Monday, April 22, 2019

Peanut Butter and Banana Milkshake

Yummy sweet milkshakes with bananas.
The weather is warming up a bit. We even had a weird 3AM tornado warning last week. A tornado warning in Philadelphia? Yes indeed. In the meantime, I have been writing, making new paintings, and applying for grants/residencies as well as preparing delicious plant based dishes and desserts like this scrumptious peanut butter banana milkshake.
Fair trade bananas blended together with Divine Chocolate Cocoa Powder and Trader Joe's soy vanilla ice cream and salted peanut butter is such a phenomenal treat. For extra spice, I recommend cinnamon and ginger.

Peanut Butter and Banana Milkshake Ingredients and Preparation

1 banana
1 1/2 cup almond milk (or any other non-dairy alternative)
1/4 cup vegan vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoon salted chunky peanut butter
1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients and blend well.

Sprinkle extra cocoa powder if desired. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Golden Sushi Rice With Pan Seared Asparagus

An amazing dinner.

Happy April Fool's Day and the start of National Poetry Month.
I attempted to make sushi last month and it came out an absolute disaster. However, I realized while devouring the remainders of sushi rice that it was good outside of the nori wrappers. That is not to say that I won't try to make sushi again.

A super early joke-- bad sushi rolling. At least the filling was delightful: roasted carrot, avocado, sushi rice, and black sesame seeds.
Golden sushi rice is sprinkled with turmeric to have that beautiful yellow hue and nori adds chewy, flaky texture and a "fishy" flavor. Charred garlicky asparagus and a scoop of avocado makes for an overall satisfying meal. It takes a lot of precious time, but well worth the pleasing end.

Golden Sushi Rice With Pan Seared Asparagus Ingredients and Preparation

1 1/2 cup Lundberg Farms Sushi Rice
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 sheets nori, torn to small pieces
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 cup asparagus, chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika

Prepare sushi rice to package directions.
Mix in rice vinegar, nori, turmeric, salt, and black pepper.
Bring asparagus to a boil and drain water.
Saute garlic with olive oil. Add asparagus, salt, black pepper, and paprika.