Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Vegetables in a Bag

I was browsing through the frozen food section and found these:

(for those with poor eyesight, it's Birds Eye Steamfresh frozen vegetables)

Frozen foods in general are not known for their good quality, but this is the best I've found so far. So if you're in a rush, or have a sudden craving for peas or carrots, this is the product for you!

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Veggyhead Limerick

I think this is pretty amusing... enjoy =D

A preoccupied vegan named Sue
picked up the wrong sandwich to chew.
She took a big bite
before spitting, in fright,

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Funny Vegetarian Quotes

I was browsing you tube when I found this, enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Grilled Tofu Salad.

This is a dish that my grandmother made for me recently, it has tofu, but it actually tastes good!

Grilled Tofu Salad
-desired portion of salad greens (i prefer to use spinach leaves, you get a serving of iron!)
-feta cheese
-sliced cucumbers
-olive oil and vinegar for dressing
-a little salt and pepper
-grilled tofu

Grill the tofu like you would any other meat or veggie, and mix into the salad


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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

YouTube Tuesday!

I'm hopefully going to Colombia this summer, but my mom was worried about me going alone. So in honor of flying fears and sucky Tuesdays here's Russell Peters!

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Easy Stir Fry

When I have to cook for Veggyhead, it can pose a challenge. I don't like preparing more than one meal, so I need to be flexible.

Here's an easy way to please your vegetarian and the meat lovers too.

Steam up a pot of rice. Then get some veggies and chop them up. When I stir fry, I use:

Bok Choy
Pea Pods
Hot Peppers (just a little)
Bean Sprouts (don't chop these)

Stir Fry the veggies in a little sesame oil and add some ginger and teryaki sauce when they're just about done. Dump in the bean sprouts at the end-they only need about a minute to heat up-and stir everything together. Pour over rice and VOILA-a delicacy!

I usually cook up some pork chicken or beef in a separate pan for the meat eating crew.

This is one of Veggyhead's favorites!

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Easy Veggy Rice Pilaf

This is an easy meal that my whole meat eating family enjoyed:

Time needed
: 45 minutes


1 Box of Near East rice pilaf (garlic & herb mix)
sun dried tomatoes
feta cheese
fresh basil

What to do:

Follow instructions on Near east box to cook rice pilaf

chop up the sun dried tomatoes and the fresh basil

Mix sun dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and the basil with the rice pilaf


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Vegetarian Chili

I've always loved chili, but have never been able to find a vegetarian version of it. Here's a recipe that I've had and enjoyed.

Time needed for whole ordeal: about one hour
Serves: around 6-8 people

3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green/red bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 celery ribs, diced
14.5 ounce can of Italian style stewed tomatoes
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
0.5 teaspoon dried basil
8 ounces of mushrooms, sliced
2 medium zucchini, sliced
2 large carrots, sliced
16 ounce can of red kidney beans
1.5 teaspoons of salt
.25 teaspoons of cayenne
.25 cup chopped parsley
16 ounce container of sour cream

1: In a large soup pot, heat oil and cook onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened (2-3 minutes) Add bell pepper, garlic and celery. Cook and stir until soft (another 3-5 minutes)

2: Add tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, basil, mushrooms, zucchini, and carrots. Cover, and reduce the heat to a medium-low, and cook for 25 minutes.

3: Add corn, kidney beans with their liquid, salt, and cayenne. Simmer while covered for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot with sour cream.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

You Tube Tuesday I

Tuesdays get you down? here's something to brighten your day (or make you chuckle for a moment or two, whichever you prefer)

this is one of my favorite comedians, Maria Bamford- she has some more stuff, so expect to see some more!

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Hello Cyberspace

Greetings viewers!
This being my first post ever, I figured that I'll tell you why I actually put time and effort into this. Of course, I'd love to help vegetarians (and others with special diets) in a meat eating world, but it's also a great way to make money! I'm saving up to go to England with a friend to go study theater for a month, but it costs over $8000 dollars! Wish me luck!
stay tuned for vegetarian recipes, information on healthy diets and more!

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Beginning

Everyone has their own story on why they became a vegetarian (or some other meat lacking diet) but I became one simply because I was sick of meat. After 11 years of feasting on Whoppers, McNuggets, and fillet Mignon, I put down the steak knife and became a veggy head, as my friends like to call it.

Now this wasn't easy news to break to my very Italian family. Oh, and my dad owns a hot dog truck. Doesn't sound like the greatest support system, eh? After a year or so of arguments and threats of starvation, my family finally came to accept my choice of diet. Now and then we even have a completely vegetarian meal, or get pizza without the pepperoni . If my family can accept my choice of diet, I'm sure yours can.

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