April 8, 2011

Just checking in...

Hey guys. How's it going? Good? That's good. I've had a cold since Sunday. I think it's bronchitis. I was stuck on the couch for 4 days, watching terrible TV and going out of my mind. (I did gain a new found love for "Bethenny Ever After". She's actually really funny and smart. Johnny no likey.) I haven't cooked all week and I am absolutely DONE with delivery food, but also too tired to go shopping and slave over a hot stove. It has been overcast and rainy in New York for days now, adding to the doom and gloom. I really wish Spring would hurry up and get here with all its new produce, flowering plants (achoo!), and outdoor activities.  I want to have a picnic in the park or go to a drive-in movie or take a walk on a beach. Alas, I am relegated to wearing my tired old winter coat and carrying my umbrella in my purse for at least a few more weeks. Harumph.

My plan is to get back in the kitchen this weekend and shake things up. I want to make a batch of potato tacos with some fun toppings like pickled red onion, homemade salsa, cashew cream and maybe a side of homemade frijoles. I have the urge to make sugary cupcakes and baked goods, too, but that might be counterproductive to feeling good. Any other ideas to culinarily reinvigorate me? Maybe it's time for a cleanse or something. I dunno.

Anyway, here's a picture to pull you out of the hole I just pushed you in. Wish I had one of these cuties to cuddle with!

I'm really good at naming pets: (L-R) Joe Biden, Sniffles, Skepticon, and Bernard Black.


  1. Aww, sorry you've been sick! I hope you feel better ASAP! I still have a horrible sore throat & an annoying cough from when I was sick a couple weeks back. No fun, that's for sure! :(

    I love Bethenny, too. <3


  2. I hope you feel better soon!

    Something to ponder, too... since I usually use honey in my tea when I'm feeling sick. Do you consider honey to be vegan?

    Apparently Martha Stewart goofed and used honey on her "vegan" episode: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/04/08/martha-stewart-honey-and-the-great-vegan-debate/?utm_content=backtype-tweetcount&utm_medium=bt.io-twitter&utm_source=direct-bt.io

  3. Hey Jen - I don't consume honey, I figure honey definitely falls into the "animal product" category and my belief is that veganism is not eating or using any animal product. There are vegans who eat honey though (I think they're called "beegans" lol!) so it's just a personal choice. I've found Agave Nectar to be a great substitute, they even make honey-flavored Agave. Brown rice syrup is also a nice sweetener and barley syrup is something I've been meaning to try for awhile!