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Hello everyone!!

I know it’s been a veery long time since I last posted on the blog, but life has been incredibly hectic and I did not have any time!

Anyways, I decided this was a good time to get back in the blogging world, and have decided to do so from my own website!

If you’d like to check it out it would mean the world to me =)

Cheers to all!

Giulia

Let me start by saying that this doesn’t actually taste like sour cream…but don’t run away just yet! It may not taste exactly like the real deal when on its own, but I think it serves pretty well as a substitute!

After all, I don’t know about you, but some of the vegan substitutes you find in stores scare me: I recently came across a fake mozzarella cheese made from rice that actually resembled mozzarella in taste and looks (obviously ;)), and that kind of scared me; I didn’t read the ingredient’s list, but I’m sure I would have found some weird ones.

Anyway! back to the recipe.

This is one of the few recipes I make that has Elisa’s (my youngest sister) stamp of approval, and she is no fan of vegan cuisine. She actually went as far as to say she likes it better than the real deal…so it can’t be that bad, right?

Vegan “Sour Cream” 

makes approximately 1, 1-1/2 cups

175 g. (circa 6 oz) silken tofu (soft if you want it creamier, but firm works too)

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp sunflower oil ( or other light oil)

1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp rice syrup (or other mild-tasting sweetener)

1/4 tsp salt

1/16 – 1/8 tsp paprika 

1/16 – 1/8 tsp black pepper

Singing, although optional, is highly advisable: it just makes everything better!

The process? just put everything in a food processor and whirl away!

Chill in the fridge before serving.

With taco-chips:

On some stir-fried veggies and lentils:

 

Hello to all!

For a few days this week I had to take Daigo out in the morning before class, which meant getting up at 6.20 to do an hour long walk from 6.30 to 7.30. I did not expect it, but I actually enjoyed getting up so early to walk the dog before starting my day, especially now that there is light. On Thursday morning I decided to take my camera with me to snap a few pictures of the park: this is probably its finest time, with all the flowers in bloom.

Also, I’ve been taking pictures of some small-scale car models for my father (he’s an editor) and learned a few new functions of my camera, so I was eager to test them out.

  

   

  

  

  

  

  

Daigo was interested in other things…

Do not be fooled by his apparent attentiveness: I’m holding a cookie in my hand 😀

The only down-side of spring?

This lovely plant:

I’m highly allergic to Common Ragweed ( and mildly to a few more) and have already started sneezing and itching. Thankfully it is not one of the most wide spread plants in Italy!

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