What I Eat In A Day

What I Eat In A Day

Introduction

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.

Breakfast

Unsweetened Original Oat Milk | Silk Canada
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Strawberry Stuff'd Oat Bites | Organic & Gluten Free Snacks | Bobo's
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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.

Lunch

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.

Snack

Puffs Pink Salt & Vinegar (Organic and Plant-Based) | GoGo Quinoa
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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.

Dinner

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!

Dessert

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.

Your Thoughts

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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Vegetable Pancake Recipe

Vegetable Pancake Recipe

Vegetable Pancake Recipe

This is another fabulous and delicious recipe from my mum! She is a really great cook and I always tell her she needs to start a YouTube channel or something. Anyway, she wanted to share this vegetable pancake recipe with you guys since last year but I took a break from blogging and then I got busy with school so I wasn’t able to post until now. It’s such a simple, healthy and delicious recipe I’m sure you guys will enjoy it if you try it.

Ingredients

2 medium potatoes

1 carrot

1 onion

1 small or 1/2 a large beet

1 ginger

4-5 cloves of garlic

A few coriander leaves

These were the vegetables my mum used but feel free to substitute them with other vegetables that you prefer or may have in the fridge.

Instructions

  1. Grate all the vegetables and mince the coriander, garlic and ginger.
  2. Mix the this with 3-4 tbsp. of rice flour/plain flour or any flour you prefer. You can use a GF flour if you want to make this recipe GF.
  3. Add salt and black pepper to the mixture according to your taste- I added 1 tsp. of salt and 1/2 tsp of black pepper.
  4. Mix everything really well.
  5. Add a bit of oil to a skillet/frying pan and add enough of the mixture to make a pancake- see image below. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook on medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes and check to see if it’s done. When the bottom is done flip it over and cook the other side till both sides are cooked well and crispy.
  6. Repeat this till all your pancakes are done.
  7. You can garnish the pancakes with some fresh coriander leaves if you like.
  8. You can serve this with plain “dahi” (yogurt) or if you’re vegan you can serve it with vegan plain yogurt or vegan mayonnaise. Enjoy!

Thoughts

Have you tried vegetable pancakes? Is this something you would try? Do you like coriander because a lot of people surprisingly don’t? What is your favourite vegetable? Let me know in the comments below or simply stop by and say hi because I always love hearing from you in the comments!


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Korean Sour And Spicy Tofu Recipe

Korean Sour And Spicy Tofu Recipe

Korean Sour And Spicy Tofu

As you know I love Korean food and I love tofu so obviously this Korean sour and spicy tofu dish is one of my favourites. It’s quite simple to make and does not take very long which is always great when you have a million assignments to do every week. I’m not sure how authentic it is because I’ve seen some recipes for this on YouTube which is what inspired me to make this but they were all a little different from the way I make mine. A lot of them also fried the tofu which I’m sure tastes amazing but isn’t very healthy so I usually just stir fry it.

I mentioned that I had made this on my latest What I Eat In A Day post and I promised you guys the recipe so I decided to share it today. I really hope you guys try this because it is so delicious and super easy to make. If you like it you can even make it in bulk and freeze it which is what I do sometimes. In case you don’t have all the Korean ingredients at home I would recommend checking at your local grocery store or at any Asian stores because most of them carry Korean items. Also I apologise for the quality of some of the images but it’s way harder to simultaneously cook and take pictures than I assumed it would be…

