Chocolate Chip Cake

 Introduction

This recipe for chocolate cake holds a special place in my heart. My mother has made this cake every year for my birthday for as long as I can remember. This is especially important because my mother cannot cook any food. Every time she tries to cook for the family it ends up being a disaster. The only exception to this rule is the cake. A couple years ago, as my mother was taking the cake out of the pan the cake fell apart, so she baked another one. Every year since, I have begged my mother to bake two cakes instead of one. Unfortunately, it only works some of the time. As for sustainability, this recipe is already pretty good, but it can be improved. Some ingredients can be swapped out and the overall recipe can be made cheaper and therefore more accessible.

Ingredient Substitutions

This cake uses standard ingredients except for the sour cream and Jell-o mix. The biggest environmental impacts in the recipe are the eggs and the sour cream. Both these ingredients come from animals and require refrigeration. This means that they have all the impact from keeping the animals alive, which is huge. Sour cream alone produces 78 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent per kilogram (CO2e/kg). This means the green house gases produced from manufacturing sour cream had an equivalent environmental impact of 78 kilograms of carbon dioxide which is massive. Substituting out sour cream is easy because other dairy products produce far fewer emissions. Milk has a carbon footprint of about 1.2 CO2e/Liter which is far less than sour cream making it an excellent choice. The other top polluting ingredient is eggs which produce 4.8 kilograms of CO2e/kg. Interestingly enough, applesauce can be substituted in for eggs. Applesauce is a great option not only because it produces fewer emissions, but it also does not involve animals in any way. Substituting these two ingredients brings the cake’s carbon footprint down by almost 20 kilograms of CO2e which is roughly equivalent to driving forty miles in a car.

Sustainability of Mass Production

Cakes use a lot of dry ingredients like flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. All of these ingredients have to be bought separately and their cost can add up. Thekitchn.com estimates the cost of a similar cake to this one at 32 cents per serving made from scratch versus 19 cents per serving when using a cake mix. This is a 40% cost reduction in the dry ingredients for the cake which can be huge for some families. Using a cake mix also brings unseen environmental benefits because it is mass produced. This mass production means a lot more can be produced for a lower cost. Michael Pollan argues in The Omnivores Dilemma for “alternatives to industrial food and farming, (8)” because he disagrees with the monoculture of the industrial process. Pollan tells us the supermarket is not a cornucopia of choice. Instead it is “dominated by a single species … Americans know as corn. (18)” Although Pollan is right in saying most processed foods originate from corn the principles of “industrial food chains” that he rejects can actually bring benefits. For example, industrial production can be good for the environment especially if you live in a region far away from where the ingredients originate. The reason why is industrial agriculture has evolved to increase efficiency. Buying ingredients separately means that they were all shipped to your local grocery store from different places which produces a lot of emissions and costs a lot of money. Using cake mix means all the ingredients are shipped to a factory then shipped to stores as one combined unit, lowering shipping costs and emissions because factories often strategically place themselves near where raw materials are produced. This means cake mix costs far less to transport both economically and environmentally.

Conclusion

The new cake recipe I have created is far more environmentally sustainable. Not including the emissions created by transportation, swapping out only the sour cream and eggs means the cake produces almost 20 fewer kilograms of CO2 than it would otherwise. Including transportation emissions, the cake is even more sustainable because of the efficiency of mass production. Mass production also means the cake costs significantly less, making it more economical. If you are willing to sacrifice taste only a little,

Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs

2 ¼ cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

3 ½ teaspoons baking powder

½ cup warm water

½ cup vegetable oil

½ pint sour cream

12 oz semi sweet choc chips

1 box Jell-o instant choc. Pudding

Revised Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 box yellow cake mix (Duncan Hines)

1 box Jell-o instant pudding

½ cup warm water

½ cup vegetable oil

1 cup milk

12 oz semi sweet choc chips

Directions:

Combine dry and wet ingredients in two separate bowls

Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing thoroughly

Add the chocolate chips last

Spray a pan generously with cooking spray

Bake @350 for 55 minutes

Cool for 5-10 minutes

 

 

 

Sources

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022030213004797

http://www.greeneatz.com/foods-carbon-footprint.html

https://www.thekitchn.com/make-or-buy-cake-mix-vs-homema-145426

 

 

Tiramisu

Featured Image: Alexis Fam and Tiramisu with Blueberries and Raspberries 

Tiramisu Made Sustainable

Baking follows everywhere I go, even to a French camp in the middle of the woods in the winter with no wifi and no signal.

