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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: I'm sick of my food. on: March 27, 2006 09:14:03 PM
peanut butter and jelly  Grin

chili? soup?

I don't miss pregnancy aversions at all!
2  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Veg(etari)an Marshmallows - particularly Agar-Agar on: March 25, 2006 08:01:00 PM

Hey- getting marshamllow fluff is cool- you can make fudge from it!
I think increasing your agar agar amount may help.

Also- 30 minutes is along time for mixing it... 10 minutes should do it.

a side note- maybe universal pectin will work as a gelatin replacement?

Thanks for the quick reply Smiley I forgot, did you use agar when you made it? How much did you use? How did you prep it? When I added it to the water to "bloom" it, it just made a huge glob that was very thick.

I did the 30 minutes with careful watching...I checked it at 10...and 15...and about every 2 minutes after that and it didn't change much.

I'll have to try the universal pectin. I am out now but often use it for jelly Smiley
3  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Veg(etari)an Marshmallows - particularly Agar-Agar on: March 25, 2006 07:34:39 PM

I tried making Nightscotsman's recipe (the same as on McAuliflower's website). I replaced the gelatin with agar agar powder (4 Tbs). I know I got it up to about 238F and I put it in the Kitchenaid mixer as directed and proceeded to mix for about a half hour trying to get it stiff. It never got to the consistency I expected but gave up and put it in the pan. The next day I had Marshmallow Fluff. Tasty but not what I was hoping for. Has anybody had an experience like this?? Any ideas as to what I did wrong? I was so excited for this too... *sigh*  Huh Huh Huh
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you stay motivated to finish a project? on: March 07, 2006 06:52:27 PM
I also only allow myself one project at a time....though right now I'm semi-breaking that rule, #2 was supposed to be a quickie but it isn't, so I'm going back to #1 and finishing then and then back to #2.
5  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: What do you eat? (vegetarians) on: March 07, 2006 06:30:40 PM
Breakfast: usually All-Bran Bran Buds w/  either cow's milk or vanilla soy milk (that's the yummiest). Sometimes I'll just have bread w/ cream cheese. Often I'll have dried plums/prunes regardless of what grain product I have.

Snack: some kind of trail mix usually--my son can't have nuts so I try to eat mine at work because I LOVE nuts!! I will often have fruit at this time as well.

Lunch: lately I've been having cottage cheese w/ canned fruit and walnuts. I know canned fruit isn't as good as fresh, but it's oh so good. Sometimes I'll have a PB&J sandwich.

Snack: Fruit and/or yogurt or peanut butter usually (did I mention I love nuts?). Sometimes popcorn. Sometimes the trail mix makes a reappearance. Sometimes I'll just have hot cocoa (from a homemade dry mix that just needs water so is perfect for work).

Supper: We like to try different recipes all the time. My DH isn't veg but he eats it at home--he has his meat when he's out (every once in a while he'll cook it at home). Tonight we had a Pasta Primavera that was supposed to be chicken but I subbed in mushrooms instead and replaced the chicken broth w/ veg broth--so good!! Pasta or meatless burgers are our main choices but we try other things too. I also bake homemade bread and we often eat that with supper.

I have to say that I like the Burger King Morningstar burgers, but only with just ketchup--I only wish they'd put it on a wheat bun. It's so much better than the old BK Veggie. And it's better than most other things I can get in this Midwest part of the US! We only do fast food/drive thru when we are out of town and don't have much of an option.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet Olympics Finished Projects on: February 27, 2006 10:00:03 AM
Some great looking projects!! And now, the buttons to put on your website or blog or whatever. I created 3 "medals"--you determine what you think you should get. I think that if you completed your project, no matter how it turned out, you should get a gold, because that's an accomplishment in itself (but maybe I'm biased!).




Again, if you want to put them on your own website/blog, you'll need to download them and upload them to your own host or image host. PM me with any questions!!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet Olympics Finished Projects on: February 26, 2006 09:40:02 PM
I posted about this on the crochetalong thread, but my finished product ended up smaller than I intended and screwy, but I am using it to carry strawberries to the house so it doesn't matter! Cheesy

Oh, and we finished flooring tonight, just need to add trim, so I think we're pretty much accomplished biathletes. Smiley


yeah, I could do better. But I didn't have a lot of time to work on it and was racing to finish on friday.
8  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Crochet Olympics Official Thread... on: February 26, 2006 11:56:53 AM
Well, I amazingly finished on Friday. I had serious doubts as to whether or not it would get done. I guess I turned into a biathlete because of our house projects, which will be nearly done by the end of today too. I'll upload pictures soon--I just can't find my card reader right now. My bag ended up smaller than I planned and is a bit wonky because I finished at 1 am, but I've decided that I will be using it to gather strawberries from the garden, so it doesn't matter. Cheesy

We're in the homestretch!!

I'm working on the logos/medals for websites now for those who are using them! I'll be uploading those in a little while too.
9  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Crochet Olympics Official Thread... on: February 12, 2006 04:33:36 PM
Well, I went from way too hard to way too easy. I'm over 1/3 done with my bag after only one "session". I'm basically doing my own thing with it and it's ending up a lot smaller than I intended, so I'll probably have to make a second. Something about the plastic makes it a little harder to frog. Oh, and the ink's getting all over my hands, so that's a little bothersome.

But anyway, away I go, where I'll stop, noone knows.
10  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Veg(etari)an Marshmallows - particularly Agar-Agar on: February 11, 2006 07:56:46 PM
Does anybody know a gelatin to agar agar FLAKE conversion? My natural foods store didn't have any of the powder Sad But I did buy the flakes and would like to give them a try.
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