Ingredients

1 block of extra firm or firm tofu

1 white onion

2 spring onions

1 tsp of minced garlic

Gochujang

Soy sauce

Ketchup

Molasses or sugar or any kind of sweetener

Recipe

  1. Chop and stir fry the onions on a pan with a little bit of oil and salt till they are well cooked and put aside.
  2. Cut the tofu into bite sized pieces as shown in the images below, add a little salt and stir fry them till all the pieces are golden brown. To make the tofu extra crispy you can add a bit of potato starch to them before you stir fry them.
  3. Leave the tofu on the pan and add in the onions but turn the heat off so it doesn’t burn.
  4. For the sauce mix 4 tbsp. of soy sauce, 2-3 tbsp. of gochujang, 1 tsp. of minced garlic, 1-2 tbsp. of ketchup, 2-4 drops of molasses or 1/2 tsp of sugar and 2 tbsp of water. If you don’t want it too be too sour add a little less ketchup and vice versa. If you don’t want it to be too spicy start with 1 tsp. of gochujang and than you can add more later on if you like.
  5. Mix the sauce, tofu and onions together on the pan and stir fry on low to medium heat for a few more minutes till the sauce thickens up and everything is evenly coated.
  6. Chop the spring onions into small pieces and use them as garnish. You can also add some sesame seeds as garnish.
  7. Serve with rice, kimchi (optional) and seaweed (optional).

             

             

Your Thoughts

Do you enjoy Korean food? Do you like tofu? Are you a fan of spicy food? What recipes do you want to see on this blog next? Will you be trying this recipe? Let me know your thoughts below or simply stop by and say hi because I always love chatting with you in the comments below!


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What I Eat In A Day #4

What I Eat In A Day #4

Introduction

I really love doing what I Eat In A Day posts so I was excited when I got a couple of requests for them! I have done a couple of these posts last year because I thought they would be a fun new addition to the blog and since I do talk about food and recipes a lot I thought it would be fun for you guys to see what I eat in a day. I also thought it would be fun for people trying out veganism or going plant based this year since apparently a lot of people are trying that. All the food below is vegan/plant based and the recipes for two of them are hopefully coming soon depending on how busy I am next week and the week after. Even if you may just want to add a few vegan/plantbased options to your diet some of these may be fun for you to try out.

I also wanted to add that this is not how I generally eat but to be honest my meals these days have been a bit boring because I’m trying to eat healthier so I try to make everything from scratch except I don’t have a lot of time because of university so I usually end up eating the same pretty simple meal for lunch and dinner. I feel like you guys don’t want a What I Eat In A Day post where it’s just me eating rice and veggies (as much as I love eating that) for most of my meals. I do have cheat days sometimes where I eat stuff I want which may not be super healthy for me because it’s okay to eat like that once in a while and I had one of those a while back and I was like perfect I can finally do a What I Eat In A Day post now! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post!

Breakfast

As you may know if you’ve read my previous What I Eat In A Day posts you know that I generally don’t eat breakfast but I have been waking up super early these days because I have early morning classes so I have started eating breakfast because otherwise I get too hungry during my class. I usually eat like fruits and yogurt but today I was like I’m going to eat a what I feel like. So, I ended up making some waffles- they are frozen and from a brand called Nature’s Path. If you haven’t tried these you absolutely have to they’re so delicious! They’re nice and crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. I love them.

I also had some tofu that I needed to use up so I decided to make some tofu scramble. I made two types and they both turned out delicious. I’m a huge fan of tofu scramble and I make it all the time but for some reason I wanted to switch things up so I decided to make it differently and I’m glad I did because I found a new favourite way to make tofu scramble. Also my phone keeps autocorrecting scramble to scrabble for some reason so if you read tofu scrabble instead of scramble at some point just ignore it…

I really wanted hashbrowns too but unfortunately I didn’t have any but I did have some frozen fries so I made those instead. That’s basically the same thing right lol?

Lunch

                             

I was extremely excited for lunch because this was something I had been wanting to make for a while now! I was going to make the Gardein sweet and sour porkless bites. I’ve made these before so I know they’re delicious but last time I didn’t have bell peppers or pineapple so I couldn’t make them the way they are supposed to be made. This time I had all the ingredients so I was finally able to make them properly and I honestly can not even describe how good they tasted. Like seriously they were amazing. If you haven’t tried these I would highly recommend them even if you aren’t vegan because the flavour is in the sauce that comes with it.

I generally try to avoid alternatives like Gardein because they can be quite expensive and I don’t think they are very healthy but they are super convenient and they taste amazing so they can be great as a treat once in a while. I ate the porkless bites with some rice that I had made because I love rice and it’s just so delicious with everything and so easy to make.