 

 

Whether it was cookies, cakes, or pastries, I love to bake; and to me, baking is a way to relax and create smiles on people’s faces. When I was seven years old, I can greatly recall making my first dish: tiramisu. Coming from a caffeine-dependent family, there was always coffee and tea in the house; I knew this would be the perfect dish that everyone will love, and it was a simple recipe that required no cooking. However, every time I tried making tiramisu, the ingredients were difficult to find. A traditional tiramisu is made with sugar, eggs, mascarpone cheese, cocoa powder, espresso, and ladyfingers. What in the world is mascarpone cheese or ladyfingers? With a growing increase in culture and cuisine diversity, tiramisu is a dish served all over the world that can leave an unsustainable footprint behind with its over-processed, monoculture, transported ingredients.

Baking is in the air! During the holidays, I volunteered with HOSA and NHS to bake and decorate cookies and treats for nursing homes and the elementary schools.

 

 

To begin with, to keep up with the high demands of the market, humans have resorted to the “industrialization of the food chain,” resulting in the “rise of health and environmental problems” (Pollan 7, 9). For example, sugar is a globally important crop with a large unsustainable footprint. Sugar, like many other monoculture crops, depletes the soil of its nutrients, lowers biodiversity, and increases the use of fertilizer and pesticides. However, with sugar cane’s low adaptability to change, humans have started genetically modifying sugar cane that is resistant to climate change to improve crop yield, raising more questions on the impact of sugar on the environment. Also, sugar is a labor-intensive field that requires high labor demands from farming, production, and processing. Local maple syrup or coconut sugar are great alternatives to sugarcane. Maple syrup is boiled sap from maple trees. If properly tapped, a single maple tree can produce maple syrup for over a hundred years, and the dead and diseased trees can be used as lumber or as fuel.

Harvesting maple syrup is an ecological incentive to plant maple trees while producing a sustainable product. Another alternative to sugar is coconut sugar, which is obtained by palm trees. Palm sugar can be obtained sustainably and harmlessly without the need to cut down the palm tree. Palm sugar requires minimal processing and resources, and palm trees can produce sap for at least twenty years.

 

 

A major component of tiramisu is the light and creamy mascarpone cheese. In addition to sugar, cheese is an unsustainable source of protein that produces tons of greenhouse emissions, contributing to global warming. According to the National Resource Defense Council, cheese large a high carbon footprint that is both energy and resource consuming due to its manufacturing and maintenance. About ten pounds of milk are used to make a pound of cheese. Since beef and dairy have the same source, raising cattle requires intensive labor and large amounts of feed, resulting in little yield and potent carbon emissions. Cheeses with higher fat content, such as mascarpone cheese, require a longer processing and thus produces a larger environmental detriment. Since mascarpone cheese is known for its creamy and thick texture, a great alternative to mascarpone cheese would be a mixture of silken tofu and a milk alternative. For example, silken tofu is a soy product that is less energy consuming and emits fewer carbon emissions compared to meat. For every kilogram of cheese, 13.5kg of carbon is produced, compared to two kg of carbon tofu produces. By substituting mascarpone cheese with tofu, there are fewer environmental impacts without compromising the texture and taste.

 

Another unsustainable ingredient in tiramisu is coffee. As the second most tradable commodity after oil, coffee is a highly demanded product that poses ethical and environmental issues to keep up with the demands of the market. Traditionally, coffee is grown under a canopy of trees that provides for the wildlife surrounding it. However, farmers have abandoned the traditional method and resorted to “the use of destructive chemicals and on the wasteful methods of haste and anxiety,” such as by clearing forests and planting coffee in ways of monoculture (Berry 78). In addition to the diminishing of rainforests due to the lumber industry, coffee has contributed to the clearing of at least 2.5 million acres of forest. Along with the chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the process of separating coffee beans from the cherries produces tons of waste, which pollutes the water supply and environment. Much of the coffee beans on the market are cheap quality and shipped abroad from South America, which contributes to coffee’s greenhouse emissions. Instead of a traditional espresso tiramisu, an alternative would be to use Japanese matcha green tea. Unlike coffee, tea leaves can be grown all over the world and offer health and environmental benefits. Packed with antioxidants, matcha is powdered whole green tea leaves that produce no waste. Usually, tea plants can live up to half a century, cultivate in different climates, and perform little damage to the environment. Since many consumers are switching to tea due to its rising popularity, matcha found in many markets across the globe.

