Fill in the Blank Friday ♥
Hello lovelies. Yay for Friday! This weekend starts MLB playoffs. I am so excited I can barely sit still today! Let’s go Yankees! 1. My current obsession is scarves. They’re so cuddly & just scream fall. 2. Pumpkins make me happy. 3. My greatest strength is my ability to do a bunch of different things at once. I’m crazy organized. 4. My inability to commit to things far...
Pizza Night, Fancy Style.
Don’t those figs look pretty? I could live on pizza. I’m one of those people who likes fancy thin crust pizzas & those gourmet flatbreads you find in the snobbiest wine bars in Manhattan. I also love a regular NY style slice covered in mushrooms. Oregano is always added on top. Always. Last night I really wanted a quick & easy dinner, but I didn’t want to order...
Tofu General Tso's
Is it Tso’s or Tsao’s? I always wrote it Tsao’s but who knows. Tso what? If you really need to, you can make this with chicken but you should really give it a try with tofu first. The tofu in this recipe is crunchy outside & soft inside & is really just perfect. This is how I like my tofu & if you’re serving tofu to non-plant eaters then you should cook it...
Fill in the Blank Friday ♥
Happy Friday! This weekend is special because I’m trying on wedding dresses. So excited! Now for some blanks… 1. The best thing I did all week was watch the Yanks clinch the AL East division & head to the playoffs! 2. The fact that Grey’s Anatomy came back this week makes me super happy. 3. Pets are something I want. Frank & I want a dog so bad. 4. My relationship...
Food Porn: Avocado & Tofu Salad from Suhi Ya
This is one of my favorite lunches when I’m at work. I get it from a sushi place called Sushi Ya. It’s ice cold & has crispy lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red cabbage, avocado, & silken tofu topped with carrot ginger dressing. So refreshing & filling. Now I want this for lunch again today.
What's With All the Vegan Posts?
Yeah, I’m not a vegan. I just really like vegan food. Actually, I’m trying to eat vegan as much as possible these days with the small exception for eggs & real cheese here & there. I haven’t really told anyone. I’m just sorta doing it & hoping no one bothers me about it. So far no one has noticed too much, except my BFF because she was with me in all of my...
What's For Dinner?
What does someone who loves to cook eat when they don’t feel like cooking? Trader Joe’s frozen foods, of course. This is Trader Joe’s Chana Masala, Vegetable Byriani, & Naan. I always eat Indian food with Major Grey’s Mango Chutney on the side when I’m at home & if I’m in a restaurant I make sure to order whatever mango chutney they have on the menu. This entire meal was 14...
My Favorite Vegan Mushroom Gravy
If I had to live on one vegetable for the rest of my life it would definitely be mushrooms. There is not a single mushroom I do not swoon over & I’ve actually caught myself standing in awe of the huge section of mushrooms in Whole Foods. This happened yesterday & the next thing I knew I was filling bags with creminis and rushing home to make chickpea cutlets & gravy. More on...
Curried Sweet Potato & Quinoa Stew
Yesterday was one of those perfect Sundays where it was chilly but sunny. It made me want to do nothing but stay in my sweats and veg out on my couch with all of the windows open & a big pot of soup on the stove. After a trip to Whole Foods and the farmer’s market that’s exactly what I did. I loved the way my house smelled from this soup was simmering. This comes out thick,...
So, I'm getting married.
In about a year & two weeks. Ask me what I’ve done so far. C’mon, ask. Okay. I’ve done nothing. I kinda feel like a lazy bride. I know that in some parts of the country you can plan a wedding in 3 months, but you simply cannot do that on Long Island. When Frank & I started looking at venues “for fun” in June half of them were booked through Fall 2012....
Chocolate Chip Crumb Muffins
This is a strange recipe for me because I don’t like chocolate. I woke up Sunday morning & wanted to make Frank something delicious for breakfast, plus I wanted my house to smell amazing while we cleaned & moved furniture all day. These muffins did the trick. I didn’t try at all to lighten these up, but I imagine that you could easily do it & the results would still be...
Black Bean & Lentil Tostadas with Coriander
This recipe is mainly for the filling that I used to substitute ground beef. You can use this filling in anything you want, but I opted for crunchy, salty, warm tostadas. It would be great in enchiladas, soft tacos, or even stuffed into peppers with some quinoa. The coriander was a last minute ingredient decision. It was begging to be used since it’s little spice jar sits lonely amongst...
This is fall to me.
I wait all year for this. While everyone else is loving summer, the heat, the beach, the sun, & fruity summer cocktails, I’m anxiously waiting for that crispness in the air, cardigans, and pumpkin ales. I’m especially waiting for cinnamon & sugar rimmed pumpkin ales. I make few Diabetes exceptions when it comes to sugary things, but these ales are one of them.
Quinoa, Lentil, & Mushroom Salad
This is my go-to quinoa dish. When I make a batch of this I devour it pretty much off the stove. It’s lemony, salty, kinda crunchy from the quinoa & just that good. Quinoa is one of those things that I took a long time to try, but once I did I never looked back. I am in love with this tiny little grain.The best thing about this dish is that you really only need to cook the quinoa...
Pressure Cooker: Coq au Vin
Ever since I watched Julie & Julia I have been obsessed with Julia Child. I read her recipes as if they were novels & day dream about having the time to simmer Beef Bourguignon & Coq au Vin on the stove all day. One day I will spend an entire Sunday afternoon making her beef bourguinon, but for now a pressure cooker of Coq au Vin will have to do. Frank & I received a pressure...