Spring Sweets: Raw, Decadent, Vegan Chocolate Mousse

www.mydiaryofafoodie.com “Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o’er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goethe   ...more


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A Korean Stew to Soothe Any Cold (Jaden Hair's Spicy Korean Tofu Stew)

At Food Blog Forum Orlando last weekend I won an amazing prize: Jaden Hair‘s The Steamy Kitchen: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight’s Dinner. When I got home my little J came down with a fever and cough. My own followed. I wasn’t in the mood to cook, let alone sample new dishes. Or at least I thought I wasn’t. ...more

Japanese Hot Pot and Korean BBQ

Sunday night my son stood us up for dinner. I had this great interactive Japanese Hot Pot and Korean BBQ dinner planned for all of us and it wound up being just my husband and I.  It was supposed to be a surprise as he loves to eat this kind of food but he had an exam to prepare for....more

Traditional Sunday dinner? Baked tofu, roasted carrots & leeks + a loaded baked sweet potato

I actually don’t have a traditional Sunday dinner.  I do find that because I cook in bulk on the weekends I have fewer meals and find myself tasting and noshing more. Or going out to eat.  On Sunday evenings, I find myself craving a traditional, sit down dinner.  Or is that supper?  Growing up, Sunday dinner was actually the meal after church.  A meal after 5:00 p.m. was called supper. I can’t recall if it was after moving to Chicago, or later to New York, when I became a breakfast, lunch and dinner gal?...more

Mini Guide To A Balanced Diet

What makes a balanced diet? With all the conflicting info on food pyramids and carb counting, it's tough to remember the basics. Here's a breakdown of the nutrients you need for a healthy body—and the foods that provide them. Protein—Protein is necessary for building strong muscles and protecting the immune system. It also helps slow the speed of digestion and makes you feel full faster....more

To tofu or not to tofu...

Last year, sort of a new year’s resolution, I chose to become a vegetarian. It really wasn’t going to be that hard of a transition since I really like whole grains, beans and most every vegetable. I even like tofu for crying out loud. I figured it was time to give my body a healthy change and see what happened. Since it was winter in Colorado I quickly became an expert soup maker. Black bean stoup, Moroccan chick pea, split pea sans the ham, and lentil. I even skipped the crock pot and made each soup from scratch stove top. Then I would have food for the week....more

Yes to soup! Especially during cold weather! I'll have to give quinoa a try.. I've seen it a ...more

Slow Cooker Sunday - Stuffed Peppers

The ingredients. I cheated and cooked the rice first. Was not sure how the rice situation would work. Didn't want to chance it. I normally use minute rice but this time I used Jasmine rice. Which my newer microwave does not cook rice nicely. So I used more water hoping it would not be super dry and almost burnt (but not done) like usual and this time it turned out mushy....more

Last Long Run + Virtual Vegan Friends

I ran 12 miles Sunday morning.  I cannot tell you how relieved I was to finish the run.  In February I started training for an April half-marathon.  I took a “rest” week and then started back into training for a June half-marathon.  I laid low (sort of) in July and in August I ramped back up for a half-marathon that I will run next Saturday....more

Pumpkin Miso Tofu: 3 ways

[Source] Pumpkins! The food blog world is buzzing about pumpkin!  I’m a fan, too, and have gotten caught up in all things pumpkin. It started with oats.  I added a dollop of pumpkin, 1t of maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon, sesame seeds and chopped pecans to about 1/2 cup of cooked steel cut oats....more

Vegan meals, without a plan

This notorious planner didn't have a plan this weekend. But I ate anyway! The new blog post is up:  Vegan meals, without a plan....more