Happy Food Day! (A Rant on Barbecue Sauce, Milk Shakes and Russell Brand)

Thanks, FoodDay.org !

Today is national food day. Occasionally my co-worker, Nick (oh hey, Nick!) and I talk about how exactly one goes about declaring a national day. How do you do it? Do you need to get it approved? Is it someone’s job to approve the national days, or can you do it at your leisure? If so, it could be a disgustingly terrible way to hit on the opposite sex and make them feel overall uncomfortable. “Did you know it’s national Oral Sex day? There’s only a few hours left ’til midnight, baby…” ANYWAY, on national coffee day I indulged in 3 cups of extra dark Columbian. Actually, I do that everyday. And today is national food day, but so far I haven’t really eaten anything different. I will, however, make you this nice little list of my top 5 favorite foods, because I know you care.  

1. Avocados—Full of healthy fats and potassium, I smear avocado on toast, eat them with a spoon, and make copious amounts of guacamole.

2. Hummus—Hummus is a food group for me. I probably eat it every day. I make my own because—like someone with a heroin problem—my addiction can get expensive.

3. Sweet potatoes—Sweet potato kale soup, baked sweet potato, sweet potato fries, stuffed sweet potato, sweet potato curry. Sweet potatoes are to me what shrimp is to Bubba. (If you don’t understand that reference, we will never be friends.)  Sometimes I wonder why my palms aren’t orange.

4. Barbeque sauce—This isn’t a food, you might be saying! Oh, but it is. I like to make my own when I am feeling productive, and I put it on everything—tofu, tempeh, veggies, and all of the things listed above (BBQ hummus, what!?!). Sometimes if I am real hungry and have already spent my allotted grocery money, you will find me eating my version of a poor college student’s Ramen: quinoa with barbecue sauce. Yep. Nasty.

5. Anything that comes out of a blender. I am a smoothie freak, a green juice freak, a soup-in-a-blender freak. I chipped my glass blender a few weeks ago, sprinkling shards of glass into my pumpkin smoothie, and I nearly died. I think I texted about 4 of my favorite epicureans about the tragedy, Tweeted about it, and called my mother to whine (and drop hints I want a nicer blender for Christmahannukah…).

Today, to celebrate national food day (to me, every day is national food day) I made a  Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana “milk” shake with the So Delicious Chocolate PB “ice cream” flavor. (The ice cream was compliments of VegNews who sent me a complimentary coupon for spreading the vegan love and helping them with distribution via the VegNews Street Team. Thanks, VegNews!)

Ingredients:
1 ripe banana, frozen
2 (big!) scoops So Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Dessert
2 Tbsp Non-Dairy milk (I used soy this time, I also like almond and coconut)

Put the banana, ice cream and milk into a blender. Turn it on, pulse a few times—running it too much will make it very thin, and you want it nice and thick!—and pour into a glass! Enjoy while on lunch break while you serenade your kitten with Milkshake by Kelis. Or not.

In other vegan news, Russell Brand is now a vegan!?! Say what!? Another reason for me to want to slather him in sticky sweet foodstuffs and lick it off his skinny British body. Don’t worry Katy P, you can join too; there’s nothing crowded about a party of three in my opinion.

Oh Russell, I wish I was your pleather pants

About the author  ⁄ Zoe

Zoe writes about food and sex on SexyTofu.com.

8 Comments

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    October 24, 2011

    I was randomly looking at other food blogs, I read your post of the day and laughed out loud so much I had to follow you! =)

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      October 25, 2011

      Well you just made MY day so I am glad I could make yours

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        October 28, 2011

        I was hoping you would have a new post, so I could have something to read while I sit here at work…bored!

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    October 24, 2011

    Wow. If there’s anything even remotely close to good food, it’s a good read! I experimented with being a vegan for a few months in 2010. It was quite enjoyable — even took my wife and kids along for the ride. Perhaps we’ll try it again soon, as we felt really great during the whole experiment. Thanks, by the way, for adding to my vocabulary. ..I’ll ask her whether she likes her tofu firm.

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      October 25, 2011

      Hah brilliant! I prefer my tofu extra firm, pressed and frozen..what does THAT mean?!?! ;)

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    October 25, 2011

    Today is National Kelly Clarkson Day. Because I said so. And I also like hummus and eat it every day. The Whole Foods brand is $1.99! A STEAL. Cool story, Hansel.

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      October 25, 2011

      Hansel, so hot right now. I veganized the Orange Mocha Frappuccino, BTW…

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        October 25, 2011

        I want one! We should hit The Stand. Yup.

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