Sunday, January 10, 2016

superfood hot chocolate

A friend posted this recipe on Facebook tonight and within a few minutes, I had some brewing on the stove. I just couldn't resist.

Who could say no to a hot blend of almond milk, coconut oil, raw cacao powder, turmeric, black pepper, maple syrup, cinnamon, cayenne, and sea salt? An ecstatic match for your taste buds. Oh, yes. 

It came from this source, and though it called for maca, I didn't have any (not sure I can even get that in Japan unless I do a special order). I did, however, have all the other ingredients, and together, they were perfect with an episode of Dickensian. I still have the theme music going round in me noggin. 

bbq pulled pork + pickled radishes

A simple lunch the other day that was sweet, sour, cold, warm, and crunchy--just the right mix. I had leftover BBQ pulled pork that I had made in the slow cooker (a sauce comprised of sweet chili sauce, pepper, apple cider vinegar, a bit of brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder that came from a cookbook of my aunt's). I just reheated a bowl of it, put a spoonful at a time on a lettuce leaf, and added some homemade pickled radishes for tartness and extra texture. A lunch delight.