Friday, September 30, 2011

Smiley Face Up the Yang!

Just discovered how easy it is to make whipped coconut milk... I'm in love.
Profiteroles with caramelized bananas, whipped coconut milk, and soy milk ganache. 
Oh happy, happy, happy day!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Things That Make Me Go Hmmm? and MmmMmmm..

Ok so the past couple of weeks have been a bit crazy. First it was Europe, then my sister's wedding, and recently I started school. Things haven't slowed down for me one bit. For those of you who don't know, I'm actually going to school for Nutritional Science with a concentration on Dietetics. I also will minor in Culinolgy(the study of culinary arts and food science). I am extremely excited to indulge myself and learn everything and EVERYTHING about food. But unfortunately school has been a bit overwhelming at the moment since I am mostly taking science classes. YIKES! So I will apologize beforehand if I am MIA. I will try my best to post often as I can. =) 

Thank goodness for my stress reliever. Cooking and EATING.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Soy Milk Chocolate Ganache. (adapted from Martha Stewart, thanks Martha!)
Cook at 350F
In a big bowl mix the pink highlighted ingredients
Another bowl mix "green" ingredients
Combine dry into wet, mix well
Add "purple" ingredients last

Ingredients for Muffins:
4 ripe bananas
1c light brown sugar
1/2c canola oil
1 large egg(for vegans you can replace with extra mashed bananas, 1/4c applesauce, or Ener-g(egg replacer) 
1c all-purpose flour
1c whole wheat flour
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
1/2c light sour cream (for vegans use Tofutti Sour Supreme)
1TB pure vanilla extract
1/3c semi-sweet chocolate

 Soy Milk Chocolate Ganache
1c semi-sweet chocolate chopped
1/4c soy milk
1tsp brown rice syrup

Don't want to brag but these muffins are pretty dang good. Even as I write this post my face is covered in chocolate ganache. I'll admit it puts me in succhhh a gooood moooodddd... Might even study..maybe.
Until next time!

Munch, munch, munch.

Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm still not here...

My recent trip to London and Paris. 

Already missing it.

With the memories that linger I shall daydream until we meet again.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Epitome of Summer Salad

92 degrees..slowly dying..

Zucchini ribbons
Cherry Tomatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fleur De Sel
& eat.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

No Words..

....can describe how amazing my trip was. Here are a couple of pictures of my London trip. I'm still so stuffed from all the delicious eats. I can't wait to go back. Thank you London and Paris for making me so happy and for making my tummy smile.

Big Ben at night. Doesn't it look like a postcard?

Possible the yummiest freakin scone I've ever ate. Clotted cream I love you.

Gotta have the chips.

Never knew fish and chips could taste so heavenly. Mushy peas is a must!

Only if you knew..

 Just a simple breakfast after a long night of pubs.

Up next my Paris trip.. Stay tuned!

Cheers, xo