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Shooting Vegetarians

Shooting Vegetarians

Shooting Vegetarians sounds like a pretty cool movie that deals with punk/straight edge culture and veganism. Neil’s a vegan who’s expected to take over the family business—a butcher shop. Obviously this presents a few moral problems for Neil…

I look forward to checking this movie out once it hits video or DVD.

Uniq fruit kinda’ Ugli


I picked up a fruit I had never heard of the other day from, of all places, Giant. It’s called a “Uniq Fruit,” but is supposedly better known as an Ugli Tangelo. It’s basically a natural combination of a tangerine and a grapefruit and can be eaten like either: peeled (like a tangerine or cut open (like a grapefruit). It grows primarily (solely?) in Jamaica.

The taste wasn’t quite as strong as I would have expected, but it was still very good. The slight blandness may be because it was from Giant (their pomegranates during the prime season were absolutely tasteless).

Chickpea curry in a hurry

Last night I tried something from Lorna Sass’ Short-Cut Vegetarian last night: “Chickpea curry in a hurry.”

Despite the name, it actually took me a little while to prepare it, as I had to make a trip to the store for most of the ingredients. I was successful in finding almost all of them, though, and the actual prep and cook time was only about 20 minutes.

Basically, it was a mixture of spinach, chickpeas, curry, diced tomatoes, garlic, and a few other things (I threw in some green tea for good measure) which got cooked and then poured over rice. The end result was OK, especially considering that I don’t care much for spinach. It was a light on spice and kind of mushy, but I think that was due to one or two errors I made while cooking.

Not a bad first step towards some more complicated cooking, though.