martes, 30 de diciembre de 2008

A great surprise!

I ordered the book about a month ago , and it was supposed to arrive here the 20th of december, but as always the "reliable" postal service had a problem and when I gave for lost the book, yesterday the amazon package arrived!! I was so excited, since I saw the book I wanted it, and looked in almost every library in Mexico City, but none of them have it so ....here it is! 

Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson!

Even more amazing that what I imagine, great recipes and great photos!
Ill be posting later some recipes:)
If you have any recomendations on vegetarian or vegan cooking books, they are welcomed!

For a snack I ate pita chips baked with Zaatar spices, a mid-eastern blend ...delicious..


For lunch I made ricotta and sundried tomato ravioli with a spicy sauce, waldorf salad (no chicken) and nopales sautéed in olive oil and onion , a true fusion food, Mexico meets Italy :D


And for dinner a salad with cucumber, lettuce, jicama and asparagus, and made a raspberry vinaigrette that quickly died in hands of my brother 



Have a happy new years eve! and a happy 2009!
Peace and lots of love!

domingo, 28 de diciembre de 2008

The attack of the cookies!

I love cookies but I don't make them very often , these are a recipe from my grandma and they never fail...They are not vegan ( cuz here in Mexico there is no substitute for butter sadly) but they are so delicious I couldn't resist making them as a gift for the holidays.

A lot of photos of the finished cookies






And moreee cookies!







These batch turned out to be a little brown in the edges :(


The batter with dry cranberries and dark chocolate




And my new moo-glove , I just loved it!




And for your delight here’s the recipe of the delicious cookies

Oatmeal Cookies (Grandma’s secret recipe!)

-2 ½ cup oats (not instant)
-1 cup of walnuts (you can substitute with almonds, raisins, chocolate , etc)
-1 ½ cup White flour
- 1 tbsp. Baking powder
- ½ tbsp.salt
- ½ tbsp. Cinnamon
- ½ cup of heavy cream ( I used yogurt)
- ½ cup of butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- ½ cup of White sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp. of vainilla scent

Preparation

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, yogurt, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs until well blended. Add the vainilla and the dry ingredients until the mix is homogeneous. With a spoon mix the walnuts and oatmeal.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced at least 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

*And a tip that my grandma put on the recipe is that you should’nt put two batches of cookies at the same time.

miércoles, 24 de diciembre de 2008

Almost Xmas!

I just wanted to wish you all a merry xmas! and a quick food post



For breakfast , a rye open peanut butter and banana sandwich...mmmm

Not so good photo, but very yummy caramelized tofu that even my brother liked

The finished christmas dinner table =D!!


And for lunch, caramelized tofu with baked sweet potatoe spicy fries, soo good

martes, 16 de diciembre de 2008

good and bad days....

:)

good things:

I am home

I started the teachers yoga course and the retreat was so amazing

I can see my friends a lot more

I am painting and taking more photographies

:(

bad things:

I wont go to Panama
I broke up with my almost 2 year boyfriend, but I am taking it a lot better than I imagine ...

I have a lot of free time

I am not that hungry

lunes, 8 de diciembre de 2008

Some random photos

I´m just so happy to be at home, I have a lot of thinking to do...I'm very confused , but I guess It'll all turn out to be good...


The palm tree

The nochebuenas ...they only blossom in christmas




My tangerine tree



The roses





My "curtain"










sábado, 6 de diciembre de 2008

finalyy back!


Hey Im finally posting again ! Im back in Cuernavaca and with my computer repared I can finally post! . I pass all my subjects and now I will stay here until February, I think is a lot of vacations, but I plan on doing something productive in all that time, I'm going to go to yoga classes 4 times a week on an academy I found yesterday walking in the neighborhood, and it´s amazing, so peaceful and I´ll start next week, Im so excited!

NOPALES

In the food part, I made the other day Nopales Tacos, this is a dish that my boyfriend does very often and I think the only vegetarian food he does :P . Nopal is like a cactus, I know it may sound a little weird but actually is very common in here, they have a gooey texture, like the slim of the oatmeal but they actually taste amazing, and are very nutritive.

First you cut them in squares and steam them for about 10 minutes until they are tender and dark green. Then you cut some Manchego, or Mozzarela cheese in squares and let them melt but being carefully that it doesnt stick.



Then you can add, spices, chilly soy sauce, a Maggi sauce , and even lemon juice.



Finally you heat tortilla and put some in them and enjoy!, of course with some salsa for the flavor.

These is also another recipe I found in VegCooking, it tasted ok but the tofu needs to marinate more time.


Also I was chosen by Theresa from The Tropical Vegan to

something called "Pay it Forward"


Here are the rules:
The rules are simple:I will send the first three people to leave a comment on this post a handmade gift within the next 365 days .I am willing to post anywhere in the world, so don’t let that stop you commenting.
The catch is that you have to have a blog and be willing to do the same thing....
If you’ve got a blog come and join in the crafty fun, I promise Ill make something special! Leave me a comment and make sure to leave me a valid email address/link to your blog so that I can contact you for your address. So, it's pretty simple. The first three people to comment on my blog will get something for free. As long as you're willing, of course, to play along.

Have a great weekend and I promise Ill be posting soon! :D