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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

I love homemade costumes. They're the best. Costumes that require minimal purchases? Those are great too. This year's costume required a piece of foam board, craft paper, yellow poster board, and a brown marker.

Et voila!

French toast! (Accompanied by that one ultra annoying backpacker at your hostel).

If I'm counting correctly this was my third food costume. The first was a candy bar in childhood and an ice cream cone the year before last.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bulgur Chickpea Salad

Do you say "chickpea" or "garbanzo"?

I grew up saying garbanzo, but everyone over here seems to prefer chickpea. Both are nice, I suppose. Last week I made a bulgur salad to use up some left over bulgur I had sitting around. Turns out, it was delicious. The original recipe is here, but I'll write out my changes below:

Added 1 small cucumber sliced into coins
Half the amount of oil
Half the amount of lemon juice

If you add just a bit of (soy) feta, that's delicious too!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

World Go Vegan Week

This week, October 24-31, is World Go Vegan Week!

Curious to try out being a vegan but not ready for the commitment? Now's the time!

Check out some delicious vegan recipes at:

And a few of my favorites:

Vegan Zucchini Brownies

Vegan Zucchini Brownie

Bean Dip Provencal

PS: I'm not vegan myself... just a vegetarian walking pretty close to the line.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Bit of Summer

I wasn't in town for Father's Day this past year. Although I had a few books sent to my dad, I wanted to do something more personal for him as well. I included a note saying I'd make him the baked good of his choosing while I was home for the summer.

I had a hunch he'd choose the granola... instead he asked for the same pies I made him last year.

Maybe it will become a Father's Day tradition.