Tuesday, January 29, 2013

So this happened today

Completely unrelated to food, but I had to share...


Sunday, January 20, 2013

I don't have a title this week. I'm feeling a bit fuzzy, for lack of a better descriptor, at the moment.  The wind is howling outside and I feel like my ears are stuffed with cotton.  But I don't have a cold, at least I don't think I do.

Anywhodoole, every year I make a list of goals, not resolutions exactly, but challenges I want to meet for work and, more importantly in my personal life.  So one of my goals this year was to avoid serious injury.  The finger slice heard around my town, that resulted in 5 (I think) stitches  solidified that goal four days before Christmas.  Sadly, I'm not reaching that goal so far.  Another knife slip about 2 weeks ago, but no serious injury this time (thank goodness).  Needless to say, I may avoid any cooking that requires a lot of chopping a little while.  

Couple my growing aversion to knives and the deep cold that is setting in here in the Northeast and you've got yourself a food blogger that is pretty much all about soups and stews these days.  My mom made an awesome Three Bean Vegetarian Chili last week, and that's this week's recipe.  

Three Bean Veggie Chili

Any combo of beans, 1cup each

2 TBSP Chili powder

1 TBSP Cumin

1 can diced fire roasted tomatoes

1 small can tomato sauce

1 small can mushrooms


Garlic Powder

Soak beans according to package directions.

Add beans tomatoes, tomato sauce, onions and seasonings to large pot.

Cook until beans are tender.


You can use canned beans, just rinse and drain.  Also if you want more that 3 beans, go for it, just cut the amount down to 1/2 cup.




Sunday, January 13, 2013

Reblogging, I think this is so true for many of us as modern librarians. I think libraries are still about stories & yes books. We, as librarians need to do a better job of recognizing our people that are rock stars, because they do a great job day in day and day out, and not the ones who throw the most raging after-party at conference.
Rant over, but not my admiration for Julie.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Vegetarian Stew


Super simple.

In a medium sauté pan heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat.
Dice 1 medium eggplant, add to oil and lightly brown.

In a Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Dice 2 medium zucchini's, add to oil.

Add eggplant to zucchini.

Drain and rinse 1 small can chickpeas, add to veggies. Next add 1 small can diced tomatoes, 1 cup veggie broth and about 1/2 water.

Season with granulated garlic, dried cilantro ground cumin and garam masala.

Cook on medium low heat until chickpea's are tender.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Book Review: My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss

At some point in everyone's life, you come to a crossroads. You ask yourself, "what am I doing with my life?" "is this really the life that I want?" and if not "how do I change?" For food blogger Luisa Weiss, sitting down and asking herself these questions changed her life.

My Berlin Kitchen, at it's heart is a love story. In this case, the love story is not just girl meets boy, falls in love and lives happily ever after. For Luisa Weiss, her love story is one of finding her place in the world, learning to truly love herself as she is and doing it all with a healthy appetite for delicious soul filling food.

5 spoons out of 5.

Oh and immediately after I finished the book, this happened:

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