29 December, 2008


More avocados please!

A yummy avocado, feta cheese, asparagus quesadilla with a side of spicy salsa was just the thing for my craving. And a clementine Izze worked as an excellent compliment to the dish. (:

Tomorrow, I'm going to the mountains, yaaay. I'm making muffins with crystallized ginger, dried apricots, and chocolate chips for the trip. Plus,

I'm tackling my first bread project while we're up there- bagels! Might be a little challenging but I think I can handle it. I don't have a bread machine so I'll have to knead it myself... little scared there!

28 December, 2008


Yesterday, I went shopping at Earthfare for the first time in months! I got really excited- I've got three new types of trail mix to try and I replenished my Luna bar supply. I also picked up a Larabar to try. Can't wait. (:

Today's "lunch project" was Gimme Lean sausage dumplings. Its the only "healthy" food my entire family likes. :D My parents were stoked that I made them, so stoked that I ended up using half the package of Gimme Lean and twenty or so wonton wrappers. Well worth the work! Using a vegetable steamer worked a lot better than boiling.

Perfect with the cherries I bought yesterday from Publix, on sale. Whooo! [:

26 December, 2008


Boy am I stuffed! My mom used the last of her homemade pizza dough today so I could create this lovely pizza (...maybe not the typical Christmas dinner)! It has spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. The last pizza dough made thin crisp crust but all the toppings would fall off and burn eager fingers (uhh... mine.) This crust turned out even better this time- no toppings came tumbling. It was the perfect companion for a night marathon of House.

My grandparents' turned out to be a bust- I ended up eating four twice-baked potatoes (that my mom had made)!! Everything else was pretty icky. The fudge balls I made weren't a hit either. One of my aunts really liked them but that was it... more for me, at least! I never thought that Jiff Peanut Butter and Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips melted together wouldn't be well received. :(

25 December, 2008


Late night bake craze! At a little after midnight, I decided to make Simple Muffins I saw on vegweb. Just whole wheat muffins that you can easily customize. I read through a lot of the comments and altered a few things (pre-heat at 450 and bake it 400 worked really well!). The muffins were completely done through out after seventeen minutes.

Concerning to actual ingredients, I used half brown sugar, half agave nectar, instead of a cup and half of brown sugar. I also added chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans. They're so yummy! And the texture is just perfect. I'm planning on having them for breakfast along with some black raspberries.

24 December, 2008


Long time no see, huh? Since I'm home, I can finally make delicious things. :)

I have a serious avocado fetish and I hadn't had one since Thanksgiving break so first up was an avocado-feta cheese tortilla wrap! <3

Next was this delicious smoothie! I squeezed fresh pomegranate juice and blended it together with a cup of spinach, twelve frozen blackberries and a handful of black seedless grapes. So good that my dad actually liked it and he absolutely despises "healthy" food.

In the spirit of Christmas, I had to make a dessert today! Buuut, I, along with my parents, are spending it with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. from my mom's side... let's just say they're extremely picky. If it isn't a Snickers beside their hot dog and cheesy mac then they just won't have it! After two hours of relentless searching, I finally decided on these Fudge Balls, only substituting the maple syrup for agave nectar and leaving out the nuts. The decorative nuts/berries are a product of overbearing parents, haha.

03 December, 2008


Thanksgiving Break's over. :(
My camera broke on my birthday too, which sucks.

I attempted to make some Chai Tea Breakfast Marathon Muffins from vegweb last Wednesday. They took forever to bake and they were still a little moist but really really good!

Only good picture I ended up getting. :(

For my birthday, I got to stay on the top floor of Atlanta's Marriot Marquis. It was amazing.

The view was incredible.