Dinner

       

I had some leftover rice from lunch and some leftover tofu from breakfast so I decided to make some Korean style tofu for dinner. I like using my leftover as soon as possible because our fridge is not very big so I usually just end up using leftovers the same day or at least in a day or two.

As I mentioned I love rice and I really love Korean food so this tofu has been my go-to these days. It’s so simple to make, it’s super filling since it’s tofu and it just tastes so good. I never used to be a huge fan of tofu because I always thought it was kind of blend and gross but I think I just was not cooking it correctly. Now that I know how I like my tofu I make it all the time and it turns out amazing. The recipe for this tofu side dish is coming very soon so be on the lookout for that. I ate this with some Mother In Laws vegan kimchi I had in the fridge because you can’t have Korean food without kimchi. It just makes it so much better.

So that was what I ate all day. I know I usually add some snacks or something but I didn’t have any snacks on this day so it was pretty much just this. I also didn’t have anything special to drink because these days all I drink is water or Bubly. 

Your Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. What did you eat today? Do you have cheat meals or cheat days? Do you usually make things from scratch? Have you been trying to incorporate more vegan meals in your diet? What are some of your favourite dishes? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear your thoughts or simply stop by and say hi!


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Tips For Veganuary

Tips For Veganuary

Veganuary

I read that this year more people are trying out veganuary than any year before which made my vegan heart very happy to hear. Every year people try eating vegan, vegetarian or plant based in January and a lot of people choose to continue to eat that way for the rest of the year or at least attempt to decrease their meat and dairy intake.

People do veganuary for different reasons each year. A number of people do it for ethical reasons as they believe the killing of animals for food is unnecessary. Others do it for health reasons as they believed eating a plant based diet is healthier. Some people try out veganuary in an attempt to lose weight. A lot of people these days are trying to eat plant based as it is better for the environment. Most people in my opinion do it for a bit of all the reasons which I think is really great.

I have been eating plant based for a few years now and I thought this year I would share some tips and tricks with you guys in case anyone is trying out veganuary or just thinking about reducing their meat and dairy intake in general. Here are some tips to help you with veganuary this year:

Do Your Research

Just like with anything new you try it is very important to do your research and find out exactly what you are getting into. I would highly recommend checking out some vegan bloggers, YouTubers, Instagrammers and more to see what the vegan lifestyle is like and to get ideas on what kinds of foods you can eat. I would also recommend doing your research because if you have not been vegan your whole life your body may need a certain amount of certain things and that way you can add vegan/plant based alternatives to your diet accordingly. I personally tend to get low on iron easily- it runs in my family- and that’s why I try to eat more iron rich foods daily to make sure I am getting enough iron.

Another reason I would recommend doing your research is because a lot of very popular vegans that you will find online will talk about products that they are probably sponsored by that are insanely expensive and totally unnecessary. Instead do your research and figure out what you REALLY need not the stuff being advertised by influencers. Not saying all of it is useless of course- some of it may be super helpful but you just have to be very careful.

Try New Things

Think about veganuary as an adventure and instead of sticking to the same meals you generally eat but with vegan alternatives try branching out and making new recipes you have not tried before. There are so many amazing vegan recipes out there (I know because my mum send me a bunch of them every day 😂) and a lot of them are super easy to make.

I know that I personally had really not eaten a lot of dishes before I went vegan. I usually stuck with the same things I would normally eat. However, after going vegan I have tried so many new things and I even tried a lot of international foods which was so fun. It was the first time I made Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Ethiopian and so many other types of foods from all over the world. I’ve talked to a lot of vegans who say the same thing too- that they ended up trying a lot of new things after going vegan.

You can have a lot of fun with a vegan diet if you try and making or eating new foods will help you get used to eating vegan much faster than if you stick with the same foods you generally eat.

Avoid Replacements And Alternatives

There are so many alternatives and replacements for literally any products you can think of. There are vegan replacements, plant based replacements, gluten free replacements, grain free replacements, paleo replacements, keto replacements and the list can literally go on for like another hour at least. Although this can truly be a blessing when you want to make a dish that needs specific ingredients I think it can some times also be a bit of a curse because constantly using replacements or alternatives can be quite expensive and more importantly it is not very good for your health.

