chickpea tofu

I found this on Instagram here. #Burmese #tofu is a #soy-free, #gluten-free food made from #chickpea flour, water, salt and #turmeric.
On my first go, I nixed the additives and just used chickpea flour and water. The result was a cross between scrambled eggs and silken tofu. I found that it was great cut into cubes, dipped in a little flour and fried up. I’ve used it as salad toppings, on rice, in place of scrambled eggs and as the egg part of a quiche. Also, I’ve found that it’s really filling for the amount of calories, plus it’s a great source of protein and iron.

Burmese Tofu
Yields 8

Burmese tofu is a soy-free, gluten-free food made from chickpea flour, water, salt and turmeric. This variation uses vegetable stock to infuse a deliciously savory flavour.
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2 cups chickpea flour (chana or besan will work)
6 cups of water, divided
1/4 teaspoon turmeric (recommended for flavour but not necessary)
2 cubes vegetable bouillon (or sub out 4 cups of water for veggie broth) or a teaspoon of salt


Line a rectangle pan or casserole dish with parchment paper.
In a large pot, boil 4 cups of water or vegetable stock. Add the boullion cubes if using.
Meanwhile, combine the chickpea flour, turmeric (if using), and 2 cups of cold water. Whisk until smooth.
When the 4 cups of water/stock comes to a ROLLING boil, carefully stir in the chickpea mixture.
Turn off the heat and continue stirring vigorously for five minutes. The mixture will turn from matte to glossy and will become super thick. If you are using a gas stove OR it does not seem to get thick within a couple minutes, turn up the heat to medium-low.
Pour the mixture quickly into your prepared pan and spread out evenly with a spoon.
Let cool to room temperature before chilling in the fridge for an hour.
After chilling, cut up the tofu as desired for easy storage.
Eat cold, heated up, fried, or however you like! Enjoy!

Chia Pudding Class

How to make Chia Pudding with Mango and Goji Berries – a short 5 video series, each video is only 1-3 min. long.

Click Image To See How To Make Chia Pudding

I made a quick little Chia Pudding Class (video series) for you all to learn how easy it is to make this yummy, healthy Chia Pudding. It’s a 5 video series, each one is only 1 to 3 minutes each. Click the 12 Benefit image (or here) to watch how to make Mango Goji Berry Chia Pudding.

Incase you are wondering why this is such a healthy dish to eat, here are 12 Health Benefits of Chia …


… not to even mention the health benefits of Goji Berry, mango and Cashews!

  1. Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories.
  2. Chia Is Loaded With Antioxidants.
  3. Almost All The Carbs Are Fiber.
  4. Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein.
  5. Help You Lose Weight
  6. High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
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  8. Lower The Risk of Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes
  9. High in Important Bone Nutrients
  10. Cause Major Improvements in Type 2 Diabetics: lower blood pressure and inflammation.
  11. Improve Exercise Performance as Much as a Sports Drink
  12. Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet
  13. Mango, Goji Berry, Cashew Chia Pudding is Delicious and So Easy To Make!!!


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My Clear-Cut Garden

Heres the Story of My Clear-cut Garden

Last summer 2015 they clearcut (or what they may call selective cut) a forest on the edge of my property. It was sad to see all the destruction. Meantime, I have been craving an edible garden of my own, yet have not been able to find a sunny enough spot in my forest home. Soooo … I decided to collect water all winter 2015-16 and give it a try up at the clearcut.

bee in squash flower
bee in squash flower

Carry Water – isn’t that a Zen Koan?

I carry water, forest soil and forest mulch to my garden almost daily to build up some good soil and attempt a garden in the forest clearcut. Its making me fit and strong and giving me joy to watch my garden grow. So far I have:

before-tomato plants clearcut garden
before-tomato plants clearcut garden
for the AFTER picture, to see the progress after 12 days in august with no watering, just lots of mulch …

AFTER 12 DAYS. Baby #tomatoes in my #clearcutgarden #organicfoodbliss. Find my BEFORE post to see how FAR THEY GREW  after 12 days of no watering covered in lots of forest mulch leaves. I am using hashtag clearcutgarden if you want to follow along.  the clear-cut garden story will be on my blog in my bio . . . . . .  #garden #nature #gardening #plants #organic #homegrown #fresh #mygarden #vegetables #growyourown #greenthumb #green #realfood #eatclean #healthy #jerf #vegan #wholefood #nourish #eatrealfood #healthyliving #vegetarian #cleanfood #healthyeating #plantbased #rawfood #rawvegan BEFORE! Baby tomatoes in my #clearcutgarden #organicfoodbliss. Find my AFTER post to see how they did after 12 days of no watering covered in lots of forest mulch leaves. . . . #garden #nature #gardening #plants #organic #homegrown #fresh #mygarden #vegetables #growyourown #greenthumb #green #realfood #eatclean #healthy #jerf #vegan #wholefood #nourish #eatrealfood #healthyliving #vegetarian #cleanfood #healthyeating #plantbased #rawfood #rawvegan 🍅 Like

