Monthly Archives: August 2005

Everything I cook looks the same?

I thought I'd post a few more things I've eaten recently. All of them were quite good and are 100% vegan (although I admit I didn't check the ingredients for the bagels so there's a chance they have egg in them). Anyway, let's get started:


This is grilled vegetables in a sweet sauce of mixed oils (corn, olive, and sesame) and an apple cider reduction, spiced with freshly ground sesame seeds and baby red chile pods fried with fresh habanero and jalepeno, and served on a toasted bagel.


These are bean noodles fried with roasted chick peas, corn, and red onion, with a thick glaze sauce of lime, soy, sesame, and brown sugar.


This is a rough hummus made of tahini, hand crushed chick peas (not blended), garlic, cumin, fresh ground guajillo peppers (a relatively mild pepper) and red chiles, apple cider vinegar, and a little olive oil. It's served on a bagel with sliced raw green pepper on the side.

All of those dishes took less than ten minutes of preparation time (and at most twenty minutes of cooking, but they're pretty much “just make sure you walk into the room to check on it every few minutes” kind of cooking so I don't entirely count that time).

Eating my medicine

For breakfast I made a quick and healthy dish of kidney beans, zucchini, and broccoli cooked in a puree of fresh ginger and garlic with cascabel chiles (quite mild), brown sugar, salt, and fresh lemon. Basically a sweet ginger dish with a little bit of heat. Super simple, super yummy.

Other than that, BMEvideo has been updated again.

Miracle Cure-All

Everyone here is quite sick. Nefarious spent a couple days projectile vomiting, and Rachel is in the midst of it. I felt a little off as well, so I figured I needed to cook myself a cure in the form of a bunch of vegetables on a bagel again… This one is cooked in a mix of oils and a reduction of apple cider vinegar with a ton of garlic, cayenne, habanero, and other spices.

The reason that you see spicy food in countries like India, Mexico, and other areas that are hot and have traditionally had “not the greatest sanitation” is because while the spice can pass through your body relatively harmlessly, it's strong enough to kill off a great deal of microbes (both things like influenza strains, and microbes that cause food to ferment). The effect actually gives you a sort of “internal suit of armor”, even after death — they've found that if you mix cayenne pepper in with chicken feed, the chicken meat rots far more slowly after slaughter!

So anyway, if you're concerned about your health (or a saintly internment), one of the best things you can do for yourself is condition your body to consume large quantities of spicy food.

Fresh hot sauce

I made a noodle and vegetable dish last night, but because I was cooking not just for me but for Nefarious as well I didn't want to make it too hot. She's ok with spicy food, but I think maybe not quite as ok with it as I am, so I decided to try making a fresh hot sauce on the side in sort of an Indonesian style like a sambal bajak or sambal kecap…


The morning after

I'm definitely sold on it, it was way tastier than hot relish from a jar. I blended three guajillo chiles and about a tablespoon and a half of sesame seeds in a spice/coffee grinder to make the base, with some garlic powder and a touch of brown sugar and cumin as well. To this thick powder I added fresh lime and soy sauce to bring it to a usable paste consistency. Again, really really easy to make, and a zillion combinations are possible…

It's like a self-fulfilling prophecy!

So on the whole the response was positive to the trailer, but amputation sets some people off… It's one of those “lines” that even people who claim to be into hardcore stuff sometimes have trouble seeing across. It's interesting to me because amputation is some the oldest form of human body art and ritual that we know of, and is linked to our initial development of spiritual concepts and even advanced culture. I really feel that it's almost sacrilege to deny amputation its place in this pantheon.

Anyway, not everyone agrees I guess.

You are a fucking pervert. I'm sure you will post this in one of your entries... No wonder you aren't aloud in the US... you are one sick son of a bitch. Instead of getting hard over other people cutting off their genitals, why don't you do it to yourself? Get exhiled from Canada and Mexico next... Pervert. Oh, and when you're stupid movie comes out, I'll buy it, spit on it, then set it on fire... Fuck you Shannon Lagay.

ITS NOT BEAUTIFUL! IT'S SICK. WHY DONT YOU CUT OFF ONE OF YOUR FINGERS IF IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.... YOU ARE ONE SICK SON OF A BITCH. YOU POST PICTURES OF DISTURBING PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL... YOU ARE SICK. I HOPE YOUR CAR PART NEVER ARRIVES! AND THE FUNNY THING IS, YOU WILL POST THIS ON YOUR IAM PAGE TO SHOW PEOPLE WHAT AN ASSHOLE I AM... FUCK YOU SHANNON. YOU ARE A FUCKING SICK PERVERTED FUCK. YOU NEVER POST PICTURES OF YOUR GENITALS, SO YOU PROBABLY HAVE A LACK OF CONTENTS IN YOUR PANTS. WHAT A LOSER... GO GET EXHILED FROM MEXICO AND CANADA. THEN MOVE TO SOME OTHER COUNTRY. THE ONLY PLACE THAT WOULD EXCEPT YOU, IS MARS! Fuck OFF!
You suck
Your website sucks
Your beliefs suck
You just simply suck...
go watch some sick videos

That reminds me — probably in the next few days I'll have the full length (about an hour long) Subtracting documentary uploaded to BMEvideo (which was updated this morning already), which is a long interview about body modification and amputation, as well as a procedure from start to finish.