Friday, April 07, 2006


Billy and I now have our first "couple" pet. He bought a betta fish one day when he was out with his brother. I was a little surprised. I feel bad for the little gal (we decided to raise it as a girl), so as soon as we can afford it we're buying a big tank for her.
I did some cooking this week! First, I made the garden medley vegetable stew from How It All Vegan. My parents went crazy over it when they smelled it cooking! It was pretty good...and super healthy. Its got squash, green pepper, carrots and tomato. It was just what I needed to help flush all the bad stuff out.

For dessert, I had some zucchini loaf, also from HIAV. Yum! This is a cinnamon sweet bread with raisins, walnuts and zucchini. I don't know how zucchini goes so well in desserts, but it does! I got Billy to eat some...he thought it was banana bread and loved it so I was overjoyed when I got the chance to tell him it was actually zucchini, seeing as he swears he hates the stuff! Bwua ha ha ha. Its sweet enough to be a dessert but still healthy enough to be guilt free... in moderate amounts of course!

I finally got to watch The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe two days ago. I loved it! I reread all the books when the movie came out. I can't wait for sequels :P. I was anxious to start watching the movie, so we didn't feel like cooking. Instead, I just made some tri-coloured pasta and heated up some canned pasta sauce with a can of diced tomatoes, fresh garlic and salt and pepper. It was very yummy. I rarely ever leave jarred pasta sauce as is...I like having chunks of tomatoes or other veggies in it. Its definitely not a complicated meal at all, but far better than some of the canned stuff Billy subsists on.

We also watched Memoirs of a Geisha yesterday. It was pretty good. I enjoyed the book too. But Billy told me I was never allowed to read a book before seeing the movie again, because I "insist on pointing out all changes they made in the movie"...pfff whatever. :P

And last but not least...creamy curried veggies with brown rice, a recipe from How It All Vegan. Woot! I wolfed this sucker down in no time! You can make it with coconut milk or soymilk. For the life of me, I can't eat dinners made with coconut milk, so I just used plain soymilk. This was an awesome meal! It has carrots, cauliflower, peas, potato, onion, garlic, and mushrooms There was just the right amount of curry and spice, I'm very picky about that. A nice, healthy meal that was pretty easy to make and didn't take long since I cooked the rice ahead of time in my steamer. With my meal I had a delicious smoothie. I used chocolate soymilk, some flax oil, banana, agave nectar and some organic peanut butter. Mmm mmm.

Well I've got more laundry to in the words of the cartoon The Weekenders....Later Days! :D


VeganDoc said...

I've had a can of coconut milk sitting in my cabinet for months. Now I know what I'm going to do with it -- make creamy curried veggies.

Good luck with your exams!

Melissa said...

Glad I could help :)