If you haven’t heard, I am obsessed with everything food. I have watched the Food Network and Cooking Channel long before I started Create Mindfully. I didn’t know how much I loved cooking and creating recipes until I left a career that was no longer satisfying me and starting this blog. I think it’s because I then had the time to cook. So much changes when you have the time to do what you love.
This week I had a stomach bug for several days. What did I do during that time? I created this Easy Homemade Lemon Lime Soda that’s what I did! I normally do not have soda in the house unless it’s ginger brew. It helps me when I have a stomach ache pretty much every time. It’s all natural, so I love it. Other than that, I don’t buy soda.
I have been having fun making Mexican inspired dishes lately. These Spinach, Tofu, and Pine Nut Enchiladas were inspired from two sources. The first is from a Mexican restaurant where I always order one of two types of enchiladas. One of them is spinach and pine nut. It comes with a red sauce, and I order it without the cheese.
The other inspiration is from my Eggplant Lasagna. In it, I included Tofu Ricotta. I really liked the consistency of the tofu in the lasagna and decided I wanted to make enchiladas with tofu. I decided on a green enchilada sauce since I’ve already made two enchilada recipes with red sauce.
I love to create recipes which I know the ingredients will work well together and my friends and family will love. These Miso Cucumber Noodles are just that type of dish. I have quite a few go-to ingredients that I love to cook with. Most are either Mexican or Asian inspired. The Asian ingredients often include brown rice vinegar, miso paste, mirin, tamari, and sesame oil. They are pretty fail safe because I know that they work well together, and in what amounts.
I love experimenting with pizza. It is one of those mediums where really anything goes. I think my favorite pizza that I have made so far is my Thai Pizza, but then I love anything with peanut sauce. Since I have also been having fun making calzones with tofu ricotta, I thought I’d make a white pizza with the left over tofu ricotta. It’s always nice to use the same ingredients in a bunch of recipes because it is way more efficient.