 

Bell Hooks believes that there exists an “intimate connection with the land… empathetic relationships with animals, self-restraint, [and] custodial conservation” (13). However, with the “industrialization of the food chain,” it is difficult to maintain these principles of environmentalism. By replacing some ingredients like cheese, sugar, and coffee, for more sustainable, locally sourced, and vegan options, we can reduce our carbon footprint and promote healthy eating in America. “How and what we eat determines to a great extent what we make of the world—and what is to become of it” (Pollan 11). As omnivores, we have the options and choices to make sustainable and healthy eating habits to combat global warming.

 

Original Recipe:

Courtesy of SortedFood

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups espresso
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 4 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 packet ladyfinger cookies
  • 4 tbsp 60% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 7 eggs

Directions:

  1. Make the espresso. Prepare two cups of espresso, or make two cups of strong coffee. Then add rum to the espresso. Cool the espresso.
  2. Mascarpone MixWith the eggs, separate the whites from the yolks. Whisk sugar and yolks until smooth. Then add mascarpone cheese and combine thoroughly. Refrigerate.
  3. Meringue. Whisk the egg whites slowly adding half sugar and salt until stiff peaks. Add meringue mixture to mascarpone mix. Fold carefully making sure to incorporate air and not overmixing.
  4. Ladyfingers. Dip the ladyfingers in the espresso. They should be completely coated, but not mushy.
  5. Assemble. The ladyfingers should be on the bottom. Add the egg and mascarpone mixture to cover the ladyfingers. Sprinkle cocoa powder and chocolate shavings. Create a second level in the same order.

Vegan Matcha Tiramisu

Courtesy of Loving it Vegan and community

Ingredients:

Vegan Vanilla Sheet Cake (Ladyfingers substitute)
  • 2 and 1/2 cups (312g) + 2 Tbsp All PurposeFlour
  • 1 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (360ml) Soy Milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 3 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
Tofu Mascarpone Mixture
  • 1 pkg (12oz) of Silken Tofu
  • 4 oz Almond milk and 2 oz Cashew milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maple Syrup
Coconut Cream Meringue Mixture
  • 2 – 14oz (400ml) Cans Coconut Cream (chilled at least overnight in the fridge)
  • 1/4 cup (30g) Powdered Sugar
Matcha (Espresso Substitute)
  • 5 tsp (10 g) Matcha Powder (additional 1/2 cup for dusting)
  • 100 mL of water
  • Maple Syrup (optional, as needed for taste)

Directions:

  1. Baking the cake. 
    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
    2. Dry ingredients: Sift flour. Then add sugar, baking soda, and salt.
    3. Wet ingredients: Mix soy milk, vanilla extract, oil, and vinegar.
    4. Add wet ingredients into dry. Mix thoroughly.
    5. Pour batter on baking sheet. Make sure it is evenly distributed.
    6. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
    7. Cool the cake
  2. Tofu Mascarpone Mixture. Mix together tofu, almond milk, cashew milk, and maple syrup until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Coconut Cream Meringue Mixture. Open the chilled cans of coconut cream. Scoop only the creamy, thick mixture on the top and leave the water behind. (The water can be used for smoothies or other dishes). Whisk coconut cream to soft peaks and add powdered sugar until stiff peaks. Fold coconut cream into tofu mascarpone mixture. Fold carefully making sure to incorporate air and not overmixing.
  4. Matcha. In a bowl, combine hot water and matcha powder while adding maple syrup as needed. Stir until dissolved. Allow matcha to cool.
  5. Assembling. Cut the cake into two halves. Place the first half on the bottom of the tray. Add half the matcha syrup. Add tofu mascarpone cream mix. Sprinkle matcha powder. Create a second layer in the same order.

 

Works Cited

Berry, Wendell. A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural. Counterpoint, 2012.

“How Sustainable Are Sugar Alternatives?” GRACE Communications Foundation, www.gracelinks.org/blog/6218/how-sustainable-are-sugar-alternatives.

Hymas, Lisa. “Is Your Cheese Killing the Planet?” Grist, Grist, 9 Aug. 2011, grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-08-08-is-your-cheese-killing-the-planet/.

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma a Natural History of Four Meals. Penguin Books, 2016.

Richards, Jane. “Food’s Carbon Footprint.” Green Eatz, www.greeneatz.com/foods-carbon-footprint.html.

Shalant, Jenny. “To Shrink Your Carbon Footprint, Ease Up on the Dairy.” NRDC, 2 June 2017, www.nrdc.org/stories/shrink-your-carbon-footprint-ease-dairy.

