June 2011 Update

Since it’s the first of the month, I’ve put up a new Hot Flash. Click here to read it. Scroll down that page for previous ones.

This is also food day at the blog, so Imma post a recipe or something like one. There are two things I find it hard to do without now that we’re meatless at home: tuna salad and hot chicken salad. We could use tofu, but now I’m told unfermented soy is worse for you than a lump of dry poison. We could use seitan, but not only is it not the same, we have friends with severe wheat allergies.

So yesterday, I bought some yellow squash and Imma try using that. I think I’ll peel and cube some and marinate it in Not Chickn bouillon, then roast it and make the chicken salad with it. I’m told that mashed (but not mushed) chickpeas make a nice tuna-less salad, and that kelp granules will add that touch of fish taste. No got kelp granules, but I know where I can buy some — YES, IN CORYDON.

For some actual recipes, check out my Recipes tab. You could also do a search of the site for recipe and recipes and the Food category.

WRITING PROMPT: Where does your character go for recipes? A cookbook? A personal recipe collection? The internet? A friend? A relative? Random people in the grocery/marketplace?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “June 2011 Update

  1. Bob Sanchez

    June 1, 2011 at 10:21pm

    I’m afraid my characters aren’t much for cooking…they may do fast food (I know, ugh) or an ethnic restaurant. My old haunt of Lowell, Mass has a lot of Southeast Asian, Greek, and Indian places.

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      Marian Allen

      June 2, 2011 at 10:41am

      Oh, I don’t go ugh over fast food! Sometimes nothing will do but barbecue fries or a “big ugly hamburger”, as one of my bro-in-laws says. And I’m VERY jealous of those ethnic restaurants, especially the Indian ones. 🙂 But, if one of your characters HAD to fix something for a crowd, what would it be? Pasta? Sammiches? Cheese and crackers?

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