Thursday, November 5, 2009

PMS Cravings ~ November 5th

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?

13 comments:

crazylittlethingneela said...

foods that i crave?? hmm nut butters, all sorts of carbs and oatmeal bowls , sweet and savory

theskinnyplate said...

Now u made me crave pancakes too. I love warm pancakes with syrup. So good. My favorite place to eat them is at a place called The Pancake House. They have so many varieties my head spins.

Cassie said...

chocolate!!!!!!!!

VeggieGirl said...

Bahahaha oh Peanut ;)

blueeyedheart said...

Funny... I love to cook but I just never have time to do it! I wonder if I'd be more patient about it if I did... ;)

<3 <3

joyofood said...

I crave carbs and salty foods, especially packets of crisps and things like fish n chips and meat pies.

Taylor

Missy said...

Veggie Paradise looks yummy! Hmm now I am craving stuffed french toast! Haha and I crave chocolate every second of the day!

insideiamdancing said...

I could have sworn I asked you about Red Bamboo and you said it wasn't good...or was that just to get me to Wild Ginger? Lol. Kidding :) Veggie Paradise looks great! You could get a job reviewing fried rice around the globe...!!!

I crave Greek yogurt and roast vegetables. I think it's because I eat them a lot so when I go without, I miss them. I also crave corn muffins!

Marina said...

^^I don't ever remember talking to you about Red Bamboo. Maybe I said I heard it wasn't as good as Wild Ginger. But either way, I've never been to Red Bamboo so I can't say for sure!

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

hahah i love your little quote at the top about men and women. :)

I craveee salty, crunchy things. The smell of popcorn always gets me

peanutbutterbliss said...

my favorite PMS snack was always pretzels with peanut butter :) hope that helps! haha

lilveggiepatch.com said...

I've never been to that restaurant! The dumplings look yummy, so I'll check it out ASAP.

Love your improvised French toast... I crave chocolate most of the time!

ohonemorething said...

French toast tastes like cheescake? Count me in! I loooove vegetarian dim sum! SOOO YUMMY :D

Hmm.. I never notice that I crave certain foods when I'm on my period. Now I'm wondering lol.


HI PEANUT!!