Monthly Archives: May 2013

BBQ jackfruit

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I’d never even heard of jackfruit until I moved to Los Angeles.  Apparently it’s a pretty popular vegan replacement for meat in dishes that would otherwise use shredded chicken or pulled pork.  Something about the stringy consistency. What the heck is jackfruit anyway? It’s a fruit, native to Southeast Asia, with starchy fibrous flesh.  The flavor (of ...

House-warming & Memorial weekend

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This past (long) weekend was important for family time because Kyle headed back out of town for business on Tuesday morning (after being away the previous week).  Gotta soak it up for the few days he’s around!  I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard, but since his start-up is young and fragile, it’s ...

Bacon!

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Where to begin, where to begin… How about here. ImadebaconoutofcoconutandIdon'tevenknowhowittastesthisgood soI'mkindafreakingoutoverit. Yes bacon.  Out of coconut.  It's insane.  I don't even get it but I'm going to stop trying to analyze how this magic occurred and just enjoy it. You should too.  Seriously.  I would NOT be this dramatic if it was mediocre. Coconut "Bacon" [vegan, gluten free, FODMAPs friendly] Ingredients: 1 1/2 ...

Pesto & Pancakes (not together)

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Here’s some of the meals I prepped for last week. If you recall, making bulk grains in the rice cooker was one of the things on the checklist.  I used this wild rice in Kyle’s breakfast burritos (with lentils, salsa, and cheese) and in my lunch salads (with lots of veggies).  And then in this dinner, ...