dressed up like a lady: New Totoro Tee, Plus Cammila's Vegan Shiitake Miso Gravy Recipe!

Jan 14, 2011

New Totoro Tee, Plus Cammila's Vegan Shiitake Miso Gravy Recipe!

It is with all the happiness of a giant, Miyazaki-obsessed nerd that I reveal this awesome new Totoro t-shirt, designed and printed by Animescreen Fanshop!

I was feeling sort of 70's, so I decided to wear it with my most ridiculously high waisted jeans (as brutally cutting as they are on my considerable hips). 

 Jeans: Blank
Velvet Jacket: Victoria's Secret
Shoes: Vintage via the Getup
Totoro tee: Animescreen

Points of inspiration...

Also: yes, I am wearing socks, with sandals, with jeans...

...a subtle nod to Christiane F. And really, to all 1970's European teenage heroine addicts.

For some reason, MC took a LOT of pictures. Almost all of them silly. But I guess that's better than too few, right? And anyway, I need to break up the text in this post somehow, since I promised I'd post another vegan recipe!

Vegan Shiitake Miso Gravy
This SUPER yummy gravy recipe is great for vegans and non-vegans alike. It's great with potatoes, veggie stuffing, Tofurkey, or anything else that could use a savory touch. The original version of this recipe called for only 1 Tbsp of miso, but I like things salty! If you're sensitive to saltiness, feel free to reduce it.

  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable broth or No Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups  Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  •   2-3 Tbsp Olive oil or Earth Balance
  • 1 Clove garlic, finely minced
  • Tsp flour
  • 3 Tbsps Miso paste
  • Pinch Nutmeg
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste 
Is my dancing always this dorky? No comment...
    First, take about 1/2 cup of the broth, and pour it into a coffee cup. Mix the miso paste into it, beating it with a fork. The miso will take a little effort to dissolve, and it can help to squish it against the edge of the cup with the tines of the fork. When it's reasonably combined, set it aside. Don't worry if some tiny pieces remain uncombined, they'll assimilate into the gravy later.

    In a saucepan over medium heat, add the oil, and saute the garlic for about a minute. Add the flour and mix vigorously with a fork. Keep whisking, adding the remaining broth slowly.  Slightly increase heat as you whisk, and allow the mixture to come to a low simmer. Add the cup of broth you mixed the miso into, as well as the nutmeg, cayenne, and mushrooms. If the gravy hasn't thickened yet, keep whisking as it simmers, and it'll thicken right up. Add salt and pepper to your liking, and serve to omnivorous guests whom you conveniently forget to tell that it's vegan (and watch them devour it). 

    Weird confession of the day: I used to hate high waisted pants because, as I put it, "They make your butt look long." I actually kind of still think this is true, but I guess it doesn't bug me so much anymore.

    Okay, me and my long butt have appeared in enough pics to last a while. Let me know if you try the recipe!


    1. This top is great! I just showed my friend totoro last night. It's been one of my favorite animes since I was a kid.

    2. i love those high waist jeans. they make you look incredibly tall!

      and that recipe looks so delicious! i've been really into mushroom soup lately!

    3. Love the pants. Haven't rocked mine in a while and now I'm thinking I will :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    4. Your Totoro shirt is adorable! I love it!

    5. ah great pants & that shirt is so so so cute!! I love totoro, I've been wanting to watch it again so badly. I also love the pants in your last post. So jealous of those!

      p.s. you're super cute & judging by the photos, you dance like my bf! (;


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