adventures of beck

Friday, March 19, 2010

Skinny Kitty

Genghis, in 2005.
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Old Picture!

Young whippersnapper in 2005.
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Food Reviews

I chose this Dairy Free Penne & ChReese because my vegan-ness was craving Mac & Cheese. I didn't really need the gluten free part. The noodles were predictably a little grainy tasting. The "Chreese" was ok, and the whole thing was very filling. I aded salt and "steakhouse" grinder spices (ironically, right?) It was alright if you're dying for Mac & Cheese. Not thrilling though.
I like this rice milk a lot. I used it in the Mac & Chreese above. I've also drank about 3/4 of the carton already. Being an ex-cow-milk LOVER, this stuff it a damn good substitute. I also like Almond Milk, but this rice milk is fortified with quite a bit of Vitamin B12 (50% DV in a 1 cup serving, which is normally only found in animal products). The original and the vanilla are delicious.
Tried these instant (and vegan) refried beans. Not very good. Tried amending them with olive oil (for a fattier flavor) and some more onion powder and salt for zing. Mixed in a taco, probably alright, but plain... not cutting it. They taste so different from the ones I had at a Mexican restaurant this weekend that I'm convinced there's some kind of animal fat in the restaurant version. I've looked up the traditional recipe online and it calls for some kind of fat. Usually bacon. That would explain the deliciousness. Ah well. I'll try a freshly made version with olive oil at a later date. Perhaps I'll see some improvement.
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010


One of two things is happening:

Smart Deli has created a fake turkey lunchmeat that is delicious enough to fool my animals, or, Smart Deli is actually packaging real turkey and fooling me into believing that it's not real. Seriously. That's a cat there eating Soy-based Turkey, and a dog getting pissed that the cat can get on the counter and she can't. All animals were allowed some Tofurky in the making of this blogpost. They loved it. Genghis stole a slice.

For the record, I thought it tasted glorious. Thoughtful chewing would reveal it's not real, but on a sandwich, you'd have zero idea it never gobbled a day in it's life on the Soybean farm.
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Means it's time to tune up the bike!
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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs

Not these three...
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