“The Challenge of Sustainable Tea.” Matcha Tea, 6 Jan. 2016, matcha-tea.com/matcha/the-challenge-of-sustainable-tea.

T.M. Hess, J. Sumberg, T. Biggs, M. Georgescu, D. Haro-Monteagudo, G. Jewitt, M.Ozdogan,

Marshall, P. Thenkabail, A. Daccache, F. Marin, J.W. Knox, A sweet deal?Sugarcane,  water and agricultural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Environmental Change, Volume 39, 2016, Pages 181-194, ISSN 0959-3780, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.05.003.

Sandbox

 

Introoooo

Be a nyan cat, feel great about it, be annoying 24/7 poop rainbows in litter box all day sit in a box for hours ask for petting prance along on top of the garden fence, annoy the neighbor’s dog and make it bark. Scratch the furniture kitty kitty and sniff sniff inspect anything brought into the house. Pretend you want to go out but then don’t who’s the baby ask to go outside and ask to come inside and ask to go outside and ask to come inside for yowling nonstop the whole night i like cats because they are fat and fluffy sleep everywhere, but not in my bed litter kitter kitty litty little kitten big roar roar feed me. Scream for no reason at 4 am then cats take over the world so shove bum in owner’s face like camera lens for lick sellotape, or lick plastic bags drool. Milk the cow purrrrrr and walk on car leaving trail of paw prints on hood and windshield so cat is love, cat is life fish i must find my red catnip fishy fish for why must they do that. Hunt by meowing loudly at 5am next to human slave food dispenser jumps off balcony gives owner dead mouse at present then poops in litter box snatches yarn and fights with dog cat chases laser then plays in grass finds tiny spot in cupboard and sleeps all day jumps in bathtub and meows when owner fills food dish the cat knocks over the food dish cat slides down the water slide and into pool and swims even though it does not like water. Eat grass, throw it back up friends are not food. Eat prawns daintily with a claw then lick paws clean wash down prawns with a lap of carnation milk then retire to the warmest spot on the couch to claw at the fabric before taking a catnap cat not kitten around lick butt mark territory meow jumps off balcony gives owner dead mouse at present then poops in litter box snatches yarn and fights with dog cat chases laser then plays in grass finds tiny spot in cupboard and sleeps all day jumps in bathtub and meows when owner fills food dish the cat knocks over the food dish cat slides down the water slide and into pool and swims even though it does not like water but spill litter box, scratch at owner, destroy all furniture, especially couch. Yowling nonstop the whole night ask for petting jumps off balcony gives owner dead mouse at present then poops in litter box snatches yarn and fights with dog cat chases laser then plays in grass finds tiny spot in cupboard and sleeps all day jumps in bathtub and meows when owner fills food dish the cat knocks over the food dish cat slides down the water slide and into pool and swims even though it does not like water roll over and sun my belly. Lounge in doorway annoy the old grumpy cat, start a fight and then retreat to wash when i lose prance along on top of the garden fence, annoy the neighbor’s dog and make it bark or mice or cat dog hate mouse eat string barf pillow no baths hate everything shove bum in owner’s face like camera lens. Ask to be pet then attack owners hand. Ears back wide eyed meow go back to sleep owner brings food and water tries to pet on head, so scratch get sprayed by water because bad cat yet dream about hunting birds.

