Tags: Epic Green Monster, Parsnip, Pear, Recipe, Sandwich, Squash
Happy Hump Day! (Raise your hands if you hate that phrase!? It seems like there’s a lorra Hump Day hatin’ going around at the moment, but I don’t care – I LOVE the phrase!)
Sooooooo – I like to dress up. I have quite a history of it! When I was a little’un, my costume of choice was Baby Spice:
It was probably something to do with my tubby little cheeks and blonde hair
As I got older, my costumes of choice changed:
‘Crazy Rat Lady’
‘Acrobat’ (on world’s most fed up looking pony! *sorry Greylight*)
‘Mental Driver / Nutcase’
‘Figment of your imagination’
‘Shrek’ / ‘A real life Epic Green Monster!!’
‘Angel’ (that’s my BFF – she turns 21 today! Holla @ Jenny!)
‘A piece of salad’ (that one totes fooled you didn’t it!?)
My best disguise however?
Bat Woman. [I wore that outfit to school, aged 17. For charity day. It's made of pleather. And barely skimmed my butt. Very appropriate!]
Nowadays, the only disguises that feature in MY life are to do with – of course – FUD! (That’s food, to normal people. In my thoughts though? It’s FUD, through and through!)
For example – how do you disguise a boatload of spinach, iron and vitamins, into something palatable and tasty?
Why, you make it into an Epic Green Monster of course! And a mighty thick one at that:
Mymymy. A lovely way to re-fuel after doing ALL THREE levels of Jillian’s 30 Day Shred in one hit! *Mighty proud of myself*. Though..I was interrupted halfway through when a giant Hugh Jass bumblebee flew in through the window, and decided to join in the fun. Errr, NOT impressed! I love animals and all, but not so much one that is the size of my thumb with a nasty sting and a loud buzz!! Gosh. Those fuzzers are not to be messed with.
Back to the point, however – I also disguised today a totally random mish mash of fruit, veg and spices, into something utterly and totally incredibly delicious!
You know how marshmallows or candy floss are all fluffy and light, like a cloud? Well, that’s what that was like! It contained:
- parsnip (you know it!)
- vanilla extract
It was ‘rad’, as the cool kids say.
Also up for the disguising-treatment? Flaxseed rye bread! Ay, I haven’t had that stuff in SO long, but I had a completely random craving for it today. Luckily, I had half a pack frozen in the freezer – in fact, that half a pack had been frozen [and buried] for over a year and a half…time for eating, I reckoned! There was a slight problem though – the 5 or 6 slices were firmly frozen together AND covered in a layer of ICE! Soo I put the whole block into the microwave for 30 secs to defrost:
In all honesty, judging by the water and old-ness of the bread, I didn’t have high hopes for the taste or texture…but you know me, food doesn’t waste when I’m about! So I powered on, full steam ahead.
To disguise the potential horrific-ness of the bread, I dug out a spicy vegan burger:
If the Indian spices in that burger couldn’t disguise a bad slice of bread, i don’t know what could :/
To go with all that, I roasted and mashed some aubergine (ever had mashed aubergine on toast? DO! It’s da BOMB y’all!) and roasted some butternut squash fries:
Copious amounts of HP sauce :p – to disguise the aubergine!? I nay know.
Spinach to disguise the burger:
And voila! Who knew there was even [toasted] bread under there!?
Despite my earlier reservations – that bread was GOOD!! I remember the first time I had rye bread, I really wasn’t a fan, and I kinda ate it out of duty – ‘I’ve bought it, therefore I MUST eat it’. But that was 18months ago! OH how times have changed – I actually liked it today! That strange, almost.bitter..? taste it has was TASTY! And the funky hard texture was awesome! What has become of me!? I’ll be showing the love to sweetcorn next.
Yeah, or not.
Dessert involved chocolate, and a handful of almonds (x 3):
I never realised I have such old lady hands. Can you get face lifts, but on your hands? I hope so, cos I reckon I’ll be going under the knife by the time I hit 30, fo sho.
Ok, now I realise this post is getting lengthy! Just 2 more disguises to go!!
Ha…ha…I’m so hilarious….
I’m not really sure what that disguise is, I just wanted to show you all anyway! Sooo as it didn’t really count as the last disguise, I’ll show you dinner:
Yes, my curry honey tofu disguised itself as a gourmet meal. Incredible right!? I thought so.
Before I forget – Day Two of the 30 Day Challenge!
‘Where you’d like to be in 10 years’.
Oh boy – I’d like to be, number one – HAPPY! Second to that, I’d like to have a proper job that pays the bills but doesn’t leave me scraping the barrel at the end of each month. I’d like to be able to afford trips to the cinema, funky new weird vegan foods, and regular haircuts! I’d like to have another few marathons under my belt (maybe even 10more..that’s the dream!), and I’d like to be a much better cook. I’d like to have my own apartment/house, which is at least partly decorated how I like it. I’d like my own animals – either a Huskey/Alsation type dog (who I’m gonna call Rex – regardless of if it’s a boy or girl! – and who will come out running with me and never bark) or a beautiful, stupid cat Man-wise? Well, if a certain ex-Governor of California decided to come a’ knockin’ in the next 10 years, I sure wouldn’t slam the door
Question: Do you like rye bread?
Where would YOU like to be in 10 years?
Would you ever consider cosmetic surgery? I don’t think I would..what if it went wrong and I came out looking even worse!? *shudder*! I do want a tattoo though There’s actually three I want, but I’ve decided to give it 6 months, and if I STILL want them, I’ll get them. Clever