Monday, February 20, 2017

Eating Vegan at Rao's

 Last week, my fiance, his family, and I were invited to eat at Rao's of East Harlem.
Rao's only has ten tables and it is very exclusive.
I ordered vegan.  
I had a view of the kitchen, 
except for the pasta, everything was made fresh and from scratch.
You can order their sauce: 
But if you want a seat, forget about it!
Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Update 2-21-17:
Just edited the wording in the first sentence, because it was not clear if my fiance came, but now it is better.

Friday, February 17, 2017

President's Day Feast



John F. Kennedy
First, let us distinguish between types of Presidents: Real Presidents (like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, J.F.K. above) versus the waste we have today (the losers below, too sickened to even mention names).

Rebel’s Stew
(Because true Presidents are rebels, always by, for, and of the people and always when there is a good cause.)

Serves 3
Preparation time: ~ 1 hour
Equipment:
  • 1 large pot
  • 1-2 medium pots
  • Food processor
Ingredients:
  • Dry Red lentils: 1 cup (.24 L)
  • Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil (“E.V.O.O.”): 2 Tablespoons (29.57 ml)
  • Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms: 8 OZ. (227 g) (1 box)
  • Chopped Asparagus: ~15 OZ. (28 g) (cut and discard at least 3” off the bottom) (1 bunch)
  • Brussels Sprouts: ~1.5 cups./~4.7OZ (133 g)
  • Basil: .65 OZ. (18 g)
  • Thyme: ½ Tablespoon/ 7.5 ml
  • Uncle Ben’s brand Original White Rice: 1 cup (.24 L)
  • Iodized salt (not sea salt): ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) (for veggies), ¼ teaspoon (1.23 ml) for rice, ¼ (1.23 ml) teaspoon for lentils.
(All the herbs I use are fresh unless otherwise specified)

Directions:
  1. In medium pot, boil water for lentils, in another medium pot, bring water to a boil for the rice (prepare them per the labels).
  2. While the water boils, prepare the vegetables.
  3. In a large pot, add the E.V.O.O., mushrooms, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, basil, and thyme.  Set to high, once it sizzles, cover and reduce to medium-low.  Cook for 10 minutes.  After first 10 minutes, stir, cover and cook another ten minutes (20 minutes total), remove from heat.
  4. Place veggies in food processor and add ½ teaspoon salt.
  5. Add salt to rice and lentils.
  6. Place half a plate with flattened rice in a half circle and the other half circle is the lentils.  Top with the veggie puree.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Variation, stack it in a bowl instead.

 
Ever wonder what a group of men would look like if they were not really men? Well, above is what it would look like, just add the latest puppet, Trump, to that list. NON-Men. They are just cowardly idiots.

Versus

Real Men:
 

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"The Bigger the Lie, the More Likely People will Believe It." Adolf Hitler (He was a vegan.)

"The bigger the lie, the more likely people will believe it."
 The lie is eating animals is necessary.
 
For reasons why being a vegan is the only way to be civilized, please see the following posts: 
(If there is no "blog archive" to your right, please click on web version at bottom to locate these.)

December 2016
Just about every single post.

November 2016
Every single post.

October 2016
"U.S. Study..."
"Saddest Slaughterhouse..."
"How to train a Goldfish..."

February 2016
"The Vegan Guarantee"

May 2014
"Vegan Video",
"Meat & Dairy = Cancer & Heart Disease",
"How Chickens are Really Treated in Factories", and
"Hidden Video on Animals being Killed in the Meat Industry"

April 2014
"Got Rot?"

March 2014
"Animal Protein --Meat and Dairy-- Cause Cancer"

January 2014
"The American Parasite"

July 2010
"Benefits" of being a vegan.

Just because everyone else is eating like savages, does not make eating the bodies of dead animals healthy or correct.

Just because animals cannot speak does not make them worthless.  Being unable to speak does not mean being unable to think and feel.
  
By the way, the key to being a vegan is the miraculous juice
(located under 2010).

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fresh Apple Juice Anyone?


Better than cider because it is
not pasteurized.  Therefore, all the
enzymes, antioxidants, etc. are
still alive and able to nourish you.

