Oops, it’s been a super long time since my last post…. There are quite a lot of things going on these days, and I tend to get silent and avoid blogging when I get a little stressed out…. But I do have a bunch of things I want to blog about so hopefully I’ll start getting to it! In addition to baking and doing businessy stuff and making connections, I’ve been obsessively playing Candy Crush on my phone whenever I have any free time. I probably spend way to much time on that, but I regret nothing….
Well, now that the weather is getting warmer, I guess it’s time to start coming out of my hole of hibernation. I basically spent all of Saturday doing some major spring cleaning. I gave my patio a good sweeping and I’m gonna have to set up my patio table again so I can spend more time on my balcony. I’m anticipating many hours spent reading out there with some lemon ice tea and Bunny by my side. So looking forward to spring!
Anyhoo, I present to you some random things I baked and ate over the past week or two:
Last weekend I went to a pizza potluck at a friend’s place~ Everyone was assigned to bring a topping like onions, mushrooms, peppers, pepperoni, tomato sauce, etc. And what did I bring? Smoky tempeh bacon strips yo! Someone else brought regular bacon, but as the lone vegan in the group, I thought I’d weird everyone out with some vegan bac’n. Some of the guys there had never tried tempeh before and I don’t think they were big fans after a little taste…. I don’t blame them. It took me a while to get used to the taste of tempeh when I first went veg. (You can buy tempeh at the Foreign Food Mart in Itaewon.)
Here’s the tempeh on my veggie pizza. My friend Sonia made the dough (her first pizza dough attempt ever) and it was so great! She said she used this recipe here. It was light, fluffy, but it also got nice and crispy on the edges. I’ll definitely be using it if I ever make pizza in the future.
I would share the recipe, but it didn’t quite firm up the way I was hoping and it was rather messy to cut into. But it still tasted pretty good and it was a fun experiment. I’ll keep working on the recipe and hopefully share it later. :)
I also recently went to Suji’s in Itaewon for brunch. The last time I ate at Suji’s was ages ago when I was vegetarian (not yet vegan), and I think I ordered their omelette. So when I went this time, I wasn’t sure what they would have in terms of vegan fare. Sadly, the options were slim-pickins. I kind of assumed that they would have a few more veg*an items, but in the end, my only option was to get a greek salad (13,000won), without the cheese. :( Man, someone needs to open up a super vegan-friendly brunch spot in Seoul. Vegan pancakes, waffles, vegan bacon and sausages. Anyone?
I’ve been trying to eat more fresh veggies lately, mostly in the form of salads. Eating lots of vibrant fresh green veggies makes me feel more happy and positive about life. Corny I know, but it’s true. In this salad, I cut some tempeh up into little bac’n bits, and threw them in. My new favorite way of eating tempeh.
Another salad with lots of tofu ranchy dressing (similar recipe here)
On Friday, I bought a loaf of whole grain & seed bread from May Bell Bakery. It’s super dense and loaded with different seeds and also some anise seeds. I love this bakery so much.
Oh, and here’s my latest iHerb order~! Vitamin B supplements, sorghum flour, wheat bran, and a bag of pop chips because it doesn’t add much to the shipping weight. :) If anyone is new to iHerb, use my coupon code MIP268 to get $5-10 off your first order.