Vegan alternatives are incredibly expensive and this is actually one of the main reasons why so many people avoid going fully vegan because truth be told not everyone can afford to eat these alternatives on a regular basis. However, as someone who tries to eat less alternatives and eat as many home cooked meals as possible I can confirm that’s super easy to eat vegan without using alternatives on a regular basis. Like I mentioned on my first tip you just need to do some research and find recipes where they don’t use meat/dairy alternatives and use homemade ones instead.

I know that a lot of these alternatives also talk about how healthy they are but truth be told they probably are not as good for you as they say. In general, eating something you have made yourself from scratch is always the best option whether you are vegan or not.

Meal Prep

Meal prepping is a total game changer not just for people looking to try out the vegan diet but for people in general. It saves a lot of time, allows you to stick to your budget and you get to eat things you love on a regular basis since you will be making them in bulk.

If you are not used to making vegan foods on a regular basis I would definitely recommend meal prepping because it takes a while to make something new and perfect the flavours and things. It’s particularly difficult if it’s something very different from what you are normally used to eating. Therefore, it may not be possible for you to cook something new for every meal as you may be busy with other things like work, school etc. It’s just easier if you have something that is ready to eat that you just have to heat up. Even if you don’t want to fully cook it try keeping the ingredients ready like for example you could chop the vegetables in advance.

Treat Yourself

My last tip is this- treat yourself. Don’t forget to enjoy veganuary because there are so many fun vegan things out there that you can try and enjoy. Remember not to just survive on salad- unless you like salad- and try eating something like pizza or fries once in a while. Obviously, do not just eat junk food all month but it’s okay to eat stuff that is not super healthy every once in a while because life is all about those small pleasures.

In my History of Food course I learnt that food is about so much more than just eating. It is about who you are, who you want to become and most importantly it’s about the emotions and memories that are attached to the foods we eat. Make sure to make some good memories this veganuary.

Final Thoughts

I think it is a really great idea to try new things because that’s the best way to grow as a person and veganism has helped me a lot with both my physical and mental health so I would definitely recommend trying to eat vegan for a month or even a few days.

I hope you found these tips helpful if you are trying out veganuary or even if you are just trying to decrease meat and dairy in your diet.

Your Thoughts

Are you currently vegan or thinking about going vegan? Are you going to try veganuary this month? Have you tried vegan foods and if so what is something you enjoyed? Let me know in the comments below or simply stop by and say hi!

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Korean Fried Cauliflower Recipe

Korean Fried Cauliflower

As you guys may have guessed I love Korean food and one of my favourite things to do is try to make vegan versions of popular Korean food. Korean Fried Chicken or KFC (not that one) is a very popular Korean dish and I always see people eat it in Kdramas so I thought I would try making a vegan version of it.
I decided to use cauliflower wings instead of chicken but you can substitute the chicken with anything you prefer such as soy wings, broccoli or even tofu. I used premade cauliflower wings which I just had to heat in the oven but if you want a recipe for how to make vegan cauliflower wings click here. I used the Wholly Veggie brand cauliflower wings so if you are like me and don’t want to fry your own I would definitely recommend those.
I talked about making this dish in one of my What I Eat In A Day posts and I’ve been meanng to share the recipe since that post but haven’t had the time so I decided to finally share it today.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and give it a try because it is one of my favourite dishes I have made so far!

