Semicircular Vegan


Cathy Mitchell, Great Job! by ijustdiedinside
April 23, 2008, 5:54 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

BIG NEWS on the Cathy Mitchell front!

I just got home from seeing Tim and Eric of The Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! and guess who was in a skit they showed on the screen while they were changing costumes? That’s right, Cathy Mitchell herself. The one and only! She was in a fake infomercial skit with John C. Reilly for a panini grill. I can’t find it on youtube, but it was rad. Way to have a sense of humor, Cathy!

The Tim and Eric live show was totally not vegan as they threw hot dogs and pizza at the audience. I didn’t get hit and thank god Tim didn’t spit hotdog all over me.

In other news, my sister, Shmeepers, who also has a GT Xpress is supposed to start blogging with me. She made calzones that she said came out great, but she has yet to post pics of them. Hurry up and blog, sis!



Semi-fails! by ijustdiedinside
April 16, 2008, 1:39 am
Filed under: dinner, failures

I’ve made a few things over the last month in my absence from this blog, but they all seemed to sort of fail.

Nothing was coming out how I wanted it to, but I took pictures anyway.  After my third failure tonight, I decided I should probably just post about it, so here goes!

Pineapple Right-Side-Up cakes

The first thing that didn’t work out was entirely my fault. This idea is from the GT Xpress cookbook.  I made some coconut pineapple cakes, sort of like a pineapple upside down cake.  I halved the vanilla cupcake recipe from from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, but I didn’t halve the oil, so I had some mega greasy cakes that were tasty, but very oily.  Too oily to eat.

Another Frittata

Looking back at the pics of this, it didn’t fail as badly as I thought it had when I initially made it.   It tasted really good, but just didn’t stay together all that well.  It still looks passably semi-circular so I guess it came out ok.   This tofu swiss chard frittata is a tester recipe for Isa’s Crack of Noon brunch book.  I’ve made it normally and it comes out looking a lot prettier than this, but it tastes great either way!

Polenta pie!

Tonight I took some polenta I made yesterday and pressed it into a well of the GTX to make a sort of crust.  I cooked it for about 15 minutes and then put some broccoli rabe and tofurkey sausage in the middle.  I was hoping the polenta would turn into a solid crust, but it didn’t.  I think there’s too much steam in the GT Xpress for that.   I ended up just dumping it out onto the plate and topping it with some tomato sauce and eating the rest of my sauteed broccoli rabe with it.

It tasted good, but definitely wasn’t a pie of any sort, just a mush of all those things.  I was basically just reheating some polenta and things in the Xpress.

Woo! It feels great to get all that blogged!  I hope the next thing I make turns out.

I’m thinking of some sort of nut/grain loaf type thing maybe.