Sunday, March 30, 2014

Whole Wheat Cinnamon-Sugar Breakfast Pretzels

no co-pay.
Whole Wheat Cinnamon-Sugar Breakfast Pretzels.
Emotional well being in tiny pretzel form.

Early spring in New England is a filthy tease. It is consistent in its confusing, frustrating... inconsistency. The first gloriously warm day will give way to snow, then wind, then rain, rain, RAIN. Those longer daylight hours I pined for all winter seem pointless because, really, it just means more gray skies. Because of you, New England spring, my body is irrationally craving gorgeous, colorful, leafy vegetables that have not yet arrived. I never know whether or not to wear a coat. Everything is muddy and, worst of all, baseball season has not yet begun. 
How do I cope?
With food, of course, and lots of it.
Pretzel therapy.
Breakfast pretzel therapy, more specifically.
Because, gray or not, any day that starts with a soft pretzel is a good day.
Cheaper than seeing your shrink and a lot more emotionally satisfying.

Whole Wheat Cinnamon-Sugar Breakfast Pretzels
(makes 16 mini pretzels)

1 3/4c whole wheat pastry flour
3/4c lukewarm water
2tsp active dry yeast
3Tbsp coconut sugar (you can also use organic sugar)
1Tbsp extra virgin olive oil + extra for greasing the bowl
1/4tsp ground sea salt

1Tbsp melted unrefined coconut oil
1Tbsp ground cinnamon
1Tbsp coconut or organic sugar

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vegan Sriracha-Spiked Miso Ramen.

be one with the bowl.
Sriracha-Spiked Miso Ramen.
You are the ramen and the ramen is you.

Of the MANY meals I post to instagram, my ramen bowls get the most attention. So, after multiple months of broken promises (sorry, everyone!), I've finally buckled down and penned a miso-ramen primer for you, dear readers.

This soup is the real deal.
This soup is soul-awakening.
This soup is perfect all ways.
This soup is my everything.
And now this soup can be yours and EVERYONE'S.

Like gastronomic meditation...
A quick centering breakfast, a lazy contemplative lunch, a spiritually-filling dinner;
it is all things and it is POWERFUL.
The spell is unbreakable. Don't fight it. Just kick back, let the miso-y ramen-y magic wash over you and be one with the bowl.

You are the ramen and the ramen is you.
Motherfucking Om.

The red rooster, you know the drill. And NOODLES.

Sriracha-Spiked Miso Ramen.
(serves 2)

Miso broth:
2.5Tbsp organic mellow white miso
4c water
2tsp sriracha
1/2 lime, juiced

1/2lb organic tofu, sliced 1/2" thick
3-4 scallions, trimmed and sliced lengthwise
1tbsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 lime, sliced for garnish
1-2tsp extra sesame oil for garnish

4oz organic ramen noodles