Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In my neighborhood...

Exploration - Coraline Soundtrack

There are many dogs and cats. And a LOT of dog people. I can't go for a walk without hitting pause on the podcast I'm listenin' to. Of course I stop, of course I say hello. Wes likes meeting all of the people and most of the dogs. He'd love to meet the cats, too, but they're not interested. Also, I'm pretty friendly, so it's all PAUSE and hello, hello, hello. It's terrible, though, I meet all these people and dogs, and I have no idea what their names are. There are too many of them. This is Wes just before a walk. He loves the walks. He's a very walk-based fellow:
From Dinner and A Wes

I also had my first dinner party on Saturday. My table is small, so a dinner party is three people invited over. It was a vegan evening, and everything turned out tasty. The main course was tofu barbecue with onions and peppers. There's no picture, but it was mighty tasty.

Also on the menu:
Corn and Bean Salad:
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 small bag frozen sweet corn
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1 jar roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 cup (or more to taste) mango poppyseed dressing
It's good as a salad, or as a sweet salsa to eat with chips.
From Dinner and A Wes

Fruit Tart No-Bake Pie
First: Mix a cup of almonds and 1/3 cup of sunflower seeds together in the food processor
Next: Remove, and run 1 cup of pitted dates through the food proceeser, slowly pouring in the almond/sunflower seed mix.
When you have a ball of 'dough', line a pie plate (8"), and then fill halfway with chopped foods like banana, strawberries, blueberries, 3tc. Puree a banana and strawyberries in the food processeer, and pour over the top of the fruit. Lastly, sprinkle coconut and maybe granola over the top of the pie, and chill for at least an hour.
From Dinner and A Wes

PS...the crust was really good, and hard to believe it's just dates, seeds, and almonds. So good.


Anonymous said...

Nancy made this for us last night!! Holy Hindu Cow, was it tasty!! We're planning on making this SOON, but for now, we're using the crust for a tofu chocolate pie ;) -Brie

one little simitopian said...

Hellooooooo! Sorry I've been a stranger!I'm ashamed to admit I failed with project 365 too :( Just wasn't motivated enough....sigh! Man that food sounds good- especially the pie! I'm always looking for ways of eating food that is both sweet yet non-fattening!!!!!
Holy crap, the last comment sounds like a DELICIOUS idea too. Damn.