More Than Just Salad

Vegetarian Advice, Articles, and Recipes that are more Than Just Salad right from the Angry Giraffe's Mouth.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Aww bad news

A few days ago my dad informed me that almost all our chickens got eaten by a weasel :(!!! The weasel got into the pen and the little door was left open that night. Our bad. Anyway only 2 are left living... Leaving us with them and the 2 other hens and one rooster that were on the other side of the barn.

RIP chickys :(

Monday, June 9, 2008

Margret Atwood's 'Edible Woman' Exert.

"She looked down at her own half-eaten steak and suddenly saw it as a hunk of muscle. Blood red. Part of a real cow that once moved and ate and was killed, knocked on the head as it stood in queue like someone waiting for a streetcar. Of course everyone knew that. But most of the time you never thought about it. In the supermarket they had it all pre-packaged in cellophane, with name-labels and price-labels stuck on it, and it was just like buying a jar of peanut-better or a can of beans, and even when you went into a butcher it was made clean, official. But now it was suddenly flesh and blood, rare, and she had been devouring it. Gorging herself on it.

She set down her knife and fork. She felt that she had turned rather pale, and hoped that Petter wouldn't notice. "This is ridiculous," she lectured herself. "Everyone eats cows, it's natural; you have eat to stay alive, meat is good for you, it has lots of proteins and minerals." She picked up her fork, speared a piece, lifted it, and set it down again."

Monday, June 2, 2008

Black Bean and Corn Wraps

Sorry about the bad picture here! My camera really stinks.. Anyway..

This really is delishious, you might have to take my word for it. This is so easy and tasty! I whipped this up for my work lunch and then ate the left overs for dinner later on that day.

1/2 can rinsed canned black beans
1 cup of corn
taco seasoning

To make this simply pour the rinsed black beans and cooked corn into your frying pan. Add some taco seasoning and a few tbsps of water and let simmer for about 10 minutes until warm. Wrap it up in a tortilla, dress with salsa or guacamole (or whatever you like) and
Viola! Fini!
Bon Appetite!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Baby Chicks have arrived!

I know it's sad that these chickens are making their way towards being eaten.. but I love them, and I feel like they help me to have more of a connection to the earth. My dad and I take good care of them, and they live a good and free life. Five are "laying" hens, 10+ are for "meat". I hate defining them this way, but this is the fact of the matter.
Anyway here the cuties are..

Monday, May 26, 2008

Catching Up.

Tomato Avocado and Walnut salad with pomegranate juice!

Tofu cutlets served with plum sauce, broccoli, and rice with chives.

Tofu cutlets or ("Breast of Tofu") recipe can found here:
Tzatziki (Cucumber, Garlic, and Yogurt Dip) ((YUM!!))
I like to serve this with pita.

I've also gone a bit smoothie crazy since the nice weather has started. There are so many recipes and variations and they're all just so darn tast-y ! Not to mention good for you! Drinking a smoothie is an easy and fun way to get fruit servings in, and to avoid refined sugar cravings.

This one is raspberry,
plain yogurt,
soy milk,
frozen banana and
2 table spoons honey to even out that yogurt flavor and the acidity of the raspberries.

I'll be posting more smoothies as the summer goes on. :)

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