Our new cooker. It was time to upgrade to a Zojirushi which is a very well respected brand. It's a japanese brand but the conventional cooker I got was made in Thailand. Since I am Thai, I thought that was a good sign. I ordered it on Amazon and it arrived a couple days later. It's pretty! I grew up using rice cookers with flowers on them.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
So I got home from work today and spent a good amount of time making the above dinner. I revamped the coconut lentil dahl and made patties and roasted cauliflower. It would have been so good. Unfortunately when I took them out of the oven, I realized a light bulb in the oven had exploded and there was glass on the food. There were shards of glass mixed in with the cauliflower. I was horrified! Had to throw it all out! At least I got some pics. I will recreate this dinner again one day.
Smokehouse chickpeas from Salad Samurai. Easy to make when dinner gets ruined!
The other day I made vegan chocolate pudding and decided I wanted them to be freezer pops instead. Super easy to do. Just pour them into plastic cups, stick a popsicle stick or in my case skewers with some foil to cover and freeze overnight.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
The Happy Pear's recipe for Puy Lentil Dahl with coconut and veggies. I changed up my veggies from the original recipe based on what I had in my fridge. It's really good with rice.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
I was dying for a sweet treat but I've been so bad lately with all the refined sugar and white flour desserts I've been making. I wanted to try something healthier and I've been inspired by the Happy Pear boys on youtube. They've been making great desserts made out of whole foods. This was my attempt at a dark chocolate peanut butter cake thingy. I was thinking along the lines of a peanut butter cup. It has ground almonds and cashews, natural chunky peanut butter (no sugar added), pureed dates and maple syrup sandwiched between dark chocolate. My filling was a little too wet but I didn't mind after all. I froze the dish for a few hours and it was perfectly sweet and decadent. And it did taste like peanut butter cup!
Sunday, July 12, 2015
This is a delicious pizza from BOSSA NOVA in West LA. It's a thin crust with homemade tomato sauce, roasted garlic, sun dried tomatoes and fresh arugula. I always get this when I go there.
A salad I made yesterday for lunch. Mixed power greens (baby kale, spinach, tatsoi etc.) with carrots, sauteed tofu, french fried onions, coconut bacon, cucumbers and "Back at the Ranch" salad dressing from Terry Romero's book, Salad Samurai.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
A big giant burger with a vegan Boca patty, grilled veg and Chao Cheese!
I wasn't too fussy this holiday. Wanted to keep it simple.
Blueberry BISQUICK cake. I followed the old vintage recipe for "velvet crumb cake" but instead of the egg, I used half a banana, soymilk for the milk and instead of broiling a sugar/crumb mixture on top, I sprinkled a bit of brown sugar before baking. Oh and I added blueberries! This tasted exactly like blueberry muffin. I should have baked them in muffin tins.