Real-Life Housewife Stuff

I Am Now A Happy Hooker

I’m finally getting good at this shit! I’m pretty excited about the things I’m able to make now.

This is the cutest thing ever. I think I’m going to make one my size. I’ve been making mostly children’s hats and scarves because they are easier and a lot less frustrating.

IMG_1692

(more…)

Advertisements

Food I Made This Week

Fudgy Black Bean Peanut Butter Brownies

(recipe courtesy of ThingsRFine)

And these are actually vegan unlike some of the other things I posted thinking they were vegan… but it turns out animal parts are in all kinds of weird things you would never suspect.

IMG_1723

Going into my new Breville Smart Oven….

IMG_1726

Yummmmm!!!

IMG_1746

(more…)

Crafts I Made This Week – Wine Glasses, Coffee Cups, and Bird Feeders

 

Painting Coffee Cups with Martha Stewart Paints 

This is my morning coffee cup. That scribble on the bottom used to be a really pretty sun…. until I swallowed half of it with my morning coffee.
Warning (this should have been included on the bottle): Don’t paint the inside of your cups.
On the bright side, I’m still alive so I guess the paint isn’t toxic.

IMG_1535

(more…)

Food I Made This Week

Vegan Shepards Pie

Shepards Pie was my favorite dish when I was a kid. Now I’m always looking for new ways to make a vegetarian or vegan Shepards Pie that doesn’t suck. I’ve tried it with lentils, and with sweet potatoes, and they both turned out really good. This time I tried replacing the meat with Cauliflower.

I chopped the cauliflower up along with tomato, bell peppers, white onion, celery, and carrots. I tossed it all with extra virgin olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and sprinkled with Montreal steak spice – in an attempt to give it some of the flavor the meat would have.
I spread it all on a baking sheet with tin foil and cooked it in the oven at 450 until it looked finished.
Once the mixture was cooked I poured the it into baking dishes. I couldn’t find my big one so I used two small dishes.

Screen shot 2014-01-27 at 3.42.10 PM

Then I topped the “meat” mixture with corn and mashed potatoes And baked it in the oven at 350.

Screen shot 2014-01-27 at 3.41.31 PM

I sprinkled Smoked Paprika on top. I made one with cheese and one without. Yes, this is real cheese… I tried to use vegan cheese before but it’s just too disgusting. I’d rather top my food with dirt.

Screen shot 2014-01-27 at 3.40.29 PM

They both turned out really good. I’ll definitely make this again. I think next time I’ll do a mix of cauliflower and lentils boiled in beef bouillon… I know that’s cheating but I think it will make it taste better.

Screen shot 2014-01-27 at 3.40.39 PM

It does look like meat!

(more…)

Green Juice and Smoothies

I gave the juicer a break for a day and tried out a Coffee Banana Date Smoothie from this website called the Dreaming Foodie that Tuz recommend to me.
Although it was supposed to be a smoothie, it turned out super thick more like ice cream than a smoothie. I ate it with a spoon and it was delicious! 🙂

IMG_1308

 

(more…)

Food I Made This Week

I love to cook so I figured I would share some of my creations with you guys.

Mini Pizza’s

I made these with garlic naan bread instead of traditional pizza crust , topped with tomato paste, chopped up tomato, spinach, green and black olives, slices of bell pepper and hearts of palm. Then topped with mozzarella (the kind that comes in a ball in water, not that Kraft shit) and sprinkled with salt, pepper, and basil. Then I put it in the oven at 350 until the cheese was melted and the bread was crispy. It was actually really good, better than I was expecting. I think next time I’ll top the whole thing off with some balsamic vinegar.

Screen shot 2014-01-22 at 4.27.50 PM

(more…)