Saturday, February 25, 2017

Peachy Raspberry Cobbler (Isa Does It)

Hi everyone! I made another red recipe this week -- the Peachy Raspberry Cobbler from Isa Does It. It was really good, though a bit too sweet, so I'll just decrease the sugar the next time I make it.

In other news, I made the spiced nuts again with some adjustments -- 1 T Bragg liquid aminos and a heaping teaspoon of chili powder -- and they turned out much better this time!

I also tried two new chocolate bars this month (they were on sale for Valentine's Day hehe). I liked the raspberry one, and the salted almond one was really good, too -- better than I'd expected!

Here are the sleepy, cuddly sisters, Cringer & Daisy...

Peace. :)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Strawberries & Cream Bread Pudding (Isa Does It)

Hello everyone! Yesterday I made the Strawberries & Cream Bread Pudding from Isa Does It, another recipe with red in it for February's MiniMoFo. 

I tried some of it last night -- and decided it was good enough to stand on its own without the optional glaze -- and had more this morning for breakfast!

Here's Buttons and Daisy sharing the sunshine...

Peace. :)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Banana-Berry Scones (Isa Does It)

Hi everyone! The MiniMoFo theme for February is "red," so I'm trying red recipes this month. Yesterday, I made the Banana-Berry Scones from Isa Does It. I made them a bit too big (next time I'll make them smaller; the recipe says it should make 12 scones) but they turned out so, so good! I think I might also try using a bit more raspberries and mashing them with the bananas, instead of just putting them on top of the scones.

On Tuesday, I went to a protest here in Phoenixville. It was focused on immigrant rights, so I used my Refugees Are Welcome Here / #NoBanNoWall sign again. There were maybe 25 of us, but it was a good group overall; we stood on a small sidewalk at a busy intersection in town holding our signs. We got a lot of honks and waves in support, lots of thumbs-up & peace signs. Of course, there were also people driving by who shook their heads at us, gave thumbs-down, and flipped us off. But they were much fewer in number.

Here's Leela in her favorite place to nap -- between my dresser and a heating vent. 

Peace. :)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Spiced Nuts (Fresh & Fast Vegan Pleasures)

Hi everyone! The new recipe I tried this week was the spiced nuts from Fresh & Fast Vegan Pleasures by Amanda Grant. (The ingredients list awkwardly included the mixed nuts line twice, with one of the repetitions calling Brazil nuts "Bazil notes" lol.) Unfortunately, the finished product was disappointing. The amount of soy sauce the recipe called for was excessive (1 T would have been enough); it covered up any hint of the chili powder, so the nuts weren't spicy at all. Well, I had to get the first recipe fail of the year out of the way sooner or later!

In other news, I've gone to my second protest! On Sunday, January 29, Zach went with me to the Philadelphia International Airport for Protest Refugee Deportations at PHL! It was another great experience; I'm so glad I went. Here are the pictures of my sign (front & back); I re-used my signs from my first protest by flipping them, duct-taping them together, and writing on the blank sides.

"No hate, no fear; refugees are welcome here!"

"No ban, no wall; sanctuary for all!"

Here are the cuddly sisters Daisy & Cringer. I found them snuggled like this when I got back from a walk earlier this week. 

Peace. :)