Thursday, October 20, 2011


So it’s been only one day since my arrival in American, and two days here in new Brunswick. It took me that long to come across a hidden gem in this University City.
The Namaste Bar. It’s an organic juice bar found above a co op market just off Livingston avenue herein new Brunswick.
This is my second time coming to this place and i am surprise that in a town which is populated mostly by university students that there are not a lot of them sitting here eating or drinking. Then i look at the prices of the food and i understand why that is, they are students and not many of them can afford the luxury of eating organic.
But in the defence of this incredible place you don’t have to be rich you just have to want to eat good tasty and healthy food. Even if you can’t afford it every day, how much harm can it do to treat and indulge yourself at least once a week?
You are welcome by Drew Patch not only with fresh organic strawberries on the counter to help yourself too, but also with a great smile and philosophy you will rarely get anywhere else. Unlike any other cafe you may go to, from the moment you enter you are invited to ask as many questions as you wish. The people working here wants to get to know you, they want to hear what you have to say where you come from. Your opinion matters to them.
While eating or drinking creations with names like, Love juice, or 14 carrot cold, the baba ganesh wrap, and so many more delightful creations, you get to listen to great music browse on the internet, and get a history lesson of the music playing in the back ground.
Now i can go on talking about this place all day long, but the best thing to do is to visit the place if you ever get the chance. In the mean time you can visit their web page here: where you can have a chance to have a first look at the place, there mission statement and philosophy. Until next time Namaste.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Temptation i can't stay away

I was trolling the net when I came across this; I found it so cute and sexy that I had to share. Now I have not tried this so I am leaving it up to you to tell me how it goes.

Chocolate Mug Cake for TWO

Prep time + cook time = 5 MINUTES extra 3 mins for newbies


4 tablespoons flour
5 tablespoons sugar (u can decrease # of tbs if adding choc. chips or ice-cream)
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
1 egg (lightly beaten)
3 tablespoons milk or water
3 tablespoons melted butter/oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips plus extra for sprinkling (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

You could make this in a bowl and then pour the batter into microwave-proof dishes/mugs or you can halve the ingredients into each mug (should fill half way in the mug)

*NOTE: When cooking the batter does rise, so keep an eye out.

Serves 2

1. Mix dry ingredients together in the mugs or bowl
2. Add the rest of the remaining ingredients. Mix until combined.
3. Microwave one mug at a time on medium-high for one minute and an extra 30secs if needed. (It should be cooked but moist and gooey in the middle.)
4. Get a fork or spoon and DIG IN :)
Eat on its own or add a scoop of ice-cream on top of the cake

If you want to be fancy you could:
-remove the cake from the mug, serve on a plate with a scoop of ice cream and decorate with pieces of your favourite fruits
-dust with icing sugar
-drizzle chocolate sauce and sprinkle crushed nuts
Use your imagination; you could add many goodies :)

p.s This is finger-licking good and super super easy, like making coffee :)

Both the mug cakes I made last night got demolished so quickly that I didn't get a chance to take a photo of it. I found a picture that looked almost identical to mine to show you, minus the ice cream I served with my cakes.

When I do try it out I am going to do a few improvements on it
But in the mean time enjoy I am way to excited t wait to share this one.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

C.A.S = Crazy Ass Soup

As much as I am a passionate of food, and willing to cook up a storm anytime, be it for my friends, family or others, there are days when I just don't feel like it. Like today, I wake up nose stuffed and sneezing my head off, I am sick. I hate being sick. It makes me feel week and I don't like that. I am the only one in control of my destiny right? So I have to be strong, yet still I just can't bring myself to cook today it’s just not in the stars. So let’s just stay simple shall we. It’s going to be all can goods. This is no chef work, but sitting here filling yet another tissue paper with transparent mucus my head is saying no to my heart, or to quote my head perfectly,
So it’s going to be soup, not sure I will like it but I really don't have the strength.
Well that was the plan, that is until I actually arrive in the kitchen then it became a bit more. I mean come on people, anyone who knows me know that I don't just do simple.

And that my dear friends and followers is how I came up with the crazy ass soup.

What you will need:
1 packet of chicken noodle soup (not into branding but I like maggi)
50cl of water
1 tsp of nuoc mam
1 portion bacon bits ( Lardons )
1 egg poached
1/4 of a carrot
Some rockette leaves

How to make:
1- In a pot pour in the contents of the packet of the chicken noodle soup and add nuoc mam and water, bring to the boil.
2- While soup is boiling in a very hot pan through in your bacon bits, without any additional fat. You will want to get them brown and crispy, not burnt.
3- Poach your egg

Some advice for a poached egg.  Make sure your water is boiling slowly; you do not want it boiling at high speed. Don’t forget to add a bit of salt to your water and a bit of vinegar, this helps the egg to coegulate.
Put your egg in only when the water is boiling and give it a little stir to make sure the white covers the yoke.

4 -julienne your carrots (julienne means cut into very thin strips)

5- Bring everything together:

Pour your chicken soup into a bowl, top with rockette salad and julienne carrot, put poached eggs on top and spread bacon bits above.
Bonne appetite!
Now I don't know if it was because I was sick but I found this soup very good and it made me feel a little better. Why don't you guys give it a try.
Until next time I am nursing myself with a mixture of honey, rum and lime juice.

Feeding the Buddha