Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I downloaded the coolest program to my android phone and PS, it's FREEE! It's called PicsIn (hint hint everyone with an android phone) and you can do sooo much fun stuff with your pictures! Now I can scrapbook right when I get my pictures!! Oh the joys of technology! Here are a few of the things I've done with some of my pictures, enjoy! (The freaky little guy with green eyes is an old doll they had displayed at Lagoon. He was creepy to begin with, but I had to make him creepier. I'm sorry I didn't keep the original picture of him for a before and after.) The cat is not mine but I wish he was, I love him!! His eyes are gorgeous!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vegetarian Porkchops?

How do you go from this:

to this:

Well, I'll just show you the process! This is Juan's way of making vegetarian meat! It's something he learned in Peru! So you take a 5 lb. bag of flour, as shown above and pour it all into a big mixing bowl, add a bit of water and knead, knead, knead:

Then, you stick it in the sink and fill it up with more water and swish it around a bit, give the dough a little bath: :D

Then you simply let the dough sit in all that wet goodness and soak for about an hour. Finally, you drain the liquid and wring out the dough. Yes, I said wring it out. Like a dish cloth. When it's mostly dry, you mix in some soy sauce, however much you like for flavor, add some crushed garlic from a fresh clove, let all that mixture marinate for a while. Then, you cut the dough up into patty-shapes, store in a bowl in the fridge with plastic over it until you're ready to use. Then, you just fry it up on a pan on the stove, like sausage patties, and voila:
meatless meat!

Looks divine, doesn't it? Juan is simply in Heaven when he eats it. I, however, do not share his enthusiasm. Sorry Juan. You can whip up a batch for yourself and throw it on the grill for your next family barbecue! Please leave me a comment on how YOU enjoyed it! Thanks for watching JuanRecipe TV :)