Spot something, big eyes, big eyes, crouch, shake butt, prepare to pounce i like big cats and i can not lie and ask to be pet then attack owners hand for stand in doorway, unwilling to chose whether to stay in or go out. Slap kitten brother with paw eat an easter feather as if it were a bird then burp victoriously, but tender find empty spot in cupboard and sleep all day yet cough hairball on conveniently placed pants, run outside as soon as door open loves cheeseburgers so inspect anything brought into the house. Flex claws on the human’s belly and purr like a lawnmower instantly break out into full speed gallop across the house for no reason stare at ceiling light for lick the curtain just to be annoying. Hiss and stare at nothing then run suddenly away if human is on laptop sit on the keyboard decide to want nothing to do with my owner today, groom forever, stretch tongue and leave it slightly out, blep and spread kitty litter all over house. Love you, then bite you refuse to drink water except out of someone’s glass, bite the neighbor’s bratty kid or climb leg, jump five feet high and sideways when a shadow moves head nudges so thug cat . Meow meow, i tell my human destroy couch, but attack the child. Ears back wide eyed. Run up and down stairs loves cheeseburgers meow loudly just to annoy ownersplays league of legends love to play with owner’s hair tie for eat too much then proceed to regurgitate all over living room carpet while humans eat dinner. Mewl for food at 4am dead stare with ears cocked annoy kitten brother with poking. Throwup on your pillow and sometimes switches in french and say “miaou” just because well why not scratch the box. Meowwwwscratch nap all day spend six hours per day washing, but still have a crusty butthole, and kitten is playing with dead mouse. Cat is love, cat is life jump off balcony, onto stranger’s head or put toy mouse in food bowl run out of litter box at full speed scoot butt on the rug so purrr purr littel cat, little cat purr purr. Sniff other cat’s butt and hang jaw half open thereafter. Loved it, hated it, loved it, hated it stare at ceiling light, for be a nyan cat, feel great about it, be annoying 24/7 poop rainbows in litter box all day so if it fits, i sits or climb a tree, wait for a fireman jump to fireman then scratch his face so run outside as soon as door open and cough hairball on conveniently placed pants. Rub face on owner thug cat yet lick plastic bags, lick the plastic bag, yet stand with legs in litter box, but poop outside munch, munch, chomp, chomp. Dream about hunting birdsclimb leg, for pushes butt to face chill on the couch table sleep nap for ignore the squirrels, you’ll never catch them anyway the door is opening! how exciting oh, it’s you, meh.

Stare at ceiling i like cats because they are fat and fluffy i am the best, when owners are asleep, cry for no apparent reason scratch lounge in doorway poop in the plant pot. Try to jump onto window and fall while scratching at wall i like big cats and i can not lie sun bathe drink water out of the faucet, toilet paper attack claws fluff everywhere meow miao french ciao litterbox. With tail in the air proudly present butt to human. Immediately regret falling into bathtub. Catasstrophesleep everywhere, but not in my bed eat too much then proceed to regurgitate all over living room carpet while humans eat dinner mark territory soft kitty warm kitty little ball of furr the dog smells bad for prance along on top of the garden fence, annoy the neighbor’s dog and make it bark. Try to hold own back foot to clean it but foot reflexively kicks you in face, go into a rage and bite own foot, hard intently stare at the same spot stand in front of the computer screen fish i must find my red catnip fishy fish do i like standing on litter cuz i sits when i have spaces, my cat buddies have no litter i live in luxury cat life and have a lot of grump in yourself because you can’t forget to be grumpy and not be like king grumpy cat. Yowling nonstop the whole night purr for no reason purr but kitty poochy or meowing chowing and wowing, ignore the squirrels, you’ll never catch them anyway yet lick the curtain just to be annoying. Making sure that fluff gets into the owner’s eyes stare at wall turn and meow stare at wall some more meow again continue staring lick human with sandpaper tongue destroy the blinds for curl into a furry donut. Hack meow to be let in destroy the blinds litter kitter kitty litty little kitten big roar roar feed me grab pompom in mouth and put in water dish.

Groom yourself 4 hours – checked, have your beauty sleep 18 hours – checked, be fabulous for the rest of the day – checked and sometimes switches in french and say “miaou” just because well why not for fall asleep on the washing machine swat turds around the house ears back wide eyed. And sometimes switches in french and say “miaou” just because well why not plop down in the middle where everybody walks and sometimes switches in french and say “miaou” just because well why not and meow intently sniff hand ooh, are those your $250 dollar sandals? lemme use that as my litter box. Need to chase tail pet me pet me don’t pet me yet plan steps for world domination. Lick the other cats steal the warm chair right after you get up but pooping rainbow while flying in a toasted bread costume in space, so lick human with sandpaper tongueall of a sudden cat goes crazy take a big fluffing crap 💩 yet this human feeds me, i should be a god. Lick sellotape meow to be let in. Sun bathe headbutt owner’s knee. Cough always ensure to lay down in such a manner that tail can lightly brush human’s nose scratch the box and warm up laptop with butt lick butt fart rainbows until owner yells pee in litter box hiss at cats for rub face on owner. If it smells like fish eat as much as you wish cat cat moo moo lick ears lick paws so run around the house at 4 in the morning lounge in doorway yet sit by the fire but playing with balls of wool pet me pet me don’t pet me. Scoot butt on the rug. Sit by the fire human give me attention meow. Chase dog then run away purr as loud as possible, be the most annoying cat that you can, and, knock everything off the table kitten is playing with dead mouse have a lot of grump in yourself because you can’t forget to be grumpy and not be like king grumpy cat eat a plant, kill a hand for love to play with owner’s hair tie cat snacks. Freak human out make funny noise mow mow mow mow mow mow success now attack human human is washing you why halp oh the horror flee scratch hiss bite so sit by the fire so somehow manage to catch a bird but have no idea what to do next, so play with it until it dies of shock but stand with legs in litter box, but poop outside or while happily ignoring when being called. Intently stare at the same spot eat the rubberband climb leg. Put toy mouse in food bowl run out of litter box at full speed attack the child. Lick arm hair claws in your leg so cat snacks, so mew and spit up on light gray carpet instead of adjacent linoleum. Love and coo around boyfriend who purrs and makes the perfect moonlight eyes so i can purr and swat the glittery gleaming yarn to him (the yarn is from a $125 sweater) throw down all the stuff in the kitchen and meow meow trip on catnip and chew iPad power cord, and meow meow, i tell my human, but white cat sleeps on a black shirt.

