that glossy, crunchy… Shell. Or whatever that is. That top layer is magic. What really makes these special, though, is a kick of spice. Warm, fragrant cinnamon, cloves and cayenne, all up in your palate. Because honestly, it’s hot and you don’t want a Mexican mocha right now, right?
I know, I know–this drink is almost a glowing neon green color. Enough to make you nervous, perhaps; it looks like it’d be right at home being clutched by a stumbling reveler wearing a “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” shirt on a bright and early Las Vegas morning on, say, March 18th of any given year. One imagines.
Appearances are deceiving little suckers, though.
What we have here is 100% fresh, natural green color from plants–cilantro to be exact–that grew in the dirt, not a test tube in a lab. Mother Nature knows how to party too, you know.
Things I want to tell you:
-If you want a free brake cleaning from a major tire place, I can tell you how to go about that (all you need is 4-5 hours of your time).
-Boyfriend and I are going on a “tour” of single-malt scotches. So far we’ve conquered the southeastern corner of Islay, and I’m afraid there isn’t much I like more.
-I gave myself two canker sores. Grapefruit, all I ever did was love you.
-There are actually two semi-resolutions (i.e. things I want to do anyway) on my radar: put a dent into my Sterilite plastic tub o’ yarn (I also have one full of sewing stuff) and do this cool thing I signed up to do.
-I bought sour cream juuust in case this gorgeous, comforting, healthy dish turned out to be just a little too hippie-dippy-healthy for my taste. It sits unopened. This is just that good!
Posted in Fall, Healthy (?), Main courses, Mexican, Sides, Vegetarian, Winter
Tagged cumin, hearty, herbs, lemon, quinoa, vegan, wild rice