Monday, March 11, 2013

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

I wanted to make a good pie for my hubby, looking for a good recipe from different blogs.  This recipe from Healthier Steps  caught my attention.  It's not only gluten free, easy to make, doesn't need to be baked, and taste fantastic.  I successfully made this pie for my first time and gave him a surprise.

Cook half cup of strawberry with some honey and a pinch of sea salt, it makes the pie tastier.

So attractive, and yummy...

I couldn't find dates for the crust, so I changed it into raisins, it works the same.
I like this recipe so much, it's worth to give it a try.   Do you have any vegan pie recipe to share with me?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Penang Trip

Last week, hubby and I went to Penang for a trip.  We stayed at 1926 Heritage Hotel in Georgetown, the name of this hotel simply tell you the design of it.  One of the reason I chose to stay at this hotel because the swimming pool looks stunning attraction for me from the website.  But when we arrived there, it made me feel disappointed after I saw the pool is under renovation.  Breakfast provided quite a few of variety food, I was happy with white porridge with some pickles and fruits.   

1926 design, I guessed

Small garden and stream at 1926 Heritage Hotel

We went for well known Penang Street Art in Georgetown.  My hubby and I parked our car at a parking lot then carried an umbrella and a camera to start this journey --  look for murals.  The funniest thing was we had no idea where they were!   But he was very smart, he took out his iPhone to search for the website and went according to the road's names.  We were like adventurers, looking up and down, left and right, looking for those murals everywhere.  Even sometime we found ourselves on a small & narrow street, sometime we found ourselves at the backside of people houses, sometime we saw many tourists were gather at a place and taking pictures, then we knew that there would have something we were searching.  When we found those murals, I just so excited like a kid, asking to take pictures with different poses, tried to get the best one with those children on the wall, then we rushed for the next murals .  Ernest Zacharevic artist really leaves his beautiful, cute and funny wall painting all across the historical Georgetown, his art gives "color" & "life" for Penang Georgetown.

Boy on a Bike

I was helping to "Reaching Out"

Little Children on a Bicycle

While we were searching the last mural "Children in a Boat", we walked through wooden walkways with many wooden houses at both sides, then we reached Chew Jetty.  My hubby and I picked up two sweet & sour plum popsicles at a tiny wooden store on the way here.  It was always an enjoyable thing to do - having popsicles when you were sweating.  We stood at this jetty, enjoyed the beautiful scene, let the wind blew on our faces, I thought that was the most wonderful ending on this trip.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Korean Seaweed Salad with Roasted Almond and Sesame Seeds

My hubby and I like to order cold seaweed salad when we eat out.  Normally it costs a lots but in very little portion for us.  And most of the time, I realized that the green color of seaweed dyed on the little sesame seeds, makes me hesitating to eat them because of unnatural coloring. 
I started to think a way to make a healthy, costless but in big quantity seaweed salad for both of us.  Within few weeks, my experiment has proven by my hubby, PTL!!!  I also shared this recipe with my friends in a pot luck, it got a very good feed back.  

a. 1/2 cup Chung Jung Won dried Korean seaweed
b. 1 tablespoon roasted chopped almond
c. 1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds
d. 1 head Romance lettuces, shredded
e. 1/2 red onion, sliced
f.  Dressing (2 tablespoons sesame oil, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoons honey, a pinch of salt)
g. Tomatoes cubes (optional)

1. Soaked dried seaweed in a large bowl with cold clean water for about 15 minutes.
2. Seaweed is about to expand to a cup or more.
3. Squeeze out the extra water in the seaweed as much as you can.
4. Cut the seaweed into small pieces.
5. Mix well seaweed and dressing in a container, then let it set in the refrigerator for over night. 
6. The next day,  placed the ready seaweed on Romance lettuces and red onion rings.
7. Before serving, sprinkle roasted almonds and sesame seeds.
8. Makes 3 servings

The other reason why we like to eat seaweed, it is because it a rich source of calcium, magnesium and iron.