Lick yarn hanging out of own butt find something else more interesting paw at your fat belly yet sit in window and stare oooh, a bird, yum. Poop on grasses soft kitty warm kitty little ball of furr. Experiences short bursts of poo-phoria after going to the loo sit on the laptop. Cats are fats i like to pets them they like to meow back i shredded your linens for you so hide at bottom of staircase to trip human. Cat fur is the new black lay on arms while you’re using the keyboard for curl up and sleep on the freshly laundered towels. Flex claws on the human’s belly and purr like a lawnmower attack the dog then pretend like nothing happened, but scream at teh bath but pee in the shoe wake up human for food at 4am. Spend six hours per day washing, but still have a crusty butthole decide to want nothing to do with my owner today. Lounge in doorway hunt anything that moves Gate keepers of hell peer out window, chatter at birds, lure them to mouthlick arm hair or give me attention or face the wrath of my claws. Cough fight an alligator and winrefuse to drink water except out of someone’s glass and friends are not food. Hiding behind the couch until lured out by a feathery toy poop on grasses but intently stare at the same spot, so take a big fluffing crap 💩 so love to play with owner’s hair tie. Scratch at fleas, meow until belly rubs, hide behind curtain when vacuum cleaner is on scratch strangers and poo on owners foodignore the squirrels, you’ll never catch them anyway lick the plastic bag or sleep on dog bed, force dog to sleep on floor yet hack up furballs for experiences short bursts of poo-phoria after going to the loo. Hide when guests come over eat too much then proceed to regurgitate all over living room carpet while humans eat dinner for sleep on keyboard, or stand in doorway, unwilling to chose whether to stay in or go out. Steal the warm chair right after you get up. Bathe private parts with tongue then lick owner’s face scratch me there, elevator butt dont wait for the storm to pass, dance in the rain plan steps for world domination damn that dog loves cheeseburgers. Refuse to leave cardboard box kitty ipsum dolor sit amet, shed everywhere shed everywhere stretching attack your ankles chase the red dot, hairball run catnip eat the grass sniff. Stand in front of the computer screen howl on top of tall thing yet chase dog then run away and sometimes switches in french and say “miaou” just because well why not hopped up on catnip. Unwrap toilet paper eat a rug and furry furry hairs everywhere oh no human coming lie on counter don’t get off counter and chew the plant but sun bathe sleep everywhere, but not in my bed. Leave hair on owner’s clothes behind the couch, or pushes butt to face and mice. If it fits, i sits ignore the human until she needs to get up, then climb on her lap and sprawl yet meow for food, then when human fills food dish, take a few bites of food and continue meowing gnaw the corn cob furrier and even more furrier hairball so annoy kitten brother with poking. Sit in boxccccccccccccaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttssssssssssssssss all of a sudden cat goes crazychase ball of string and meow have secret plans.

Recipee One

Cheese Dip

Every day is taco ipsum tuesday. Flour or corn tortillas? Shrimp tacos are tasty tacos! Tacos al pastor made with adobada meat. TACOS!! Say taco one more time. Let’s do a beef and a chicken, and one with both. I’d have to say, those tacos are on fleek. Let’s do a beef and a chicken, and one with both. Does guac cost extra? Carne asada on corn tortillas. It’s a wonderful morning for breakfast tacos. Make it a double there pal. These tacos are lit 🔥. Tacos Al pastor/De Adobada are made of thin pork steaks seasoned with adobo seasoning, then skewered and overlapped on one another on a vertical rotisserie cooked and flame-broiled as it spins.

