Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Colourful Chickpea Curry

A nutritious protein-licious entree! Did I mention it's RIDICULOUSLY EASY?!

See the Rainbow...TASTE the Rainbow...okay, so we're missing purple, but Tai doesn't eat eggplants, and I can't think of anything else that would be purple. Except for berries *u* but no-one wants berries in their savoury curry...

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Steamer Recipe: String/Green Beans and Carrots!

This is so easy it's embarrassing. It's also healthy :D Use fresh veggies for the best flavour. Our carrots and onions were SUPER-sweet, which made the beans sweet too!

1. Put green beans, chopped onions, and carrots in a bowl. Drizzle with soy paste.

2. Add 3/4 - 1 cup water to outer pot. Hit steam.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nutritious Rice with Mung Beans

Keep things interesting -- and NUTRITIOUS -- by making rice with BEANS!!! The procedure is pretty much the same as for regular rice, just add some beans to the mix and let it soak.

Beans to rice ratio 1:1 or 1:2, depending on your taste.

For brown rice, let the beans soak with the brown rice.

Add the same amount of water as you would for normal brown rice, hit steam, and let 'er rip!

For white rice, steam the beans for a half-hour first, then add the white rice, stir to incorporate, add your water as usual, and steam. Or, soak the beans overnight, drain, and throw them in like they're rice.

Fluff the rice afterwards to evenly distribute the beans.

You can also use azuki beans, naked mung beans, job's tear/pearl barley, or small chickpeas. Larger beans could work too, but they would interfere with the texture of the rice.

If you do use larger beans, make sure to cook them first. If using kidney or related beans, boil at least 10 minutes to deactivate the toxins before using :)

FYI: The lazy way also works with normal non-Tatung rice cooker/steamers, such as Zojirushi fuzzy logic rice cooker. Read More......

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stoveless: DELICIOUS Green Beans and Enoki with Soy Paste

Made this one on the induction cooker :) Super-easy, delicious and nutritious to boot!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Dip/Snack

As if vegan cookie dough dip made with garbanzo beans weren't healthy enough~ I love eating this as a pre-workout snack 'cause it's packed with protein and CHOCOLATE BITS. This encourages me to love exercising by associating working out with positive experiences :)
The original cookie dough dip, spread atop a Bailey's brownie cupcake as frosting. DELICIOUS.

Actually, I just added oatmeal so the dip would last longer *u* Make sure to use instant oatmeal, since you're not actually baking this into cookies. While it's fine to eat raw oatmeal, it might be a bit too rough for dip. Actually, once you add the oatmeal it's too thick to dip. Just eat it out of a spoon.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Creamy Taro Dessert or Cake Filling

I LOVE TARO. 'nough said. This is a dessert that packs as much taro as humanely possible into a smooth and creamy dish. Taro is a great source of fiber (7 g. per cup!) as well as manganese, and vitamins B6 and E.

There are tonnes of variations on this: serve it warm out of the steamer for winter, or freeze into pops for summer. You can also freeze and scrape into a rich sorbet. Alternatively, make it very creamy and use it to fill cakes. It doesn't do so well as a frosting because of the chunkies, but if you've got a blender to take care of that there's another option for you :)

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Snack time~ Roasty Peanut and Small Fish Snack

This snack is very common in Asia. I don't know how common it is in America since my mom would just make it so I don't know if it is sold in stores :P

WARNING WARNING VERY DANGER! This snack is addicting! High in protein and probably quite high in fat (hello, peanuts!) and possibly sodium, depending on how much soy sauce you add. This shouldn't be something that you eat enormous quantities of. Sort of like chocolate. Shouldn't eat too much, but we all do anyway.


NOTE: We don't measure anything. There is no need to measure anything. The measurements given are approximations. I am horrible at approximations.

1.5 cups of whole peanuts
1 cup of small, dried, silver fish
red peppers to taste
1T of sugar
3T of soy sauce
Olive Oil for toasting

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stoveless Recipe: Chunky Winter/Fall Soup

This recipe is seriously easy; chop, add water, steam, season. The end. You could also make this in a slow cooker or boil it on a stovetop or induction cooker if you want :)

It makes a hearty entree soup perfect for chilly weather. The combination of corn and beans provides a complete protein profile for CHEAP!

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mung Bean Curry

An easy, cheap, protein-packed meal-in-a-bowl.

Sometimes I think that maybe I shouldn't post pictures because it might put some people off. I mean, seriously. This looks disgusting, but it tastes GREAT.

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