My name is Pam and I'm new to this community (hulloo) and I've got a challenge for the most crafty vegan cook.
I'm currently living and teaching in Seoul, South Korea. If you're familiar with asian apartments, you know that I don't have an oven, a toaster oven, a microwave... just a stove and a sink. That's it.
And, since you're familiar with Asian apartments, you must be familiar with Asian supermarkets as well... limited ingredients, everything is rice-based (wheat flour and ingredients are difficult to get).
Let's add to this challenge my boyfriend, whom I love dearly with all my heart. We have opposite tastes. While I've been a vegan for a long time and like the bitter and spicy tastes that accompany most vegetably dishes, the love of my life, Ben, is a british bloke with a bland palette. Burgers, fries, burgers, chili fries, and burgers are his favoritie foods.
1. We are trying to be more healthy and cook a bit more at home, and 2. I'd like to make him a spectacular valentine's day dinner. I've been trying to find fun recipes online, but many of them call for ingredients that are difficult to find here. Also, many call for an oven.
Does anyone have an idea for a healthy yet tasty Valentine's day appetizer, main course, or dessert that doesn't require an oven and appeals to a Westernized palette? The less ingredients/ more simple, the better. Remember, even things like Spagetti are hard to find here.
Any help you provide would be so appreciated!!! It's been a long time since I've cooked. xoxo pam