Sunday, May 18, 2008

Other Waffles

Imagine my surprise to realize I'd already posted the same waffle recipe! Sorry guys!
Here instead is the recipe for silver dollar pancakes, which I haven't made in awhile but are also delicious.
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 2 bowls
  • griddle
  • turner
  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Mix wet ingredients.
  • Mix together.
  • Cook. If you don't know how to cook pancakes, you should find a cooking for beginners blog.

Joy of Cooking Waffles

If you're a longtime subscriber, you know I love the Joy of Cooking. If you don't own it, trot over to Amazon right now and buy it.
Here is a recipe for simple, delicious waffles. I like to halve it, because its just two of us, but you might need to make all six.
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 to 1 cup butter, melted (I use oil instead, for the sake of unsaturatated fats)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • waffle iron
  1. Mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  4. Cook on waffle iron.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sweet Potato Tacos

My boyfriend's ex-girlfriend gave him a slow-cooker cookbook (and Indiana Jones!!!) for his birthday.
This recipe is one of my favorites. Who would have thought that sweet potatoes are deliciously fantastic in tacos?
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsps ground cumin
  • 1 large sweet pototo, peeled and diced
  • 1 can black beans or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • Shredded monteray jack cheese
  • Flour tortillas
  • 4-6 quart slow cooker
  • Prep bowls
  1. Combine spices in a small bowl.
  2. Layer ingredients in the slow cooker in the following order: sweet potato, beans, half of spice mix, garlic, onion, pepper, remaining spice mix, corn.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 5 hours or until delicious.
  4. Pile into tacos, add cheese, eat.


It never fails to amaze me how judged some people can feel by other people's choices. I'll preface this by saying that I am guilty of it as well.
But when I tell people I'm a vegetarian, the reactions are one of three:
1) "I used to be a vegetarian, but then X happened and now I'm not."
2) "I would be a vegetarian, but I think it's too hard/meat is delicious/I hate vegetables."
3) "You shouldn't be a vegetarian - you won't get enough protein/meat is delicious"
I don't care why you're a vegetarian, and you shouldn't care why I am. It's okay to ask why. It's not okay to tell me that I'm going to die sooner because I don't eat enough protein or that humans are meant to eat meat. You are actually the one who will die sooner, because you eat too much protein and humans aren't meant to eat meat. But I don't tell you that when you order a hamburger so let me eat my veggie burger in peace.