Ingredients

Soy Sauce
Gochujang
Minced/chopped garlic
Minced/chopped ginger
2 spring onions
Korean dried or fresh red chili peppers- can be substituted with regular chili peppers.
Sesame seeds
Korean red chili pepper flakes- optional
Sugar/sweetener

Recipe

  1. Mix about 2 tbsp. of soy sauce, 1/2 tsp of water, 2 tsp of gochujang, 1/2 tsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp of Korean red chili pepper flakes/powder. Mix everything well until it becomes a liquidy paste. If it’s too thick add a little more soy sauce or water.
  2. Chop the dried or fresh pepper (I usually use one but feel free to use more or less according to your taste) and add it to a pan with about 1tbs of garlic and 1/2 tbsp. of ginger and about 1 or 2 tsp of oil and let it heat on medium high heat for about a minute or two till the ginger and garlic are golden brown.
  3. Now add the mix we made earlier to the pan and let it cook for about a minute.
  4. Now add in the cauliflower and mix well till all the cauliflower wings are evenly coated.
  5. Garnish with some chopped spring onions and sesame seeds. You can garnish it with fried peanuts too if you don’t have spring onions or sesame seeds.
  6. Enjoy on it’s own or with some rice like and veggies like I did!


Tips: Korean food tends to be a bit spicy but if you like more mild flavoured food use less of the peppers, leave out the pepper flakes/powder and use less gochujang. People also usually put in some vinegar but I don’t use vinegar so I didn’t add any but if you want it a bit sour feel free to add a little vinegar too. The soy sauce is a bit salty which I love but if you don’t feel free to add a bit more water to the mix to tone down the flavours more.

Thoughts

Do you like Korean food? Have you ever had or made fried cauliflower before? Have you tried Korean fried cauliflower? What’s your favourite Korean food? As always let me know in the comments below because I love hearing your thoughts or simply stop by and say hi!


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Bibimbap Recipe

Bibimbap

“Bibimbap simply translates to “mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables“.”- Sue from mykoreankitchen
Bibimbap is probably my go-to when it comes to an easy home cooked meal. I love that it’s super easy to make, delicious and also really healthy because it has so many veggies. I make it vegan of course so it pretty much just has vegetables and rice which I think is really healthy.
I also really love Korean food because the flavours are just so perfect for me. I like spicy, sour and savoury food and Korean food is usually the perfect mix of this. It’s honestly so delicious I literally can’t stop eating it.
I also want to specify that I don’t make it the traditional way which is a lot more time consuming. I usually make bibimbap when I’m in a hurry so I make it in a quick, kind of lazy way. It still tastes really good though I promise!

Ingredients

1 Carrot
1 Zucchini
1 bunch of spinach
1 white onion
3 spring onions
1/2 tsp of sesame oil
1 handful of soybean sprouts
2 tbs gochujang
Soy Sauce
Kimchi
Minced garlic
Minced ginger
Cooked rice
Salt
Cooking oil

Recipe

  1. Chop all the vegetables except the spring onions jullienne style.
  2. Put about two teaspoons of cooking oil on a pan and add the chopped vegetables, soybean sprouts, garlic and ginger to the pan and let them cook until they are all well cooked. Add salt to taste. Tip: Add the spinach later on as it cooks faster.
  3. While the vegetables are cooking, mix in a small bowl 2 tbsp of gochujang, 2 tsp of soy sauce and the spring onions chopped into small pieces. Mix everything well until it has turned into a liquidy paste. Tip: Gochujang is a bit spicy so if you don’t like spicy food add less and if you do like more spicy food feel free to add more. Soy sauce is also a bit salty so feel free to add it according to your taste.
  4. When the vegetables are almost done cooking add about 2 medium sized bowls of cooked rice and the mixed paste. Mix everything well until both the vegetable and rice and covered with the paste.
  5. Let it cook on medium heat for a few more minutes- about 2-5 minutes- so that the flavours all blend well together.
  6. Your bibimbap is now ready to eat! You can garnish it with some chopped up kimchi, sprinkled seaweed, seasame oil or seasame seeds- or all three!

       
I usually don’t use any meat replacements but if you like you can always use ground soy/vegetables, some chickpeas or lentils, potatoes or vegan beef. The vegetables are also all optional- you can pretty much use anything you have in the fridge that you think will taste good.

Thoughts

Do you guys like Korean food? Have you ever had or made bibimbap before? As always let me know in the comments below because I love hearing your thoughts or simply stop by and say hi!


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Mystery Blogger Award #9

Thank you!

I want to thank Anjali for nominating me for this award. She has a really awesome blog with posts about blogging, fashion, awards and so much more. Be sure to check it out by clicking here. 