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Clear Cut Garden after no watering for 12 days

Here’s my kale before and after 12 days without water while I was gone on a spiritual retreat in August. I just piled up lots of forest mulch leaves before I left. They are so healthy looking.

before kale clearcut garden
before kale
after kale clearcut garden
AFTER kale clearcut garden – not watered for 12 days in August
Kale and squash starts in the shade of the forest ( so small compared to Kale in sunny clearcut)
Kale and squash starts in the shade of the forest, (so small compared to Kale in sunny clearcut)

Use Hashtag #clearcutgarden for Pics of my Clearcut Garden

To follow my and the plants progress, you can see my pictures I take of my garden in the clear-cut forest, click here or search with hashtag #clearcutgarden on my Organic Food Bliss Instragam.

Kombucha Ice Cream Soda

Kombucha Float !

What a delicious Idea! Kombucha and dairy free icecream. It’s like a probiotic vegan ice cream soda! Wow. Perfect for the summer and the July holidays. Happy 4th of July everyone!

Ice cream + Kombucha — what an absolutely perfect food duo, right?

Yes! It’s a natural conclusion for drinking Kombucha. Isnt it?

I just gotta share this inspiration with you …
In my Instagram Kombucha discoveries I came across this fantastic story and idea by @gorgekitchen💜🍻❤️ who says: “We served up this Heart Beet (rose water & beet juice) / Northwest hops Kombucha Float to @kombuchahunter (linked to below) & she had all these wonderful things to say about our craft! Cheers @kombuchahunter — thanks for all you do!”

Heart Beet dairyfree icecream is made with rose water and organic beet juice. Isn’t it beautiful?

Heart Beet rose & organic beet juice ice cream

This beautiful pink drink image above caught my eye. Clicking over to it in Instagram, I found this is what @Kombuchhahunter had to say:

” Ice cream + kombucha—what an absolutely perfect food duo, right? Creamy, frothy, tangy and sweet—all in one.🍺🍦💗 Wouldn’t be amazing if there was an ice cream and kombucha shop that made endless kombucha floats? There is such a place!!🎉👏 It’s Gorge Kitchen in Hood River, OR, and they have 10 (!!) flavors of their house-brewed kombucha on tap plus many different flavors of their own dairy-free ice cream. So you can make endless float combos and endless kombucha blends.💜❤️ ”

Everything from Salted Cocoa Kombucha to Lemon Lime

” This place is so cool and unique! Located in downtown Hood River, which is a small city that sits on the water and is an hour east of Portland, Gorge feels modern and concept yet with a homey, friendly vibe.✨ The #kombucha is amazing. The variety of flavors is awesome: everything from Salted Cocoa kombucha to Lemon Lime.😲 We blended their Northwest Hops flavor with their “Heart Beet” ice cream, which is made with beets and roses. It is seriously one of the most beautiful flavors that we’ve ever experienced. Floral and rich, it went perfect with the kombucha. And that bright pink color is so beautiful!🌟 Gorge is the brainchild of partners Dave Ashburn and Sara Evans; Dave was making vegan ice cream at home, as well as brewing kombucha, when his entrepreneurial spirit compelled him to open a business that blended both of his passions. We can’t wait to go back and GORGE on more flavors and combos!👽 #kombuchahunter”

I say … what a great IG share, a fantastic story and a healthy, yummy and creative idea for drinking Kombucha. Lets open a Belfair branch in Washington! I’ll help.

A Kombucha & Ice cream entrepreneurs Story

Gorge Kitchen=IceCream+Kombucha

gorgekitchen says, “I never thought this would be my life. I thought ice cream maker was just something kids put on their “When I Grow Up” drawing. Now I wake up every day of the week and happily churn real-food coconut milk ice cream. There wasn’t any sign, big breakthrough or clear path. Creating this life was a realization that bloomed like a flower. I realized the word ‘could’ deserves as much attention as the word ‘should’. And here I stand.”

Thank you Gorge Kitchen’s creators Dave Ashburn and Sara Evans, for living the dreams of living your passion. The more of us that live like this, the happier world this will be. I am not new to creating delicious healthy vegetarian food (since I was a teen, many decades ago) and I am new to the world of Kombucha and loving it!