Asian Slaw with Peanut Butter Dressing, and Bus Rides

Asian slaw with peanut butter dressing recipe - Cookin5m2-2

Another lazy post. Or lazy recipe.

As I usually do, I write recipes I’ve made and posts I want to publish in the notes app on my phone. I write wherever I’m at.
This time it’s the bus.
My daily commute.
It’s an adventure being on a bus, and being carless makes that adventure a daily routine I don’t think about anymore. If you are in — or you’ve been to — Lebanon, you know how careful drivers are, and how they care for the passengers that they don’t blast bad music across the bus, smoke, allow smoking, drink, catcall, or treat migrant workers badly. This fell into the routine that every time I tell someone I took the bus they whistle in exclamation and comment on the effort I made to get there.

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Vegan Quinoa Soup and The Unbearable Laziness of Being

Ever had too much work but you didn’t feel like doing any?
You sit, open your computer, and just stare at the screen. Maybe open a couple of links and waste time until the day is over and you come to the conclusion that you didn’t do anything all day.
Vegan Quinoa Soup Recipe  - Cookin5m2-2
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White and Dark Chocolate Easter Bark

Easter White and Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe  - Cookin5m2-8Once you think Easter is gone, it comes back again. This year, they are one week apart. But be prepared next year for a full month apart between the Western Easter and the Eastern one. The perks of that, one holiday for us to celebrate, another to rest. Continue reading

Hot Cross Muffins

I’ve seen hot cross buns on the internet but never knew they were Easter recipe, and Good Friday in particular. This month, I bought my third issue of the Jamie magazine, spring issue, and saw a new twist on the hot cross buns. I said to myself, let’s give it a try.

Easter Hot Cross Muffins From Jamie Oliver Magazine Recipe  - Cookin5m2-3Easter Hot Cross Muffins From Jamie Oliver Magazine Recipe  - Cookin5m2-7

The recipe for Hot Cross Muffins in the magazine is gluten free, but since I have no problem with gluten, I used regular ingredients I can easily get. These muffins are sweet, flavorful, soft, and moist on the inside. They are enjoyable on their own, or with a cup of strong coffee, french press I’d say, during any time of the day. Continue reading

Grown-up Bourbon Easter Egg Cookie Truffles

Last year, I shared a couple of traditional recipes we make at our family. This year, I decided to experiment with recipes that are new and different. It might look like a children dessert, but it is more fun. And I’m not talking about the confetti decoration on top. It has liquor.

Grown-up Bourbon Easter Egg Cookie Truffles Recipe  - Cookin5m2-5 Grown-up Bourbon Easter Egg Cookie Truffles Recipe  - Cookin5m2-4

I have been sick ever since the weekend, but I have these recipes to share before the time is due. They are easy and the ingredients are feasible. You have no excuse. They’re fun, delicious, and they have booze! GO AND MAKE THEM! Continue reading