While we’re isolating at home, I have been working to recreate some of our favorite restaurant dishes. Pad thai is one of my boyfriend’s go-to dishes. I asked him why he loves this dish and this is how he answered: “It’s delicious!” While that’s not really the answer I was looking for, it’s true! I like this dish because it’s a little sweet, salty, and spicy. Quite honestly, though, anything with peanut butter I’ll love.
Happy Easter! I hope everyone is staying safe indoors this holiday. While this is definitely not a typical Easter for my friends and family, I am happy that I was able to do some baking this morning. Carrot cakes on Easter have become a tradition in my house. They are sweet and earthy. I love to spice mine up with extra ginger and cinnamon to contrast with the rich buttercream frosting.
When I first transitioned to a vegetarian diet, my family was very concerned about my protein intake. My dad in particular would incorporate protein powders, tofu, faux meats, etc. wherever he could; even in desserts. My favorite desserts were his baked chocolate tofu pies! I literally still have dreams about them- they are that good!
When the weather gets hot, I love a nice cool salad. They’re easy to throw together with whatever fresh veggies you have on hand. Caesars have always been a favorite of mine. Greens, a protein, and dressing are all you really need. This recipe may look odd- but I promise it all comes together wonderfully! Trust me! It is super delicious and tastes just like the real deal.
One of my favorite breakfasts has always been a toasted bagel with cream cheese. As I transitioned to a vegan diet, I worried that this might be a pleasure I would have to give up. I have tried store-bought vegan cream cheeses, but never found one I loved. Either the texture or the taste was off and I could never find my favorite “specialty” flavors. Not only that, but these cream cheeses were expensive!! I decided I had to make my own.