08 April 2006

Hat, brooch, pterodactyl?


It's a brooch! And you can find more like it here:


Check out this chica's gallery! She's got some really great, bizarre stuff!

25 January 2006

Amazingly Tasty Lunch!

I got the original recipe somewhere (? don't remember) and tweaked it a bit, and it was damn tasty!
What I made for lunch today:
Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps with grilled tofu:
8oz (I used a little more) tofu, pressed, cut into about 16 3" x .5" strips
1/4 c fresh lime juice
1 packet splenda in 1/8 c water
1 stalk lemon grass, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, diced
1 tsp garlic chili sauce
1 TB low sodium soy sauce
a bit of black pepper
mix this all together, boil for 1 minute, then pour over tofu, cover tofu and marinate 1 hour.
Then I used our Foreman Grill and sprayed with a bit of nonstick spray, grilled the tofu for about 3-4 minutes.
Wrapped 2 peices in a romaine lettuce leaf, with some cilantro, a few leaves Thai basil, and some of the leftover marinade and some peanut sauce I made.
Then server with Rooster sauce on the side.... MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm.
The Peanut Sauce I made:
About 2 TB natural PB (ie nothing more than peanuts)
about 1TB low sodium soy sauce
about 1/2TB rice vinegar
about 1/2 TB rooster sauce
just a touch of ginger oil & garlic powder
a few TB water to thin out to good consistancy for drizzling on lettuce wrap

23 January 2006

Surprisingly Good "Home Fries"

I found this recipe on the 3fatchicks.com forum. I am really enjoying the forums over there. I tend to stick with the Alternachicks and South Beach Forums.
Anyway, I made this this morning, I halved the recipe cause it was just me and the Husband Creature, and I happened to have 8 oz of radishes left.
It's mighty tasty, we both really liked it.

16 ounce bag radishes, washed, dried and trimmed (prewashed packaged radishes are okay)
1 small onion, diced (2.5 ounces)
2 tablespoons butter
1 tbs canola oil, or olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Quarter the smaller radishes and cut any larger ones into eighths. Heat the butter and oil in a medium skillet; add the radishes and onions. Cover pan and turn heat to low. Let cook for 5-10 minutes. Uncover, turn heat to medium and cook until nicely browned, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

Makes 4 servings