Friday, July 31, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Fried Tofu Thai Style
Ok, look away if you don’t like fried food! I don’t normally fry but this Thai style fried tofu was really delicious. I had some tofu in the fridge that was frozen and thawed out - this creates a chewy texture when you cook it. I sliced them up and dunked them in a wet batter that was a mixture of flour, cornstarch, mushroom soy sauce, mushroom powder, white pepper, black pepper, minced fresh garlic, a pinch of sugar and water. I fried in a pan with shallow oil on all sides until browned and crisp. The batter created a wonderful crispy crackly skin! The insides were nice and chewy. And the flavor was very Thai style, salty and garlicky. I cut it up and served with rice and Hainam sauce.
Monday, July 27, 2020
Sort of Bhel Puri.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
This is my attempt to make a less fried version of a popular Indian street food snack called Vada Pav! It’s basically potato patties that have been battered and fried and are served in a soft roll with different flavorful chutneys.
I seasoned them with mustard seed, garlic, ginger, asefetida and cilantro. I didn’t have curry leaves and I know that flavor profile is missing. The batter is made with chickpea flour. I made mint and coconut garlic chutneys yesterday so I was glad to have something delicious to put them on. I used Vada Pav recipe from Tarladalal.com and they said it’s possible to pan fry instead of deep fry. They turned out pretty good though not as authentic because I didn’t deep fry, no curry leaves and I didn’t have the right bread. I used a soft artisan burger bun instead. But with all the chutneys piled on, it was absolutely delicious. The potato patties were slightly crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and the chutneys were spicy, tangy and so flavorful. I recommend!
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Pav Bhaji is a popular snack street food in India which consists of a mashed vegetable curry (mostly potatoes and cauliflower) served with buttered soft rolls. It’s so tasty. The buttery bread is used to scoop up bites of the savory and spicy curry. I love this dish and have made it many many times. I use a recipe from onehotstove.blogspot.com. It’s perfect! Recipe linked above photo. I substituted vegan butter in mine. I also used another brand of Pav Bhaji masala mix called Suhana.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Indian Style Chip Butty
Ok this sandwich might look a little different but it was delicious! It’s the Indian Style Chip Butty recipe from Jamie Oliver’s book VEG. It’s basically a fried ball of mashed potatoes spiced with ginger, chili and garam masala. Then piled on a bun with mint yogurt (I didn’t have yogurt so I used vegan mayo and lemon juice), mango chutney and Bombay mix. It’s supposed to have pomegranate too but I’m not a crazy about it so I left it out. Anyway yes, it’s fried but the flavors are amazing and the crispy mix gives it the nicest crunch! #vegan #jamieoliver #jamieoliverveg
Monday, July 20, 2020
Breakfast, Grilling and Cookies.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Scrambled tofu sandwich and Nachos.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
I was in a mean mood for cake today after having sworn to myself not to make one this week. It’s my comfort so I decided to do it! This vanilla yellow cake with buttercream and fresh strawberries was inspired by a new fragrance from Poesie Perfume called Hera, from their Greek Goddess collection that just debuted this summer. Scent notes: slices of yellow cake layered with strawberry jam, fluffy vanilla icing, soft pink lotus blossoms. 💗 I’m in love with this perfume. The thing is it’s really not a cake heavy fragrance which to me is a good thing. It’s the essence of vanilla cake in the background with the beautiful pink lotus and strawberries coming forth to wrap you in a lovely pink cloud. I highly recommend it. I’ll be receiving a full size of it soon!
Oh by the way, the cake was delicious! My best yet!