Rules

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you & provide a link to their blog.
  3. Mention the creator of the award.
  4. Answer the question you were asked.
  5. Tell the readers three things about you.
  6. Nominate Ten to Twenty bloggers.
  7. Notify the bloggers (tell them you nominated them) by commenting on one of their posts.
  8. Ask your nominee five questions with one weird or funny one.
  9. Share a link to your best posts.
  10. The creator of this award is —————————- Okoto Engima.

Questions

1.What inspires you to keep blogging?

You guys and all the amazing comments you leave on this blog!

2. What is your favourite food?

At the moment it’s kimchi- in particular from a brand called Mother-In-Law. 

3. What do you like more; Camping or Binge Watching shows at home?

It depends on my mood. I would have picked binge watching in general but I have been doing that for the last like five months so right now I’m going to pick camping. 

4. What advice would you like to give to the fellow bloggers?

Blogging is a two way street- be active on other blogs if you want others to be active on yours.

5. If you were to choose between never being able to see water and never being able to see fire, what would you choose? And why?

That one is difficult! But I am not a fan of large bodies of water in general so I would pick not being able to see water. Also not seeing fire would be dangerous because I could walk into it and get burnt to death.

My Nominees

If you’re reading this post and feel as though this may be something you want to participate in please consider yourself nominated and use the same questions I did- I would love to read your take on them! And if you don’t want to do an entire post dedicated to it you can leave the answers in the comments below.


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What I Eat In A Day #3

What I Eat In A Day

I have been wanting to make another What I Eat In A Day post for a while now and someone also suggested it on the survey/poll I took a few weeks back but I have not had the time recently and to be honest I had not been eating anything that exciting so I wanted to wait till I ate somethings that were new and fun. That way I can do mini reviews along with the what I ate in a day post. This is from a while back but looking at the pictures now makes me want to go get a snack lol! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post!

Breakfast

   
As those of you who have read my previous What I Eat In A Day will know I am not a breakfast person. I rarely eat breakfast and when I do it’s usually some granola or something like that. I tend to prefer to drink a smoothie or protein milk for breakfast rather than eat because eating in the morning makes me feel a bit gross.
On this day we decided to eat breakfast for once and made some vegan waffles with vegan whipped cream, vegan marshmallows and some fruits.
The waffles we made were the Dark Chocolate Chip Waffles from Nature’s Path. This was our first time trying them and they were super delicious and we ended up getting some more after this. For anyone looking for dairy-free and egg free waffles I would highly recommend these although they do have soy so if you are soy-free these may not be for you. They are also gluten free for those of you who are looking for gluten free alternatives.
The whipped cream we decided to use was the Coco Whip Topping from So Delicious. So Delicious is probably one of my favourite vegan brands when it comes to anything sweet like ice cream or whipped cream. Their products are honestly so good and if you have not tried them yet I would highly recommend them even if you are not vegan/dairy-free. The taste was really good although it got melted which was out fault because we should have waited before we put it on the waffles. It still tasted awesome though so we didn’t really care. The coco whip is vegan, gluten free and non-GMO.
The marshmallows are from Dandies. They are honestly so delicious and they taste just like non-vegan marshmallows which is great. I love eating marshmallows as snacks sometimes so we usually have some at home and since we were having a pretty unhealthy breakfast we decided to add the marshmallows on top! They are vegan, gluten free and non-GMO.
This was one of the best breakfasts ever and I have breakfast a lot more now thanks to these waffles- I usually have them with syrup though not like this. And I’ve also been having them with Gardien’s breakfast patties which are nice and savoury so they balance out the sweetness of the waffles.

