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noodles, chow fun, chow fun noodles, vegan noodles

The other night I made a noodle dish and with my own flair it came out as sort of a Thai style “Chow Fun” noodle dish. I used flat Pad Thai-like brown rice noodles, adding carrots, minced garlic, ginger and scallions, served with baked sriracha tofu, toasted sesame seeds, sliced cucumbers and a squeeze of lime. Yes, I went a little wild with ingredients. 

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Confessions of a Matcha Tea Addict

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My love of matcha green tea knows no bounds, and given the chance, I’ll find a way to put matcha tea powder in anything I can: pancakes, waffles, cookies, you name it. Matcha lovers, I’m sure you understand. But what kind of matcha makes the best latte?

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Just Desserts

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mango sticky rice (bottom) & thai tea (top) double scoop on an ube waffle cone at Wanderlust Creamery

It’s a little late here, the beginning of the weekend, and my youngest daughter and I just came back from a very satisfying Japanese dinner. I’ve wanted to post more, do more, and write more this new year, but as January came around, I caught a terrible flu. There was nothing — nothing — that I could do except stay in bed and feel awful. So much for all of my new year plans (and I have a new planner to write inside and make amazingly productive plans for the new year). However, I promised myself that I would write more, even if it was just a little blog post, and that I would make it more writerly and personal, as I miss the art of writing in a journal. I have many writing to-do lists and ideas, articles to submit, and even that cookbook idea to draft (still, after all these years). I’m not one to give up on ideas, though they shape shift and change as months and years go by. I’m busy working my day job(s), taking care of my three children, up at six in the morning, to bed by eleven (or later), and the maker of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. 

Yet, most of the time, I’m driving in Los Angeles traffic. 

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How to Make a Frothy Turmeric Latte at Home

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I happen to love Mondays. A turmeric latte in hand, and I can conquer anything. Such as that dreaded pile of bills, the pile of dishes, the pile of laundry, the email replies. I can handle it all with a glowing smile, because I make these luscious turmeric lattes at home and everything is golden. 

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Vegan Miso Pumpkin Soup {RECIPE}

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The new year has come. We’ve indulged plenty over the holidays, and now seek healthier dishes to go along with our workout routines. But you know, I’m not ready for it. I am still in winter mode. I crave butter, cheese, creamy pasta sauces, bread, and thick spoonfuls of squash soup. Eating mostly a vegan diet, I have found luxurious ways to make healthy versions of all things craveable, and this soup is a perfect example. 

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