Friday, June 26, 2015

A Little Vegan Food Porn

Though no longer vegan, I'm still mostly eating vegan foods. I'm careful to select organic and unprocessed foods, for the most part, unless I find myself in a circumstance where they're unavailable.

This gorgeous photo of a recent indulgence represents my straying from those clean, unprocessed standards (but only a little bit). This is coconut milk ice cream in chocolate. It was so good with the tart/sweet berries! I've found I can't really have this stuff in my house because I can't stop thinking about it, so I'm thankful it comes in pints. I had two days of decadence, and now it's over. . . . 'til the next time!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Spring Rolls!

My friend, Liat, showed me how to make these a while back. I'm still perfecting the technique since these get pretty messy, but I'm always looking for ways to make healthy food interesting and new for my family. Besides these fresh raw veggies, I prepared a little bit of rice cellophane noodles, mixed them with some tamari and a little fish sauce and then rolled them all into a moistened brown rice paper:

I saw Nigella Lawson rolling spring rolls like sushi and then slicing them thus, but you can see how they'd fall apart, and they did, which didn't detract from their flavor. Next time I'll stick to a burrito-style roll. These can be enjoyed with plum sauce, tamari, hot mustard, sriracha, whatever you like. They were a hit in my household, mess and all!

Saturday, June 13, 2015


This beet was solid magenta on the outside, so I bought it to make Kvass, a fermented drink. Imagine my surprise when I found this lovely interior! Don't worry, the beet won't be wasted after the fermentation completes. I'm sure the remaining pieces will be lovely in a salad or smoothie! I enjoyed this surprise -- it's the little things!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My Dog Loves Kale!

Seriously -- Ellie Belly Jelly Bean prefers kale over any other type of food! Loves it.