Saturday, January 29, 2011

Someone Like Adele

I'm in Love with this song!
Adeles new album is even better than 19 which is hard to believe.

Tortured With Tofu

Never. Ever. Again.
I really tried to make a deliciously seasoned stir fry with tofu as you can see from the picture above. Sadly it was not humanly possible. While the finished product looks edible (below) it was the most disgusting, slimy, inedible food I've ever tried! The texture of it, the taste of the inside ugggh. It's like easting a thick chunk of worm or something equally slimy and gross. No tofu for me on my quest towards vegetarianism. Sorry folks but when it comes to non meat, meat substitutes tofu is NOT the way to go! This was my first taste of true horror since I started to ween myself off meat and thankfully I tried other meat substitutes before tofu or I would have been scared right back into the arms raw cooked flesh!

Artist Of The Month: Rodrigo Luff

An would you belive it this guy is only 23 years old! Inspirational. YOU MUST check out his links!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ignacio Canales Aracil Sculpts The Fragility Of Time

This is just amazing! It's so beautiful but it also reminds me of those Rorschach inkblot tests in that I see weird images at different angels of this hand woven flower sculpture created by Ignacio Canales Aracil in what he calls The fragility Of Time 1 and 2. The top image is of part 2, which I find more weathered and fragile and then the last 3 images are of part 1. You can see more of his sculptures at his website

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Current Book Obsession: The Demonata Series

I've been spending most of my time this month reading. It's cold and boring during these winter months but it's a great time to curl up in a comfy spot and go somewhere else in the form of a really good book! I'd just finished Charlaine Harris, Harper Connelly series (Overall it was pretty good, not near as interesting as the Sookie Stackhouse series but they made for good, quick reads. The last two book in the series are the best!) and I was looking for another series to get into that would really... rock my world? Anyway last year I read the entire Cirque Du Freak series and LOVED it! It's was great series that I went through super quick and that really made my imagination do back flips it was so detailed and fantastical. So I looked into the author Darren Shan and found another series of his that's only 10 books called The Demonata Series (Picture of those books is above, the below pic is of all the cirque du freak books.) Now this series is way more bloody and definitely falls into a horror category but It's also kind of science fiction in that it's mostly about other universes and realities that exist around our own world and the demons and people that control them and about the stories of unique people who try to fight these demons to protect earth and themselves by traveling through these other universes in search of weapon that can either destroy earth or all the demon universes.
It's very twisted and complicated plot that weaves back and forth between different characters and different points in time but it's amazing! I'm only half way through the third book and I'm hovering on the edge of my seat to see what happens next, and next... I'm 22 and this series is supposed to be for kids and young adults but I really wouldn't want a little kid to read this one cause it's all blood, guts and demons and two I'm not sure they would be able to really follow it. Whatever the case I find this series to be very interesting and appealing to people of all ages that like fantasy, mystery, science fiction or horror genres. So If your looking a for a few good reads these would definitely fit the bill!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

F*ck My Rusty Sheriffs Badge

One of my new favorite shows is Californication thanks to being able to order dvds from the library and while It sucks how short the episodes are and how short the season is, it's worth it cause this show cracks me up!
Eva Amurri is a great actress I love her in Saved but wow I had no idea how gorgeous she was, she's got like the perfect body now that she's putt on a little weight and Blond really is her color. Wonder if she'll be back for season 4?
My favorite character on the show is cokey smurf or Marcy Runkle played my Pamela Adlon. She has some of the best lines on the show and her story lines always crack me up! My favorite line of hers is "Well fuck my rusty sheriffs badge" right after her husband invests $100,000 in a porn movie. An did you know she's also the voice of Bobby Hill??? wtf this women is hilarious how on earth does she make that voice? She was also a voice of one of the twins in rugrats! I'm killing time till the next episode, I hope Hank gets over the over rated Karen and that his daughter goes back to her goth roots. Also Mia needs to get her ass kicked and jail could do hank some good I think!

