Thursday, April 11, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Its still cold and I am still avoiding the task of going out. I've been craving for a smoothie but its not exactly the most appropriate drink for the weather. Thank goodness for my hoarder abilities and I have tons of ingredients in my fridge. I can make my drink in the comfort of my home.
I used 6 kirkland frozen strawberries, thawed. I buy them frozen to prevent them from spoiling. Initially, I would get the fresh berries but after 1 week i wouldnt be able to finish a 4-lb. clamshell all alone so there. After researching the difference between frozen and fresh, which is not really much, I settled for frozen.
Add yogurt. I used 1 serving just to avoid the hassle of storing it again. Use any variant as you please, today i am in the mood for lemon.
Add some milk to make it more liquid/drinkable. I am not a big fan of milk but my lifestyle here has had a positive externality but still i opt for the non-dairy milk variants like almond milk or soy milk.
Add honey for sweetness. It really depends on how sweet you want it, i like mine a bit tangy so just a couple of swirls did the trick.
Blend them all together!!! To date, i can say that the best purchase I made for the kitchen is the Cuisinart 2 speed hand blender with multiple attachments i got from Costco.
And voila! Craving satisfied, and it is definitely low calorie at less than 200 calories.
Monday, April 1, 2013
I have this overstock of salad lettuce in my refridgerator and I didn't want to throw them out. As a household of one, who loves to buy stuff from costco, I always end up with too much vegetable I s so I have to constantly come up with things to do to them.
Today's project is lettuce pancake inspired by the japanese traditional food okonomiyaki. I topped it with caramelized onions and honey balsamic vinegar mix.