thai breakfast

Blueberry açaí bowl topped with coconut pistachio granola, figgy sourdough toast and fresh Thai coconut juice.

Breakfast is a gift. Be lavish with it.

Coconut Pistachio Granola (Oil-free)

2 cups GF oats

¼ cup maple syrup

½ tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. all spice

¼ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/3 cup chopped raw pistachios

¼ cup desiccated coconut

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, maple syrup, vanilla and spices then transfer to baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes. Next, remove granola form oven and add pistachios and coconut and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until the coconut is lightly toasted. Granola keeps for about 2 weeks stored in an airtight container.

me, fully aware that eating too early in the morning makes me sick: i’m just gonna eat this thai food for breakfast, it’s fine

me 10 minutes later trying not to puke: it’s :) fine :)

Tag: 10 random things

I was tagged by @clbuspotter, thank you!!

1. I just had pad thai for breakfast and it was DELICIOUS

2. I have 7 different blogs for different purposes because if I threw them all into one it would be the biggest mess in the universe so I prefer to stay organized!

3. I’m a scorpio sun, libra moon, virgo rising and I’m in love with astrology. I could talk about it all day. I used to think it was bullshit but then I actually researched it and found that it 100% is not bullshit. My dream would be to do astrology readings for people on the side and make a lil money from it because it is HARD but so much fun

4. I love music, and i went to an art school for it. I sing as well as play violin, piano, drums, and alto sax. Music is my second passion.

5. Which brings me to my first passion, which is writing. I mostly write fics because thats where inspiration never runs out, but i have an idea for a novel that i might start writing soon!

6. Im drinking juice out of a bowl rn

7. Im Pan! I used to identify as bi, then lesbian for a while, but now ive finally realized that i just cant be fucking bothered. Im in love with everyone!

8. My favourite movie ever is the emperor’s new groove. It’s t h e most iconic movie of all time imo. So many quotable moments

9. I have a ginger cat named Purdy and he’s the light of my life, i love him

10. I have an unhealthy obsession with chocolate and iced cappucinos

Im gonna tag @flufferdufferslytherin, @ravenclaw-i-guess, @brightowl, @halfbloodprincess23, @kissabledraco, and @pottersiriusorion, only if you wanna!

“Suay” means “beautiful” in Thai

MY FRIEND FROM SPAIN IS HERE!!! –> Gema and I met about 4 years ago, on a cruise ship, but we became better friends because the week after the cruise there was a hurricane so she couldn’t fly home. Instead, both our families ended up exploring NYC and Fire Island together. I’ve seen her at least once a year since, and now she’s come to see me in Thailand.

    Saturday morning my alarm woke me up at 8. After less than four hours of sleep, I wasn’t even ready for breakfast yet, which is very unlike me. I, The Walking Hangover, wandered to the street and flagged down a motorbike ride to the Airport Rail Line to get to Gema. First thing we did after she dropped off her stuff: Eggs Benedict for only 165 baht (less than $5 USD) at this adorable little hole in the wall place by the Thong Lor train station. Later in the day, we went to Art Box for burgers and novelty, handmade shopping (grabbed a couple souvenirs for the fam), followed by pregame with the Loyola crew and out to RCA. I’ve never been to RCA before, but I think it’s one of my new favorite weekend bars. We ended up dancing nearly till close and then hopped in a cab to shoot over to a penthouse party at the State Tower. Unfortunately, we had some trouble with our cab driver and directions so we ended up back at ABAC, but it was still definitely an awesome day.

    The next morning, we awoke to Ali, the head maid, knocking on all our doors to announce that she made a giant platter of fried rice for breakfast. By the sight of all the kids lounging in PJ’s, still looking sleepy-eyed, you would think she came singing at 6 AM, but in fact, it was actually 11. We found out it was actually Ali’s birthday. She cooked breakfast for all of us on her own birthday! But she seemed to be radiating happiness, just having us all around eating her food.

    The rest of the day was pretty mellow, getting work done, taking Gema to Grandma’s, and getting Thai massages which was glorious. They washed our feet first and then send us up where 200 baht got us hour-long full body massages. We even got served tea after. ‘Twas a lovely Sunday.

    This morning, I woke up with a bad mood and a deep longing for home and New York coffee, but my day was improved rather quickly thanks to Infinite Jest, a solid run, and a whole bunch of Thai third graders. Today, we had to teach them colors. I Google-d some stuff beforehand and found a game where you put the kids in a circle and call out a color and everyone wearing that color has to run to swap seats. After a few rounds of getting used to the idea, you remove a chair each time you call out so that it starts to become more competitive. These kids wear uniforms, but we handed them all colored slips and they loved this game. The first time we went to teach them, we taught names of body parts, so this time, we went over the “Head, shoulders, knees, and toes” song with the kids at the end. 

    They all love to shake our hands all the time, so at the close of class, we went around shaking hands and all the girls kept saying “Teacher, teacher, suay, suay.” I’d heard them say this last time and sometimes they would laugh if I said “suay” back to them so I asked the teacher what it means. She said suay is beautiful in Thai. So, I shook some more hands; suay, suay all around.

    It was awesome to just spend an hour running around with kids while simultaneously actually teaching them something. I really hope they had as much fun as I did.