Tag Archives: Recipe

A few household recipes

29 Jan

Quick cleaning mixes to get your house spotless!

Fridge cleaner:  1/2 cup warm white vinegar, 1/2 cup warm water, juice of half a lemon.

Wood treater: 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, 8 drops lemon essential oil. (for big jobs! reduce proportionately if you only have a small table or so to do)

Toilet cleaner: 1/3 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup water, 6 drops essential oil.

All-purpose cleaner: 2 tbsp baking soda, 2 litres hot water, 1/4 cup white vinegar, about a teaspoon essential oil (eucalyptus, lavender, etc.)

Super-fast Thai Soup

28 Jan

I was starving this afternoon and had some Thai-like ingredients hanging around so I came up with a not-particularly-authentic (but delicious!) Thai soup:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mild-tasting vegetable stock
  • 1/2 can organic coconut milk
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, bruised/cut (but not sliced, for easier retrieval afterward!)
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 squirt Sriracha (about 1/2 – 1 tsp, or to taste; some people love their heat!)
  • half a 227g/8 oz package of brown (Cremini or other) mushrooms
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1/3 454 g/16oz block of tofu, cut into tiny cubes
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vegan worcestershire sauce (optional)

Combine first 5 ingredients and bring to a boil. Add the Sriracha, mushrooms, pepper and tofu cubes and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the sauce(s) and simmer 5 minutes more. Taste before serving – I don’t put all that much salt in my food, if the soup is too bland for you, go ahead and add a bit more soy sauce ­čÖé

Ladle into bowls and squeeze a little lime over top if you like, then serve!

C’est tout!

Tahini sauce

10 Nov
Tahini - Sesame seeds paste

Image via Wikipedia

Tahini sauce, you know it. It’s in a lot of vegan sandwiches/wraps and is a must with falafel. The only problem for me is that every recipe calls for 1/3 to 1/2 of a bunch of parsley; what do I do with the rest? If I double/triple the recipe, I will have SO. MUCH. TAHINI SAUCE. And I am of course too lazy to find other recipes that would call for so much parsley. So I have adapted Juice for Life’s recipe to incorporate THE WHOLE BUNCH Y’ALL.

Super-parsley Tahini sauce

  • 1 bunch parsley, rinsed and thick stems removed
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup sesame paste (tahini)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon (about 3 tbsp)
  • 2-3 tbsp water

Blend all of the above ingredients in your blender/Magic Bullet/whatever, add that extra tablespoon of water if it’s getting too thick. I like it when it’s not too runny, though.

C’est tout!