This link brings you to instructions on how to make the juice:
http://eatatmarys.blogspot.com/2010/07/3-drinks.html

I did not chill or filter the one above, and it still came out great!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day Soup: Seducer’s Soup

This may be the best soup I have ever eaten in my life, perfect name too!  
Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
 Serves 4+
Preparation time is 1+ hours

Equipment:
  • Large pot
  • Paring knife
  • Can opener
  • Large Wooden Spoon
  • Herb shredder (The Chef Essential brand)





Ingredients:
  • ~ 2 pounds ( .9 kg) of Russet potatoes, “Grown in Idaho”, peeled, finely chopped into tiny bites.
  • 5 oz. (142 g) sliced shiitake mushrooms (sliced into tiny bites)
  • ~ 8 oz. (227 g) baby spinach
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (removing all hard stems)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 medium tomatoes on the vine (~10 oz./ 284 g)
  • 4 Rapunzel brand vegetable bouillon cube, no salt added
  • 6 oz. (170 g) can of tomato paste (Contadina brand only- just tomatoes and citric acid)
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of paprika
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons (8.6 ml) of iodized salt (not sea salt)
  • ¼ lime per bowl, please see picture on how it looks, squeezed onto the soup (through the top middle)


Directions:
  1. Put water, bouillon cubes, tomato paste (add 1/3 of a can of tomato paste every 10 minutes), spices (not including salt or herbs) into large pot and bring to a boil, while adding each ingredient as they become ready.  If you are not done preparing ingredients and it starts to boil, just turn it off and leave it until all the ingredients are added, then bring to a boil again.  Next reduce to medium-low and cook covered for 35-40 minutes, stirring hard and often, to ensure it all mixes in thoroughly and to ensure it does not stick to the bottom of the pot.
  2. Rinse off cilantro early on so it can dry and be shredded.
  3. Pour soup into bowls, shred cilantro on top, then squeeze a quarter of a lime on top of each bowl.
  4. Serve (cautioning people to mix before eating) and Enjoy! ♥ ♥ ♥

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine's Dinner for the Blessed One

Some men are blessed, so let them prove it!
Serves: 3-4
Preparation time ~ 1 hour

Equipment:
  • 3 Pots
  • Paring knife
  • Cutting board
  • Hand-blender
  • Scale
  • Large wooden spoon
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
Ingredients:
  • Uncle Ben’s brand Original White Rice: 1 cup/ .24L dry
  • Broccoli florets: 8 oz./227 g  + Extra raw florets as a topping
  • Spinach leaves: 4 oz./113 g, (~ 2cups/ .47 L)
  • Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil (“E.V.O.O.”): 2 tablespoons/30ml for the broccoli mix, 1 teaspoon/5 ml for the mushrooms after they have been drained, 1 teaspoon/5 ml for the rice when it is fully cooked.
  • Sliced Shiitake mushrooms: 2.5 oz./71g
  • Sliced Baby Bella mushrooms: 4 oz./113g
  • Rapunzel brand Vegetable no salt bouillon cubes: 1
  • Water: 2 cups/.5 L for the rice, ¼ cup/59 mL for the artichoke mix,
  • Iodized salt (not sea salt): ½ teaspoon/2.5 ml for the broccoli mix and ½ teaspoon/2.5 ml for the rice


               








Directions:
  1. Boil water for rice and artichoke mix (for artichoke mix, use ~ ¾ of a pot of water)- you may have to turn it off at some point because we want to cook everything at the exact same time, and getting the water hot and ready is vital to this end.  (If given choices of pot sizes, for the rice, use the smallest pot, for the artichoke mix, use the medium pot, and for the broccoli mix, use the largest pot).
  2. Put the E.V.O.O. in the largest pot, followed by broccoli, spinach, and ¼ cup of water.  Cover and leave for when ready to begin cooking.
  3. Prepare the artichokes (please see the pictures) 1) cut approximately in half, 2) cut off stem, 3) peel off the leaves surrounding the heart.
  4. Once artichokes are ready, bring water to a boil once again, if needed.  Add rice to one pot, mushrooms with artichokes in another pot, and turn on all three covered pots to high.  As soon as they begin to boil/sizzle, reduce rice to low, reduce mushroom and artichokes to low, and reduce heat to med-low (be prepared to reduce heat and raise it as needed).  Set timer for 20 minutes, but see below for individual times.
  5. For broccoli mix, it is done once the wooden spoon can cut through it.
  6. After 10 minutes, drain water from the artichoke mix, remove artichokes, and place them on a cutting board to cool down.
  7. Add 1 teaspoon E.V.O.O. and 1 bouillon cube to mushrooms and cook on medium, stirring with wooden spoon until the bouillon cube fully dissolves and is evenly mixed.  Then, turn off heat, and leave covered until you are ready for it towards the end.
  8. By now, the artichoke hearts should have cooled down.  Peel off the leaves and delicately cut-out the hairy part (please see the pictures).  Put in a separate plate and cover until the end, when it is time to use them.
  9. After this, when broccoli and spinach are done add ½ teaspoon of salt and hand-blend them together. 
  10. Mix salt and E.V.O.O. into the rice.
  11. Serve rice into a plate, flattened and circular.
  12. Using a small spoon, place the pureed spinach and broccoli in x-fashion on top of the rice.   
  13. Using your fingers, place a thin circle of mushrooms, randomly around the rice circle.
  14. Put the heart right in the middle of the x, (because X marks the spot, so may as well have it mark your heart on Valentine’s day).
  15. Cut sprouts off broccoli (like in the picture) and sprinkle over the entire dish.
  16. Serve and enjoy!
This is dedicated to the blessed one in my life, hope you really are blessed!