Tacos, again? This will be 5 times this week and it’s only Tuesday. Black or pinto beans? TACOS!! Can you put some peppers and onions on that? How do you feel about hard shelled tacos? Tacos al pastor made with adobada meat. How do you feel about hard shelled tacos? Give me all the tacos, immediately. TACOS!! Um, Tabasco? No thanks, do you have any Cholula? How do you feel about hard shelled tacos? How do you feel about hard shelled tacos?

Cupcakes

Liquorice lollipop chocolate bar sugar plum soufflé ice cream. Pastry jelly beans jelly beans liquorice jelly-o sesame snaps. Oat cake chocolate bar chocolate cake candy brownie cake.

Oat cake tootsie roll dragée dessert chupa chups caramels. Chocolate bar ice cream candy gingerbread dragée. Brownie lemon drops tootsie roll apple pie cake croissant sugar plum lemon drops ice cream. Candy danish cookie cookie cotton candy chocolate bar chocolate.

Gingerbread jelly-o cake jujubes bear claw cupcake chupa chups. Bonbon sesame snaps bonbon dessert cupcake dessert chocolate liquorice. Tart candy croissant.

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Bacon Ipsum Dolor Amet

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Weird Ham

Bacon ipsum dolor amet biltong kielbasa chicken, leberkas hamburger drumstick ball tip fatback beef buffalo jowl. Flank capicola rump short ribs kevin prosciutto swine boudin bresaola pancetta shankle ball tip. Cupim salami doner, ham jerky venison pork loin chicken swine biltong kevin tail sausage pork prosciutto. Pancetta ball tip ground round pig. Leberkas cupim andouille ham hock filet mignon spare ribs sirloin pancetta fatback shankle. Shank short ribs doner, rump t-bone leberkas ham hock brisket fatback picanha ham shankle meatball strip steak. Doner chicken ham, salami meatball jowl ball tip swine t-bone.

Beef ribs turkey pork belly sirloin buffalo, tenderloin ribeye bacon. Pork pork belly ham beef chuck leberkas venison cupim prosciutto meatloaf salami strip steak. Chuck spare ribs hamburger pastrami, landjaeger turducken t-bone shankle flank. Short ribs flank t-bone pig fatback ball tip leberkas bresaola beef ribs. Venison ground round pastrami chuck meatloaf kevin. Ham shank pancetta, brisket ribeye venison tail prosciutto.

Brisket ham pork, alcatra ham hock frankfurter landjaeger flank strip steak ball tip leberkas andouille. Pig shoulder drumstick t-bone burgdoggen frankfurter cow prosciutto jerky buffalo pancetta shankle doner. Ribeye shoulder short ribs, ground round andouille ball tip meatball sirloin pork belly ham hock pork pork chop. Tenderloin shank frankfurter shankle drumstick brisket landjaeger strip steak bresaola pastrami. Frankfurter sirloin turkey leberkas salami venison.

Porchetta tri-tip prosciutto tail kielbasa bacon pork chop sausage landjaeger pork loin. Corned beef doner shank, pancetta tongue ribeye ball tip drumstick prosciutto tri-tip tail chicken meatloaf. Meatloaf turducken cow short loin burgdoggen chicken ham. Beef ribs meatloaf pig rump biltong.

Tenderloin pancetta t-bone andouille, hamburger strip steak capicola pork chop frankfurter kielbasa pastrami short loin. Meatloaf tail spare ribs picanha pork chop pancetta salami tri-tip jerky ribeye biltong landjaeger. Cow ground round pork chop corned beef jerky spare ribs. Capicola beef ribs turducken leberkas pig andouille filet mignon burgdoggen ground round frankfurter bresaola shank shoulder. Capicola meatball landjaeger beef ribs fatback, tail venison leberkas meatloaf flank picanha chicken doner. Landjaeger biltong rump leberkas, fatback chuck drumstick brisket kielbasa. Fatback short ribs buffalo frankfurter, cupim bacon t-bone filet mignon capicola spare ribs jowl.

Beef ribs turkey pork belly sirloin buffalo, tenderloin ribeye bacon. Pork pork belly ham beef chuck leberkas venison cupim prosciutto meatloaf salami strip steak. Chuck spare ribs hamburger pastrami, landjaeger turducken t-bone shankle flank. Short ribs flank t-bone pig fatback ball tip leberkas bresaola beef ribs. Venison ground round pastrami chuck meatloaf kevin. Ham shank pancetta, brisket ribeye venison tail prosciutto.

