Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Eats

I'm back from my blogging-vacation. It felt a little weird not to blog for the first couple of days after Vegan Mofo, but it was good to have the time to do other things (like watching Korean dramas... very important!). :)

And sheesh! Christmas is approaching so fast, isn't it? I can't believe it's only 2 weeks away. I have no idea what foods I want to make for Christmas dinner and our tree is still in a box somewhere, waiting to be unpacked. Decorations? Nada. Gifts? Non! I expect panic will set in soon. How are you all managing so far?

Friday Eats - December 10 2010
Raw Holiday Chia Pudding (recipe from Kristen's Raw) with banana's.

SOO GOOD! I doubled the amount of cinnamon and milk, let it soak over night (in the fridge) and had one half for breakfast yesterday and the other half today. Chia seeds are really hard to find here in Germany so I had to order from iHerb. I don't know if it's because they were moving to a new location or maybe the mail service is too busy during the holiday season, but my last three packages have taken an extra week in delivery and my last two got stuck at customs. They got released fairly quickly and with no problems, but just a heads up to any international iHerb customers out there.

Friday Eats - December 10 2010
Snack #1
Two tall glasses of kale packed green juice.

Friday Eats - December 10 2010
Lunch & Dinner
For lunch I made 떡볶이 (deokkbokki), a Korean dish consisting of a spicy hot pepper sauce and rice cakes. I usually prefer it fresh, but I had some of the leftovers for dinner and it wasn't bad at all! :)

You can find a recipe for it over at Maangchi's or Aeri's website. Kelp broth works well as a replacement for the anchovy broth and fishcakes can be omitted or be replaced by sliced tofu puffs or textured soy protein (soycurls) soaked/rehydrated in kelp broth. I like to add some ramen, mushrooms, tofu and/or textured soy protein. Yum!

Friday Eats - December 10 2010
Snack #2
A Persimmon. Still not sick of these little fellows! :)

Friday Eats - December 10 2010
Snack #3
Whole wheat bread with margarine and apricot jam.
Cup of Ostfriesentee/East Frisian tea (one of my favourite tea blends) with almond milk.

Have a lovely weekend! x


  1. The deokkbokki looks amazing! Do you have a recipe for it?
    I love apricot jam on bread with vegan butter. I think it is a European thing, bread with butter and jam. What is the Ostfriesentee/East Frisian tea? Is it like a chai tea?
    Don't feel bad about Christmas, I still don't have everything done and it is only 5 days left. I will make some Christmas cookies tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

  2. Elisabeth - There are two links for two different ddeokkbokki recipes up there (click on 'Maangchi's' and/or 'Aeri's', I think there's also a recipe for mild, non-spicy, ddeokkbokki on Aeri's site, which is just as tasty)! :) East Frisian tea is a special black tea blend from that region, it has a very nice strong aroma but it is not spicy. Here's a very informative link (check the comments): East Frisian Tea. Sorry about not posting the Stollen recipe in time for the holidays, btw. I unfortunately don't have much time for the internet at the moment. Happy Christmas! :)

  3. Thank you for the info. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

  4. everything looks great! i must try that chai recipe.

  5. hello, im hj from south korea.
    i didnt expect to see deokkbokki in here!
    it feels like i run into someone i know at some completely strange place :)

  6. Thanks for stopping by, HJ! I love it when that happens, it just takes you completely by surprise, doesn't it? I love Korean food, so I actually cook it all the time. :)