January 06, 2016

The To Make List - January 2016

As always - I have a list longer than me of all the yummyness that I want to make. The trouble with reading food blogs and being a cookbook addict is that there is always so many things I want to make. And then there's a whole load of idea's I have (some of which work - some of which don't) that I want to try out (because how else would I know if they work or not?) and I end up wanting to do a lot more cooking than I actually want to eat. I have to constantly be telling myself "No, I can't make abc until I have eaten all of xyz." (no, I can't try a candy cane brownie variation until I have eaten all the chocolate chip brownies) Which is kind of a problem. But there are some things that I don't just want to make - but that I really really want to make. 

So basically - in a nutshell - here's a list of things I want to make that you may be seeing on here soon - and also a list of recipes that I am super excited to try out. 

  • First up, I really want to adapt my Dad's tea bread recipe to make a banana tea loaf. Because banana makes everything better - right? I think that I'm going through a banana phase. Expect a lot of banana's. 
  • Black bean brownies. Okay - so I technically made a batch this morning - but when those are finished I want to try a candy cane variation. Yes- it is definitely too late. But I have a load of candy canes left over and I thought making some brownies might make them disappear a bit quicker (I do love candy canes- but I keep forgetting to eat them so I still have most of a box left). 
  • I want to make most things from Chelsea's blog - but these Sweet Miso Chickpeas are definitely top of my list! 
  • There's a couple of recipes in Deliciously Ella that I want to make before I get my copy of her second book in a few weeks
  • I would love to try some Chinese breakfast congee - but this Vietnamese version from The Viet Vegan also looks amazing. 
  • I don't have any special string-free celery - but I am sure that this Cashew Ginger Brown Rice Bowl will still be super awesome! 
  • I told you that I think I'm going through a banana phase - so please don't be surprised when I say that I want to make these Banana Chocolate Energy Bites.
  • When I'm back at uni and have my spiralizer again - I'm planing to make a spiralized cucumber salad with sweet and sour dressing. 
  • Kung Pao Brussel Sprouts. Need I say more? 
  • Baked Apples using date and nut bars
  • I want to make a load of date and nut bars to use with the baked apples. The last batch that I made were salted caramel. I'm thinking the next batch will probably be cookie dough because I think that cookie dough is probably my favorite flavor. 
  • And finally - I would like to make my Falafel burgers. Because they are super easy and super yummy and super versatile. And.... well super. 
So that's what I want to make this month. What about you? What do you want to make? And is there anything that you think I should add to my list? 


  1. Loving loving all your to do list. I'm going to have to make black bean brownies.

    1. Well I've conquered the black bean brownie so there should be a recipe up on here ASAP!!

  2. Everything you want to make sounds super delicious. I haven't really been able to make anything fun in the Air B&B kitchens I've been staying at recently but I desperately want to get my hands on nutritional yeast to make a great tofu scramble soon - crossing my fingers that the vegan store in Taipei has it!

    1. Well my problem has been that I've been back with my parents this past few weeks "you don't need to make anything because we have so much stuff in from Christmas" brrr. I don't even like the chocolate biscuits that have to be gone before I can do any baking!! And no nutritional yeast here either. Luckily as soon as I got back there is a shop 5 minutes away that sells it!

  3. Okay, first of all, you shouldn't really take so long to finish chocolate chip brownies! 😝
    Also, can not wait for the recipes for your Falafel burgers, craving for some veggie burgers lately!

  4. I'll try and make sure that the falafel burgers happen ASAP then! And true about the chocolate chip brownies.... very true!

  5. I had my eye on the brussel sprouts and congee too! Keen to see how it all goes for you. I've also got a never-ending list of to makes.

    1. Hopefully I'll be doing a round up of everything I've made at the end of the month! Ha! My list is never-ending - and I have a BIG backlog or blog recipes to try - but these were just the TOP ones that I really wanted to try this month.