Sunday, December 14, 2008

Well, Saturday was definitely an eventful day. My mother and I tried to go Christmas shopping… which ended up being shear hell. I have never seen stores so damn crowded in my life. I ended up buying a food dehydrator because I needed one so badly. From what I’ve heard, they are the queen of RAW cooking. Obviously, Vitamix is the king.

Later in the night, my bff, Dez, came over and watched a movie. I was hesitant about renting a movie because I didn’t want to have to pay my parent’s late fees on videos. Lord knows it’s probably like $100. Haha I ended up opening my own account just to avoid that. We went to Family Video together, and we wanted to rent “My Best Friend’s Girl” but they didn’t have it yet. Damn. We then decided that we would watch the movie with Tom Cruise dancing in his underwear, but neither of us knew what it was called. We settled on “Sleepy Hollow” because we are just both really weird human beings. That movie was so damn scary though!!!! I was using my coat to shield my virgin eyes from all the killing.

The one thing about the movie that I didn’t understand was how Johnny Depp played Ichabod Crane (the bird-face, skinny, tall guy). Johnny Depp could NEVER look like that even if he was beat with an ugly stick as a child.

But let’s stop thinking about Johnny Depp (naked haha) and start thinking about food. I made RAW pancakes last night for dinner, and they were just divine. I found the recipe in Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen. I followed the recipe pretty closely, but added twice the amount of salt (oops), some raspberries, and cinnamon. These were really good and definitely “a-okay” for my cleanse diet…unlike those sneaky, little blue muffins. I don’t know how they got into my belly. Hehe.

Here’s the recipe:

Raw Pancakes

2 cups whole flax seeds or ground flax seeds (I used ground)
2 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup agave nectar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ cup water
1 cup freeze-dried raspberries

Directions: Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl using your fingers. If it seems dry, add some more water (2 tbsp), but not too much. Stir in the raspberries. On a pan lined with parchment paper, make 8 patties by forming into balls and flattening them. I froze mine to make them firmer and more pancake-like.


Anonymous said...

you got a dehydrater?? Lucky!!! That's so aweosme. I sense lots of dehydrated yummies coming up!
Oooo I just had pancakes too! They weren't raw ones though... They were very unhealthy cooked vegan ones with butter and syrup, haha

Jenn said...

Risky Business. I saw it recently and it's worse than I remembered.
I practically live in Sleepy Hollow, but I've still never seen the movie.
Raw pancakes look interesting.
Not to sound like a constant ad, but late fees? ever heard of netflix?

fleur said...

That picture made me laugh out loud.
Your pancake lookd so yum, much more successful then my pancake this morning. Im with you on the Jonny Depp thing, hes so pretty

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Oh yes, Christmas shopping can be dangerous with all the crowds!! Craziness.

I love my dehydrator!! Great tool. Love your pancakes too!!

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

YAY for your new dehydrator! How cool!! You are going to be making such awesome goodies with it!

Sleepy Hollow is about as scary as I can handle. Horror movies make me have nightmares for weeks!

Anonymous said...

I normally hate all scary/gory movies, but I will make an exception for Johnny Depp. I love Johnny Depp.

Have fun with your new dehydrator.

Anonymous said...

That looks awesome!

Reeni said...

I love Sleepy Hollow! Johnny makes me laugh in it even though I don't think I'm supposed to. I'm jealous! I want a dehydrator!!!

aredcardigan said...

Fancy! A dehydrator!New man in your life huh? hehe.

Haha loved the flow of thoughts from naked Johnny to RAW food. Babes, you're a RIOT!

You can't be crushing on Johnny & nutritional yeast at the same time!!

Yea, me no do bell bottoms or regular no more and Becca needs skinny jeans NO MATTER WHAT SHE SAYS!hey which brand are u wearing?


ps: Johnny is TEH RAY HAWTNESS

aredcardigan said...

oops..I meant RAW HAWTNESS

janelle said...

Oh yes, Johnny Depp. I Haven't seen Sleepy Hollow but he was great in Sweeney Todd. I'm not sure why I loved that movie so much. Your pancakes look delicious!

Kelly said...

I have a dehydrator too so I am looking forward to seeing more of your food dehydrator creations. I tried something out of a raw cookbook once and it was not very successful.

Your movie rental experience also cracks me up. :-) That sounds like something I would try to do.

Bethany said...

ok, I burst out laughing when I saw the risky biz pic. the pic paired w/ the music is just too funny!

late fees suck. boo hiss!

Elizabeth said...

Ooh. I'm excited to see this dehydrator! And all the cool things you make in it!!

Anonymous said...

You crack me up! Only you could choose a film based on the actors level of undress! (and then have your plans scuppered by a little detail like not knowing the films title!) *chortle*!

Lauren said...

Yum! I hope to get a dehydrator for Christmas! I will definitely be making these!

jessy said...

sleepy hollow was pretty scary - super creepy! eek! and i have actually never seen Risky Business, so if you end up renting it let me know how it is. :) hooray for a food dehydrator - that's awesome! think of all the raw deliciousnesses you can make now! i should look into getting one as well. hmmmmmmm. sadface on the crowds while shopping! too many people tend to freak me out a bit! ahahahaa! glad you had a rock'n weekend though! :D the pancakes look soooo delicious!

Jen said...

those raw pancakes look great, and i'm totally jealous that you scored a food dehydrator! fortunately for me, i'm not really into the holidays so i avoid much of the chaos at the "maul"...cough,cough--i mean mall.

Pearl said...

HAHAHHA you are so adorable!
and isn't johnny depp SO incredibly talented?

ha i dated this guy who would rent movies and always have like, 30 dollars worth of late fees. *sigh*.

Anonymous said...

Haha that's a random movie for December, but that's what makes it fun. I liked the Tom Cruise picture too :)

Kelly said...

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aredcardigan said...

Believe it or not we found baby bear at JFK...he was so cute...just had to buy it. It's from TY's beanie baby sure u can find it.

Jo - take a pic of your green worm! I wanna see it:)

Anonymous said...

Nope, that was my "coming out" party - that sounds wrong, but whatever. Here in Brazil when you turn 15 you get to have this freaking awesome party! I had alot of fun, and I didn't have a guy taking me:]

Michelle said...

You are an amazing cook. Okay, you just dated me when you said you didn't know the name of that movie Tom Cruise was in. Ugh. :)