Thursday, March 21, 2019

Comfort Food

Are you a dunker?  Do you have a favorite comfort food from childhood?  For me, it's peanut butter sandwich and coffee.  

It's a cold spring morning.  It seems like spring cannot get started.  Just when you thought things are looking up sunny, it became grey out there again.  For a few brief moments the sun would try to peer through the clouds, as if saying, "it's my turn."  In the garden, weeds have taken over the landscape.  But I don't mind, since they bring about beautiful white and yellow flowers of their own.  And the clouds are a puff of white and grey.  And that's how it is here today in Los Angeles.

Can it be sunny already?  I guess being sunny is how you really feel inside.  For instance, what memories you treasure, what you choose to forget, and what you look forward to in the future.  There are different ways to stir the sunny up in me.  It could be music, a scent, or a photograph.  But for today, it is PB and coffee --- childhood comfort food that warms up the soul, evoking memories of care-free times, when everything was sunny, breezy, and green.  And yes, I like dunking it into my coffee (a childhood comfort drink for me, but that's another story).  Happy  Thursday everyone!  -GG-

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dry-Roasted Potaotes

Following yesterday's post, I created a video featuring a quick and easy recipe for my  

If you are cutting down on oil and would still like to enjoy potatoes for breakfast, follow the link above to my YouTube video and see how easy it is to make.  Believe me, in just a very short amount of time, my taste buds have adjusted to not wanting the taste or even the feeling of oil on my lips.  I hope you enjoy this quick and easy recipe.  Till next time, it's all-veggie, it's healthy, and it's tasty.  -GG-

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Fruity Sunday

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Or, if you are not Irish, then simply Happy Sunday!  I just wanted to share my breakfast plate with all of you.  I never really used to eat fruits before, but I have now developed a craving for it.  Where a quick run to Mc Donald's would have satisfied a lazy Sunday breakfast craving prior to me being plant-based, I now look forward to reaching out for the fruits in the refrigerator.  Even if it involves washing them, cutting them, and removing seeds, in this case --- papaya seeds.  Whereas before, I would have found it much easier to get in my car, get in the drive-thru line (that would have probably extended all the way to the street), place my order, and head back home.  But now, I would not even consider that as my first choice, in fact it does not even enter my mind anymore.  And I figured, the time it takes to prep the fruits is just a fraction of the time it would have taken me to do the McDonald's run.  And the best thing is I did it all while still in my jammies.  

I was also debating whether to have toast for breakfast as my starch.  Instead, I opted for teeny-weeny potatoes which I bought at Trader Joe's.  I dry-roasted it, (that's right, no oil), and seasoned it with garlic powder, thyme, and rosemary, and a little bit of salt.  I will show you how I do my no-oil roasted potatoes in my next YouTube Vlog post, so stay tuned for it.

I hope you enjoy the rest of this weekend, and may we all have a wonderful week ahead of us. :-)  -GG-


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