Love Potion for the Blessed One

Here is a drink I came-up with
while thinking about
the Blessed One: a truly hot guy,
before Valentine's Day.
Serves 2-4
Preparation time = 10 minutes

Equipment:
  • Food Processor or blender
  • Paring knife
Ingredients:
  • Strawberries: 1 lb (.45 kg) 
  • Green Grapes: 1 lb (.45 kg)
  • Ice: 5 cubes (only to be used if fruit was not adequately refrigerated).
Directions:
  1. Wash the fruits, remove from stems.
  2. Place each in the food processor.
  3. Process until smooth.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Serve this on Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Vegan Chocolate, by: No Whey!
www.nowheychocolate.com
Tastes like real chocolate.
Real American girl, who eats vegan chocolate.
Why load up on bacteria?
Why not be healthy instead?
Your whole body will thank you...
From head to toe... 
and so will your Valentine.
By the way, get the one without the sea salt,
like this one, the "Truffle Heart Pralines".
Just read the ingredients.  
Why eat sea salt at a time like this?
Update 2-15-17:
This is their link for Easter Vegan Chocolate.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Blessed One’s Soup[1]

Serves 4-6
Preparation Time ~ 30 minutes

Equipment:
  • Large Pot
  • Paring Knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients:
  • Water: 8 cups (1.89 L) of water
  • Rapunzel brand Vegetable Bouillon Cubes, no salt added: 10
  • Sliced shiitake mushrooms: 5 oz/ 142 g
  • Russet potatoes: 2 small-medium, peeled and chopped
  • Asparagus: 1 lb (.45 kg), cut off and remove 3” of the bottom stems, chop into small pieces.
  • Basil[2]: 1.5 oz (42 g) (minus the stems, just use the leaves)
  • Carrot Chips: (1 cup = .24 L)
  • Spinach leaves: (2 cups = .5 L)
  • Uncle Ben’s Brand Original White Rice: 2/3 cup (dry) (.16 L)
  • Contadina Brand Tomato Paste: 1 tablespoon (~15 ml)[3]
  • 2 teaspoons iodized salt (not sea salt)

Directions:
  1. Add in all the ingredients, one at a time as you prepare them, except for the salt, into the large pot, while having water, bouillon cubes, and tomato paste set to high.  Be sure tomato paste is thoroughly mixed in also.
  2. Once all the ingredients have been added, this is when it should start boiling (if it boils before, just turn it off momentarily, unless you are almost done).  Then, once it boils, cover, reduce to medium for one minute, and then to medium-low for 19 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Mix-in the salt.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

[1] Warning, this soup contains asparagus! 
[2] My ingredients always call for fresh herbs, unless otherwise specified. 
[3] This brand contains tomatoes and citric acid only.

Update 2-10-17
It does not matter what your name is, you are only blessed if you are holy (dedicated to God).  Anyone who turns their back on God, is not holy, therefore, not blessed.   

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What the Animals are to Us

In my opinion, what the animals are to us is what we are to God.

To the extent this is true, then should we not be good to the animals if we want God to be good to us?

Monday, December 19, 2016

Read On!

Hello Everyone,

I have written a lot![1]  I believe it is all good.  Hope you all enjoy reading it.  To me, nothing is better than the truth.[2]

Perfect reading for cool people, just in time for the holidays.

Love,
Mary

P.S.
Lately, I have had a lot of Russians coming to Eat at Mary’s according to Blogger.  So, this is a message to them:

Dear Russians,
I saw on AOL, they are saying Russians think Clinton Supporters are over-throwing Trump, I hope you are not referring to me.  I am not at all a Clinton supporter.  I am just a concerned, freedom-loving American, who is by, for, and of the people, as I thoroughly explain in this blog.


