veggie dumplings – potstickers August 26, 2011

Filed under: food — insomnisnack @ 12:00 pm

i made these in two batches, but am only able to show the fried potstickers.  both were delicious!


salad sisters: bring your utensils if you want some! (rice is off-camera) July 29, 2011

Filed under: food — insomnisnack @ 6:09 pm

whoah.  yeah, i like salads.  i’m not really that picky about them, merely highly selective for deliciousness.  see / taste (you wish!) for yourselves!!

next time, we’ll share.


vegan bulgogi

Filed under: food — insomnisnack @ 5:30 pm

thanks to those of you who’ve shared special meals.  here is a favorite remade so a veggie like me can eat with the big boys.  yes, it’s unorthodox, but in my opinion “okay” to have a big bowl of rice in this meat-lovers delight.


curry, quinoa, and cheese “flowers” May 27, 2009

Filed under: food — insomnisnack @ 7:45 pm

I am so lucky!  I have wonderful friends.  These, in particular, fed me a home-cooked (my favorite type), skillfully prepared meal of some of my favorite things.  Thank you, Heather and Arpi!  Thank you for guest-blogging!!  I *love* curry.  And quinoa is healthy, protein-y, colorful, goes well with soo soo many foods, and is always welcome on my plate.  But Arpi didn’t stop there.  We had an incredibly tasty salad, beets, sweet potatoes, and cheese “flowers”.  I wish you could have tasted dinner, but I’m glad I had these two all to myself.  What a warm homecoming!  Can’t wait til the next time.





black-eyed tacos March 20, 2009

Filed under: bell pepper,black-eyed peas,carrots,collard greens,food,tacos — insomnisnack @ 6:23 pm

Just a quickie dinner with black-eyed peas, collard greens, carrots, red bell pepper, garlic, salt and pepper.  For the filling: I sautéed the greens, carrots and bell pepper with garlic in olive oil until just barely tender.  I didn’t make these peas from scratch, so it really was just a matter of adding a can-full to the pan.  The whole thing took about 4 minutes to cook, and was quite tasty.  You can add whatever protein you like, and veggies to your liking.    This time salty/peppery food tasted good, but next time I’ll likely make it spicy.




snow day! sloppy joes and chocolate milk March 2, 2009

Filed under: carrots,food,sloppy joe — insomnisnack @ 3:17 pm

No groceries, so I had to trek to the store (yes, uphill, and in the snow).  There were some nice things about having 6-12 inches of snow today.  When I finally did leave the house I found kids playing, folks shoveling, and almost a constant fall of snow.  You would think that people doing chores, like shoveling, would be short tempered or at the very least – focused.  But no.  They all (at least 4 strangers) took a moment to speak with me and share their stories.  I love that.  Another nice thing was that today I prepared a nostalgic kid’s lunch!  Veggie sloppy joes, chips, chocolate milk, and carrot sticks.  Can you ask for anything better?  Certainly not on such a perfect snow day.



eggplant parmesan and spinach fettuccine March 1, 2009

Filed under: eggplant,pasta,spinach — insomnisnack @ 9:42 pm

This was really simple. I used panko, egg, and seasoning to bread these thin slices of eggplant. No real recipe here, just eggplant slices dipped into egg, then panko. Fry in the least amount of oil possible, and on fairly high heat. Serve 🙂