Published May 19, 2009
Tags: bento, bento boxes, creative food, food, games, gaming, gaming bento, geeky bento, geeky food, video, video game, video games
Im always talking about how its easy to find geeky game themed baked goods, but its rare to find savor geekness. Well one clever foodie has mastered the art of geeky savory foods in a very classic and fun way…bento boxes!
Im sure many of have heard of her but for those that havent,AnnaTheRed of Anna The Red’s Bento Boxes has an amazing blog where she not only displays her creations but also her sketches and describes the process of creating her culinary masterpieces. She does everything from video games, to anime, to comics and everything in between. Here are a few of my favorites.
Robot from Penny Arcade
Headcrabs from Half-Life
Where the Wild Things Are (1)
Where the Wild Things Are (2)
Battlestar Galactica Cylons
Tingle from Zelda
And you know whats awesome? These are all just from the first two pages on blog posts! This girl is a bento genius! Shes definitely giving me some inspiration for my own.
Published April 17, 2009
Tags: 8-bit, 8bit, game, games, gaming, gaming kitchen, geek, geeky, geeky kitchen, home, ice, ice cube, kitchen, kitchen accessories, pixel, space invaders, video, video game, Videogames
Ok so my friend Patrick Klepek just pointed me in the direction of the most awesome ice cube tray ever. Ok, I know I find a new awesome ice cube tray every other month but seriously this one is amazing.
Ice Invaders Ice Cube Tray
This one actually tops the Tetris Ice Cube tray in terms of awesomeness and geekyness. The tray is a durable silicon tray that allows you to make 4 different pixely aliens from the classic Taito game which is one of the most successful and beloved games of all time. At a mere $7.50 how can you not buy it?
Mmmm whiskey and pixels….a match made in heaven.
Published April 3, 2009
Tags: baking, cupcake, cupcakes, Desert, deserts, games, gaming, gaming cupcakes, geek, geeky cupcakes, nerd baking, nerd cupcake, video, video games, Videogames, World of Waraft, world of warcraft cupcakes, WoW, WoW cupcakes
I guess Friday should just be Cupcake Day from now on! Snack or Die has posted yes another geeky confection and even though Im not a WoW fan I still appreciate the awesomeness in this one. Mostly due to the use of fondant which I have yet to try myself.
WoW Horde Cupcakes
As usual there are step by step instructions to make your own horde of Horde Cupcakes (har har). Enjoy!
Published March 12, 2009
Tags: 8-bit, 8bit, birdo, craft, crafts, cross-stitch, embroidery, game, games, geek, mario, n64, needlepoint, nintendo, sprite, super mario, video, videogame, Videogames
My good friend Jenn posted up an amazing find on her blog today.
Birdo Cross-Stitch WTF
First of all someone cross-stitched Birdo…thats weird enough as it is. Secondly, they put WTF on there which ads to the overall oddly awesomeness of this piece. Its also frighteningly well done, my grandma would be impressed.
Oh and Jenn wrote a haiku to go along with it…
Put a ring on it
Could today get any better? I think not!
[link via Infinite Lives]
Published February 26, 2009
Tags: bake, baked goods, baking, cakes, cupcake, cupcakes, dessert, game, games, gaming, geek, kirby, retro, video, Videogames, videogaming
Ok one guess as to where Im linking to in this blog. Go ahead….guess….yup you guessed it, gaming confectionery guru Snack or Die. This time Jocelyn gives us what might be my favorite creation yet…
Not only adorable, but these cupcakes are low-fat! Man Kirby could sure use some low-fat cupcakes himself! Its a simple mix using the old trick of Diet-Sprite when mixing the cake batter to cut down on sugar. The Diet-Sprite also ads a nice fluffiness to the mixture. After baking the cupcakes like normal all you need is some cake decorating gel and two little M&Ms to create your little Kirby’s.
Its actually incredibly simple and thats what makes this recipe so wonderful, anyone even with the worst cake decorating skills could execute this confection. So no excuses for not making this deliciously geeky treat!
Published February 23, 2009
Tags: craft, crafts, cute, DIY, games, gaming, geek, homemade, LBP, littlebigplanet, sackboy, video, Videogames
Today I learned that crafty geekette Maggie Wang just produced another amazing custom crochet Sackboy in the form of Prince of Persia.
Sack Prince of Persia
This adorable little creation is amazing because of the sheer detail put into it. Maggie sells custom Sackboys for $50 which made me ponder what I would want in Sackboy form. My first desire would probably be a Watchmen set followed by a Girls Next Door trio. Although Im convinced anything would be cute in Sackboy form…hell a Dick Cheney Sackboy would probably still be cute! What would you want in Sackboy form?
Published February 22, 2009
Tags: area5, area5 media, CO-OP, dinner, easy, game, gamer, games, gaming, quick, quick n' easy, recipes, reicpe, rice, romantic, simple, spinach, Videogames, videogaming
So I was watching the latest episode of CO-OP (which if you haven’t watched yet you totally should for the latest and best video game coverage) from the boys at Area5 Media and I noticed they used some of my leftovers for the “romantic” dinner scene between Ryan and Kim. I decided I might as well post up the recipes for you all to enjoy, they are quick and easy to prepare, trust me any gamer guy trying to swoon his girl could whip these up in a jiffy no matter how limited their cooking skills. I’ll start off with the rice they were eating since that one is by far the quickest and simplest to prepare.
Quick N’ Easy Spinach Rice
- 1 cup White medium grain rice or medium grain brown rice
- 1 and 2/3 cups water (or whatever the ratio your rice requires but take out a little since the frozen spinach will add liquid)
- 2 table spoons chicken bullion
- 1 cup frozen spinach
- Salt and pepper to taste
Put the rice in a pot or rice cooker (rice cookers make the perfect pot of rice every time so I highly recommend picking one up) and add whatever the ratio of water to rice that the rice specifies BUT make sure to take about a 1/4 to 1/3 cup of water out since the frozen spinach will add some liquid. After the water comes to a boil add in the chicken bullion and stir around until dissolved. Next add a cup of frozen spinach, frozen spinach is one of the few frozen veggies I love. Its great to keep on hand for quick pasta and rice dishes because it adds a zap of flavor and a boost of vitamins and protein for a well balanced meal. Recover the rice and let it cook until all the water is dissolved and the rice is nice and fluffy. If the rice looks like its not moist enough add in a little extra water. Unfortunately my measurements arent exact because the water content in frozen spinach varies bag to bag. When the rice is done stir it up to mix the spinach in thoroughly and add salt and pepper to taste.
Serves two for a quick romantic dinner or 3 for an award third wheel dinner.
I’ll post up the recipe for the Citrus Curry Noodles they where eating shortly (I had a little too much citrus in that batch so I need to perfect it before releasing the recipe out into the world.)