Yummy Vegetarian Meals & Snacks

Ruffly translated means delicious spinach flavored crack! This is SO good words can not express how amazing it tastes. I'm not really big on spinach but this makes me love it. It's easy enough to make just time consuming with the pastry sheets, helps if you can have some one help you with that part. Great to eat hot or cold and easy to freeze and thaw so you can make a big batch and cut it up in pieces so it lasts a few meals. Green bean casserole my favorite holiday dish that I eat year round. I'm afraid I ate most of it before I remembered to take a picture. Easy, quick and delicious.Garlic and Scallion Roasted Potato's.
Another time consuming recipe that takes about 45 minutes prep time and 1 1/2 - 2 hours to cook but I make it so I have two layers of potato's (takes about 3lbs. of small potato's) so it's a really big batch you can eat for days. This is a pic of them before I put them in the oven. They are so good and I can easily just eat a bowl of them for dinner. So can my mom! They are really delicious.I love mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and scallions. Just clean them, cut them, saute them and eat. Good with rice, pasta, or I like to take a soft tortilla and sprinkle cheese on it, add the sauteed veggies and then flip it in half to make a cheese veggies quesadilla! One thing I eat all the time on my no meat days are tomato, green pepper and black olive sandwich's on a good bread with mayo. I love it and it reminds me of subway!
Okay those healthy choice meals are disgusting! So gross! But the veggie burgers are really good as long as I add my own seasonings and I usually make them with onion and mushroom or onion and green peppers. Alfalfa looks gross but it's actually really good with cream cheese, tomato and red onion on a bagel. You'll be surprised how good it tastes if you ever try it. An I haven't tried this kind of tofu yet but I got a recipe from a book I'm going to try tomorrow for a tofu teriyaki stir fry.

So I made my own herbed ricotta as you can see above I went for a spicy rosemarry, unfortunatly I kinda burned it a little in the oven so it wasn't as good as I hoped cause it was a little too firm but it was okay and I think next time if I just lightly bake it and have it with some pasta sauce it'll be even better. So those are some of my vegetariant meals and experiences. I'm really doing it and trying to go vegetarian, it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be. It's even been kinda fun experimenting and trying new things. I'll keep posting about it as I go along. These are good vegetarian foods though. Let me know if anyone wants a recipe.

The Best Vegetarian Salad Ever!

As part of my plan to go vegetarian I have made a new food schedule for myself where I only eat meat every other day. So on my non-meat days I've been experimenting with vegetarian recipes.
This portabella mushroom salad that I make with a light homemade dressing is so freaking delicious I could eat it every single night! The only pain is pealing the fresh garlic cloves; it take a long time to peal a whole clove. I know that seems like a lot of garlic but when you saute it whole or in halves the garlic taste becomes really light and not at all overpowering. I got the idea for this recipe of off a vegetarian steak salad recipe using portabella mushroom caps and changed it up to fit my tastes. The sauteed cherry tomato's and feta cheese really make this salad to die for.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Just Because

This photo is kinda awesome!

US Skins Almost Here

I can't be sure yet but I THINK that Eura will be my favorite character on the show. I love the spot I saw where she drew on every ones head (even her own) but I haven't seen much of her in the previews.This photo reminds me of at least 40 guys I've gone to school with since I was in like 6th grade. A we bit stereotypical but sometimes stereotypes are living breathing friends and neighbors.Tea looks to be the runner up for favorite character. The trailers make her seem like a lesbian Effy and even a little bit like Naomi from seasons 3 and 4. Cassie was my favorite character on the original skins and Caddie is clearly a Cassie knock off but she looks like she might be able to pull it off. I'm trying to remain as optimistic as possible about the us show which starts a week from today. The trailers seem all to staged and almost shot for shot remade after the original but supposedly only 2 or 3 episodes follow the UK versions storyline. We shall see but I am at least excited to get even a taste of the skins show I love back!

Dream Of The Week

These guys have really inspired me! I mean who wants to make a boring old snow man when they can make a snow skull? Well since Cincinnati is supposed to be getting 4-5 inches of snow in the next day or two I'm going to try and make this dream of the week come true.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Spice Addict

My spice cabinet...

I've Read 71 books In 2010!

I love reading!
Always look for more good books to read so if you have
any suggestions for me in 2011 let me know :)