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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Recipe Experiments & Blackbird Pizzeria

Hi everyone! This week I attempted to make my own version of the spicy eggplant dish from Sutao Cafe. It worked for the most part, but the eggplant did not get as tender as I’d hoped. Next time I will boil the eggplant pieces first (with the onions and peppers) and then add them to the sauce in the pan to cook a bit more. If that works, I’ll share the recipe next week! 


I also made a batch of BBQ cauliflower bites (1 cup BBQ sauce, 1 tsp hot sauce) with a single serving of mac & cheese that I put way too much turmeric in (I don’t know what possessed me to do 1 tsp, next time I’ll just do ¼ tsp haha). Other than the too much turmeric, though, it was a good meal overall. 


For dinner on Friday, Zach and I went to Blackbird Pizzeria; it’s been so long since I’ve been there (though this was at their new location), so it was a real treat! We got two slices of the haymaker pizza, cheese fries, and a seitan cheesesteak. Everything was really good; the pizza was delicious (and Zach’s favorite; he said that he liked that it was a bit spicy), the cheese fries were fun, and of course the cheesesteak is simply a classic must-have, though very messy to share and eat, haha! 




Here are some of the sketches I did this week…

carrot (original photo)

cauliflower (original photo)

celery (original photo)

corn (original photo)

And here’s a close-up of Daisy… 



P.S. I finally signed up for Vegan MoFo; I’m going to be doing my own monthly theme: Bookmarked Recipes of Vegan MoFo Past! If you haven’t signed up yet, you only have until August 24, so don’t procrastinate too much longer!

Peace. :)

10 comments:

  1. That cheesesteak looks amazing! I'll have to branch out from HipCityVeg next time I'm in Philadelphia. And Daisy seems cuddly; I love a cuddly kitty.

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    1. Thanks; definitely check out Blackbird Pizzeria when you get the chance! I haven't been to HipCityVeg yet, but it's on my list of places to try! Yep, Daisy is very cuddly! :)

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  2. I wish to boop Daisy's snoot!

    Blackbird is definitely on my wish list of places to eat.

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    1. Hehe!
      Hopefully you will get to experience the awesomeness of Blackbird someday! :)

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  3. Now those are what I call...COMFORT MEALS!

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    1. Thanks; it was a lot of good comfort food for sure! :)

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  4. Yey Mofo! And Yey Blackbird! XD I love that place

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  5. OMG everything looks so incredible!! The food at Blackbird Pizza looks so good, I wouldn't know how to choose! Love your sketches and sweet Daisy!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! It's so tough to decide what to order, but Blackbird has a great menu, so you really can't go wrong! Glad you enjoyed the sketches and Daisy's curious sniff of my camera haha! :D

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