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8/1/20 01:00 am - Friends Only




BEAUTIFUL ARTS BY pulse_kitsune!

A few posts will be public...if they concern public...people.
Generally, posts containing only links or images will be public.

2/13/12 11:07 pm - Rich Bitch

Uuuugh Yolandi stop being so cute :<
Also this video is pretty funny.

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1/26/12 05:57 pm - Free cloth pad (pay shipping)

I'm gonna post this here publicly because I think it's pretty cool.

Cloth pad curious giveaway from Party in my Pants

You have to pay $3.99 for shipping but the pad itself is free.
I stopped using disposable stuff a while ago, but liners are occasionally necessary for leaky-cup days. Check it out o3o

10/30/11 01:22 pm - super simple tomato sauce

Just made this sauce because I'm attempting to use up every last bit of food in our apartment before going grocery shopping. We have quite a bit of pasta, but no more pasta sauce. Diced tomatoes are close enough, right? I was surprised that this actually turned out really well and I think I actually prefer it to most of the pre-made sauces I've tried. The butter helps cut the acidity of the tomatoes, so there's no tinny flavor.

Ingredients:
1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 6 oz can of tomato paste
2 T butter
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 clove of garlic, minced

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan (I sloshed a little water in the cans to get everything out). Simmer over medium-low heat for about 15-20 minutes.

Ta-da--tomato sauce. Noms.
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10/9/11 06:00 pm - Savory Pot Pie w/ Buttermilk Biscuit Topping (vegetarian)

I made this last night and thought it was pretty darn good. So, just throwing it out into internet-land.

The pot pie recipe is based on a recipe in "Chickpea issue 1" (can be found on page 19). The original recipe is vegan, but I un-veganized it just a little mainly because I had some buttermilk sitting in the fridge that desperately needed to be used...also I don't have earth balance on hand...and I'm not vegan, so there was little reason to make the effort. I also didn't follow the directions very closely (on purpose) which is why I'm just posting it separately from that recipe. Ingredients are approximate since I didn't really measure any of the veggies.

Ingredients:

2 T butter
2 T flour
oregano, thyme, other spices (salt, pepper), to taste
2 C vegetable broth
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/4 C oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 C carrots, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 small potatoes, diced
1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1 can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)

Method:

1. Melt butter in medium skillet over medium heat, whisk in flour. Add spices. Heat until bubbly.
2. Add vegetable broth, chopped vegetables, garlic, onion, mushrooms and kidney beans. Bring mixture to a boil.
3. Meanwhile, boil diced potatoes until soft. Add to mixture in skillet and simmer over low heat.
4. Also meanwhile, drain and rinse chickpeas. Mash in a bowl (it's ok if it's chunky), then add to mixture in skillet. Continue to simmer until everything looks well mixed (10-15 mins total?). Remove from heat and pour into a casserole dish (mine was 8x8).
5. Prepare buttermilk biscuits. I used this recipe and thought it was amazing.
6. Roll out biscuit dough and place on top of pie filling. Cut holes in dough for venting.
7. Bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes or until biscuit topping is golden brown.

In hind-sight I probably would have sauteed the onion and garlic before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. I also think the topping would be really good if you cut the biscuits up (using a circular cookie cutter) and placed them on top of the pie filling that way.

But yeah...yum. I made another batch of biscuits this morning for breakfast. THEY ARE SO GOOD.
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10/9/11 01:46 pm - Writer's Block: Happy birthday John Lennon!

Do you think there will ever be world peace?
No.

7/27/11 05:28 pm

OK LJ...I give up on you for now.

I know you're going through tough times right now, with hackers or something (I wasn't really paying attention), but after you crashed and ate that REALLY LONG POST I typed a few hours ago...I think we need some time apart until you get your shit together.

7/14/11 08:46 am - Writer's Block: Subtitles please

What is your favorite foreign film? Do you think there should be an American remake?
Two favorites: Little Otik, and Run Lola Run.

No, there should not ever be American remakes of those films.

1/16/11 11:16 pm - my books

Idea totally stolen from distant_flicker. I can't really pass up a chance to take pictures of my books.



BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKS!!!Collapse )

1/3/11 07:53 pm - derp



photo by my brother. can't stop laughing at this.
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