food love

Experimenting In Ze Kitchen

Most of the time I don’t follow a recipe. Instead, I experiment and end up pleasantly surprised (most of the time). Below are some of my recent creations. From top to bottom: gluten, refined-sugar and dairy-free walnut and mandarin cake which I made using the juice of two mandarins and which ended up tasting not a smidgen mandariney but still yum according to my mom (that rhymed). Wholemeal turmeric, sundried-tomato and parsley muffins, and today’s lunch: a green salad of broccoli, snap-peas and asparagus, all young and all blanched in hot water for 4 seconds then tossed with raw pumpkin seeds and pistachio nuts before being dressed in lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper.
Oishi katta (it was delicious).  They were delicious.
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Seize The Moment. Remember All Those Women On The ‘Titanic’ Who Waved Off The Dessert Cart.

On the second last day of Christmas, I mean ‘The Parents Visit’ we ate. My healthy waffles (recipe HERE), my vegan thai curry (recipe HERE) and lastly, at Hokkaido (the name of the sushi train) in Tottori.
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For The Love Of Spaghetti

Woman eating spaghetti in restaurant #5 of sequence of 6
Alberto-Sordi-Spaghetti
Working in an Italian restaurant requires some serious self-control. Honestly, I want to eat everything. Don’t take that lightly, by everything, I mean everything (parmesan shakers and pizza boards included). No, I am not insane, I’m simply drunk on the intoxicating fragrance that is cooked PASTA. But, of all the pastas, my absolute favourite (and the one my entire being lusts after) is spaghetti.

Spaghetti is my rock. Spaghetti is romantic (I’m referring to Lady and the Tramp styles) it’s fun to eat (slurrrrp), it doesn’t take too long to prepare and it more than satisfies my tumtum. What I’m trying to say is, if I only had time to save one pantry item during a zombie apocalypse, it’d be spaghetti. This morning I woke up with spaghetti on my mind (naturally) and I felt it’d only be fair if you joined my delirious cravings also. So, here’s a short (yet powerful) collection of four spaghetti quotes that’ll have you cancelling your current evening plans in order to make an impromptu reservation at your local Italian restaurant. Buon Appetito!

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”-Sophia Loren

“No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.” -Christopher Morley

“Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.” -Sophia Loren

“I like my spaghetti like I like my women. All over my shirt.” ― Jarod Kintz