Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Sunday

Florentine Tofu Scramble, very little homefries, two big slices of dry wheat toast - via WaterCourse Foods.
Lunch, part one:
Part two: cucumber and Tofutti on sunflower bread
After taking nearly six weeks off from cashews, I made cheezy kale chips! Hooray!
In a nod to St. Paddy's, I made colcannon (which traditionally uses potatoes and cabbage or kale, and then a whole lot of animal by-products) using red skinned potatoes, steamed cabbage, veggie broth, sea salt and fresh black pepper.
The colcannon was good, but the steamed carrots tossed in red pepper dressing were not. At least one of my kitchen experiments turned out well, right?!

I'll end the post with Remy's haircut photo from yesterday.  I wish I knew what he was thinking because this expression is hilarious.  Get this scarf off of me? Stop teasing me with that treat?  

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  1. Aww sweet Remy! You are right, that expression is pretty amazing :) I think your guesses are pretty good, ha!

    That breakfast looks delicious! Is that jam in one of the little cups? If so, what kind do they give you? Both parts of lunch look great, especially the tofutti and cucumber on sunflower bread. When I went to college it was near a monastery that baked fresh bread and sold it as their source of income. The only kind I would buy was the sunflower, it was SO DELICIOUS. Wow, 6 weeks off of cashews, that's impressive! I love the green snack for St. Paddy's Day too :) I have been taking some time away from cashews too and I know that kale chips and raw caesar dressing are the top two on my list for when i got for it again ;)

    I have never tried colcannon before but that looks really great! Too bad the carrot experiment didn't work out but I'd say you had a very successful food day despite that :)

    I've had Remy's adorable, sweet face staring at me while I type this comment and I love it so much! So handsome with his hair cut!

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    1. I guess we'll never know, right?! Ha! Yes, it was raspberry jam, and yes - it was slathered on the toast. The sunflower bread was good, but not a beloved bagel. However, I know I shouldn't have one every day so this had to suffice. :)

      Breaks are hard, but it does make us appreciate that certain food even more! I think I'll stick to the raw carrot consumption, as opposed to cooked!

      Remy says thank you!

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  2. Remy is looking quite handsome! What a sweet, adorable face. <3 How old is he, by the way?

    I love how you included a lot of green in your meals and snacks. :) Too bad the carrots didn't turn out, though. The calcannon sounds like something I'd love. I've never heard of that dish before!

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    1. He is quite adorable! He turned 5 on March 1st.

      Kale chips are always an easy way to sneak in extra greens! Colcannon sounds pretty versatile, I will probably play with the recipe a little bit.

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    2. Well, in that case, happy belated birthday Remy!!

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  3. Colcannon, huh? I generally don't find the idea of Irish food appealing but I do like cabbage and potatoes, and this sounds pretty yummy. I just looked it up on Wikipedia and it says you can add leeks, which I would love.

    All the pictures are nice, but of course, Remy's is my favorite. I could not put a neckerchief or any kind of bow like that on Blue because he'll eat it - !

    Have a good week!

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    1. Me neither, but similar to you - cabbage and potatoes are winners in my book. I am definitely going to try it with kale and leeks in the future!

      Remy was soon relieved of his adornment, and was happily back to normal! Ha!

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  4. Oh, funny. I've made colcannon a few times, but only ever with kale. I always forget about poor cabbage, but there is a lot to be said for it.
    Did you make the red pepper dressing up yrself? That's pretty cool, no matter how it tasted and now you know how to tweak it. Sometimes the bitter/sweet taste of red pepper is a little overpowering, though.
    Remy does look pretty dapper with the neckerchief on. Haxan would NOT let herself be subjected to that, which makes me sad.

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    1. I'd love to know how you prepare it! I did not make the red pepper dressing, it was an Annie's version and I was using up the last of it.

      I don't normally dress him up, and he doesn't really care for the groomer's dress up. ;)

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    2. This is how I made it oh so long ago! http://www.everyoneisvegan.com/2011/02/guest-post-1-foodfeuds-traditional-nyc.html

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  5. Wow you got to go to Watercourse Foods! So lucky!

    I never noticed Remy's brown eyes before. He definitely doesn't look as happy as I've seen him in the past.

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    1. I know you approve of my WaterCourse visits, so I make sure to show you each time I go. ;)

      His eyes are a little squinty due to sunshine, but yes - a lovely chocolate brown! He was probably a little irritated with me. Ha!

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  6. Our last dog had semi-longish hair. I bought a shaver at Petsmart and groomed her myself to save her the trauma. She's didn't look as adorbs as a professional trim but Just saying...

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