If being a woman was easy, men would do it! lol But seriously, you know I'm right! At "that time of the month" I could literally eat my way through the refrigerator. But I also have all different cravings... salty, sweet, and of course, chocolate! I've had all of the above today, but here are just some of my eats...
I had some errands to run downtown, and I decided to stop in one of the city's few vegetarian restaurants that I haven't been to yet, and that is Vegetarian's Paradise 2 (on West 4th St. off 6th Ave.). Here's what I had...
I started off with their steamed spinach dumplings... These were really good, although they could've been a little hotter.
Then I had my usual favorite, spring rolls. These were excellent!
I was going to get their wonton soup, but at the last minute opted for something a little more filling, so I got their vegetable fried rice instead. It was good, not at all greasy, and the veggies were fresh. But all of the amazing pineapple tofu fried rice that I've been having lately has spoiled me!! The portion was huge too, it barely looked like I made a dent when I was done!
Overall I really liked this restaurant and I'll definitely be back! I've got to try Red Bamboo one of these days (especially since it's practically next door Vegetarian's Paradise!).
Last night I saw an Ihop commercial, and it made me really crave stuffed french toast! Unfortunately there is no Ihop near me, so I had to improvise! I went online and looked at a few recipes. I decided to make my own version by combining a few ideas from different recipes and it was fantastic! In fact I liked it so much that I decided to make it again today! I used 2 slices of Trader Joe's french toast, which tastes as good as homemade! (And I'm attempting to clean out the freezer! lol) Here's what I used to make the "stuffing":
A few teaspoons of cream cheese (2 or 3 heaping teaspoons)
Drop or two of pure vanilla extract
Drizzle of maple syrup (1 or 2 teaspoons)
Handful of sliced raw almonds
Stir together really well while the french toast is cooking, then just spread it on one of the slices, make a sandwich out of it, and viola! Serve with syrup (I also used Trader Joe's brand).
Close up of the filling... yum!
I love simple, tasty dishes that you can make really quickly, as I'm impatient and not much of a cook! Plus, the filling of this french toast tastes like cheesecake! (How could you go wrong?!)
Speaking of stuffed french toast...
What foods do you crave?