Showing posts from April, 2019

Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

How I Veganized Mpougatsa (Bougatsa)

Mpougatsa is a Greek breakfast pastry pie that is very popular in Greece. I had the chance to make Mboutgatsa and it was very delicious. It was recommended to me by a friend earlier this year. From what I gleaned, the pastry is best enjoyed at breakfast or as an afternoon snack. Mboutgatsa reminds me of cornmeal porridge. If you could imagine porridge as a pie then you've got a good idea about what it tastes like. It consists of a few staple ingredients like semolina, butter and eggs. I decided to create a vegan version for those of you who don't desire milk and eggs. Read on for the recipe. Ingredients: (20-25) sheets of phyllo dough (3) cups oat milk [1/2] cup sugar [1/2] cup semolina (2) Follow your heart vegan egg--will need [10] tbsp water for the vegan eggs 3 tsp vanilla extract 4.5 tbsp of melted earth balance butter Utensils Needed Will require 1 glass 9.5" pie dish Paper towel (to clean up any spills) 1 medium or large pot 1 whisk (for stirring) 1 wooden spoo