Sunday, May 31, 2020

A Peek At My Week 5/30

This magnificent rainbow, which was visible right outside my condo balcony, was the highlight of my week. I'm not sure that I've ever seen one as bold and striking. It wrapped from one side of the horizon to the other and was bright and clear. I was sure there was a pot of gold at the end of it! This week I'm sharing a book review, a Netflix review, 2 gluten-free/ vegan recipes, and some photos of a walk in the park in Florida.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Frozen Banana Bites Filled With Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Can you imagine how good these frozen banana bites, which are filled with chocolate and peanut butter, taste? It's the freezing that changes everything in this easy healthy, dairy-free, gluten-free, and Weight Watchers friendly dessert. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Lemon Broccoli and Crispy Tofu

Asian vegan recipe for broccoli and tofu

Lemon broccoli and tofu is one of those recipes that I make in a variety of ways depending on my mood and what I have in my kitchen. If I'm in a hurry, I stirfry everything in one skillet; if I want to spend a little more time, I crispy bake the tofu in the oven and then add it to the mixture. Sometimes I use cornstarch to make a creamy sauce, and sometimes I don't. I'll share all my different versions with you and then you can decide which one to try. 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Peek At My Week : May 24

It's been way over 60 days since we've been staying inside (except for my morning and evening walks). Many of my friends are starting to go out to eat in restaurants, getting together with friends, and possibly resuming playing mahjong or cards outdoors on their large decks.

Am I going to be the last person to start joining in? Personally, I still feel kind of reluctant to re-join society just yet!. I'm thinking I'll give it 3 more weeks and see how those who have led the way are still fairing?

Friday, May 22, 2020

Butternut Squash Fries with Chinese Peanut Sauce-

Baked butternut squash fries

First let me say that you can use butternut squash or sweet potatoes- both work and!
taste great with this AMAZING peanut sauce!

I am becoming extremely creative with my cooking since we have been cooking and eating home for the past 60 + days.  Can you imagine how good these crunchy baked butternut squash or sweet potato fries taste drizzled with gingered peanut sauce?

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Peek at My Week 2

Things are status quo here in South Florida. As of this weekend, our beaches are still closed, and most stores are closed. I have noticed some restaurants with outside seating beginning to opening up!

Sunset from our balcony on the 15th floor -
Ocean to the left;
Intracoastal to the right

I just heard that our mall and stores like Tj Maxx, Homegoods, etc are opening on Monday~but for some reason, not our beaches- Unfortunately, there seems to be no way to really enforce wearing masks or social distancing. I will still be staying at home!

This week I'm sharing a book review, a Netflix review, an exceptional salad and a vegan/gluten free soup recipe plus photos of my walks.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Pop Popcorn Right In Your Serving Bowl

Popping popcorn in the microwave right in the serving bowl?  It works great! 

It seems we are always looking for snacks while we are stuck in the house. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Quick 2 Ingredient Ice Cream- No Machine

Creamy strawberry ice cream, made from fresh fruit and nothing else, can be whipped up in your food processor in just minutes! It's a rich refreshing dessert that is not only delicious, it is also good for you. If you want to restrict the amount of sugar that your kids (or you) eat, then this is a great alternative to store-bought, high sugar, dairy-rich ice cream.  

Saturday, May 9, 2020

A Peek at My Week

                                            Happy Mother's Day!

 A Peek At My Week

Today is like day 52? of the Pandemic, and we have been staying inside and sheltering,  except for our morning walk and evening walk.

I usually walk with my neighbor from 7:30 to-8:30 am. We walk with masks and get we get REALLY agitated by all the people who are out walking and are not wearing masks.  I think the masks help reduce the risk of contamination. 

What do you think? Shouldn't people be considerate to others and wear a mask when walking outside on a street where many people pass each other! 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Cucumber and Radish Salad- A Hot Weather Refresher

Grated cucumber salad is extremely refreshing in this hot and humid weather that we have been having in South Florida. I was looking for lighter recipes, when I remembered when I was young, my mother used to make a grated radish and cucumber salad that my father looked forward to on hot summer nights.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Mexican chocolate pudding parfait

This Mexican chocolate pudding is a quick and easy delicious dessert for Cinco de Mayo.
I usually try to post at least one recipe for this fun May celebration.

This year, I decided to share my healthy chocolate pudding, which I not only "vegan-ized", I also "Mexican-ized"..

Friday, May 1, 2020

Chilled Sweet Carrot Soup

chilled carrot soup- vegan

This isn't just any ordinary carrot soup! It's fragrant, captivating, delicious and refreshing- perfect for a very hot humid day- the kind of days that we are experiencing in Florida right now.

Roasted carrots are the perfect base for this 5 ingredient easy to make soup.  The carrots pair beautifully with the freshly squeezed orange juice and some warming sweet spices!