Sunday, February 24, 2013

Latkes and Applesauce

Remember when I promised you some more vegetarian meal ideas back at the new year?

Well, here's a super easy and tasty idea for your next meatless meal.

Potato latkes (of course, paired with sour cream and applesauce).

They're crispy, they take like 15 minutes to make, and they're kind of like glorified hash browns.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Burma Part 3: Beverages

Burma is a tropical country.

Most of the country stays at around 90 degrees or hotter year round. There are palm trees all over and it's really humid...all the time (which is great for the wildlife and fruit growing).

In this kind of weather and atmosphere, you know that there have to be some beverages that are used to refresh and cool down during the hot days, which are most of them.

First of all, the Burmese drink a lot of tea. Did you know that Burma is greatly influenced by British traditions, tea being one of them?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Simple Saturday: Green Smoothie

Sometimes I'm a little late on trends.

I didn't start watching The Office until like Season 3, I didn't read the Harry Potter series until I was in college and I didn't try a green smoothie until this week.

I know that green smoothies have been going around for awhile, but I have been skeptical and had not come across a simple recipe that I was excited about.

Then, my friend told me what she puts in her green breakfast smoothie: almond milk, spinach, frozen banana and peanut butter.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dessert Day...or Week

Happy Dessert Day/Week...what I would like to call the week of Valentine's Day.

This is a week when diets should be put to the side and chocolate and chocolate-covered fruits embraced.

Treat yo' self!

Stuff yo' face!

It's for love!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Donut Dates and Weekend Treats

It's the weekend, well amost!

And when I was a kid that meant something really special.

It meant that it was almost Saturday morning, the morning that (if it was my turn) was my donut date with my dad.

Many Saturdays of my sisters and my childhood were filled with rotating donut dates, one Saturday per month for each of us.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Burma Part 2: Hospitality

This post begins part two of photos and food stories from my recent trip to Burma. Click here to read Part 1.

One of the reasons that I really fell in love with the spirit of the Burmese people was their hospitality, humility and laughter.

We experienced so much grace and were so welcomed by the people.

They gladly had us in their homes and fed us their best food. There is widespread poverty in the nation, but you would not know it when you're feasting at someone's table as a guest.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Simple Saturday: Breakfast

It's time to talk about breakfast.

Now, this meal should not just be a weekend, Simple Saturday thing, although isn't a big, special breakfast on a weekend morning just the best?!

Anyway, breakfast is a meal that is often forgotten, left to the last minute and sometimes even ignored! How dare us?

This meal can help us start out our day right and can be a simple way to make the rest of the day go smoothly.

Here are some simple breakfast ideas to get the wheels of your breakfast brain turning: