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09/04/2014

Mistress Ginger Cooks: Vegan ShowGirl Supreme creates cruelty-free recipes for all!   »

imageMistress Ginger, the self-identified “vegan showgirl supreme,” has created a new cookbook that’s aimed at “burly truckers” and “pink-haired divas,” and everyone in between. 

With recipes like “French-Kissed Toast,” “Drizzle Me Dressing,” “Miso Sexy Soup,” and “Flaming Stir-Fry with Hot Mess Dressing,” this is definitely not your average cookbook. imageIn between lasciviously described culinary creations (each recipe sets the scene for a different scandal, like having a male suitor up for chai, or preparing “love juice” for your boyfriend), Mistress Ginger includes lots of fun photos of brawny men bedecking her, sometimes in suggestive poses. Let’s just say it’s really clear what she means by “Pound-Me Cake” (a real recipe!). In addition to the clearly fabulous stories and sass interspersed, I also love that Mistress Ginger brings an intersectional perspective on LGBTQ rights and animal rights:

I hope that we can recognize how all movements for liberation have striking parallels, how no one is free when others are oppressed, and how our daily choices can support freedom for everyone on all fronts.

I couldn’t agree more! Here’s one of my favorite recipes from Mistress Ginger Cooks: Kickass Guacamole! 

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Kickass Guacamole 
posted with permission from Mistress Ginger Cooks!

Ingredients:

3 ripe avocados
3 tablespoons diced onions
3 tablespoons diced seeded tomato
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño chile
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

Here are Mother Nature’s instructions for making gorgeous guac. I am just the messenger. She said, and I quote, “Mash the avocados in a medium bowl with a fork. Stir in the onion, tomato, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and chile. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.” Mother Nature cuts to the chase, doesn’t she? Use within 2 days, as if that will be an issue.

Buy Mistress Ginger Cooks! on Amazon or contact Mistress Ginger for a personally autographed copy.

04/12/2013

Damn it, Jerry James Stone, all I want in life is avocado on everything. Guacamole, do you want to get married? We can have margaritas for bridesmaids and a chip can conduct the ceremony.

Damn it, Jerry James Stone, all I want in life is avocado on everything. Guacamole, do you want to get married? We can have margaritas for bridesmaids and a chip can conduct the ceremony.

06/06/2012

Check it out! One of you took the June Challenge! This is Natalie’s avocado, which she made into guacamole. Natalie says:

My new food wasn’t terribly interesting, but it was a major fear food. Before developing an eating disorder I LOVED avocados. Chop one in half, add some salt and pepper, give me a spoon, and I’d be a happy camper. Sadly, they now scare the shit out of me—fat content and whatnot. I challenged myself last night in honor of your challenge to have some guacamole with my bean burrito, and it was delish. and I didn’t die. So all is well in the world. And who knows, maybe soon I’ll be snacking on avocados again.

Natalie! We’re so proud of you! It takes a lot of courage to fight a food fear, when your brain has decided that the thing you really want to eat will only harm you. Congratulations, and may your future hold many more avocados.
Let us know when you take the June Challenge! Be adventurous! Food is wonderful.

Check it out! One of you took the June Challenge! This is Natalie’s avocado, which she made into guacamole. Natalie says:

My new food wasn’t terribly interesting, but it was a major fear food. Before developing an eating disorder I LOVED avocados. Chop one in half, add some salt and pepper, give me a spoon, and I’d be a happy camper. Sadly, they now scare the shit out of me—fat content and whatnot. I challenged myself last night in honor of your challenge to have some guacamole with my bean burrito, and it was delish. and I didn’t die. So all is well in the world. And who knows, maybe soon I’ll be snacking on avocados again.

Natalie! We’re so proud of you! It takes a lot of courage to fight a food fear, when your brain has decided that the thing you really want to eat will only harm you. Congratulations, and may your future hold many more avocados.

Let us know when you take the June Challenge! Be adventurous! Food is wonderful.

10/04/2011

It’s hummamole, from Robin Robertson's Quick-Fix Vegan! This is the fifth recipe I’ve made from that cookbook, and I really like it. The recipes are fast and delicious and not terribly difficult, which is good because when I want a fast recipe it’s because I’m hungry and/or pressed for time, and starving, hurried people are not the most careful cooks, you know? These dishes have so far been much tastier than complicated to prepare, which makes me really love them.
Presently I work one full-time job with a 2.5-hour (one-way, kill me) commute, and two part-time no-commute jobs, and I’m nearly broke, so cooking a lot, cheaply and quickly, is really important to me. I eat a lot of vegetables, legumes, and tofu, and I try to cook almost everything over the weekend, so I can just throw stuff in/take stuff out of containers for my lunches and dinners during the week. Now the weather’s getting cool, I especially like soups and casseroles, because they taste better as they age (to a point! duh!) and they are easy to make lots of and divide.
If you want to make your own hummamole (and you do!), get the recipe here!

It’s hummamole, from Robin Robertson's Quick-Fix Vegan! This is the fifth recipe I’ve made from that cookbook, and I really like it. The recipes are fast and delicious and not terribly difficult, which is good because when I want a fast recipe it’s because I’m hungry and/or pressed for time, and starving, hurried people are not the most careful cooks, you know? These dishes have so far been much tastier than complicated to prepare, which makes me really love them.

Presently I work one full-time job with a 2.5-hour (one-way, kill me) commute, and two part-time no-commute jobs, and I’m nearly broke, so cooking a lot, cheaply and quickly, is really important to me. I eat a lot of vegetables, legumes, and tofu, and I try to cook almost everything over the weekend, so I can just throw stuff in/take stuff out of containers for my lunches and dinners during the week. Now the weather’s getting cool, I especially like soups and casseroles, because they taste better as they age (to a point! duh!) and they are easy to make lots of and divide.

If you want to make your own hummamole (and you do!), get the recipe here!

05/24/2010

What kind of a lunatic fries guacamole? A vegan lunatic fries guacamole.
This is why you’re fat, and happy, and every party is at your house, thanks to Vegan Happy Hour's creativity and dedication. When we open our bar, guess who’s in charge of the snacks?

What kind of a lunatic fries guacamole? A vegan lunatic fries guacamole.

This is why you’re fat, and happy, and every party is at your house, thanks to Vegan Happy Hour's creativity and dedication. When we open our bar, guess who’s in charge of the snacks?

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