Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Creamy Peanut Salad Dressing

A thick and flavorful dressing for salads. Peanuts are a great source of protein, which will keep you feeling full longer :)

COLOURS! They are important!
Materials & Methods:

In a food processor or Vita-Mix or Magic Bullet, blend hulled peanuts until almost peanut butter (the peanut powder will get kind of sticky). Add various oils, sauces, and vinegars a tablespoon at a time, blending in between each addition, until the desired consistency and flavor is reached. Just use whatever you have lying around. Chances are if you have it it's something you like, and if you like it it will probably taste good (to you, anyway).

I used ~1/4 C. peanuts, ~1/4 C. oil (mostly olive, but also some sesame, 'bitter tea', and fragrant oil), and a T. of ponzu sauce, some soy sauce, and a bit of rice vinegar and Asian Worcestershire/Black vinegar. If you like a sweeter sauce you can add liquid sweetener like fructose, agave, maple syrup, etc.

My Taiwanese friends enjoyed it with a bit of plum vinegar mixed in. I don't like Chinese pickled plums, so I abstained, but if you'd like a bit of fruitiness you could give it whirl :)
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cream Cheese-Bottom Apple Pie

HAPPY PIE DAY!!! What better way to celebrate than with a big ol' slice of pie?!

But wait, do you go with the warm and comforting fruit pie, or the soft and creamy cream pie? How about BOTH!!
Mmmm the ultimate comfort food: a combination of cheesecake and apple pie.

This awesome pie combines the lusciousness of a cream-filled pie with the coziness of a fruit pie (is that weird? I think fruit pies are inherently cozy ^o^) Plus, it's REALLY easy to make!
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

I OFFER YOU GIVEAWAY in lieu of actual recipes ;P

There will be more recipes soon-ish, I swear! In the meantime~

$100 on from Chocolate-Covered Katie. Follow the instructions to enter!

I really love her blog 'cause everything is vegan, which means my Buddhist vegetarian friends can enjoy the recipes too! Now that I have access to a high-power blender, I'm hoping to make more of the recipes~ like fudge babies *u*

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