Stat Tracker

Friday, June 8, 2012

vanilla cardamom tapioca pudding - gluten free + dairy free

happy friday morning! i cant believe the week is already over - i kept ultra busy with work and eating. as you'll see - i've definitely done quite a bit of eating - alot more eating out than i normally do. i however, did make time to come up with a few recipes this week that i'm excited to share with you - vanilla cardamom tapioca pudding and chicken mole. read on for the tapioca pudding recipe. i've got tons to share with you from the past week and a half...get ready.

recently, i was invited to join a boulder based  food blogger group that hosts meet ups for its members at local establishments. unfortunately, i missed the first few meetups, but was able to attend one recently -hosted at the bitter bar. its a speak easy styled bar that serves artfully crafted drinks reminiscent of the prohibition era. creator/owner/connoisseur of adult bevvies, james lee, spoke to the us about the idea behind the bar, about what alcohol is and about making drinks. afterward, the group networked and i met some talented area food bloggers. it was a great experience and i'm looking forward to the next couple of meet ups that we have planned over the summer.  

vanilla cardamom tapioca pudding
last weekend mark and i finally had brunch at the famed brasserie ten ten in boulder. it was wonderful. he of course, picked the most decadent meal on the menu - chicken and waffles. um, yes, i sat across the table from him, green with envy. i opted for a safer meal - two poached eggs (perfectly poached, mind you), chicken apple sausage, breakfast potatoes, a gardein salad and a side fresh fruit. it was a marathon of food to say the least. we washed the fare down with peach bellinis. quite a great start to the day. finally, a quick walk thru the farmers market - picked up a bunch of peonies and some turnips then promptly returned home for a siesta. 

we also scouted a new taco joint that opened up in louisville - la revolucion. their downtown louisville patio has lots of seating - so its a perfect summer spot. i went with chicken mole and a salad - mark ordered a massive pork burrito. he chowed it down in next to no time. the mole was good - a tad on the sweet side for me. it prompted me to come home and start brainstorming mole recipes. i've got a yummy version that i've tested, tweaked and plan on sharing soon!

farmers market peonies
wednesday night was incredible - i was invited to a private viewing of the YSL retrospective at the denver art museum, compliments of vail resorts. my friend and style guru, betsy doughty accompanied me to the event and we both swooned over YSL's impeccable couture. after the exhibit guests were treated to cocktails at palates restaurant at the museum. we figured since we were in denver that we'd hit linger, brain child of chef justin cucci and chef daniel asher's restaurant that just turned 1 year old. we were fortunate to get a great booth at the bar and quickly assaulted the happy hour menu. we then ordered a few main courses - scallops that were so succulent and cooked perfectly - served with heirloom tomatoes and an arugula pudding. yummmmm.  to round off the great meal we both had the vegan salted butterscotch pudding made with coconut milk, served on a bed of grilled pineapple with a rice + sesame seed crunch and topped off with a bright flavored lemongrass cotton candy. dreamy, just dreamy.

work has been crazy. a few weeks back i had an intern from CSU start (she's heaven sent) and this past monday i was fortunate enough to have another intern start - a high school senior from the dawson school.  needless to say, i've been staying busy at the office. i'm in the process of tying up last minute items for my trip to germany next week. i'm making the annual trek to the international super computing conference in hamburg. i must say, im quite excited to get back there. its a lovely place to visit. i'll likely take at least a week off from blogging, so when i get back i promise to share my chicken mole recipe with you. 

ok - onto the recipe. i'm not what spurred this one - mark randomly told me he wanted tapioca pudding. off to the store we went and later that night we messed around with flavor combos and settled on vanilla cardamom. it didnt take a bunch of tries - the first batch came out pretty decently. 


vanilla cardamom tapioca pudding
  • 1/6 cup small tapioca pearls
  • 1.5 cups hemp milk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt - be sure to use table salt (or a fine grain salt) - not kosher
begin by soaking tapioca pearls in 3/4 cup of the hemp milk for 30-45 minutes. they will begin to look somewhat translucent. in a separate container whisk together the remaining milk, egg yolk, sugar, vanilla extract, cardamom and sea salt. combine milk and tapioca pearls with the mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat. allow the mixture to come to a boil - stirring constantly - you dont want to scorch the mix. immediately turn down to the lowest setting and continue to stir around 20-25 minutes, until you have a pudding like consistency - taste and test for tapioca pearl doneness. they should be soft and have no 'crunch' to them when they are done.


