Thursday, August 28, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
This was my dinner tonight. I was inspired by a beautiful tagine I had at LOLA ROSA vegetarian restaurant in Montreal, Canada where I had my holiday the past ten days. I was back at work today and couldn't stop thinking of that tagine. So I came home and made this. It has potatoes, chickpeas, carrots, onions, raisins, apricots, olives and tomato. I served it with whole wheat couscous and sliced almonds.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Dinner: Pan fried english muffin with veggie ham and Daiya jalapeno havarti vegan cheese. I ate it with tamarind chutney and a nice arugula salad with cranberry and fried onions. So tasty.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
This "bread" recipe has been going around the internet and has been blogged about many times by foodies like myself. I wanted to try it because I'm a fan of dense breads full of fiber. I buy Mestemacher german breads often and I love them. This one is not really like Mestemacher because there is no rye. It is loaded with different nuts and seeds which creates a crunchy texture. It is very dense and very flavorful. My loaf was made with flax seeds, chia, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds and roasted hazelnuts, psyllium husk and oats. It is lightly sweetened with agave and rich with coconut oil. Find the recipe here! Pictures of my loaf below.
A few asian meals that I've been craving. The first is a simple tofu and vegetable stir fry, the second is a plum sauce and sesame glazed tofu served with steamed broccoli and edamame. All served on a bed of rice with a healthy squirt of Sriracha sauce!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Victoria Sponge: 2 layers of vanilla cake with jam (strawberry) and cream (vegan buttercream) sandwiched in the middle and the whole thing dusted with powdered sugar. No more explanations necessary!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I saw this recipe and I knew it had to be done. I have recently been worried about my sugar intake because I've noticed that in the past year or so I have been going crazy with sweets. I've been trying to cut back on sugar here and there. As far as desserts, I am looking for ways to make treats that take care of my sweet craving but with less sugar. This recipe is great because it uses mostly fruit puree for sweetness and a little bit of agave and brown sugar. I used mango and banana puree in mine. The recipe uses red beets which would have been nice too.