Author Archives: niniane

Healthy desserts?!

and peccarrot cake and zucchini bread. But I had extra vegetables lying around, and was looking up recipes to use them up…turns out…avocados and black beans are perfect for baking. Soo…part 1 of the story. Suitemate S & I made these Chocolate Chip Avocado Cookies by Deconstructing the Home. Avocado stands in for butter, plus, […]

Stir-fry Cumin Tofu

It annoys the hell out of me it when people see me eating a meat-free meal and are like “Oh so you’re a vegetarian?” NO. I am not a vegetarian. Sometimes my meals happen to be, that’s all. Tonight I made cumin tofu! I drew inspiration from these Cumin Eggplant and Cumin Tofu recipes. Here is my […]

Carrot Cake Smoothie + Curry Wrap

Today = successful day of playing around with simple recipes. For breakfast, I had a carrot-cake like smoothie. It is actually quite healthy, look! Carrot-Spinach-Banana Smoothie 1/2 cup milk (I used soy) 1/3 cup plain yogurt 2 tbsp creamy unsalted peanut butter 1 very ripe banana 1 cup baby carrots huge handful spinach generous sprinkling […]

Mitosis Cookies (Coconut Oatmeal Cookies)

Continuing in the tradition of making misshapen cookies, earlier this week S and I decided to try the recipe for Coconut Oatmeal Cookies by Baking Bites. I love anything coconut: coconut milk, coconut cake, curries, raw coconut… so I was super excited about these. The final appearance was a little…alarming, though.  Somehow, though we followed […]

Oats & Rice (Today’s meals)

I’ve been reading a lot about ‘overnight oats’ on various food blogs. The idea is that the night before, you combine rolled oats, milk, and yogurt, as well as any desired toppings, and let them soak overnight in the fridge. The next morning the oats will be ready to eat right out of the fridge. […]

Coffee Cake Muffins

S and I baked coconut oatmeal cookies tonight. That post will follow soon, but firstttt I want to show off an earlier creation. Last Wednesday night we had a spur-of-the-moment ‘let’s bake something!!’ moment. And so we didn’t get finished baking till past 11pm (which both of us consider late night).  The product was well-worth […]

Paella

For tonight’s dinner, I just finished off a paella I made from a few days ago. I really really really like paella. Like really. If I see paella on a menu I am automatically drawn towards it. And pretty much any paella I’ve ever tasted I’ve loved. Which is why I decided to attempt it […]