Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Geek Love


Its almost Valentine's Day right?  One of my students asked me yesterday if I am excited for it.  I am not.  But, I figured its still worth showing someone some love right?  

Well, I am choosing to show some serious love for the Geek Squad, who came and fixed our wireless today!  I wasn't here while he did it, and I hear he gave me some flak for having a Mac, but...well he's a geek.  

I have a short post for today, and it is the last recipe that I tested for Robin Robertson's upcoming book, Vegan on the Cheap.  This is Chutney on the Cheap, and it came out pretty yummy.  

This is going to sound silly but...what do you eat chutney with?  I had it on some roasted portabella mushrooms, but I've actually never had chutney before so I wasn't totally sure.  That being said, I know exactly what I am using the rest of it for, but methinks that deserves another post.


Serves 8 (2 tbsp per serving)
Nutrition Information:  91.3 Calories;  1.9g Total Fat;  0.1g Saturated Fat;  0.0mg Cholesterol;  19.9g Carbohydrates;  1.0g Fiber;  0.7g Protein.  

This was not something I would have normally made, but it was really good, and had the perfect spicy kick to it.

Randomness for the day.  When I went on my mentor teacher's computer this afternoon, he had a window from the New York Times open entitled: Really? - The Claim:  Never Blow Your Nose When You Have a Cold.  It wasn't an extremely compelling arguement for me, but with everyone (but me!) in my house sick, and kids being absent left and right, I thought it was interesting.  Any opinions?  Anyone a non-nose-blower?

Okay, I have a bunch of other stuff I *could* talk about, but I am determined to actually make this post short (I'm not sure why, I just am).

With all that being said, I hope that none of YOU are sick, and that you are having a fabulous week!          

17 comments:

  1. Mmm, that chutney looks so delicious! I have no idea what you eat it with either =) haha

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  2. yummmy! That chutney looks amazing!! is the recipe online anywhere? I personally like eating it with some sort of bread, like naan for a special treat!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog, you're the 1st! I try to get to New York every few months, and sometimes have to resort to going on solo vegan adventures, but it's worth it! You must try some of the many fabulous restaurants in the city!!

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  3. I love geek squad, theyve saved my life quite a few times! The chutney sounds interesting. oh, my husband never blows his nose :)

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  4. im definitely sick right now.. and IM DEF blowing my nose!!! yuck... i dont think i could not

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  5. I'm not sure what to do with chutney either. I put in a vote that Robin should make some suggestions for uses in her new book.

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  6. That is an excellent idea Alisa! I will definitely suggest it :)

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  7. Eh...my dad refuses to blow his nose. I just don't understand--how can he STAND it??

    Yay for having the internet fixed!

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  8. Chutney would be great on some chickpeas with spinach over basmati rice. It looks delicious. Thanks for the information you gave me. What a funny military life we lead, right?

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  9. I've never had chutney... I've been eyeing it in the store but have yet to take the plunge and make a purchase! Yours sounds yummy though! :)

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  10. I could not imagine not blowing my nose when I'm sick. I have to get it all OUT!

    I love that you ate the chutney with a portabella. Sounds like a winning combo to me. Mmm, those raisins. Want some!

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  11. Yea for geeks...even if they don't understand Macs...I do hate that about most tech nerds that I know. They think PCS are sooo much better, when honestly, using a PC makes me want to slit my wrists...seriously.

    Anyway, the chutney looks wonderful!! And I didn't click through to the article, but how can you survive without blowing your nose?! I'm one of those chronic nose blowers all the time, sick or not. My nose is ALWAYS stopped up or running or something. I have horrible sinuses, I guess.

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  12. The chutney on mushrooms looks great! I think I made chutney once, but I never know how to use it either.

    I HATE when people don't blow their nose! They just cough more and spread more germs. I thought everyone knew that you only blow one side at the time. But omg, please blow.

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  13. No idea what you eat chutney with, but your mushrooms look fab!

    Interesting nose stuff. I haven't had a cold in quite a while, I don't even remember what my nose-blowing habits are! Thanks for the link!

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  14. Thanks, dude :)
    That mushrooms dish looks so awesome. Mmm. I can't get enough of them.

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  15. I've actually never had chutney either, but this one looks like a good place to start!

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  16. That happens to me too! I'll want to cook something but think, "Ok.... now what to have it with?" or even how to serve it the best way.

    Glad I'm not the only one. And thanks to your commenters for the tips!

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