[1] There are just a few more tiny updates I would like to add and I will do so A.S.A.P
[2] Except sometimes when you realize you did something wrong, but at least then you can fix it.

Update 1-24-17:
Well, they turned AOL into worthless garbage now.  Obnoxious videos playing all the time, no content, emptiness.  It was good when I told everyone about it a couple months ago and now it is not.

Update 2-10-17:
You may want to read Parts 1-5 of the Vegan Abundance Soup.  

Saturday, December 17, 2016

More-Mom’s Vegan Potato Pancakes[1]

Serves: Unknown (at bare minimum, 5-7 cakes, but please see footnote 2 for better details).
Preparation time: Unknown (at least ~ one hour)[2]

Equipment[3]:
  • Herb grinder
  • Paring knife
  • Large bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Pan
  • Potato grater
  • Spatula
Ingredients:
  • Bread Crumbs: 14 fluid oz. (.41 Liters) (the label said it contained 12 oz, but it was actually 14).[4]
  • Carrots, shredded: 2/3 of a cup (.16 L)
  • Dill, grinded: 1 tablespoon (~15 ml) (optional: small amount as a garnish)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: ¼ cup (~60 ml) for the recipe, and then 1 teaspoon (~5 ml) per pancake, with which to fry the pancake*
  • Flour: 2 Tablespoons
  • Lemon, 1 (~ 2 tablespoons/30 ml)
  • Parsley: 1 tablespoon (~15 ml)
  • Pear: (Optional: few slices of sliced pair as a sweet, refreshing garnish)
  • Potatoes, russet, grinded: ~ 7 cups **
  • Salt, iodized (never sea salt): 1 teaspoon





Directions:
  1. Combine the ingredients together in the bowl.  Then, mix with spoon, and finally, knead, until one unified, thoroughly mixed texture, like in the picture.
  2. Put one teaspoon in the pan, turn on medium-low and set the timer for 2 minutes.[5]
  3. Take a handful of mixture (~1/4-1/3 of a cup .69L)[6], put it into the clean measuring cup, and firmly flatten, as in the picture.  This will make it into a nice, firm cake.
  4. Next, remove the cake and be sure to flatten it more in your hands and make it round. 
  5. Once 2 minutes expires, place the cake in the pan, then cook in this order:
  6. Cook for two minutes,
  7. Flip, cook for two minutes,
  8. Flip, cook for one minute,
  9. Flip, cook for one minute.
  10. Serve with or without garnishes and enjoy!
Product review:
In the past, the grater I had cut open my fingers, so I purchased this potato grater.  I also needed to be able to grind the herbs!



Both of these products worked great!  I had so much fun with the potato grater and the herb grinder was a pleasure to use!  The potato grater needs to be rinsed off regularly due to potatoes sticking to it, it is very easy to use, and makes grating quick and easy.  The herb grinder  is so much better than trying to chop it up yourself.

Update 12-17-16:
  • This is video of my dog, Tony, eating these potato pancakes.  He loves them.  He is very picky eater. If he did not like it in the slightest bit, he would not eat it, unless he were completely starving of course, which he is not in this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpaRRXNj2Go
  • I just edited the main picture because the lighting leaves a lot to be desired.  
  • Now, I cropped the first/main picture twice and posted it twice, no edits, just cropping.  I can live with this.  What happened is the lighting was not good, but I refrigerated the rest of the mixture and it is hard to get it back to room temperature so I can get the same golden-brown color for another great picture.  
**By the way, for best results, keep potatoes at room temperature and make them all in one shot, because if you refrigerate them prior to frying, it will be difficult to get them back to the right temperature to get them perfect again. 


[1] More-Mom was my father’s great-grandmother, my great-grandmother’s mother.  According to my family, every weekend, she would make potato pancakes, and they were the best potato pancakes ever.  So, although this is not her recipe, this is still in her honor!  "More-Mom", as in: "one more mom".
[2] It took me a long time to figure-out how to make these.  The recipe I followed was very vague.  To make a long story short, I have no idea how long it takes or how many servings there are.  I am sure it can make more pancakes than this, but I am too tired to think it through deeper.  All I can say is, these potato pancakes are delicious!   
[3] Please see the product review of the grater and the grinder.
[4] I used Gillian’s brand Italian Bread Crumbs (but it contains garlic).
[5] I am not sure if it really needs 2 full minutes, maybe less would work, but this is what I did and it worked.
* You may be able to use less extra virgin olive oil, but this is what I used and it worked.