June 23, 2012

Fruit Tarts

My friend and I took 24 tarts of these on the subway and street car to a bbq in the beaches — yupp, got lots of funny stares, and an awkward conversation with someone who tried to get us to check out his new cd.

We cheated with buying pre-made tarts, but nonetheless, it still took us two girls quite a while to make!

Behind the scenes! 🙂

Ingredients

  • 24 mini tart shells (frozen dessert aisle)
  • Devon custard (baking aisle)
  • Fruits — Blueberries, strawberries, kiwis, (canned peaches?)
  • Optional: mint — for extra decoration
  • Gelatin glaze

The bbq was fun, met some really nice people:) Got home a little late though.. and after posting this post, it’ll be almost 1am.. which leaves me about 6 hours of sleep to rest for the dragon boat race tomorrow! ahhh!!

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June 18, 2012

Red Pepper Jelly & Radishes

Radishes… one of those vegetables that are really good for you, but a little hard on the tastebuds. Luckily, there’s such thing as Red Pepper Jelly, which goes perfectly with sliced radishes! (In my opinion, anyways :) )

I got this jar of Red Pepper Jelly from Sobey’s, and if you’re wondering if it’s hot, you’ll be glad (or not-so-glad) to find out that it’s actually more of a sweet & sour Jelly! Perfect for those who can’t handle anything spicy/hot like me! :)

June 10, 2012

How I spent my Sunday afternoon…

So I spent this Sunday afternoon stuffing tofu cubes, and taking pictures of it outside in the burning heat. You’re probably thinking.. this girl has no life.. (which is sometimes true).. but whenever I get a shot that I’m really happy with.. it puts me in a really good mood 🙂 Plus, now I have something tasty to eat 🙂

I just cut tofu cubes from a block of extra firm tofu, and carved out the centre with a spoon

The filling took a little more work, but here’s what you’re seeing!

Stuffed Tofu Cubes

Ingredients:

  • Orzo Pasta
  • Red & Yellow Bell Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Goat Cheese
  • White Beans
  • White Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Dijon Mustard

June 10, 2012

Tofu-Watermelon Salad

Got to paddle in the water for the first time yesterday to train for the upcoming Dragon Boating festival, and it was really fun! The whole team is really awesome, and I love the “good pain” you get in the morning.. a sign that i’m getting back into shape:)

I’ve planned a really awesomely-relaxing day for myself today.. love Sundays:) Grocery shopping, catching up on blogging, getting my brother a gift for his graduation.. all completed before noon! 🙂 Got a few more things to do today, then hopefully I can sleep before 9pm tonight, and get a good 9 hours of sleep to prepare myself for the work week ahead! 🙂

On another note, I realized I had some watermelon slices I had to finish while putting away the groceries, so it got turned into a tofu-watermelon salad

Ingredients:

– Cubed Tofu (extra firm)
– Cubed Watermelon
– Parsley
– Ground black pepper
– Lemon