Tuesday, April 15, 2014

...3...(THREE)new posts over at The Vegan Version...

...I would say WOW!...but none of these were very difficult...

...so hop over to The Vegan Version and have a look...

...and have a lovely day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

...Vegan Easter Egg Dyeing...

...we found these dye-able plastic Easter Eggs at Wal-Mart (affectioknit-ly known around here as Stuff-Mart...a la Veggie Tales Madame Blueberry)...

...but we were beyond thrilled...finally...Vegan Easter Egg Dyeing...
...so we gathered our necessaries...the box says that the dyes will be pastel shades...and we wanted bolder colours...
...so we mixed a little vinegar and a lot of food colouring...

...and started dipping 'eggs'...
...with pretty traditional results...Scout even made a two coloured one...
...oh...and the funny brown one was supposed to be purple...Scout said it would be really hard to find if you hid it in the leaves...

~Have a lovely day!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

...Majedra...

...TWO posts today...that hardly ever happens...

...so...this is what I wanted the brown rice for...
...when we lived in Balsam Grove, I worked at the local hospital...and the dietician there was a good friend of mine...

...and she gave me this recipe for 'Majedra'...

...I've seen lots of different spellings for similar recipes on the internet...mujeddara, mujedra, majadra, mejadra...I think they're all basically the same...a lot of them have caramelized onions...which sounds nice...
...my friend spelled it Majedra and the recipe she gave me was for 100 servings...so it took a little finagling to get it sized reasonably...but it's super quick and easy to make...

Majedra

3/4 cup brown lentils
1 bay leaf
2 cups water
1 onion diced
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste

...just put everything into a pot and cook the lentils until tender...

...serve over brown rice...and top with diced tomatoes and cucumbers...and a sprinkle of vegan feta...

~Have a lovely day!

...Fluffy Brown Rice...

...I used to have trouble cooking brown rice...(white rice cooks perfectly and quickly using Julia Child's method here)...

...but brown rice wasn't the same...it needed more water and even if I increased the steaming time it was still crunchy...so I would add more water and cook it some more...and basically end up with mush...
...until I saw this method...you basically cook it like pasta in a lot of boiling water...

...and then strain it...
...and voila...perfect tender (done) fluffly brown rice...

~Have a lovely day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

...Youth Group Cookie Baking...

...the Youth Group got together and baked cookies for the Kairos Prison Ministry
...they also decorated a bunch of placemats for the prison ministry as well...

...if I've not said it before...they are AWESOME kids!

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...on Thursday...because the Band Concert couldn't wait...
...I did make it through the armholes over the weekend...and now I'm decreasing for the waist...all of the decreases are under the arms and they make a neat little 'V'...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

...Spring Band Concert...

...during the standing ovation after the finale...
...I"ve drawn an arrow to Scout so you can find him...
video
...and the obligatory video...this is from the finale...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

...the daffies have bloomed...

...it's official...Spring is here!
YAY!

~Have a lovely day!