On I'm Never Cooking Again (Not That I Ever Cooked Much to Begin With, So There's Been Very Little Change)

@ru_ri @Jazmine Hughes -- I have feelings about cooking, too. For me, it's a lot like art and writing, since ideally all three are about making something *new*. I find it kind of thrilling that way! (Also mundane, tiring, disastrous... ie again,a lot like art/writing.) I also have feelings about chocolate chip chickpea cookies! Which could change everything for you. Or maybe nothing at all. But here, can I offer you one? xx

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 5:21 pm 0

On The Red Heads


Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm 1

On Animal Surprise: The See-Through

@Statham Aaaand done. (Thank you!)

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:02 pm 0

On Animal Surprise: The See-Through

@jazzloon Thank yoooooou! I'm so excited for *you*/everyone! Also what @frigwiggin said. xxxxxxxxxx

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm 0

On Ask Baba Yaga: How Do I Get Over the Shame I Feel For My Work?

I love this. And it makes me think of a favorite passage from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues:

“Perhaps a person gains by accumulating obstacles. The more obstacles set up to prevent happiness from appearing, the greater the shock when it does appear, just as the rebound of a spring will be all the more powerful the greater the pressure that has been exerted to compress it. Care must be taken, however, to select large obstacles, for only those of sufficient scope and scale have the capacity to lift us out of context and force life to appear in an entirely new and unexpected light.

For example, should you litter the floor and tabletops of your room with small objects, they constitute little more than a nuisance, an inconvenient clutter that frustrates you and leaves you irritable; the petty is mean. Cursing, you step around the objects, pick them up, knock them aside.

Should you, on the other hand, encounter in your room a nine thousand pound granite boulder, the surprise it evokes, the extreme steps that must be taken to deal with it, compel you to see with new eyes. Difficulties illuminate existence, but they must be fresh and of high quality.”

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm 2

On Song for the Special

She is so wonderful, it totally breaks my heart.

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:02 pm 0

On The Disgustingly Good Black Bean Brownies

@missedconnections Hooray! I am so glad you liked them. But wait, what went wrong with the zucchini ones? Lmk! Those are maybe my favorite (among other favorites).

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:16 am 1

On The Disgustingly Good Black Bean Brownies

@zeytin Couch brownies are the best brownies!

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm 1

On The All-Healing Chickpea-Chorizo Frittata

@boysplz Yes, smoky paprika-y Spanish chorizo -- thank you for asking. Though this is a very friendly recipe, I'm sure it'd be good with whatever you/anyone else prefers!

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm 0

On Grandma Witch Brownies: Zucchini, Almond Butter, and Dark Chocolate Chips

@Astronautica I just saw your comment (ok, like a half year later, but... better late than never?) and YESSSS you can totally do banana-pumpkin-chickpea bread! If you're still interested! ;) I usually do it as muffins, but the proportions are the same. This morn I made pumpkin-cardamom chickpea muffins! And the other day I made chocolate-beet ones, and before that, sour cream blueberry. I'll absolutely write up & share my basic chickpea muffin recipe asap for you. But, I will say that I ALWAYS use half chickpeas (canned or soaked/cooked), one quarter almond meal, and one quarter whole wheat (or brown rice or oat) flour. Hopefully that still appeals? More tk!

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm 0