I haven’t done one of these posts for a while now because I have been taking a semi-break and only been posting six word stories and interviews so I am super excited to share this post with you guys. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been trying a lot of new foods and just trying to make things that I don’t normally make often. Thanks to this I have discovered so many new dishes I now really like and make often and I have a bunch of food related content for you guys.
I decided to share todays meals because generally I make a lot of East Asian food- usually Korean- because I really do love those but I have also been trying to make more Indian/South Asian dishes. I generally avoid making Indian/South Asian food because I find it a bit time consuming and I feel like my sister is better at making them than I am so I leave that to her. However, on this day I was like no- I’m going to make some Indian stuff myself. Anyway, I’m going to stop rambling now so that we can finally get into the good part of this post- the food!
Disclaimer: I don’t usually eat like this but I wanted to try new things for this post and make it fun so I decided to try some not exactly healthy stuff which is fun once in a while! All the products used/mentioned are vegan.
Some of you guys probably know this if you have read my earlier What I Eat In A Day posts but I don’t generally have much for breakfast because I am not a morning person and eating in the morning makes me feel kind of gross. I know a lot of people love having a big breakfast but I am just really not one of those people.
For breakfast on this day I started with some Silk milk which is a vegan alternative milk that I am absolutely obsessed with. I am pretty particular about alternative milk because some of the brands really water them down but I have noticed that Silk is pretty creamy and delicious. I hate oats but for some reason everything I had for breakfast on this day had oats in it and I loved all of it! I think I don’t hate the taste of oats I just don’t like porridge because of its texture. It just really grosses me out for some reason.
Anyway, I had some oat milk from Silk and I also tried Bobo’s strawberry flavoured Stuff’d Bites. I have tried one thing from this brand and very much enjoyed it and as expected I loved the Stuff’d Bites too (I got some more today but in a different flavour!). They are super delicious and the stuffing is the perfect amount of sweet and sour. I liked the first one so much I ate another one haha. It’s a little dry because of the oats but I was drinking oat milk with it anyway so I didn’t mind at all. If you have never tried Bobo’s products I would HIGHLY recommend them- they are super delicious and one of my new favourite treats.
Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of my breakfast because I didn’t think I was going to be making this post on that day but I decided to later on in the day. But I have added some images I found on Google in case anyone is interested- I know when it comes to stuff about food the best part is the pictures/videos.
I had no idea what I was going to make for lunch so I did what I usually do which is YouTube a bunch of recipes till I find something I like and it totally worked because I found something that I am now super obsessed with- Shri Lankan eggplant curry. I had a giant eggplant in the fridge that I needed to finish and I usually make Korean eggplant with it but this time I wanted to make something new.
I have never had Shri Lankan food, authentic or otherwise, so I have no idea whether this tasted authentic or not but all I know is that my taste buds loved it and my mouth is literally watering just thinking about it. This is the recipe I used as a basis but I changed a couple of things like I stir fried the stuff that was fried in the original recipe and I added less curry powder and no tamarind juice and used lemon and water instead.
So, definitely not authentic but still extremely delicious. I ate it with some rice and it was a simple and delicious meal. Plus, eggplant cooks really fast so it didn’t take too long to make- I was done with everything in about forty minutes or so. It was also super light so I didn’t feel lazy in the afternoon and filmed a bunch of reels for my Instagram which was awesome.
Of course, I have to have some snacks in between meals because that is just who I am as a person lol. I had some GoGo Quinoa Puffs in the flavour salt and vinegar. They were okay, not the best things ever. The quinoa made them kind of dry but they weren’t too bad. I would definitely not get them again though- they were pricey for the amount and the taste wasn’t worth it either if I’m being totally honest. I have the siracha flavour as well but I haven’t tried those yet- hoping they are better but I don’t have very high hopes for them. It may be because they are gluten free because a lot of times I don’t really like the taste of gluten free foods. They taste very gluten free- I don’t know how to explain it but if you have ever had regular pizza and then gluten free pizza you will probably know what I mean.
At night, I got kind of lazy and did not want to do a lot of cooking so I decided to heat up some frozen samosa’s and make samosa chaat. Samosa is probably one of my favourite Indian foods but I rarely eat them because they are not the healthiest thing out there but I felt like I wanted a treat and I didn’t want to eat boring healthy foods if I was going to make a post about it so I decided to heat some up. The samosa’s I used are from Shana and are available at most Walmart’s. I prefer the Deep ones but I couldn’t get them the last time I got groceries so I got these instead and they are pretty good too.
I topped the samosa’s with some chickpea curry, chopped tomatoes and onions and later added some Silk coconut yogurt.as well as some chutney. I know authentically people also add some sev but I didn’t have any so I added some Haldiram Bhel Mix which still tasted pretty good. I’m pretty sure I added too much by “accident” though…
I have made this before so I knew I would enjoy it and of course it’s always fun to eat some Indian food after a while- made me miss my mum’s cooking though!
After a kind of greasy, junk-y dinner I wanted something sweet so I had one of these chocolate cups. They’re from b2b and this one was mint flavoured. They are absolutely delicious and I am obsessed with them lately. Seriously, please stop me I have been eating way too many of these.
Have you ever had any of the foods I mentioned above? What did you eat today? Do you enjoy South Asian food? What is your favourite food?
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