Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I've Got You Now!!

I saw the squirrel again and I got pictures!!!! Haha Since the picture from the last post was stolen from the web, I was determined to hunt this damn squirrel down and get a shot of its mug. He was eating when I saw him, which isn’t surprising, but he posed for two shots. There were a few cars slowly driving near me (probably wondering what the hell I was doing), but at that point, I didn’t even try to hide the fact that I was after this squirrel.

Tomorrow, I’m gonna try to capture it.
I’ve attempted this with a skunk before and it didn’t work. My friend, Brian, and I tried to trap him with our tennis rackets (we put our tennis game on hold because this was obviously more important). In the end, the skunk sprayed the hell out of us and I haven’t attempted animal capturing since (well, there was this one time with a fox, but don’t even ask haha). Hopefully, this works out better. And just so you guys know, I don’t want to kill the animal or make a hat out of it (although the skunk would’ve made a dashing hat), I just want it as a pet or something haha

All this squirrel talk makes me hungry haha Luckily, I have a great recipe for today. It’s a tempeh dish from Veganomicon. It was originally called Hot Sauce-Glazed Tempeh, but I used Hoisin Sauce because it’s my new thang. It’s the first dish I’ve made from this cookbook, and I was addicted to it!! I made it at like 10 pm, ate half of it, and had the rest in the morning on a tortilla with all the fixins. It’s pretty spicy, but I put sour cream on it to cool it off. Sour cream tastes good on everything… including muffins… and squirrels? haha

Here’s the recipe:

Hoisin Sauce-Glazed Tofu

1 8oz package tempeh

½ cup wine (any kind)

¼ cup hoisin sauce

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp dried oregano

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Directions: Bring a medium size pot of water to a boil. Whisk all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl large enough to fit the tempeh slices. Cut the tempeh in half, widthwise, then cut each of the squares diagonally, to form four large triangles. When water is boiling, lower the heat to a simmer, and cok the tempeh for 10 minutes. This steams the tempeh. Use to tongs immediately place the tempeh in the marinade bowl. Marinate for one hour, flipping the tempeh every now and then. After tempeh has marinated, preheat oven to broil. Place tempeh in an oven safe pan. Spoon some of marinade over tempeh and broil for 5 minutes. Flip over and broil it for another 5 minutes.

And I was tagged by Belle Eats for this fun, little weird fact spiller. haha


  • Link the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
  • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links.
  • Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


  1. I sleep with a heating pad every night. My room is absolutely freezing, so I love having it with me.
  2. I make the biggest mess when I cook. Even if I’m making a sandwich, pots and pans will be used for some crazy reason. And if I use measuring cups or spoons, I never wash them between uses.
  3. I love my butt haha but that’s no secret really. I look at it every day because it’s just so cute and perky all the time.
  4. I hate getting gas by myself. Something bad always happens. Either I’ll get gas all over myself or all over the car.
  5. It drives me nuts if someone flushes the toilet while the lid is up!!! Actually, nuts is an understatement. More like INSANE MADWOMAN PSYCHONESS. I just hate the pee and poop germs flying out of the toilet and onto the walls, my toothbrush, my towels, etc.
  6. I eat muffins like it’s my job. I usually make 3 batches a week, and I’ll eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until they’re gone. I realize I’m not getting a mix of vitamins and nutrients and blah blah blah but I don’t care haha
  7. I love dancing in the Sears parking lot. Actually, any parking lot will do but Sears is my favorite. I’ll go really late at night with a friend and we’ll just bust our moves for an hour or so until security comes and tells us to leave.

I tag
For the Love of Guava
Agnes' World of Vegan Pleasures
The Pink Apron
I Am Not A Rabbit
A Vegan with A Reason
Flowers at Home
Vegan Dance if You Want to


maya said...

haha i love your squirrel picture:) fun facts...and great recipe.

Anonymous said...

Poor Tubby The Squirrel! He's just big boned!
You pesky tagger! I'll try and play along soon :o)

HangryPants said...

Super fun facts! I make such a big mess when I cook, too!

I am not sure if I asked this already. Sometimes, I can't keep track. Anyway, I like how your muffins look tall and thin (something I will never be - haha). What kind of pan do you use?

Elizabeth said...

I love squirrels. I hate when my husband calls them rats with tails -- they are so cute, they can't possible be rats! I'm glad you were able to get another shot. :)

Jen Treehugger said...

Ooooh he is a little porker, Nuts are so fattening you know!
Hee hee hee
And do you know how much I LOVE Hoisin Sauce - I eat that stuff straight out the tub!

Anonymous said...

Haha, I love the squirrel pic!

I'm like you and could eat muffins all the time. I love them, I just don't bake them for that reason! :)

Monica H said...

I made your carrot cake oatmeal. All I have to say is YUM!

I'll post about it soon :-)

Celine said...

I wasn't sure what type of gas you were speaking of at first. honest!

Becka Robinson said...

It's so cute that you go dancing in the parking lots. I may have to try that!

Bethany said...

really funny post.

I used to do dougnuts in the sears parking lot (the car and ice kind). Wasn't much to do in the town I grew up in at night. at least I think it was sears. Wow, i have a bad memory.

Kelly said...

Your post cracked me up. I love that you knew it was the same squirrel. :-) Thanks for tagging me!

Anonymous said...

The fiance once got into a battle of wits with squirrels in Peoria, IL. He lost.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

I'm like you with #1 and #4 :0)


it was real simple too:)

For the Love of Guava said...

haha... that squirrel is a Chunk La Funk... once I saw this really chubby hummingbird... and it was funny because instead of hovering it was trying to sit on a branch while it got to a flower but the branch kept bending!

VeganView said...

Hey Joanna,

I am tagging you for this fun survey type of thigs. Check my site and you'll see the rules
Keep up the good work on your blog!


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