  1. I love tapioca!!! Hopping over from stuff and nonsense. Happily subscribing to your blog xo

    1. Thanks! I'm addicted - absolutely reminds me of my childhood. Cant wait to make this again soon!

  2. I will be featuring this delicious pudding this week on Allergy-Free Wednesdays :)

    1. Thanks for the great news :) I'm on a MASSIVE pudding kick. I made a fleur de sel caramel-coconut pudding this week that I'll be sharing soon. Excited to be featured - I appreciate it!


  3. thomas sabo uk,
    cleveland cavaliers jersey,
    vikings jerseys,
    kobe bryants shoes,
    miami heat jersey,
    moncler jackets,
    new england patriots jerseys,
    karen millen uk,
    michael kors factory outlet,
    coach handbags,
    golden state warriors jerseys,
    christian louboutin shoes,
    ray ban sunglasses,
    fred perry shirts,
    fitflop shoes,
    calvin klein outlet,
    louis vuitton bags cheap,
    oakley,occhiali oakley,oakley italia,oakley occhiali,oakley sunglasses
    mizuno shoes,
    kobe 9 elite,
    ferragamo shoes,
    michael kors outlet online,
    beats by dre,
    hollister canada,
    designer handbags,handbags outlet,cheap handbags,purses and handbags,wholesale handbags,designer bags,bags outlet,handbags wholesale,cheap purses,discount handbags,handbags sale,wholesale purses,handbags and purses,designer purses

  4. NFL Jerseys from China Yeezy Boost 350 Longchamp Outlet Adidas Sale Ray Ban Outlet Yeezys For Sale Toms Outlet Online Kade Sapde Outlet Adidas Outlet Nike Stores Under Armour Outlet Timberland Boots Jordan 12 Yeezy Nike Huarache Keds Shoes Yeezy Nike Air Max 2016 Toms Outlet Ultra Boost Uncaged MLB Jerseys Adidas Adidas NMD Oakley Outlet Kate Spade Outlet Adidas Outlet Nike Air Max 90 Timberland Outlet Adidas NMD Adidas EQT Ralph Lauren Jordan 4 Cheap Jordan Adidas NMD Kate Spade Outlet Longchamp Outlet Adidas Yeezy

  5. List of packers and movers India. As you satisfied and overwhelming to the request reliable to make to know as immense get shifting still as gain talking to compromise ideal appears to the approach to never sure with ways assistance creative visit precious experience that would make your move to the places which anther offers a multiple along growth opportunities to the relieve about this option assist to you intend support dream the help rid all Foogle mover and packer in India all in one service are provide give up ways to easy tips give finding to above get the hassle for header assured choose to developments moving lead to any kind service for.

    movers and packers Mumbai
    movers and packers pune
    movers and packers Gurgaon
    movers and packers Bangalore
    movers and packers Delhi
    movers and packers Hyderabad
    movers and packers Chennai


  7. اجاره خودرو با شرایط عالی بدون وقت گیر بودن با مناسب ترین قیمت در همه فصول سال با شرایط بسیار عالی مناسب برای همه افراد و قشرها، ولی در اجاره خودرو اینگونه نیست و در بیشتر موارد حالتی تشریفاتی دارد که نیاز به اجاره خودرو بدون راننده است و بیشتر درخواست کننده ها نیز خودرو را بدون راننده اجاره می کنند. در حال حاضر در شهرهای بزرگ مثل تهران، اصفهان و شهرهای شمالی کشور صنعت اجاره خودرو و کرایه خودرو به ویژه اجاره خودرو بدون راننده متداول شده و مشتریان زیادی را به سوی خود جذب کرده است.

  8. تنها تفاوتی که بین اجاره خودرو واجاره ماشین از آژانس ها وجود دارد در چگونگی در اختیار داشتن ماشین اجاره شده است. معمولا آژانس ها، خودرو را با راننده در اختیار درخواست کننده می گذارند اما شرکت های اجاره خودرو هم با راننده و هم بدون راننده اقدام به اجاره خودرو می کنند. اما باید توجه کنید که اجاره خودرو در شرکت های مورد نظر شامل خودروهای تشریفاتی و لوکس می شود که کرایه آنها نمی تواند در آژانس ها منطقی باشد و مسلما متقاضیان زیادی نیز نخواهد داشت در آژانس ها بیشتر مسافران افرادی عادی هستند که می خواهند برای نقل و انتقال جزیی بین شهری خود خودرویی را کرایه کنند و به مسیر خاص خودشان برسند.

