Vegetarian Kimchi Meets Almost Plain Rice Noodle

A few days ago, after I lurked around Food Critic’s food porn collection on Facebook (Japanese trip edition), my envy just wouldn’t go away so I decided to make kimchi to distract myself from the jaded monster inside of me.  Actually for a vegetarian like me who practically lives away from all things Asian, home-made kimchi is a pretty good idea to keep my head sane.

Since there’s a gazillion of recipes out there for home-made kimchi, I’m not going to get into the detail too much with regards to the ingredient proportion (haha…you caught me, my faithful lurkers — I’m just freakin’ lazy & forgetful).  ^^Y Continue reading

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Oh My Rice

Rice, as plain as it looks and sounds, it can be one of the most versatile main dishes…especially, in the land of comfort food!  ^^

Whenever I want to snack on something that’s not so “snack-like” these days, I would prepare this (I’ll just call it “Oh My Rice” since I’m too lazy to come up with a more appropriate name and I can’t seem to find such a “disgustingly comforting” recipe on the net):

Oh My Rice Ingredients (for one serving):

Rice – preferably white rice, even though it’s not as healthy, it tastes great with this comfort dish.  Approximately one cup to the rice cooker.

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A Review on “Spicy Garden” & Monkey Madness

As a few people get to enjoy seeing my male god (aka the eternal Eason Chan) in person this past Sunday (*ahem* you know who you are), I kinda had to head to bed early because the very next day (dreadful Monday) was another stock-up day (which btw, has almost made me lose complete interest in shopping).  Monday is supposed be to our only day-off of the week, but since we always have to be on the go to several places in the city to stock-up & take care of various business matters, we rarely get a chance to properly sit down and eat on Mondays.  However, this past Monday was slightly different since we’ve finally been able to get a bit of breathing room and so, we decided to try out at one of the few Asian restaurants in Saskatoon.

Vancouver friends, please be warned, the average “Asian” restaurants here might not be sufficient to satisfy an average Vancourite’s palate. =/

We decided to try out Spicy Garden after a long day (& also, it had been a long while since we had any Vietnamese cuisine).

We decided to try out Spicy Garden after a long day (& also, it had been a long while since we had any Vietnamese cuisine).

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Herbs & Berries Yogurt

Plain yogurt is one of the most versatile food ingredients in the world.  You can make dessert with it, make salad with it, or you can make curry with it.  Also, it’s one of vegetarians’ best friends.

Here’s a dessert 5-minutes or under recipe for you to enjoy on a beautiful afternoon:

Herbs & Berries Yogurt...

Herbs & Berries Yogurt…

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Ingress Training & Food Meet with the Great Food Critic

The following post is another one of my whimsical mixed posts (food and game “review”), so readers’ discretion is advised. 😀

Recently, I got introduced to the game, Ingress, by Food Critic that ultimately confused the heck out of my mind for the past several days.  Thus, I was left with no choice but almost “pleaded” Food Critic for help to get me started (and thank goodness she has time today ^^).  Apparently, this game is essentially one that blends the virtual world and our reality with Google map technology.  There’s a whole epic story that comes along with this game with two opposing forces – the Enlightened and the Resistance.  However, it is basically a “get-to-know your local community” walking game (*Edit: Food Critic kindly corrected me and mentioned that this game is much more higher and bigger scale than a “local community” game…Well, I’m sorry for my level 2 noob ignorance @___@).

The logo of the game, Ingress. With Food Critic's help today, I have successfully levelled up in the game. So woohoo!

The logo of the game, Ingress. With Food Critic’s help today, I have successfully levelled up in the game. So woohoo!

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Sunday Tofu

A successful food experiment would always make me smile like an idiot.

Who knew tofu can taste so good with kimchi and grapefruit honey marmalade?

Forgot to put the grapefruit marmalade here before I took the photo. Then, after I included the grapefruit marmalade, I got so immersed with eating that I forgot to take a photo.

Forgot to put the grapefruit honey marmalade here before I took the photo. Then, after I included the grapefruit honey marmalade, I got so immersed with eating that I forgot to take a photo.  Hm…since I made this on a Sunday, I’ll call this the “Sunday Tofu”.

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