Monday, May 27, 2013

Pasta fun~

So, I'm moving and can't be bothered to cook at all. I'm eating a lot of sushi lately. However, I did make a wonderful meal for my aunt a while back. It was spaghetti with prawns and coconut mocha panna cotta for dessert.
My foolproof recipe for pasta is so simple!
1 can of whole plum tomatoes
1 diced onion
2 or 3 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp oil
Some salt and pepper
Some white wine

First you gotta heat a pan up on medium heat with oil, then add onions and garlic. When your onions are soft, deglaze with white wine. After you just squeeze the whole tomatoes into the pan. That's my favourite part, but it's also kind of messy. Don't pour the rest of the tomato juice in, you get enough juice from the whole tomatoes. Then add your S and P. Reduce until it's as thick as you like it. That's it.

The reason you don't use fresh tomatoes is because they (I don't really know who "they" are personally) pick them while they're still green and add colour artificially or wait for them to ripen off the vine. The canned tomatoes get picked just when they're perfect and stay that way until they get to you.

This post is probably just a bunch of babble, and I'm sorry. It is a good recipe, and you should try it, but I'm too tired to English.

Blessed be the cheesemakers. (I'm watching Life of Brian.)

Later Days,

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It's been a while since I made something good.

I'm not gonna lie guys, it's been a long, busy couple of weeks. Since I work in a restaurant, and Mother's Day just passed, I've been crazy busy. I'm kind of exhausted. I got home yesterday from work, took a nap and got kicked out of my apartment because my landlord failed to mention she was showing it...again. SO, when I got back I was all, "Fuck this, I'm baking."


And what I made was possibly the best thing I've ever made, I'm serious. I made handi-banana bread. SO FREAKING GOOD. It didn't taste handi at all. Light, fluffy, moist. It had everything going. I use past tense because we got drunk and it's obviously all gone now.

  • fluffy
  • moist
  • not grainy at all, which I wasn't expecting
  • no rise time, because my poor stomach can't even handle yeast
  • stupid good
  • I didn't use a recipe, or even measure anything
  • fuck
But I'm trying it out again (not that I measured anything again) but I think I have the ratios down.


1.5 cups brown rice flour
0.5 cups white rice flour
2 tbsp tapioca starch
2 tsp guar gum
1 tbsp baking powder
0.5 tsp salt
0.25 cup oil
2 eggs
a bunch of water, maybe 3 cups? maybe more (sorry) (UPDATE: 1.5 cups was enough.)

(If you want the banana bread, add 2 bananas, 1/2 cup carob chips, and 1/2 cup sugar)

1. Set oven for 350, oil a bread pan, and mix them dry ingredients.
2. Add the wet ingredients, and when you add the water make sure it's just a big goopy mess. The trick to baking with rice flour is to add twice the liquid you would use for wheat flour.
3. Slop that delicious mess into your bread pan, and pop it in the oven for like... 30 mins.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I might explode I'm so happy!

Today is a day of many wonderful things, but I literally predicted they would all happen today. Let me bring you back:
     It's Sunday, April 28, and I am a wreck. I tore muscles in my lower back, and I'm freaking out about having to wait for everything. My boyfriend Jake says to me, "I'm sure everything will happen soon."
    To which I replied, "Well, I know. It's all going to happen on Wednesday, but I just want it to happen now."

SO! Here it is, Wednesday, and I get someone buzzing to come up (which never happens because I don't have a huge social life). It's the delivery guy with all of my internet clothes!!! Christmas, right? I've never ordered clothes from the internet before, and let me tell you, it's amazing. I loved every minute of it.

A couple hours later, while making my Roasted Strawberry and Coconut Torte, I get a text from my boyfriend saying to check my email. NEWS: I'm moving to the UK in under 2 months!!!!! Just on a working holiday visa, but it's going to be amazing!!

In other words, my life is awesome right now. Plus I had this great lunch, AND it's my Vancouver family's Game of Thrones and Excellent Dinner Night.

Behold, lunch!! (Excellent miso gravy)

 Also! A recipe today, that I just made up. :)

Roasted Strawberry and Coconut Torte!

First, cut up some strawbs and roast em.

 Next, mix your shit. Since there isn't any baking powder, you really don't have to worry about mixing dry and wet ingredients separately.

Look at that wonderful coconut milk

Add those berries in there, put the mix in an 8X8" add some coconut, fresh strawberries, and some more honey on top.
Look at that yum! 

2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup GF flour (I used rice flour)
A bunch of strawberries
Honey to taste

So Simple!

Later Days,