Saturday, March 14, 2009

More Chickpea Noodle Soup and Homemade Crackers

We went to the EOH (Engineering Open House at our local college) today and didn't get to do our weekly shopping. The weather was nice so we played at the park after we arrived home so dinner needed to be something quick using stuff we had around the house. I made more Chickpea Noodle Soup from Veganomicon and Rob made homemade crackers from Simply Heavenly! (a cookbook our friend Marty bought us years ago and it is a gift which keeps on giving, especially since this cookbook is out of print). We had apples, mangoes, and pears too.Here are the boys at the transportation booth. Parker, the environmentalist, was quick to point out that trains are more efficient than trucks for moving cargo. Dema, the bounds checker, was quick to find the flaw in the exhibit and showed the students that their setup was flawed and that the truck was actually more efficient the way they displayed them. Josie was just having fun shouting "bike" or "bus" whenever she saw a bike or bus. She is obsessed! Dema, the future doctor?, loved the MRI machine (no picture...too dark) and Parker, the current scientist, was great at matching the brains with the animal (Rob and I were not as skilled). Josie pointed out all the "babies" aka any child in a stroller regardless of size.Here is a picture of the Tesla coils. You can search YouTube to hear and see them in action. My iPhone can't do it justice. Lots of fun and a beautiful day!


Meat-free Mike said...

Hi Linda - I actually have the "Simply Heavenly" cookbook too! I bought it on a whim about 6-7 yrs. ago, but haven't made anything from it yet :( Hard to believe it's $70 on amazon these days. I have a lot of cookbooks like this I should really start using. It's just too easy to go to the web for recipes.

VeganLinda said...

Mike, It took me a while to break in Simply Heavenly. I think it was overwhelming with all those recipes and many of them reference other recipes in the book. When we moved back here, my mom got her hands on the cookbook and she started making things out of it and that is when I realized what a treasure it truly is. I find a lot of recipes on the web too. It is just to simple and I love to see pictures before I make something.