3 recipes!!!

Sunday was GREAT!!! And when I say great meaning I did a lot.

  • 6 hours work
  • 2 hours selecting 140 pictures to be print (gift to my parents)
  • no yoga, but housing cleaning and laundry which was incredibly relaxing and fun. Anyone needs a cleaning lady? I might take a part-time job! πŸ˜‰
  • the cheapest groceries of 2009! I only spent $15 😯
  • create two random recipes which turned out AMAZING πŸ˜† I guess when I’m relaxed and not thinking about work, I do get creative in the kitchen! πŸ˜€

Okay. let’s proceed chronologically!

Breakfast: quinoa cooked in vanilla, cinnamon and flaxmeal topped with Aduki coconut mousse (recipe below)



this mousse is Addictive! So, here’s the recipe

Aduki coconut mousse


  • 1/4 cup aduki bean dry
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil depending how coconut you want it. (in liquid form)
  • 2 tbsp water or almond milk
  • sweetener ( I used Tj’s stevia)

Method: cook aduki bean with 1-1.5 cup of water until it absorbs all the water. Let it cool. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Done! It tastes better if you freeze it for 30 min. πŸ˜€

Lunch: rainbow stir-fry, last cup of CampbellsV8 soup and porridge


Dessert: baked kabocha with aduki coconut mousse


After cleaning and laundry. I went to Tj’s. I was going to buy potatoes to make a soup (suitable for broken teeth :() but instead I got turnips that were on sale. So, I made turnip cabbage soup which turn out to be delicious. The sweetness of turnip gave it an interesting taste!



  • 1 lb turnip
  • 1/4 of a big cabbage
  • 3 cups of vegetable stock
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 onion
  • frozen veggies
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup flaxmeal
  • S+P and Tj’s 12 seasoning


  • cook the onion with the oil until brown
  • add vegetable stock, water and cabbage
  • bake turnip at 400F for 20 min to bring out its sweetness
  • add baked turnip to the soup
  • blend using a hand blender
  • add frozen veggies and seasoning

The last recipe of the day is another random creation πŸ˜‰


Inspired by yesterday’s broccoli tofu burger (I made it, not brought from the store! ;))

Cabbage tofu mini cake


  • 2 cups cabbage
  • 1/2 package of firm tofu
  • tofu burger mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp flaxmeal
  • S+P

Method: Add everything to the food processor and bake for 25 min at 350F.

So, that was dinner. 3 mini cakes, golden beets


and the soup!



Lastly, I found this picture to share with you: a cute elephant doing crow pose 😯


Q1: How was your Sunday?

Q2: Have you tried turnip? in what form?


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20 responses to “3 recipes!!!

  1. Good to hear your Sunday was great! Mine was not as productive and I spent $23 at the grocery store (not too bad…):) Would probably be less if I wasn’t addicted to morningstar veggie patties ($3.50/box with only 4 patties in there!)

    Happy Monday!!

  2. wow!! Coco in the kitchen! These recipes sound fantastic, and all your groceries for 15 dollars?! Not bad, not bad at all πŸ™‚

    I wish cabbage didn’t have such a negative effects on my IBS, but it does. I love cabbage in just about any form, especially sourkraut! The soup you made, and the mini cakes both sound so good. And they look mighty tasty too.

    Yesterday I actually had a nice and relaxing day, and did some cooking as well. I actually did a bit of yoga too, I’m trying to do it 2 times a week now. I like it more each time I do it.

  3. Menden @ Skinny Menny

    You’re so creative with your foods – that soup looks warm and delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever tried turnips! I see a lot of soup recipes with them, so maybe I’ll give them a try some day πŸ™‚

  4. I really enjoy your blog. I just started one – very very new. I hope you will visit sometimes. I would like to add you to my blogroll.

  5. Coco, thank you for visiting. You said I needed to add the link? I go to “widgets” and browse but there is no option to add a blogroll to the right side. I will keep trying. Thanks. great blog.

  6. Oops. I figured it out. Thanks for giving me the initial push in right direction :;

  7. great recipes! looks delish!

  8. Glad you had a nice Sunday! All of your recipes look great! Love the elephant pic! I think I’ve tried a turnip at a vegetarian restaurant! Not sure what form though haha.

  9. that’s very coooool….so you spend Sunday cooking!!! I love that coconut aduki mousse….thanks for posting the recipe!
    also the table mat looks very nice!

  10. Great recipes! The soup looks incredible. Such a nice meal for this time of year.

  11. Hi Coco,
    Thanks for visiting my blog again… whiskey in coffee is called Irish coffee, I think… I’ve never tried it! Sounds like a good thing for a cold winter night, yes?
    Your little tofu cakes look yummy… sounds similar to a vegan tofu ‘quiche’.
    I love reading your posts, you always sound so positive, even when you’re incredibly busy! Keep smiling. πŸ™‚

  12. sheesh, you were more productive in one day than I am in an entire week!

    amazing recipes, hun – thanks for sharing!

  13. wow! your soup look gorgeous! I cant way to try! And the little tofu cakes are so cute. I love turnips! I love them baked as fries…so delicious! But they sound amazing in the soup. Im going to try that tonight. Thanks!!

  14. Star

    I like very much the photo of balance, It is so funny and lovely.
    It is really very important the balance in the life. like the balance of work and family, like the balance of time to enjoy and time to study and work……balance exist in everywhere and everything reating to ourlife. I hope we can find the good point of balance.

  15. Thank you for the awesome recipes! Your breakfast + dessert + dinner all look amazing. I love your tofu mini-cakes—they’re so cute πŸ™‚ I’ve had turnip shredded and in luobuogao. That Chinese turnip cake? My Sunday was quite hectic. Trying to finish up assignments last minute…

  16. Sounds like you were super productive, and you made some delicious new foods in the kitchen. Your turnip soup sounds so good, especially with the cooler temps we’ve been having.

    I have a final exam on Thursday, and I spent a lot of yesterday in class, so I’m super stressed! I think I’ll feel much better after Thurs!

  17. haha love that elephant photo. i am so glad you had a great sunday, were super productive AND able to relax~you deserve it. ohhh what are you making for your parents? photo album? can’t wait to hear more about that. your mousse recipe sounds incredible~you are such a creative chef!!

  18. i wish i could find tofu burger mix so i could make those!!! the little cakes look amazing!!!!

  19. wow.

    what are the chances youd come here and teach me to cookbake like that?!

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