Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Shrek Smoothie!

In a lovely Shrek glass.

Shrek Smoothie

1/2- 3/4 c. liquid (I used soy milk and water)
1 medium banana
1/2 c. fresh pineapple chunks
1 Tbsp flax seed
1/2 of an orange
1 wedge of a lemon
2 handfuls spinach
1/2 c. ice cubes

Monday, March 16, 2009

MP3 of the Day

Here are a few more freebies!

SXSW 2009 Preview

Check this out. You can download 40+ songs HERE at . I haven't listened to them all, I'm sure some are great and, but who can turn down lots of free and new workout music?

WARNING: I have listened to a about 4 so far that are explicit. Do with that info what you will ;) .

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Win a Juicer @!

Here are the rules, copied from HP's blog:

The Lexen Healthy Juicer Contest and Lexen Healthy Juicer are giving away one Lexen Healthy Juicer to a Hangry Pants reader. Both bloggers and non-bloggers will have several opportunities to win. Here are the ways:

(1) Comment: Leave a comment, any comment, on this post.

(2) Have a Blog? Earn Two Additional Entries by posting about the contest on your blog.

(3) No Blog? Earn an extra entry by emailing us at with the subject line: Healthy Juicer.

(4) Referral: Get someone new to enter the contest and list you as the referrer in his/her comment.

The contest will run until March 30th when we will randomly choose a winner. Good luck!

Edited To Add: The contest is for U.S. residents only, but we forgot to say that, so if a non-U.S. resident is chosen, we will send you something else fun.

Hurry on over to to enter!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Tonight's dinner: Hummus and Veggies. Although I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, my Vita-Mix, hummus is a definite NAY, NAY. It pulverizes it, and I like my hummus with actual texture. I usually use (and will continue to use) my little Braun hand mixer:

There are a million Hummus recipes floating around out there , and here's another one:


1 can Garbanzo beans (S & W Organic)
1/4 c. liquid (water, veggie broth, the bean water from the can, what-have-you)
1/8 c. olive oil
1/8 c. FRESH lemon juice
sea salt to taste
California Style Garlic Powder to taste
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp. Tahini (organic, roasted, MaraNatha if you can find it)

Throw all ingredients in your food processor and blend to desired consistency.


I will sometimes add cilantro, or fresh garlic instead of powder, or a dash of chipotle sauce.


What yummy sorbet this thing makes. I really want to come up with a Lemon Ice (like those MinuteMaid Frozen Lemonaide treats). That is my favorite summer/ballpark treat.
But for now, this will totally do.

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World...........

Yeah, Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero are GODDESSES among women. Really.

This afternoon dd and I made the "Your Basic Chocolate Cupcake" paired with "Coconut Pecan Fudge Frosting".

DS and DD don't like coconut, so they had theirs plain. Hubby, ds and I enjoyed the frosted ones.

German Chocolate Cake is dh's favorite cake and he only gets it when he goes to visit his mom. He's soooooo excited that he liked these and he now can have GCC a little more often.

Friday, March 13, 2009

CCK's Better-n-Rice Pudding/Snickerdoodle Oatmeal

For my next entry in CCK's Jocalat give-away, I have made this tasty Pudding/Oatmeal.
I'm going to try it as-is, but will probably have to add the customary dollop of almond butter as well.

Chocolate Covered Katie (formerly CCV)................

is having a give-away....... a case of LaraBars!

Here are her contest rules (copied from her blog):

There are two ways to enter your name into the drawing:

1. Mention the giveaway on your own blog, with a link back to this post. Then leave me a comment on this post to let me know you’ve done so, and I’ll enter your name into the drawing. If you don’t have a blog, just leave me a comment on this post saying you don’t have a blog but would still like to be entered into the drawing.

2. I wanted to do something to celebrate the fact that—finally—my recipes are all in order (a big feat for a scatterbrain like me). So… if you make a CCV recipe and blog about it, then leave me a comment telling me you did so, your name will go into the drawing THREE more times!

Entries must be in by March 19th. I’ll pick a random winner and announce it April 2nd. The contest is open to ALL readers, all over the world (as long as you have an address to which I can ship the box). I’d never want to leave out my foreign friends!!

Good luck, and happy chocolate-ing!

So hurry and enter HERE

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Me!!

I'm so excited about my anniversary gift! So far I've made fruit smoothies, that everyone drank (this is HUGE as my 14yo son isn't big on fruits and veggies and my hubby is even worse), and mango ice cream and strawberry ice cream. No pics though, we wolfed it down to quickly.

I can't wait to try the tortilla soup tomorrow. Oh, and a nut butter or two.

This is going to be such a great gadget to have come next month. I asked my kids what they wanted to do in honor of Earth Day next month, and after much deliberation they decided to go vegetarian for the whole month. Currently they are meat-free for the first 2 meals of the day, but then the boys will eat meat with hubby for dinner (dd isn't a big meat anyway). Yay!!

I had to edit to add a pic of the lovely plant hubby gave me as well. Happy 16th Hon!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

That's Why We Don't Eat Animals

This sweet book is available for pre-order at .

My kids are all older, but I'm still buying it!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

What a sweet family I have. For V'day, my kiddos bought me my own copy of the Vegan Bible; Veganomicon. I had been scrounging recipes off blogs, and checking it out at the library until now. :) Hubby bought me some beautiful flowers also. Hope I can keep the orchid alive!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Yeah, the ultimate rainy-day-comfort-food.

Mashed Potatoes and some leftover gravy from yesterday. Awesome!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

OMG! Chickpea Cutlets..... you're my new boyfriend!

I just made these:

from the Chickpea Cutlet recipe in the vegan bible:

paired with the gravy recipe here I subbed earth balance for the margarine, and arrowroot as a thickener.

I took so long trying to decide just how I was going to eat these babies......over rice, noodles, on a bun, with a side of spuds...... that I gave up and just ate one plain. Even my 14yo son likes these.

This is a keeper!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Veggie Potstickers

I made the best potstickers yesterday. They were filled with leftover stir-fry (broccoli, carrots, water chestnuts, spinach, garlic, onions, ginger), and dipped in Garlic Teriyaki/Soy Sauce. I'll probably be making these daily for the rest of this week.

Friday, January 16, 2009

My Review of 'Bob' 5-in-1 Wobble Clock

Originally submitted at Brookstone

Give it a push. See it change function and color. Watch it wobble. View time, day/date, temperature, timer and alarm with just a touch. Each function has its own backlight color. View temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. 3-hour countdown timer. Alarm with touch-snooze feature. Uses 3 AAA ba...

Fun clock, easy to use........

By RMAnd from Grand Junction Colorado on 1/16/2009


5out of 5

Gift: Yes

Pros: Clear Display, Reliable, Keeps Good Time, Attractive Design

Cons: Needs 3 AAA batteries

Best Uses: Bedroom

Describe Yourself: Midrange Shopper

Primary use: Personal

Fun clock, my kids, ages 12, 14, and 15, saw it and had to have it.

I love it because it reminds me of Weebles, you the little wobbly people back when we were kids!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Spicy Chickpea Sammie

WOW! This is so tasty. I found the recipe at Happy Herbivore I didn't have any spicy dijon mustard, so I used yellow. Also I'm not a big fan of cumin so I just added a dash instead of 1/4 teaspoon. I loved it! Not only is it a good sandwich in and of itself, I think it would make a great spread for a veggie sandwich, too.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Broccoli Potato Soup

Found this recipe at VeganDad . It's pretty good considering I didn't have any coconut milk on hand.

And, yep, I'm still using my Christmas dishes :) .