Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas)
I’m weak. Tedious homework vs crunchy, gooey, sweet banana fritters? Tough call. There must be an inverse relationship between productivity and presence of fried foods. Focus and self-control lost out to deliciousness. My boyfriend has enriched my life in ways innumerable—but this might be one of his biggest contributions. It’s bigtime street food in Malaysia and he was...
Trying to do chem and physics homework but all I can think about is making pisang goreng. Ahhh, the bananas and ice cream are calling to me!
12 Days of Soup--Day 6
Greek Lentil Soup puts us at the halfway marker. Tired of soup yet? I never thought I could have such mixed feelings about a soup. Do you ever eat something, find it unpleasant, and then immediately crave another bite? That’s kind of how I feel about this soup. All of the flavors seem like they’re locked in an intense battle playing out on your tongue. It’s all at odds with...
12 Days of Soup--Day 5
Coconut Black Eyed Pea Soup has officially supplanted the Cauliflower Green Tea Soup as my favorite (cauliflowers the world over are weeping). Like all of the soups thus far and to come, this was super easy. Unlike some of its beet soup brethren, this was delicious to the last sip/bite. Confession: I know black eyed peas are sort of integral to the dish, but I subbed in navy beans because I...
12 Days of Soup--Day 4
Surprise! More soup. Shocking right? This cauliflower soup is my uncontested favorite thus far. I actually enjoyed eating it and would make it again in a heartbeat. Plus, green tea replaces broth—how cool is that? I’ve never cooked with celery root before—which to me, looks like the mandrake from Harry Potter (I expected it to squeal when I started slicing—it...
12 Days of Soup--Day 3
Carrot and Parsnip Soup with Parsnip Crisps* = considerably tastier than the dread Pirate Roberts beet soup. *Just ‘cause it sounds cooler than chips. The parsnip is the carrot’s spicy albino cousin. It almost has a really subtle cinnamon/nutmeg flavor (imo). Plus, it has more vitamins and minerals than the carrot (which is odd, because I usually go by the rule of thumb of the...
12 Days of Soup--Day 2
Soup 2 of my 12 Days of Soup is Beet and Fennel with Kefir. Apparently kefir is pronounced kuh-feer, not kee-fur. That revelation put an end to all my Sutherland puns. Not cool. (Sun glare—hipster Soup) Lemme just say that I like beets. I really do, honestly. But this soup…ehhh. I choked it down for its nutritional value but it’s definitely not a fav. I’ve never had a...
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Brownies
I’m interrupting the 12 consecutive Days of Soup to bring you some delicious oatmeal brownies. Why am I calling them brownies and not oatmeal “squares” or “blondies”? Because “brownies” sounds better, that’s why. Made with steel-cut oats and packed with raisins and chocolate chips, they hit the spot without inflicting too much guilt. I whipped...
12 Days of Soup--Day 1
So let’s pretend that I’m really clever and actually planned this to parallel the 12 days following Christmas. Just mentally shift this post back a week and a half so that I can imagine myself as witty. I was tumbling (correct usage?) and happened upon an amazing list of 12 healthy soups over at Hello Brit’s blog. The compilation of nutrient-dense, 4-word-titled, seasonal...
Japanese Dinner Party
Okay, I’m cheating. These pics are from awhile ago so ignore their poor quality (I was, and still am, and uber foodography noob). Over the summer, we threw a going-away shindig for my little sister’s friend. She got a good send off and I got to make Japanese food. Win-win. I referenced multiple recipes and kind winged it for most of the dishes, plus I have a really shoddy memory, so I...