Wednesday, July 26, 2006

not much to say... I'm getting on my own nerves

I feel so aggravated.... I just can't get comfortable for any length of time. Many of you commented and said that I cooked so much .... but it was only because I can not sit still for any length of time.. because sitting down, "relaxing" and lying down hurts more than standing up... and if you have to stand, then at least doing something helps. Ya know what I mean?

Several of you asked about the mock cream cheese... basically it's 1/2 block of firm tofu, 1 handful of cashews, juice of 2 lemons, 1/2 tbsp sweetner, 3 scallions and some green olives. I puree the mixutre in a food processor for several minutes, until totally smooth... and then chill for 24 hours before eating. I actually like to keep it in a Better Than Cream Cheese Container.. it makes it seem more real. Forgive the nasty color. If you want a veggie like cream cheese, add roasted red pepper, stir in the scallions and green olives. Yum!

I don't have a lot to say.. we've been eating leftovers... I've been irritated... I can't wait to feel back to normal..

I will be shocked if my Tempeh actually matures. If I don't start seeing a major change by tomorrow, then I will throw the batch out and start again, this time with the hulled soybeans. I'm pretty sure my Okara was too wet.


  1. Hang in there, Melody. I feel your frustration. But even this is part of the journey of life. Hang in there, stay sane!

    Sending hugs and love your way.

    Hope you recuperate and get back to 100 percent SOON!

    By the way, love the mock cream cheez. Gonna try it!!

  2. Your cream cheez sounds great but what the heck are scallions? Are they the long green onions (and if so do you use the whole thing or just the green part when it's called for in a recipe)?

  3. I'd like to try the mock cream cheez too but how much is a half a block? They only sell in grams here. Thank you. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Sorry. I meant how much is half a block of tofu!

  5. I wish you some relaxation <3

  6. i love the pix. it looks delish.

    i'm sorry you're in a funk. i know totally how you feel. it sucks but it also always passes...the beauty of life. you cannot stay in one place. course that sucks whe nyou're feelin' good.

    anyway, today, do what you wanna do...i order you to be completely selfish.

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