13 May 2009

It is only Wednesday?


I am dragging this morning. My daughter was dragging also which made for a very stressful start to the morning. I need to kick it back in gear and start working out. I have been really bad this past week. I was going to get up this morning, but I decided to make more chicken seiten last night and was up until midnight. I boiled it again, this time I decided to throw all the veggies I had that looked like they might start going bad over the next few days and ended up with a lovely soup that I put some of the seiten in. I will post a pick later as I brought some for lunch. I put baby yellow potatoes, golden beets, vadalia onions, fennel, celery, carrots, asparagus end pieces, mushrooms, cabbage, and then sage, savory, saffron,tarragon, rosemary, bay leaf, vegan chicken bullion, Lawreys, Bragg's, and garlic. It is yummy!!

11 May 2009

Hayday in May


Wow, Mother's Day was awesome yesterday. I got breakfast in bed. Yes that is prosciutto and dairy. Although I do eat at lot of vegan food I am not vegan. So I ate in bed and read until around 11:00am. Then we went on a 10 mile bikeride and then went to visit the moms.




For lunch today I had this.


That is Root Veggie Salad in the middle which is baby yellow potato, sweet potato, golden beets, celery, and vadalia onions with veganaise, white wine, cider vinegar, celery salt, dill, and lemongrass. I originally made this on Sat with Fennel smoked Rainbow trout which I got from a Bar-B-Q cookbook I have. Basically you soak fennel stems and lay them on the coals and then grill the rainbow trout that is bastated with lemon juice. Then you melt 1/2 cup of butter with chop fennel leaves and juice of 1/2 lemon. I changed the recipe and added lemon grass on the fish and in the sauce. The rest is baby greens, avocado, tomato, and artichoke hearts.

This month is going to be great. My birthday is Friday and about 16 of us are going to dinner at the Blue Water Grill in Grand Rapids. Then next weekend we are going to Drummond Island for 5 days.

Ok, so I am still trying to not get upset at my ex but WTF? He calls my cell phone at 8:40pm last night and leaves a message that he just called to wish me a happy Mother's Day and oh, also please tell our daughter that he misses her and loves her. Well my question is, why the hell didn't you call earlier and tell her yourself? Why haven't you called since her birthday and oh, by the way, why didn't you send her a present or even a frickin card? What is wrong with him? Ok, I am done. Trying to be the better person and not let him irritate me but he is such an ass it hard. Enough of wasting my time and energy.....letting it go. Breath........

Tracie

08 May 2009

Spring Cleaning

I feel like cleaning gives me a new start. Today I cleaned my desk at work and it feels nice to be caught up and uncluttered. If only our house was that way!!! I plan on doing some this weekend but Sunday I am sleeping in!!!! I went to Brickroad Pizza today and had a yummy vegan pizza with spinach, seasoned tofu, and vegan cheese. http://www.brickroadpizza.com/ YUM-EEE.

I am very frustrated with my exhuband and trying not to let him get to me. Our daughters birthday was 4 weeks ago and her present him has yet to show up. I guess his 2 min 10 sec phone call will have to do. She calls my husband Daddy anyway. I am trying sooo hard to just let it go and let him be who he is. I haven't talked to him in months and have no desire to either. Sometimes I just try to breath. It is beautiful today and I long to lay in my hammock. Last weekend an old sweet friend of mine from St John died in a car accident. She touched so many lives with her spirit and her art. I must look at as I look at all bad things. It must have happened for a reason, even if I cannot see what that reason was. Maybe there was pain and suffering on a different path for her and this path was better. RIP Annie Love.

04 May 2009

Seitanic Success!

Well I tried baked seitan sausage following the Seieten O'Greatness recipe going around but changed the spices. I used a cajun spice mix instead of cayenne and paprike and it was awesome!!!

I also made some steamed sweat italian sieten sausages following this recipe http://www.everydaydish.tv/index.php?page=recipe&recipe=109 but changin the spice to a Tuscan spice blend and added 2 tbsp of brown sugar. I really like the textured of these better as it wasn't as dry. But they were both awesome!!







Baked Cajun Seitan



Sweet Italian Seitan





This is some tofu mock crock cheese.

01 May 2009

Can your head REALLY explode?

I have a killer sinus headache today. I am going to attempt to make seitan sausage tonight and will have my friend Jeff who is a seasoned vegan try it tomorrow. I was told by another vegan that my chicken seitan was incredible. I attempted to make vegan Sloppy Joes last night and added too much Braggs, so family wasn't impressed.

Even though I am trying vegan foods, I am a flexetarrian. Here are some photos of some salads I made recently.


Salad Ni├žoise


Grilled Sockeye Salmon

Ta For Now,
Tracie