April 21, 2017
In my forced departure from chewable-food, I dusted-off some old recipes that I haven’t made in years and asked friends and family for their own recipes that don’t require heavy use of your jaws. Needless to say it, a large number of pudding recipes showed up in my inbox.
It’s funny that when somebody is in no condition to flex those cheek muscles to smile, let alone to chew food, pudding is the first thing that comes to mind.
Which hardly ever happens, pudding is not that popular. Seriously, when was the last time you had pudding? Or thought about pudding?
April 19, 2017
I got one wisdom teeth out yesterday. Ouch!
I’m still numb/sore and most of all irritated by the fact that I cannot eat solid food.
When you get a wisdom tooth pulled, the rule of thumb is to chew as little as possible, eat cold foods to soothe the mouth, and avoid seeds and hot spices (as they’ll irritate the wound).
In other words you can have smoothies, juices, and ice-cream during the first few days, and when the wound starts to heal you can start eating hot food such as soup, mashed potatoes, and other non-chewable things like hummus, applesauce, etc.
So, no solid food and no strenuous physical activity. Which begs the question: What the heck I am supposed to do then if I cannot eat and train?
I dunno, I dunno people
April 14, 2017
Good morning guys, I hope that you all had a great week and that you're ready for the weekend.
Today I have a quick and delicious recipe for you guys.
Since I’m sure you already have these ingredients in your kitchen — because they are so basic/such a staple (at least in my pantry) — what about mix them all up and give yourself a treat? You interested?
April 11, 2017
For someone who is manifestly terrified of all the offerings in the salad bar pasta salad universe — the tri-colore, mayo-drenched, provolone-loaded, pepperoni-laden, dotted with green peppers, raisins and more often than not sugar-sweetened (oh the horror!) — I surely have some nerve presenting you with a pasta salad recipe.
Truth is, I spend an incredible amount of time trying to come up with cold pasta preparations I’d find satisfying.
So far, I’ve been lucky just once, with my kale pasta salad. And though I love it and it loves me back (though I’m not exactly sure how a recipe shows its love) I felt it was not enough.
April 7, 2017
Now, I know what many of you are thinking.
Has he lost his mind? Polenta goes great with all kinds of meats and sauces what does it have to do in a cake?
Hold on a sec, and hear me out: Polenta makes for an excellent substitute for flour in cakes and in turn makes them naturally gluten-free.
Plus polenta gives an awesome yellow-sunshine color to cakes and also gives a wonderful texture.
Are you on board?
I thought so….
April 6, 2017
Usually pizza is the first thing that gets tossed out of the window the moment somebody starts eating healthy.
That’s why there are so many healthier alternatives to pizza around. Such as cauliflower crust pizza, eggplant pizzas, quesadilla pizza or my all time favorite pizza sweet potato skins.
These Zucchini Pizza Boats are another gem that you absolutely need to try.
Fresh zucchini topped with olive oil, garlic, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and your fave toppings.
It makes for a perfect pizza without all the carbs and the calories.
April 3, 2017
Considering that my obsession with curry borders maniacal — I don’t mean to brag but there are so many curry recipes on this blog I can’t even count, including but not limited to, chicken tikka masala, chickpea tikka masala, sweet potato tikka masala, butter chicken, eggplant curry, coconut curry chicken, etc... — it should come as no surprise that today I have yet another recipe involving curry for you.
March 31, 2017
Guys, today I made something awesome.
Awesome as in, literally awe-inspiring and awe-amazing.
But let’s start from the beginning. Almost three years ago I created what has become the most popular (and copied) recipe on this blog, my worldwide famous Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese.
A recipe that made headlines and sparked obsession around the entire globe. If you don’t believe me, read here
So today I decided the time was ripe to make something as incredible as my cauli crust grilled cheese.
March 29, 2017
Today I have a little awesome recipe for you that I love very much.
I always had a place in my heart for black beans burgers. I can’t really explain it. I often sneak one off my vegetarian friend during barbecues. If a restaurant claims to have a great black bean burger (such as the New York Burger Co. or Smashburger), I’d order one.
For me the true test of a burger joint is whether they can make a solid black bean burger.
I mean, anyone can make a good beef burger, but a black bean burger? That’s a whole different story.
March 24, 2017
First off, I have to talk about how delicious this is.
Every time I eat this Mock Tuna Salad (as in “tuna”) I’m literally like “Oh yeah man, this is awesome!”
Though I love me a classic tuna fish sandwich — which has been my classic lunch choice for many years, especially in college — this vegetarian alternative is just as good (maybe even better?) and doesn’t make me miss the tangy, creamy lunchtime treat.