Lunch


Since I had a big breakfast I wanted to eat a simple lunch and preferably something rice based because that isn’t too heavy. I had been meaning to make Korean style wings for a while and decided this would be a good time to make them. I also had a bunch of veggies I wanted to use up so I decided to stir fry those to eat as a side too. All I added to the veggies was a bit of soy sauce and a bit of crushed red pepper.
For the wings I used cauliflower wings from a brand called Wholly Veggie. In general, I can’t say I’m a huge fan of this brand simply because I had literally never tried any of their products before the wings. The wings come with their own sauce but since I wanted to make mine Korean style I didn’t use those. I baked the wings, made the Korean style sauce and it turned out absolutely amazing. I would DEFINITELY recommend these. The wings were also quite a lot but I shared them with my sister so the amount in the picture is a bit less than half.
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Snack


I got a little peckish before dinner so I decided to make a snack. I had eaten kind of an unhealthy breakfast and lunch so instead of having an unhealthy snack too I decided to make some stir fried plantain. I absolutely love plantain especially when it’s fried/stir fried like this. It turned out amazing and I was definitely very satisfied with the snack.

Dinner


After having so many new things to eat in the morning and for lunch I decided to make something very simple for dinner. I already had some left over stir fried vegetables and rice so I decided to make a Korean dish called Bibimbap which is a mix of rice, vegetables and gochujang. I ate it with some GimMe seaweed and some Mother-In-Law’s Kimchi. I talk about both of those all the time and you know I absolutely love them both.

Conclusion

I think this was such a great day for food because I got to try a bunch of stuff I had been meaning to try for a long time and I also got to eat a lot of my favourite foods! I also wanted to say that I don’t usually eat this much processed/frozen food in general since I try to eat as many homemade meals as possible but I think it’s nice to take a break once in a while and enjoy something like this.

Thoughts

Do you guys prefer waffles or pancakes? Do you like Korean food? Have you tried any of the products I mentioned on this post? Are you guys as obsessed with plantains as I am? What are some vegan foods you would recommend for me to try out because I’m always looking for something new to try? Let me know in the comments below and also let me know if you want any recipes for the foods I mentioned above!


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Potato Pizza Recipe

Potato Pizza

This is another recipe from my mum! So, like the rest of us she’s been trying a lot of new, fun stuff and she was telling me about this potato pizza they made and I thought wow that sounds so good. I asked her to send me the recipe because I thought it would be something you guys may enjoy as well and I know from the comments that some of you are gluten free or just looking for new recipes so I think this would work as a good alternative to using a flour based pizza base. This recipe also pretty easy to make which I love and I feel like it uses ingredients that most of us either already have or can get pretty easily. I also want to specify that the cheese they used was not vegan since my parents are vegetarian not vegan but you can easily substitute it with your favourite type or brand of vegan cheese- that’s what I usually do when I come across recipes that contain dairy cheese.

Ingredients

2 medium sized potatoes
1 green capsicum/bell pepper
1/4 yellow capsicum/bell pepper
1/4 red capsicum/bell pepper
4-5 florets of broccoli
1 onion
2/3 tbs of corn flour/all purpose flour
Black pepper
Salt
Oil
Marinara sauce
Tip: You can use whatever toppings you like these are just the ones they used.

Instructions

1.Grate the potatoes and add the 2/3 tbs of flour- you can use corn or all purpose flour, salt and black pepper powder to taste.
                    
2. Mix everything and put it on a pan to heat (medium-high) with a little oil underneath in a round shape as seen in the image below.

3. Once the bottom of the potato base is golden brown turn it switch off your stove.

4. Chop the vegetables either in cubes or julienne depending on how you prefer them and add some salt and black pepper according to your taste.

5. Flip the base around so that the cooked part of the base is on top and the uncooked is at the bottom.
6. Apply the marinara sauce on the top of the potato base, add the vegetables on top and cheese (you can use your favourite vegan cheese or regular cheese if you’re not vegan)
             
7. Switch on your stove again on low-medium and let it cook for a few minutes till the cheese is melted. (Tip: keep checking the bottom of the base to make sure it doesn’t get burnt while the veggies and cheese are cooking.)
8. Once everything is well cooked you can take it off the stove and enjoy it! (Tip: If you like the veggies and cheese really well cooked you can put it on broil in the oven for a few minutes to cook it even more.)

Thoughts

Are you gluten free? Have you ever had a potato pizza? Do you think this is something you’ll try making? Let me know in the comments below!


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