The kitty doesn't live here anymore...we miss her lots. Someone came to pick her up two days ago. Her name was Melissa and she already had a cat and she has two children so that's good, little kitty will get the attention that she requires. She said they live on 2 acres of land and the kitty will be able to go outside when she wants to which is good because I think she was getting cabin fever. She was going to go to the pet store and buy cat toys and a pink collar. She was so excited to come see the cat that she took the day off of work and came like, first thing in the morning. I think that the kitty's new home is a good one.
Skyler cam over and spent Friday night with us, we went to Andrew's dad's and watched Pinnochio-I fell asleep at the whale part. Then last night we watched Over the Hedge which is a really sweet movie-great for animal lovers, and Ben Folds does the soundtrack, I highly recommend it.
Also-I finally bought Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and made the S'mores cupcakes! so fun and so delish! Speaking of cupcakes, Andrew and I are going to do some yoga together. Oh, did I tell you that he made a table? He made our kitchen table! It's beautiful! And sturdy!
I love the kitty. I'll be sad to see her go. We have no definate takers yet, but that's because I've been so protective. I posted a thing on Craigslist for her and got 4 responses...It's just that would rather a woman take her, and I'd rather have her fixed beforehand. I wish I could keep her.
Andrew made risotto tonight. It had leeks in it and italian "sausage." Sooo creamy. Oh my Goshalosh.
This book looks really cool. I'm glad that there's going to be a children's book on the topic. I can't wait until it's available. There are so many vegalicious books coming out this year!!!
I saved a cat. What a hero I am. She had been running around Rachel's neighborhood for a week after her caregiver kicked her outside, deciding she was too big a responsibility. I had to try to help the poor thing, so skinny, so sweet. She's on my lap right now, she needs constant attention. We've only had her for a day but I am frusterated already, nobody wants a cat. Everyone is trying to get rid of their cats. I just feel bad, we're not supposed to have pets...rambling I am.
Just watched The U.S. vs. John Lennon. Good stuff. Motivating at a time when I can't stop thinking about activism. But all those hippies in the fur coats shouting for peace is kind of a contradiction in my book. Anyway, I ordered The Best of John Lennon on half.com even though I keep promising myself that I'm going to quit with all this internet shopping...oh, who needs money? So speaking of activism, I got PETA to send me a half hour program (or series of programs) exposing fur farms and factory farmes and cruelty that can so easily be prevented and I took the DVD to my GRTV and asked them to play it on the local channel...didn't think they would, this is stuff that might be considered "graphic" but they are going to play it on these dates at these times: Wed04/15/09 06:30 PMGRTV Mon04/06/09 09:30 PMGRTV Sat03/28/09 11:00 AMGRTV Fri03/20/09 01:30 PM And somebody is bound to see it and who knows? Maybe it will change their lives?
FOOD-wise, tonight we made barbequed tofu burritos...mmm. Just sauteed the tofu in some olive oil at high heat turning constantly for about 10 minutes, added cumin and some pre-made rice, added some barbeqe sauce, rolled it in a burrito thingie with some chopped red onions and chopped celery, ate two so fast, but you've got to. There's that feeling that if you put a burrito down that it will fall apart when you pick it up again. Then Andrew made a rhubarb/blueberry cobbler which was amazing, jeezus. poured a bit of cream on it and enjoyed it with coffee. That stuff makes you feel alive!
This morning Andrew and I went to the Meyer May House. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909 and was renovated to historacal accuracy in the 80s and given to the community. So it's a museum now and it was really cool to tour it...it's only a few blocks from where we live which is another cool thing. It's amazing. So much detail and lighting and the windows are gorgeous and my favorite things might've been the window seats although the dinner table was great, on each corner was a lamp post sorta thing with a plant under the light, difficult to explain but the guide called it a "room within a room." Apparently the garden is something so we might go back in the summer to check it out.
So later in the day the two of us made some zuchinni bread together (The Joy of Vegan Baking), it was awesome, can't get enough of it. Then I made dinner which was Orange-Chipotle Glazed Tofu (vegetariantimes.com)
Serves 6 1 cup fresh orange juice 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 Tbs. rice vinegar or cider vinegar 2 tsp. minced seeded chipotle chile in adobo sauce, drained, plus 2 tsp. adobo sauce 1/4 tsp. salt 2 14-oz. pkgs. extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
Directions Whisk together orange juice, maple syrup, vinegar, chipotle chile, adobo sauce, and salt in small bowl. Cover, and chill. Cut each piece of tofu crosswise into 8 slices, each about 1/2-inch thick. Place tofu in large shallow glass dish. Add 1/2 cup orange juice mixture and oil to tofu, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours, turning from time to time. Reserve remaining orange juice mixture, covered, in refrigerator. Preheat broiler. Line large baking sheet with foil, and coat with cooking spray. Place tofu on prepared baking sheet. Combine marinade and reserved orange juice mixture in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Cook over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes, or until syrupy. Keep warm. Broil tofu 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until golden, basting occasionally with orange juice mixture. Serve with remaining sauce.
Andrew made a peanut butter barbecue potato chip sandwich on an everything bagel. At first, I thought he was pregnant... but he was on to something. I decided to try it and seriously, you have to try it. It sounds preposterous but it's way ass god. I can't explain it, it needs to speak for itself, it's AMAZING!!!!
2 nights ago he made pasta with a fantastic Shiraz, garlic, tomatoey sauce and Tofurkey Italian "sausages" And I made whoopie pies (from My Sweet Vegan) but I added peanut butter to the creme. We ate them all in two days!!! No sweets for a while now. I need yoga.