Friday, March 10, 2006

Vegetarian Philly Cheese "Steak": Recipe

The following recipe was written by my sister. She said it was so good she can't even tell me.

Sister J's Best Vegetarian Philly Cheese "Steak"

We made this last Saturday night. It was very good. I used soy provolone to make it vegan. The recipe is a variation of one that I found in Eating Well Magazine

1 med. onion
4 portobello mushrooms sliced w/o stems
1 red bell pepper minced oregeno to taste (about 2 tablespoons)
ground pepper to taste
1 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup veggie broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
sliced provolone cheese
4 buns split and toasted

1. Heat oil in large skillet. Add onion and cook until soft (2-3 minutes). Add mushrooms , bell peppers, oregeno and pepper. Cook until veggies are wilted-about 7 minutes.

2. Reduce heat and sprinkle veggies with flour and stir to coat. Stir in broth and soy sauce Bring to simmer. Remove from heat and lay cheese on top to melt.

3. Place veggie/cheese mixture onto buns and enjoy!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Tempeh Cakes with Thai Flavors: Recipe

1 package of tempeh (8-12 ounces)
2 lime leaves

2 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
2 cloves garlic
1/2 inch piece of ginger
1 Tbsp dried or fresh shredded coconut

1 egg
1 tsp salt

oil for sauteeing or shallow (or deep) frying

1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

2. Form the mixture into little patties about 2 inches wide by 1/2 inch thick.

3. Heat some oil in a frying pan and sautee the patties until done on both sides.

4. Serve on a bed of rice with a side of vegetables and some decoratively applied Sriracha hot sauce. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Out with the old, in with the new

I was in a thrift store this weekend, and I saw a fondue pot. Now, I already have a fondue pot, but I just really liked this new one. It was enameled cast-iron with a heavy cast-iron base and came with a set of cool fondue forks with wooden handles and a matching stand. It looked like it had never been used.

I'm getting rid of my old fondue pot, throwing it up onto eBay.

G'bye, old fondue pot. You've out-lived your usefulness. You're being replaced with a newer model. See ya.

If you're interested in owning a piece of Film Stock history, bid fast, bid high!

Real Life Simpsons Intro

Check out this British ad which recreates, shot for shot, the intro to The Simpsons TV show with real actors. Very trippy.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Belle and Sebastian: A Film Stock Reminder

Don't forget tonight is the big night for the Belle and Sebastian concert broadcast live from the 9:30 Club in Washington DC on starting at 8 pm. Alt-country-pop group The New Pornographers will open.

My sister also let me know that Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian will be interviewed by my favorite public radio diva Terry "The Probe" Gross on Fresh Air this afternoon in anticipation of the concert. Listen and anticipate, my friends!

Don't miss either olde-time radio event!