sav·vy, sav·vi·er, sav·vi·est

adj. well informed and perceptive; shrewd. hungry.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Happy Birthday To Me!

S'mores cupcakes for my early birthday party tonight.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


One of my New Year's Resolutions is to learn how to love new foods. This is quinoa, pronounced Keen-wah. It's a whole grain, and is a complete protein. It is also loaded with calcium, I think. It's really good for you. I cooked it like rice, only with vegetable broth instead of water. When it was done, I spiked it with edemame and some mixed vegetables. Splash of lemon juice, salt and pepper. So good.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

death by sandwich

This was amazing. Sandwich layered as follows:

Bbq sauce
Mashed sweet potatoes
Salad greens
Mashed sweet potatoes

and then grilled like grilled cheese, mooshed down with a spatula to help it stick. Served with mashed cauliflower and leftover beets.

snow day dinner and dessert!

bbq grilled tempeh with green salad and beets (I can't stop eating beets.)

vegan peanutbutter cupcakes with home made chocolate frosting on top (leftover frosting is in the fridge, and I keep eating it from a spoon. gross/yum.)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Since I've Been Gone...

I've been negligent in taking photos of my meals, but here are few things from December and January...

I decided to get creative with leftover Chinese food, so I saved the sauce from my sweet-and-sour chicken and marinated my own chicken in it. Then I stir-fryied some veggies and rice with the chicken and leftover sauce. The taste was somewhat bland; I had to add a lot of salt to it, which I don't usually do.

Asparagus! Cooked with oil olive, garlic, pepper, and lemon juice. One of my favorite veggies.

This is Mexican Meatloaf. I got the recipe from "For Me" magazine (then I cut it out and put it in the recipe box Rachel gave me for Christmas!). It's ground beef, salsa, bread crumbs, a little bit of hot sauce, an egg, onions, and cheese. I really, really liked this meatloaf -- it wasn't too dry and the salsa/hot sauce added a nice kick.

This is just another couscous creation. I don't exactly remember what it is. I think there's edamame in it. Also, tomato soup! I really like tomato soup with rice so I tried tomato soup with couscous. It wasn't as good -- the couscous is too small.

Mmmm! Greek chicken, spinach, and rice soup. This is a Weight Watchers recipe and it's soooo good. There's some lemon in there, too. It was really yummy.

Sausage scramble from a Rachael Ray "Thirty Minute Meals" book. Eggs, sausage, cheese, pepper, and a little bit of hot sauce for some taste. So good, yet I can't see how this could possibly be healthy.

<3 Mo

Monday, February 06, 2006

White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup

This turned out phenomenal. The recipe called for two heads of roasted garlic, but I only used one, which was like, 10 cloves. Actually, now that I write this, I wonder if that was a typo in the cookbook. Anyway, I applogize in advance to anyone I'm going to come into contact with / breath near for a while.