May 2009


So I’ve never used fresh basil in my life, but decided to buy this guy just because he was organic and in the biodegradable pot. Not only that, but he was grown in Kitchener, Ontario, which is pretty close to where I live. And probably the biggest reason I’ve grabbed it was that this basil was on sale for only 2.99!

I’ve got no idea yet where to use it or how to cook it, so for now it will serve as a pretty houseplant!

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Just bought this one yesterday.  I had one already which was given to me free during the Environment Week at the university campus, but this one looked sooo “green”, natural, and pretty I just couldn’t stand back from buying it. 

Kerplunk Water Bottle

Kerplunk Water Bottle

P.S. Stainless steel bottles are recyclable, inert, do not contain BPA, can last up to 100 years (that’s what the company claims) if taken care of, and can save you a lot of money as well as prevent plastic bottle waste from going to the landfill. Everyone should have one!

The only reason I made these in the first place was that the recipe was asking for two very-very ripe bananas and I had just that – two bananas bought about two weeks ago which I should have taken a picture of, but I did not want to scare anyone :). 

Banana Wheat Germ Muffins from Veganomicon

Banana Wheat Germ Muffins from Veganomicon

I have altered the recipe a bit by adding some walnuts which introduced some nutricious crunch into these guys.  Baking these muffins works as the best aromatizer you can get for your appartment, the cinnamon and banana aroma can still be felt two days after baking.  Please let me know if you’d like the recipe.

Yummy wheat germ!

Yummy wheat germ!

The more I cook with Veganomicon – the more I fall in love with vegan cooking and really stop being so skeptical about all the weird ingredients in this cookbook.

Another delicious Veganomicon recipe.  As usual, I always have every ingredient except one – this time it was blueberries.  I cooked this about two weeks ago so I cannot longer describe what it tasted like, but I remember it was worth 6 minutes spent on each of these pancakes.  The recipe can be found here.

Blueberryless Corn Pancakes from Veganomicon

Blueberryless Corn Pancakes from Veganomicon

I believe out of all thigs the second most green decision I’ve made is to ride my bike to university/work.  Not only it keeps my fit (I’ve got a mountain bike, which is like a tank comparing to the road bike), it wakes me up in the morning better than any coffee or jog, saves some money on gas and public transit tickets, but also sets off some carbon dioxide and other nasty gas emissions. 

My Global Cooling Vehicle

My Global Cooling Vehicle

The only problem is that with no balcony in our apartment, it takes abot one half of the hallway…but we don’t mind 🙂

Before Green Smoothie

Before Green Smoothie

Recipe goes like this: 1 banana, 1 apple (unpealed), few strawberries, baby spinach, green lettuce, juice/water.

Before Green Smoothie

Before Green Smoothie

Liquify these babies for one minute, pour into a cup and enjoy!
Resulting Green Smoothie

Resulting Green Smoothie

Chickpea Quinoa Pilaf from Veganomicon

Chickpea Quinoa Pilaf from Veganomicon

Here’s my second try of Veganomicon! The ingredients do not sound yummy at all, but it turned out to be soooo yummy! It’s got this home-made-by-mom taste that you won’t find in many dishes. Give it a try -recipe in Veganomicon. The recipe can be found here

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