Monday, May 31, 2010

Trivia Tuesdays - Vol V

1 - What is the name of this album? 

2 - What game is this?

3 - What movie is this?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Vegetarian Cooking

This was ridiculously easy to make AND it used barely any dishes either. Thats a win-win in my books. 

I took the left over tofu from the recipe I made the other night and sliced it into chunks as you can see above. I brushed them with olive oil, sea salt and pepper and put them on my "grill". By grill I mean my mini George Forman grill, a single persons best friend! 

I cooked the sweet potato fries (from frozen) in the toaster oven and then sliced red pepper, red onion (you can't see the onions but they are on the plate under the red pepper), and asparagus and put those on the grill once the tofu was browned on both sides. I put a little bit of garlic & herb salad dressing on the veggies to add a splash of flavour and help them grill a bit faster. 

This meal was so delicious!!! The tofu was splendid when I took bites of the veggies and tofu together. 

Cooking like this really makes me wish I had a boyfriend to share it with. 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Life is precious.

Sometimes I complain about the silly things in my life. Boys, money, friends (well... not anymore), being single. 

They are not important. They are insignificant. They are not worth bitching over. 

A married couple I know just had a baby. They are wonderful people. He is a doctor. They lived in Australia for a year and planned on moving there once they started a family. They love each other so much and were ecstatic when they found out they were having a baby. 

Last Friday their baby was born. I don't know all the details/medical terms but he was born lacking oxygen in his brain and has been suffering many seizures since birth. They haven't left the hospital and their entire lives are upside down. 

He (the father) sent out an email to update friends and family and reading it completely broke my heart. He (being a doctor) knows that if their baby makes it, the chances of living a normal life is very slim to none. He wrote about their plans to teach him how to surf in Australia, and how now those dreams just show an empty surfboard. 

I can't even imagine the emotions they are going through right now. She has only been able to hold her baby for a few minutes over the last week. Its not fair. 

My thoughts are with them and I pray that they can make it through this as a couple, and hopefully a family. 

Trivia Tuesday Answers

We had quite a few right answers this week. And minneapoliscareergirl got all of them right! 

1 - Mannequin - (ANTM/fashion fans... recognize the guy with the funky glasses??) 

2 - Andre Agassi... at his finest. haha 

3 - The penguins name is Hugsy. Joey's best friend. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Trivia Tuesdays - Vol IV

You know the drill by now...

1 - What movie is this?

2 - Who Am I?

3 - What is the name of the penguin?

Good Luck!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Vegetarian Cooking

I have been vegetarian for 6 months now (yay me!!) and as I have mentioned on twitter before, I feel like it has made me a better cook. I am constantly trying new things and my food is always so colorful now. 

This is what I made tonight. 

Vegetarian Stir-Fry/A mix of the random veggies I had in my fridge

(you will notice that none of these are exact measurements... thats because I just make my "recipes" up as I go along)
Coconut Oil (or canola oil) - as much as you need to coat the pan
Tofu - 1/2 a package sliced into bite sized pieces
Red Onion - about 1/2 of a medium onion chopped
Celery - a few stalks chopped
Green Pepper - as much as you want, cut however you want
Broccoli - as much as you want broken into bite sized pieces
Cauliflower - as much as you want broken into bite sized pieces
I had the broccoli and cauliflower steaming in a small pot while the tofu and onions cooked just to help cut the cooking time.
Green Onion - one big stalk chopped - this is optional I guess if you already have the red onion in it... but I love onions so I added them 
Black Beans - 1/2 a can drained 
Cooked Brown Rice -  about 1 cup, it depends on how many veggies you're putting in (I cooked mine right before because it takes longer to cook brown rice and then I put it in the freezer for about 10 mins because when you are making a stir-fry/fried rice type of meal its easier to use rice that is cold) 
Soya Sauce - a squiggle over the pan (heehee... I love the word squiggle!)
Ground Ginger - as much as you want
Garlic Powder - as much as you want 
Sea Salt - a few grounds over the pan 
Pepper - shake it til your hearts content 

In a large pan over medium to high heat, melt the coconut oil and add the tofu. Cook it until its slightly browned on both sides. You need to stir it constantly. Once its mostly browned add the red onion and fry it up until the onions start to turn clear. (3 or 4 mins). Sorry... I forgot to take a picture at that stage. 

Then add the green pepper, celery and green onions. Stir for a minute or so and then add the broccoli, cauliflower and black beans. 

How good does this picture look? And all thats in it so far is veggies and tofu! 

Keep cooking until you think all the veggies are cooked. I like them a little crisp still so a few mins is all it took. Then add the brown rice, ginger, garlic, sea salt, pepper and soya sauce. Mix well and serve. 

Ps - food always tastes better in a square dish. LOL 

I usually make pretty big meals on Sunday nights so I have lunch for tomorrow, and possibly the next day too! LOL 

This isn't an exact recipe or anything, its just what I made off the top of my head. A lot of people always ask me what I eat now that I'm vegetarian and this is just a small example of the creations I can make. 

BTW - I absolutely love being vegetarian. I feel fantastic with almost all the foods I eat (I still eat ice cream and chips and some crap like that every now and then but for the most part I eat really healthy). I have no intentions of going back to eating meat. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Trivia Tuesday Answers

Looks like Sarah Doan is on a roll!! Great job! 

2 - Although I'm sure Brian in Mpls's backyard looks almost identical... it is The Palace of Versailles in Paris. (One of the most beautiful places i've ever been)

3 - The product is called Vitameatavegamin. If you've never heard of it before click play below. If you have... click it too! You know its hilarious! I mean... you don't want to be un-poop-ular! LOL 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday Trivia - Vol. III

1 - What is my name?

2 - What is the name of this place?

3 - What is the name of the product in her hand?

Good Luck!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Trivia Tuesday Answers

Woohoo!! Great job Sarah-Doan!! You got all the answers correct. Most commenters had at least one answer correct, I had a feeling most would be stumped on the music video question though. 

1 - Nicky & Alex Katsopolis - The twin boys of Jesse (yum...) and Becky on Full House. 

2 - "Always" by Bon Jovi - I hadn't seen this video in years but a co-worker reminded me of it the other day and I HAD to use it!

3 - Gummi Bears - Yet another awesome cartoon from when I was young (or when cartoons were actually GOOD!) 

Thanks for playing everyone! 

b.t.dubs... Brian your answers still crack me up... LOL 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Trivia Tuesdays - Vol II

1 - What are the names of these boys? (the characters)

2 - What music video is this?

3 - What TV show is this? 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Serial daters... I just don't get it.

You know the type. They are CONSTANTLY in a relationship. 

A few of my friends are serial daters... and I just don't get it. Sometimes I think they are just dating the person they are with so they won't be alone. Take for example one of my friends; he just broke up with his FIANCE about 3 weeks ago and he is with someone new already. And not just casually dating someone new but put the boyfriend/girlfriend label on it already too. 

How does that happen?? 

I've seen him do this quite a few times over the last few years too. 

Another friend of mine divorced from his wife last August after being together for 7 years and was instantly dating someone new (that he just met) with in a month or so. They became one of those "we" couples right away. (don't get me started on "we" couples... ugh...).

What's the rush? Why do they need to be in a relationship at all times? 

Or maybe my actual question is how is it that they can go from relationship to relationship with out even questioning it but I haven't found someone I want to call my boyfriend over the last 4 years??