Friday, February 4, 2011

Stir-Fry Crazy

So there's really no reason why I shouldn't be updating this blog like it was my job, seeing as how I've enjoyed 4 days off work because of SNOWPOCALYPSE/BLIZZARD/THUNDERSLEET of 2k11. My town is completely incapable of handling more than 2 inches of snow (and even that's getting a little dangerous). I've left the bf's house twice in the last 5 days but it's been fantastic, cuddling with puppies and making delicious food. We've been playing Rock Band and Limbo (amazing game), I've been procrastinating on my reading, and we've all been getting group-sexy in the kitchen.

There's nothing quite like getting vegansexual in someone else's kitchen. You're navigating new spaces and have to get creative with the toys and tools at hand. Roommate of bf has this amazingly huge skillet pan so I was in stir-fry heaven (next week, Braised Endive!).

Everyone could use a little kitchen experimentation in their lives, you should try it! Ideally, find someone else with more fun appliances you don't get to use often. One of the finer culinary friends-with-benefits situations.

I made a few crowd pleasers this week for the whole house so I could choose movies off Netflix. It doesn't really matter because Netflix won't allow you to choose subtitles and you'll have to watch Oldboy dubbed over in an extremely obnoxious English voice that just drones and whines. We lasted about 3 minutes before we gave up. Here's a mix of stuff I made this week and last.

Savory dishes:
Brussels Sprouts and Onion Stir-fry with Sriracha and Soy Sauce
Japanese Golden Curry with Tempeh and Mixed Veggies
Vegan Spicy Nachos

Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream

Here's the prep work on the Japanese Golden Curry:

And those beautiful, decadent cupcakes:

I would swim in a pool of that buttercream and be totally okay with it.

What have you been cooking during the snowstorm/this week?

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