Archive for November, 2010

What’s in the Fridge? DBA Edition

November 27, 2010

You haven’t heard from me for a while because I literally spend all of my time in the kitchen. If it’s not a meal, it’s brewing kombucha or beer, or making salsa or hummus or a homemade condiment. I think I’m losing my mind. I took a look into the refrigerator tonight and here’s what I found:

Leftovers from Thanksgiving

Tofu Turkey

My main course of tofurkey and stuffing from Thanksgiving

Tofu Turkey and Stuffing

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is no easy task, vegetarian or not. This loaf of soy took almost 48 hours, after marinating and draining it twice, stuffing it with mushrooms, celery, and onions, and slow roasting it like a real freakin bird. I don’t think I deserve as much credit as someone who cooks a real turkey, but goddamn this one was an endeavor. I’ll be eating leftovers for weeks.

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Everyone’s favorite vegetable dish at Thanksgiving comes complete with satueed onions and mushrooms, condensed mushroom soup, and French’s fried onions. Needless to say, not the most healthy thing on the table.

Cranberry Sauce

Dignified Cranberry Sauce

Dignified Cranberry Sauce

Another decadent excuse to be fat on Thanksgiving. Mix in some sugar, pineapple, orange, and apricot preserves in with your cranberry mush and you’ll end up with this sweet fruit cocktail.

Pickling

Pickled Eggs

Pickled Eggs - they sound better than they taste

Pickled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs, vinegar, and beet juice. I’ve seen them on the Simpsons for like 20 years and have never tried them. Now I know why.

Pickled Celery and Onions

Hoping for the best with this one

Pickled Celery and Onions

Using the leftover juice from some spicy pickles, I made a new concoction for these veggies. Hopefully they’ll turn out better than the eggs.

Brewing

Kombucha

Kombucha - Lindsay Lohan's booze of choice

Kombucha

Anything made out of a mushroom culture that floats on top of fermented tea has to be delicious. Flavor it with cinnamon, not pickle juice.

D.B. Ale Beer

The Dark Brown Ale from the Wilkes-Beer brewing company

Beer

Hands down, best hobby ever.

Blending

Dijon Mustard

Mustard is the best condiment ever created

Mustard

Who knew it was so easy to make a homemade mustard? Just the mustard seeds, vinegar, and a few spices. You’ll never eat French’s again.

Hummus Competition

Hummus Competition

Hummus
Chick peas, garlic, olive oil, and tahini make up the base for both of these hummus dishes. After the vote, Stephanie’s plain hummus won out over my fancy artichoke and spinach hummus. Too much overkill?

Okay, leaving for Miami in 2 days, so everything must go!

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