Vegan cauliflower wings

Recipe courtesy of Minimalist Baker. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets For the batter: 1.5c whole wheat flour (or brown rice of chickpea flour for GF version) big pinch salt 1 tsp curry powder 1 TBSP tandori masala spice (recipe for home blend below) 1c almond milk 1c water For the sauce: 1/4c red…

Avocado toast with za’atar

I ordered this during a work lunch, at Good Dish cafe in the basement of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Fancy, I know. It inspired me to make my own version. It’s my current snack obession. Too bad it’s not very portable! Ingredients to make your own za’atar blend: 2 TBSP sumac 1 TBSP  dried…

Sunrise on Mount Fuji

Little ants of light Make the night so bright Step on the rocks Slide in the sand Dancing pebbles Little ants climbing high Very right, very tight I love you all, I love it all – Every shade of light Any odd sign The weary and the sad The energized and the bad The tough…

Little things to do to be happy everyday

As read on inc.com Sleep more Smile more (From the New Yorker Magazine) Meditate Exercise Go outside more often Practice gratitude Help others Spend more time with friends + family

Pretzel bites with sweet+spicy mustard dip

If you plan to make the mustard dip, soak the mustard seeds at least 24 hours, preferably 48 hours prior. A big thanks to Vegan Richa for this great recipe, and to nouveauraw for the mustard one. Great for use as an appetizer with a couple beers while working on the main course 🙂 I’m…

Cocoa energy bites [GF]

This is my own twist on a Scott Jurek recipe, and one of my favorite recipes of all times. It is a little long to make, but well worth the effort! And yes they do look like little goats poop pebbles but do not let that deter you!!! Ingredients: 1/2c cocoa nibs, processed into a…

Grapefruit-cucumber-quinoa salad [GF]

I have been seeing myself as a vegan-with-cheese, but I wanted to give a go at going full vegan, so I purchased the Vegan Reset meal plan, which started August 1st, 2016. The recipes yield large portions, so I haven’t done all of them. I’m basically picking and choosing. And I happened to have had friends…

Ezechiel bread

I love bread. I think I said it before but it’s kind of a big deal for me. French = bread+wine+cheese (although my dear father begs to differ about that 3rd one. His loss!) In my search for healthy, home-made alternatives, I discovered Ezechiel bread. This prompted me to buy a hand-cranked mill. Which in turn prompted my personal craze…