Monday, July 31, 2006

heat wave

It is very hot and muggy, and my lack of both air conditioning and dishwasher make it difficult to do too much cooking. Washing the dishes is like a workout, and I usually feel like I need a shower afterwards. I've mostly been putting together quick meals utilizing leftovers.

My poor photography skills have led to a bizarre picture of this sandwich. This is barbecued seitan with perfectly ripened avocado slathered on rye bread.

Last night's dinner: tofu fried in a cast iron skillet with Korean barbecue sauce; mung bean noodles with purple cabbage, onions, and red bell pepper with a soy and sesame sauce (not pictured: sugar snap peas)

Today's lunch: vegan cheesesteak (thinly sliced seitan, onions, homemade "cheddar cheese" all on a whole wheat roll with a side of sugar snap peas sprinkled with a generous amount of salt)

Ahh.... There's nothing like sitting the sweltering summer heat with a full stomach drinking warm seltzer water while listening to Black Heart Procession and watching the whir of the ceiling fan....

Thursday, July 27, 2006


4 layer chocolate cake with a vanilla ricemilk custard between layers

This was a cake I made for a friend's band before they left on a 2.5 week tour. They are awesome. Adam Arcuragi (and friends). They are not actually hippies.


Shortbread cookies with chocolate and vanilla icing; These were made for a bakesale at Exhumed (

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

and let them eat cake...

This is a groom's cake that I did for a friend's wedding. It was a vanilla wholegrain cake with a tofu lemon cream filling with fresh strawberries and a marzipan cover. The groom was a Redskins fan whose last name starts with H, hence the logo.