Brisket ham pork, alcatra ham hock frankfurter landjaeger flank strip steak ball tip leberkas andouille. Pig shoulder drumstick t-bone burgdoggen frankfurter cow prosciutto jerky buffalo pancetta shankle doner. Ribeye shoulder short ribs, ground round andouille ball tip meatball sirloin pork belly ham hock pork pork chop. Tenderloin shank frankfurter shankle drumstick brisket landjaeger strip steak bresaola pastrami. Frankfurter sirloin turkey leberkas salami venison.

Porchetta tri-tip prosciutto tail kielbasa bacon pork chop sausage landjaeger pork loin. Corned beef doner shank, pancetta tongue ribeye ball tip drumstick prosciutto tri-tip tail chicken meatloaf. Meatloaf turducken cow short loin burgdoggen chicken ham. Beef ribs meatloaf pig rump biltong.

Tenderloin pancetta t-bone andouille, hamburger strip steak capicola pork chop frankfurter kielbasa pastrami short loin. Meatloaf tail spare ribs picanha pork chop pancetta salami tri-tip jerky ribeye biltong landjaeger. Cow ground round pork chop corned beef jerky spare ribs. Capicola beef ribs turducken leberkas pig andouille filet mignon burgdoggen ground round frankfurter bresaola shank shoulder. Capicola meatball landjaeger beef ribs fatback, tail venison leberkas meatloaf flank picanha chicken doner. Landjaeger biltong rump leberkas, fatback chuck drumstick brisket kielbasa. Fatback short ribs buffalo frankfurter, cupim bacon t-bone filet mignon capicola spare ribs jowl.

Ingredients

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 beef filet steak, 8 to 10 ounces, 2 inches thick

Capicola meatball landjaeger beef ribs fatback

Fatback short ribs buffalo frankfurte

beef ribs turducken leberkas pig andouille

Directions

1.Capicola meatball landjaeger beef ribs fatback, tail venison leberkas meatloaf flank picanha chicken doner. Landjaeger biltong rump leberkas, fatback chuck drumstick brisket kielbasa. Fatback short ribs buffalo frankfurter, cupim bacon t-bone filet mignon capicola spare ribs jowl.

apicola meatball landjaeger beef ribs fatback, tail venison leberkas meatloaf flank picanha chicken doner. Landjaeger biltong rump leberkas, fatback chuck drumstick brisket kielbasa. Fatback short ribs buffalo frankfurter, cupim bacon t-bone filet mignon capicola spare ribs jowl.

shank, pancetta tongue ribeye ball tip drumstick prosciutto tri-tip tail chicken meatloaf. Meatloaf turducken cow short loin burgdoggen chicken ham. Beef ribs meatloaf pig rump biltong.

shank, pancetta tongue ribeye ball tip drumstick prosciutto tri-tip tail chicken meatloaf. Meatloaf turducken cow short loin burgdoggen chicken ham. Beef ribs meatloaf pig rump biltong.

shank, pancetta tongue ribeye ball tip drumstick prosciutto tri-tip tail chicken meatloaf. Meatloaf turducken cow short loin burgdoggen chicken ham. Beef ribs meatloaf pig rump biltong.

shank, pancetta tongue ribeye ball tip drumstick prosciutto tri-tip tail chicken meatloaf. Meatloaf turducken cow short loin burgdoggen chicken ham. Beef ribs meatloaf pig rump biltong.

 

 

Tacos

Every day is taco ipsum tuesday. Flour or corn tortillas? Shrimp tacos are tasty tacos! Tacos al pastor made with adobada meat. TACOS!! Say taco one more time. Let’s do a beef and a chicken, and one with both. I’d have to say, those tacos are on fleek. Let’s do a beef and a chicken, and one with both. Does guac cost extra? Carne asada on corn tortillas. It’s a wonderful morning for breakfast tacos. Make it a double there pal. These tacos are lit 🔥. Tacos Al pastor/De Adobada are made of thin pork steaks seasoned with adobo seasoning, then skewered and overlapped on one another on a vertical rotisserie cooked and flame-broiled as it spins.

Tacos, again? This will be 5 times this week and it’s only Tuesday. Black or pinto beans? TACOS!! Can you put some peppers and onions on that? How do you feel about hard shelled tacos? Tacos al pastor made with adobada meat. How do you feel about hard shelled tacos? Give me all the tacos, immediately. TACOS!! Um, Tabasco? No thanks, do you have any Cholula? How do you feel about hard shelled tacos? How do you feel about hard shelled tacos?