Is it so wrong?

8 Jan

To buy tempeh on sale for $2 yet have no idea what to do with it?

I made tempeh once and it was meh. I am willing to give it another shot sooooooo, if you have suggestions on how to cook up this bad boy–let me know!

To think that the idea of public restrooms are nasty? When you think about it, you’re within arms reach of another person doing one of three things (hopefully that’s all), it’s kinda nasty when I think about. Even with all the advances that modern-day bathrooms have made, it just doesn’t sit well with me knowing someone is right there and I can reach out to them if need me. And what’s up with people taking the stall right next to you when there are tons of other stalls open? Don’t worry, no pictures here.

To think that Chick-Fil-A’s new Spicy Chicken Biscuit isn’t even that spicy?

They really need to kick it up a notch since I threw buffalo sauce on there and was without a mouth on fire.

To have no plans for dinner? I whipped up a bowl of brown rice with a Laughing Cow wedge, bbq tofu and green onions and it was one of the most simple and fantastic things I’ve made yet.

To get sushi from Harris Teeter after seeing it made right in front of me even though I swore off their sushi after a bad experience?

Who cares if I’m not sticking to my guns–it was fantastic!

To like Jennifer Hudson chunkier? I think she looks so ordinary now and I don’t think I could spot her out of a crowd. Now that I think about it-add Drew Carey to the list.



To be proud of myself for not choosing fast food as drunk food? I went out for drinks with some of my old co-workers on Friday night after work to catch up on things. One of the guys bought me a Red Bull + vodka (which I haven’t had in ages) and enjoyed some $1 beers and it felt good to unwind since I never really do happy hour anymore. McDonald’s or Wendy’s would be my usual go to for drunk food but instead I went to Nothing But Noodles to use my last Groupon I had for it (they had an offer for $10 worth of food for $5 so I bought three last summer).

The noodles weren’t singing to me but I soon found out Nothing But Noodles is a bunch of liars because they did offer items other than noodles, who knew? Trying to be a healthy drunk, I ordered pot stickers and the Asian chopped salad and got a Diet Coke. I only had to pay $1.50 for all of that so I was a happy gal and was on my merry way to go scarf it down at home.

To still be unsure as to whether this was an orange or grapefruit?

It had qualities of both fruits and yes, while it was tasty, I don’t like how I couldn’t determine what it was.

To take a ridiculous amount of pictures of Lincoln just for shits and giggles?

That’s when he is looking at me that is. Most nights, this is my view of him


To dress like a homeless person all wrapped up at home so I don’t have to crank up the heat and drink wine straight out of the bottle?

Wait, don’t answer that one.

36 Responses to “Is it so wrong?”

  1. MelissaNibbles January 8, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    I actually think J. Hud looks beautiful. She’s not super skinny or anything and I feel like she has more confidence when she speaks in interviews. I love her no matter what though.

    That sushi looks amazing. Hope your belly liked it this time!

    • simplyshaka January 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

      I think her weight loss is great and she looks good, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that I don’t recognize her until I hear her talk or sing. I will just have to get used to this new her. From what I’ve seen and read, it seems like she is a beautiful person on the inside and out.

  2. TheSceneFromMe January 8, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Your dinner that was not noodles from Nothing But Noodles looks yummy!
    I am known to wrap myself up at home too…even though its warm in here, I am still so chilly. Wrapped up in a blanket now, wishing I had a scarf!

  3. erica @ fashionmeetsfood January 8, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Jennifer Hudsons change is absolutely crazy, I think she looks good… but anytime I see her I automatically start feeling horrible since her whole family was killed. All your food looks delish!


  4. Morgan January 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    if any of those things you did are wrong, i wouldn’t want to be right!

  5. Tamara @ The Stretch Jean Incident January 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    I think what you had there was a Blood Orange.

    • simplyshaka January 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

      Ahhhh, makes sense! I’ve never had one before–only Blood orange vodka.

  6. Diana@mymarblerye January 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    Lincoln is growing on me you HSS (homeless sushi slut)!!! And public restrooms are disgusting! I work retail and I swear I’m just gonna wear depends

    • simplyshaka January 9, 2011 at 12:05 am #

      HSS?!? Absolutely LOVE it!

      How could you not love little Linky?

