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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

las canciones

The songs I played in class today.

I'll try to keep this updated in my sidebar...but knowing me, that probably won't happen.

Anyway:

Calabria 2008 -- Enur (featuring MIMS & Natasja)*
Eres Para Mi -- Julieta Venegas*
Pasarela -- DJ Nelson & Dalmata*
Dance Bailalo -- Kat DeLuna*
I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) [Radio Edit] -- Pitbull*
Mueve La Pompa -- DJ Kuri*
Dulce Nina -- A.B. Quintanilla y los Kumbia Kings*
Galactic Blues -- Don Omar*
Caliente -- Los Pericos*
Mi Gente -- original by Marc Anthony, can't find a public version of the one we do in class
La Cumbia -- found a version by Cuba Club on iTunes, not quite like the one we do in class.
Sigue la Cumbia -- can't find for you
Marcha Re -- Terra Samba*
Hecha Pa'Lante -- I think this is original Zumba music; can't find it for you.
Si Yo Fuera Un Chico (If I Were A Boy, Spanish Version) -- Beyonce*

* = available on iTunes, but the version we do in class is likely a cover and not the original.

Have fun with it!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

yummy recipe: homemade veggie burgers

...although, I guess Homemade Bean Burgers would be a more appropriate description, since there weren't really any vegetables involved.

Yum yum yum!

I drained a can of chickpeas and a can of black beans and mashed them together in a bowl. Then I poured in some oats. Yeah, you know, like for oatmeal. Then some olive oil so they'd kind of hold together, and some spices: crushed red pepper, salt, and a random Italian spice mix that's been sitting in the cabinet forever. And then I threw in some split red lentils, just because I had them sitting around.

I mushed it all together, formed patties (which didn't really hold together so well, but OK), and heated them in a frying pan until they were hot. I ate them on whole wheat buns with lettuce, tomato, and Veganaise, which, for you uninitiated, is the vegan mayo substitute I am now totally addicted to. Really. I put it in my coffee.

It was so good! I'm begging you to go try it. You could even crumble it up and put it on salad. Mmmm, now I'm hungry...

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

off topic...

But have you seen this?? OH. MY. GOSH. Too cute. This little girl has something to say! Watch how confused she is when her parents start laughing, like, "Hellooo!! This is not a laughing matter!"

Cute baby video