My travels from the past 4 weeks have taken me to the opposite end of the world and challenged me to cook with a barely-there pantry of sometimes-unfamiliar ingredients. Two weeks ago I visited my good friend Daniel in Munich, Germany. The day I arrived was perfect – 26 Celsius, sun shining, sunset at 9pm, gorgeous array of fruit in Rosenheimer Platz, crusty rye bread at the neighborhood bakery, an extensive beer selection at the Reichenbackebrücke kiosk (like a fancy sari sari store), drinking beer by the Isar river…
I love my green tea but I also love a good beer
Unfortunately the warmth only lasted until noon of the next day and the weather forecast for the next few days spelled me shivering in my 3 layers of clothing while attempting to do touristy things in the Bavarian countryside. I’ve been well assured that a rainy 15 Celsius was quite uncommon for a Münchner summer day but I guess I didn’t have the best of luck in scheduling my trip.
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Get schooled this June in burgers, Greek food, pub food, raw food, green juice, pies. Full menu here.
Well hello there. I know I should’ve posted this recipe last week but I spent last week doing major R&R after a packed summer. How have you been?
Knife skills faster than a speeding bullet?
So in case I haven’t talked about it enough, I conducted a vegan cooking demo at Yummy Magazine‘s fabulous food fair last May the 26th in Rockwell Tent called Yummy Eats. It was pretty packed. My face appeared on the big screen which I did not expect. My team and I prepared enough samples for a small army. I was slightly nervous but I was comforted by the fact that I get to share my vegetable nerdery with people who don’t necessarily make vegetables a priority in their diet.
Lots of good food went around – mostly omnivorous. There were 2 vegetarian tables, though.
Wabi’s table. Their banh-mi is reaaaally good. They have egg-free mayo on hand, too.
Wabi Sabi Noodle House and Vegetarian Grocery had a pretty artistic table (they won the award for best design) and gave out samples of vegan chicharon. Their kuapao sandwich rocked, too. Pipino Vegetarian had a booth as well and gave out free samples of vegan mac and cheese and Cuban grilled corn.
The vegetarian love is slowly growing!
I made 3 dishes for the demo and I promised folks I would post the recipes on my blog. I’ve decided to post them in 3 parts. Part 1, here we go.
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So remember a few months ago I mentioned that I was going to guest at Green Living and cook an awesome dish? And yes, I declared the episode was supposed to come out mid-August but it actually ended up coming out yesterday as the second season’s first episode.
If you didn’t catch yesterday’s airing and today’s replay, check it out on Saturday at 8:30pm and Sunday at 10:30am and 9:00pm. Channel ANC!
And if you thought the dish I cooked in that episode looked pretty good (because colorful = sexy and brown = drab), here is the recipe. Have a go at it, lay on as much vegetables as you can muster, and let me know what you think!
Oh, poor tarragon. For one reason or another, you always get lime-lighted out by Ms. Popularity Basil and Ms. Love-me-or-hate-me Cilantro. Even Ms. I’m-easygoing Thyme gets more love than you. Maybe your floral taste stumps cooks into not knowing what to do with you. And bakers, they don’t show you any love either. Mint, such a dessert herb limelight whore you are (harsh words, but it’s true).
But tarragon oh tarragon, I can’t quit you. I love you too much – in tea, in savory dishes, in ice cream – you need to quit being a wall flower and start showing your true colors. Because you are amazing and the world needs to discover you.
Hence, this love letter cum Vegan MoFo blog post. I want to show the readers out there that you deserve some attention and some lovin’.
Two months ago I had the opportunity to give a healthy food workshop to the kiddies at Mano Amiga Pilipinas (secretly vegan) and they absolutely loved the milkshake I had prepared for them for their dessert. Little did they know that said milkshake was actually chock-full of of good stuff. Not only was it naturally sweetened with fruit, it had wholesome, plant-based protein to boot. You don’t need dairy milk to make a decent milkshake and we all know we don’t dairy products period 🙂
This milkshake is so wholesome, you can have it for breakfast, feed it to your kids, and not feel guilty at all. Below I give you the basic recipe (which is what the Mano Amiga kids drank up with gusto) with wildcard ingredients to boost its super powers.
A breakfast worthy milkshake