Farina With Katrina (And Other Food Adventures)

The horrors!!!

The return of Farina!

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Farina
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup milk
Pinch of salt
Maple syrup
Peanut butter
Cinnamon

Boil water. Mix in Farina.  Mix in salt & milk.

Eat with nostalgia.

We also went for cannolis, and discovered some shockingly, mouth-wateringly enormous and swirly peanut butter cups.

Kars bought me one, even though I told her not to, because she is a kind janitor.  ❤

Found in Boston: What a delicious snack!  Nasty black olives in a fruit cup!  Just what every eight-year-old wants in their lunchbox.

Farina With Katrina (And Other Food Adventures)

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Seed Pudding

Adapted from Minimalist Baker.

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I made the original chocolate version later, but forgot to take pics.  I’ll give you both recipes.

Reviews

“I don’t like it…I’m sorry”
– Leandro

Cinnamon Raisin

1 1/4 cups soy milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 1/2 tbsp honey (my soy milk was sweetened…you might need more sweetener than I did)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp raisins

Blend everything together and let it run for a few minutes until it’s all smooth.  Pour it into cute little jars and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to set.  (Just like real pudding.)

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This is what an empty blender looks like

Chocolate (no pics, but it pretty much looks like chocolate pudding)

1 1/2 cups soy milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
2 tbsp brown sugar (my soy milk was sweetened…you might need more sweetener than I did)
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Procedure is the same as above.

More cinnamon raisin money shots:

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Cinnamon Raisin Chia Seed Pudding

Liquid Salad (CRAP)

What to do when you have a toothache:

Go to the dentist.

What not to do when you have a toothache:

Put salad ingredients in the food processor and liquefy them, because you’ve been eating nothing but soft fruits and polenta since yesterday and you really really just want to eat at least something that contains vegetables today.

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This was not tasty like V8, and it was still not fit for consumption in my condition because chunks of crunchy carrot and leathery tomato skins were still floating in there unprocessed.  Homemade vegetable juice sans juicer was a fail all around.

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Maybe call it “salad gazpacho” instead?
Liquid Salad (CRAP)

Banana Ice Cream with No Cream (CRAP)

I’ve done this many times, but it turns out a lot better when you have peanut butter.

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Two bananas + four strawberries.

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+ Yogurt + honey + brown sugar + vanilla + salt.  Let it run to combine and it’ll form a really ultra thick fruit smoothie.

Then add three heaping tablespoons of cocoa and pulse again.

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Passport + nail polish made it into this splendid shot

The healthy-but-lame alternative to ice cream.  I promise that it’s actually very tasty when you do it with peanut butter instead of yogurt.

Banana Ice Cream with No Cream (CRAP)