  7. bakebooks January 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    I love tempeh! I just wish it weren’t so expensive. So I only get it every now and then. I usually just grill it though (on the foreman) or saute it in oil. I just throw on a few random herbs and spices and then pair it with a boat-load of veggies, sauteed or roasted, and sweet potatoes or something – then dump pasta sauce and cheese all over it :)…I’m SO bad…

    • simplyshaka January 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

      Nothing wrong with cheese, I like your style 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  8. Neyal Ammary-Risch January 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    That was definitely a blood orange. I have a really good recipe for a blood orange salad if you want it.

    • simplyshaka January 9, 2011 at 12:04 am #

      Of course I do. Typing this in the huge navy pi phi sweatshirt you willed to me….so big & cozy!

  9. Amy @ Second City Randomness January 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I got really weirded out to see Drew Carey after he lost weight. Really. If he didn’t have the glasses on, I wouldn’t have even realized it was him.

    And any food that labels itself as “hot and spicy” better deliver. Otherwise, I’ll just be mad. :p

    • simplyshaka January 9, 2011 at 12:03 am #

      Girl I was a little mad…..and sad.

      When he was on Community I had to do a double take!

  10. Kailey- The Caffienated Nut January 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    i usually marinade my tempeh like I do tofu – with soy sauce, sesame oil and chinese spices. it taste really good 🙂

    those potstickers look real good!

    • simplyshaka January 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

      Thanks for sharing that, I will have to give it a go! The potstickers were great, I scarfed them down in minutes 🙂

  11. This Italian Family January 8, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Hahahaha! I love this.

    I too think public restrooms are gross. Ick ick ick!

    And I am also dressed like a homeless person in front of the space heater so I can keep our central heat set to 60.

    Oh, and I take way too many pictures of Oreo so I really can’t judge that, haha!

    • simplyshaka January 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

      Hahah, I have Lincoln sitting here next to me. I like to call him my little portable heater since he warms me up but I am still rockin the homeless chic look.

  12. leashieloo January 8, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Wrong? More like very right!

  13. Ashleigh January 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    I love tempeh!!! I like it plain, just chopped on sandwiches with laughing cow. I also really like it crumbled up and flavored with taco seasoning or added into chili. Lastly, I have a delicious recipe for sweet potato hash made with tempeh on my blog!

    • simplyshaka January 9, 2011 at 12:02 am #

      Awesome thanks for the tips! I’ll look that recipe up soon as well.

  14. suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] January 9, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    I wouldn’t know the first thing to do with tempeh, but it doesn’t mean I won’t give it a shot some time. Is $2 really good? 🙂

    • simplyshaka January 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

      Yeah, from what I hear it’s usually $4 so why not try it? 🙂

  15. nic - the auspicious squirrel January 9, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    I don’t eat tempeh very often, but the baja-style tacos in Veganomicon are delicious… I searched for the recipe on the web and couldn’t find it for you 😦

    I have also had tempeh with red cabbage, when I was doing Oktoberfest, it was delicious as well. That one you can find a link to on my blog (

    Hope that helps. 🙂

    • simplyshaka January 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

      Awesome-thanks for sharing! I don’t think I’ve ever had red cabbage but your dish looks pretty 🙂

  16. Katie H. January 9, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Ewww I so agree about public restrooms. I think that is def a grapfruit. I think. haha.

  17. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Dude. I’d be pissed about the spicy chicken thing. If you’re going to promise me spicy…I want my mouth to be on FIREEE!

    • simplyshaka January 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

      Exactly. I tried their spicy chicken sandwich and when I put buffalo sauce on it, it was way spicy so I’m confused about the disconnect.

  18. christina January 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    totally agree about the biscuit. not spicy! i wasn’t that impressed with it 😦

    • simplyshaka January 10, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

      And if you Miss Chick-Fil-A, aren’t impressed with it, that’s how you know somethings wrong!

  19. Monique January 10, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    you’re adorable.
    I dont enjoy the texture of tempeh… but it holds well to stir fries so- yeah.

    I miss sushi.

    I love chick fil a

    I think jennifer hudson looks better fluffy.

    • simplyshaka January 10, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

      You need to make some of your fantastic sushi soon! 🙂

      Cute comment all in all!

  20. Nancy's Perfect 10 January 10, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Tempeh looks weird to me. Never had it and I wouldn’t be sad I never did lol

    Add Al Roker to your looking strange after weight loss list.

    • simplyshaka January 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

      YES!!!! I forgot about him.

      I tried tempeh today and had a much better experience with it.


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