Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Little More About Us

This past week we've made lots of healthy tasty meals, but we were unbelievably busy at work that we didn't take any pictures. We made a creamy pumpkin pasta dish made with large wheat shells, tofu/pumpkin 'ricotta' filling, onions, garlic, and marinara sauce. Delicious and made enough for 8 people! We also enjoyed burritos with homemade whole wheat tortillas, revised from the King Arthur Whole Grain cookbook.

Being apart of the Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA), by buying produce for the winter season from a local farmer, has been such a great opportunity. We absolutely love all the mixed greens and salad mixes - we have eaten so much more greens than we ever have! Here was a delicious salad with mixed salad greens and stripped sweet raw beets!

With chan dal beans from Bob's Red Mill, we cooked Channa Palak Masala from Happy Herbivore, though we changed it up just slightly. Love homemade soup out of the crockpot! So easy, filling, and warm on a cold wet day in Oregon.

Fall is all about pumpkin and winter squashes! We have such a craving for anything pumpkin/squash. Yummy pumpkin smoothie with bananas, and yummy pumpkin pudding!Veggie Delight recently tagged us to post more about us. So, here goes:

Link the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are the people we are going to tag (We're only tagging three):
Monique of The Happy Veganarian
Anni and Heikki of Tofu for Two
Swell Vegan

Facts about us:
1. In junior high and some of highschool, we played violin in the school orchestra, and we took German as our foreign language. We are very passionate about music - we enjoy listening to music and playing the piano, we liked the violin (but got burned out after a while), and we have a guitar sitting in a corner waiting to be learned how to play. We are also interested in culture - we traveled to Germany, we went on exchange for a year in college to New Hampshire, we like cultural foods, and our heritage is a mix of different cultures.

2. Krista is left handed and Lisa is right handed. We are "mirror" twins; even our first cavity was on opposite sides.

3. We like licorice and as children our grandparents would always give us black jelly beans for Easter. Right now we have licorice vegan mints and licorice flavored Nature's Gate toothpaste.

4. As children, we loved to make crafts, color, and be creative. We were very quiet, soft spoken girls who liked to just dive into a project, such as crocheting, making posters, coloring, creating ornaments, etc. Today we still love to work on projects. We make scrapbooks of our unique experiences, create recipe and prayer books, paint ceramics, and create collages to give as gifts to our family members (through websites such as

5. We each have a different favorite 'animal' - Lisa's is an elephant and Krista loves dolphins. We have lots of figurines and such of each. Of course, we love cats and dogs, especially our two felines, Emma and Noah!

6. We don't like spending lots, and try to conserve and be good spenders. Sometimes though we do spend alot on food because we like food so much, especially when we see new products or go to cool stores like Whole Foods and Bob's Red Mill.

7. We are followers of Christ and love going to mass every weekend! God is so much a part of us, and He's number one in our life. We love to collect crosses to hang around the house.

God bless! Lisa and Krista (LK Sisters)


monique said...

Thanks for tagging me. I suppose if it happens twice it means I really should join in! I like what both of you wrote about yourselves and also the pictures. Being twins is really special.

Paulina said...

Such great and interesting facts! I can definitely relate to you all on the last one.

ŀĀŘ¡ŝ∫Á said...

great food! it must be awesone to have a twin sister=)

Sarah said...

Mhhmmm licorice. I adore licorice too. If you can get your hands on Turkish Pepper licorice. Called tyrkisk peber in danish. They are seriously the best salty licorice ever. They say they are extra hot, but in moderation they arent really that hot. Sooo good.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this info about yourselves! It was great to learn more about both of you.

As always, you're making awesome food! Keep it up!

Anni said...

Thanks for tagging us, and also for sharing these facts! Your childhood picture is so very cute - it must be pretty great to have a twin sister!

VeggieGirl said...

Great meme and eats!! :-)

Cassidy Lee said...

Hey girls! I'm sorry, but you have got to send me the recipe (or tell me where to find it) for the pasta with tofu-pumpkin ricotta and vegan pumpkin pudding. Both sound so scrumptious! Hope you're enjoying the Oregon weather. Soup is a definate must-have. I've been enjoying our little break of rain so far this week. Have you guys tried Paradox Cafe or Vita Cafe (both have excellent vegan eats).


Cassidy (aka that girl from Bob's Red Mill)

P.S. Totally not joking about the recipes. Pleaaaasssseee. :)