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A journey of cooking vegan food for my family.

Why does it smell when I pee?

Asparagus.  It’s the asparagus.  It should come with a warning label.  Hee. Hee.  For tonite’s co-op meal, I cooked a spicy tofu and asparagus stirfry. The recipe comes from Vegan Fire and Spice.  The meal was good, but I wasn’t blown away by it.  It wasn’t spicy.  I added more red pepper flakes to my serving.  I was glad the asparagus stayed crispy.  There is nothing worse than soggy asparagus.  The stirfry was served with noodles, a side salad and dessert.

Dessert!  That was the best part of this meal.  Holy tofu Batman!  I made a peanut butter cup cake for dessert.  Usually I do not make dessert during the week, but since I was sent a vegan dessert cookbook to review I decided to make this delicious cake.  It was moist and perfect.  I could not find one thing wrong with this cake.  The ingredients were simple and the cake tastes like the title.  You feel like you are eating chocolate peanut butter cups in cake form.  Heaven in your mouth.  I am going to make some cookies this weekend from the book and some type of cake or cheesecake next week for the co-op.  I feel I cannot write a proper review on the book without trying at least a handful of recipes.

Last night we were served Indian food.  The dish was Aloo Gabi and dry-cooked garbazo beans on a bed of sauteed mustard and turnip greens with a side of chipatis and brownies for dessert.  I love Indian food and this meal was cooked to perfection.  The mustard greens and chickpeas were a great flavor combination. The Aloo Gabi which is cauliflower and potatoes cooked in Indian spices were seasoned and sauteed to create a dish that would satisfy even the pickiest of palates.  The brownies were moist and dark with just the amount of pecans to enhance their taste without nut overkill.

Arthur informed me that his Decepticon was trying to steal the brownie. 

Monday night we were served spaghetti and “meat”balls with a side salad.  This was a great dish and I was even more impressed that it was cooked by one of the husbands in the co-op.  Not to say that men can’t cook.  It’s just that Josh can’t cook.  So, I am always impressed when a husband cooks dinner.  Actually, let me restate that one.  He can cook, but it takes forever and he sometimes forgets a step or two.  He is not good at multi-tasking and when he has tried to cook for us, the meal takes a good 2-3 hours before it is ready.  And these are meals that should take 45 minutes or less.  He will tell you that he is bad in the kitchen and that is why he leaves the cooking to me.

Well I am off to give the boys a bath and have storytime.  Hope you have a lovely evening.

peas and love….
Krys and the boys

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8 thoughts on “Why does it smell when I pee?

  1. I love asparagus! I love to eat a lot of it raw and then go pee in a public restroom! Drink lots of water right before so it is a nice long pee! Hahaha! I am such a little boy sometimes.

  2. But what about the fright you get when you eat beetroot! 😮
    The food looks great and the boys are adorable!
    I know what you mean about jobs taking longer than they should… John cooks great meals, but when it comes to washing dishes, if he insists on doing them on his own it takes HOURS to do the amount I’d have done in 15 minutes…

  3. You know, I’ve always heard that asparagus makes your pee smell. But I’ve never noticed it. I have noticed that coffee and vitamins make my pee smell. 🙂

    The PB cake looks wonderful! Is it, by chance, from Sweet Utopia? I recall a PB cake in that book.

  4. I just placed Vegan Fire & Spice on hold through the library. You’ve featured a few yummy looking dishes from it. Thanks! And can you tell us where the cake comes from?? I heart peanut butter!

  5. Wow- that cake looks great! Asparagus is really yum- I especially like it roasted with a bit of sesame seeds sprinkled on top.. But I could certainly do without the smell! You boys totally love each other!! Too cute 🙂 Have a great week!

  6. I love asparagus so much, even with it’s not so pleasant side effects!

    I recently reviewed the book you got, that cake is THE BEST EVER!!! It really was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. I also made the sticky toffee pudding recipe and raved about it as well. I think that cookbook is phenomenal.

  7. Oooh asparagus ROCKS. I eat so much of the stuff when it’s in season here and I have to say I’ve never noticed the smell of my pee before. Is it gross to inform you that I will be sniffing out for that in the future? probably too much information. LOL!
    AWESOME cake. What book was it out of?

  8. Everything looks great, of course! What cookbook are you reviewing? Can’t wait for asparagus! I haven’t experimented much with it. Every time we have some I’m so excited that it just gets fried up in the pan. We did melt some kind of “cheese” (I think it was FYH, which is all we get here) on top once, that was a treat!

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