mexican-ish soup

Dinner last night

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 inch spicy red mystery pepper from the neighbors, finely chopped, leave in seeds for extra heat
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • .25 cup white hominy
  • .25 cup black beans, canned
  • 3 tbsp bean juice (yummmm)
  • 1 can chicken broth (use veggie broth to make this vegan)
  • .5 - 1.5 cans water, as needed for desired consistency
  • .25 cup soyrizo
  • medium bunch spinach
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • tortilla chips you accidentally left open that are half stale
  • sour cream or plain yogurt (optional)
  1. saute garlic & red pepper over med-low heat until flavors start to release
  2. add hominy & saute 2 minutes longer
  3. add taco seasoning
  4. add broth & black beans with juice. turn to med-high heat
  5. add soyrizo & water, cook until satisfied
  6. add spinach, turn off heat, stir several times, and cover. wait for spinach to wilt.
  7. ladle into bowl over some tortilla chips, top w/ the cooling dairy


food experiment from last week

the slaw:
  • thinly sliced/ chopped Napa cabbage and 1/4 as much romaine heart -about 3.5 cups total
  • .5 cup shredded carrot
  • .25 cup diced pickled pepperoncini
  • .5 inch diced fresh jalapeño
  • chopped cilantro to taste
  • toss it all in a bowl w/ dressing (below)

the dressing:
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • 1.5 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice to thin
  • pinch sea salt
  • .5 tbsp olive oil
  • the smallest amount of molasses you can get on a whisk
  • whisk above together in small bowl
Of course everything is really to taste, I just tried to come up w/ proportions. This was surprisingly good & got compliments. Went well w/ chile verde, spanish rice & black beans.


ominous graffiti



Reason number 3,289 I'm madly in love w/ J: He apologizes to me the morning after I dream he's done something terrible, or even just particularly irritating.
No it was just a dreams, only simple I'm sorrys.



What is it about
this world that appeals to me so much?
It might just be aesthetics, since I can't stand pseudo-anarchists and self-righteous pretentious assholes, even if I am one.
Or that I'd love to be free and in motion, my body moving fast in any direction, hoping my mind will follow. Free to say fuck it all.

Check out the photography anyways, it's beautiful.


After the wedding

It's taking my brain a while to recover. What do I do with all that left-over (yet very focused) energy? I still have ideas, fabulous wedding related ideas.

There's always Trash the Dress

but it seems a little wasteful, as if throwing a party for so many people wasn't in the first place.

I came across this and love it.

I'm planning on reworking the dress every year, and taking arty photos with J.

Feeling inspired, as soon as I can get the house clean.

until December 15th 2007, wedding pics are here



let's see if I actually do anything with this!