Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Quinoa Loaf with Tomatillos

I made the following last night. It is based on a recipe from the March/April 2010 issue of The Whole Deal. I don't like mushrooms, so I changed it a bit.

1 T olive oil
4 small tomatillos, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 15 oz (or so) can Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 c rolled oats
2 cups cooked Quinoa
1 cup frozen Green Peas or 1 can Green Peas, drained
1 t crushed Rosemary
1 can diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1 onion, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan or casserole dish. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatillos, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until brown around the edges. Put beans, oats, tomatillos, and 1/2 cup water in blender or food processor and blend until almost smooth. In a large bowl, combine bean mixture, quinoa, peas, rosemary, tomatoes, onion, salt and pepper to taste. Put in loaf pan/casserole dish. Bake until firm and golden brown, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Slice and serve.

Four out of five people at my house gave it thumbs up. Clay said he wanted to spit it back onto his plate.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Don't Steal!

I was reading the March/April 2010 issue of Belle Armoire and came across this paragraph. It made me very sad. And mad.
"...reps from the big retailers cruise the aisles at trade shows, buying samples that they then send overseas to be copied. And it's not just artwear. Peggy mentions a well-known upscale-home catalog that regularly features pottery and ceramic pieces that are direct copies of the work of artists she knows personally."
It comes from an article on Peggy Russell by Rice Freeman-Zachery.

It all boils down to greed.

Don't steal an artist's creativity! It is one thing to be inspired, but to make direct copies for profit?! GRRRR!

By golly that makes me mad!

And, since the retailer reps are stealing in the first place, they probably aren't using ethical means to recreate what they've stolen.

And that makes me mad!