Tuesday, January 30, 2018

3 Easy Tasty Ones

This is a great, easy any time meal.
To 2 cups of cooked, seasoned rice add 1 C. chopped kale... you can also mix leftover rice, kale and a tsp. of two of broth and cook partially covered in the microwave to steam/ heat.
There's a pickle in this photo too- halved radishes, sliced carrots, sliced peperoncini, onions and fennel which you simmer in 1 C. cider vinegar with two thyme sprigs, a few pepper corns, a few allspice berries and salt to taste for 5 minutes, then cool in the brine. I didn't add any sugar but of course you can if you want to cut through the acid a bit.
The patties are made from 1 C. mashed beans with 1/2 C. chopped mushrooms, salt and pepper, 1 Tbsp. tomato paste, 1 tsp. chili or curry powder, a little coconut oil and a few Tbsp. flour, but you can use any binder to hold them together. Cook turning once in a lightly oiled pan until browned on both sides and serve with salsa fresca or caper relish or something.
I know not really a recipe, just more leftovers lol.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Anniversaries, Announcements

Hey Happy New Year!
Well then, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of my first secret cafe and first cooking demo at a punk show... 15th of my first cookbook and first cooking tour... and additionally my first actual shows playing in bands and first zine were both 25 years ago.
That's a lot of markers... if you want me to come somewhere in particular to celebrate with a dinner party or popup let me know and I'll see what I can do. Just be sure to book something by the end of August because after that I am going to move on to something more sedentary for a bit, that actually might make money lol.
Nothing like celebrating by changing everything.
I want to cease while I still somewhat enjoy it rather than when loathing is dominant, you know how it is. A lot of wear and tear.
On the agenda: Los Angeles, Sacramento, Nevada City, Reno, Pacific Northwest, maybe Arizona (they are slow), New York/Northeast & DC, Cincinnatti, Louisville, Minneapolis twice and of course the annual Minot, Billings, Coeur d'Alene, Milwaukee, Chicago.
In there? get in touch and thanks for your support! :)
Or if you have some other great idea of course let me know.
Music wise things are still tooting along, have a few of my weird folk act performances this year and Select Sex has a new album coming out in a few months and it's quite good (same German label for the hard copy, or of course download). We haven't been playing live much but I don't care, I like this whole studio mystique.
Have a happy January! My birthday month!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Vegan Christmas & Holiday Gifts

the best gift is... meeeeeeee!
Hey, Microcosm has the 6-pack of my cookbooks on sale again for $25, a real bargain...
or order from your local bookstore!

and this chocolate cookbook can be bought here from the publisher...
or cheap at Amazon or from the bookstore.

Hurry hurry to get it in time, today is the day!

Or if you're really ambitious you can buy a dinner from me for someone, although then you'd also have to get me a plane ticket lol... anyhooo...