  9. By taking the time to read a lot of information like this to add my insight . cara menggugurkan kandungan

  10. Siempre habrá una razón por la cual podrán comprar Bolsas Michael Kors Precios de los minoristas en línea. Los compradores de hoy que estén interesados en comprar Michael Kors Rebajas podrán descubrir cómo pueden obtener los mejores resultados que siempre quisieron simplemente haciendo ruido con lo mejor de Bolsos Michael Kors Outlet que ofrecen más allá de precios asequibles.

    Dessutom med så många alternativ att välja mellan, har det blivit praktiskt taget omöjligt för köpare att ta reda på hur de kan köpa Designer Michael Kors Väska Rea online utan att behöva investera för mycket pengar eller tid i scouting den lokala marknaden som annars skulle tyckas omöjligt att göra först . En riktig äkta Michael Kors Rea skulle kunna ge dig tillbaka tusentals dollar och det är något som de flesta inte har råd med. Du kan faktiskt köpa Michael Kors Plånbok online.

    Maintenant, la question se pose de savoir si vous pouvez réellement trouver en ligne authentique Longchamp Soldes bon marché qui sont vraiment authentiques et la réponse est oui, vous pouvez! Un des sites les mieux notés et les plus populaires pour localiser le Sac A Main Longchamp en ligne parfait pour votre collection personnelle est eBay. Rappelez-vous, juste parce que vous êtes en mesure de magasiner en ligne Sac À Main Longchamp sur eBay à des prix incroyablement bas ne signifie pas qu'ils sont faux ou de qualité bon marché.

  11. Packers and Movers Chennai Give Safe and Reliable ***Household Shifting Services in Chennai with Reasonable ###Packers and Movers Price Quotation. We Provide Household Shifting, Office Relocation, ✔✔✔Local and Domestic Transportation Services, Affordable and Reliable Shifting Service Charges @
    Packers And Movers Chennai

  12. Packers and Movers Bangalore as a Services providing company can make all the difference to your ###Home Relocation experience. Bangalore based Company which offers versatile solutions, Right team that easily reduce the stress associated with a ✔✔✔Household Shifting, ***Vehicle Transportation. we help things run smoothly and reduce breakages and offer you seamless, Affordable, Reliable Shifting Services, Compare Shifting Charges @
    Packers And Movers Bangalore

  13. Hiring packers and movers in Gurgaon is not too hard if you take help of the best moving professionals. Best movers and packers Gurgaon assist with their skilled and trained team to pack, load, unload and unpack your belongings.
    So be aware and hire the best mover packer to save your valuables.
    packers and movers Gurgaon
    packers and movers Gurgaon Charges

  14. Packers and Movers Pune Provide High Quality ***Household Shifting, Home/Office Relocation, Insurance, Packing, Loading, ###Car Transportation Service Pune and High experiences, Top Rated, Safe and Reliable, Best and Secure Packers and Movers Pune Team List. Get ✔✔✔ Affordable Rate Charts and Compare Quotation and Save Money and Time .
    Packers And Movers Pune

    Like all true tea, black tea and pu'er tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols,
    whatsapp: +8615587209382

    Our Organic Dragon well/Long Jing green tea is organic, growing in the seaside high mountain located on Peach Island in Zhoushan city, Zhejiang, which is certificated by Germany Kiwa BCS Oeko-Garantie GmbH

    With the good environment, our tea gets a special high flavor and good taste. It is known for "four uniques": bright green color, sweet scent, full-bodied flavor, elegant shape. The flat and even appearance shows emerald color, bright and yellow-green water color, fresh aroma, mellow and sweetish taste.
    whatsapp: +8615587209382

  17. A beautiful purse or handbag from Coach Outlet Online can last for many years, and represent a great overall value.
    There are Michael Kors Bags Outlet in a large number of shopping malls located throughout the country.
    Cheap Michael Kors Bags is a great way to determine which models best suit your needs.
    Official Coach Factory Outlet Online all strive to provide comfort and convenience for their owners and the seams are double-stitched for maximum durability.
    Michael Kors Factory Store, has one of the most popular handbag and accessory lines on the market today.
    Coach Handbags Wholesale says a lady is classy, elegant and sophisticated.
    Coach Store Near Me trends come and go, but a Coach stands the test of time.
    The official Michael Kors Handbags On Sale Outlet regularly posts various handbags being offered for sale.
    Compare your Coach Bags On Sale Outlet to the logo provided on the website to make sure it is similar.
    All Michael Kors Outlet Online Store have serial numbers.

  18. Login or sign up at office setup and download Microsoft Office. Install and activate the setup on your device. Verify the Office product key | | |

  19. Norton setup - Get started with Norton by downloading the setup and installing it on the device. Enter the unique 25-character alphanumeric product key for activation. Check your subscription | |


Leave me a message!!!