Back on the air after some internet silliness! Like… going over your monthly usage quota and being punished by the speed of your connection slowing to snail’s pace. Whoops.
I haven’t been keeping much of a record of what I’ve been eating. Lots of smoothies and juices which kinda seem too boring to put on the blog. Here are some of the more less-boring ones. A beet-berry-banana smoothie. I don’t like the taste of beetroot in smoothies but this was okay. The perfect thing to drink on… Prince’s birthday perhaps:
This one had fig, banana, greens, flax and other stuff I don’t remember now:
One of the nicer green juices:
a maple walnut banana smoothie. I used maple extract:
I made the Lentil Taco Meat recipe from Isa Does It (using chipotle powder instead) though I added a can of black beans to the mix. Then I decided to use up the cooked red quinoa I’d discovered in the freezer so I threw that in too, along with some mushrooms. I served it up in a bowl with baby spinach, lettuce, tomato, avocado all squirted with a little lime juice. This is one of my favourite bowls:
Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe posted a great nut roast recipe that uses buckwheat, one of my favourite ingredients to use. Johanna’s recipe is also up on Ricki Heller’s awesome site. My attempt could have been a disaster because when I was simmering the buckwheat groats, I forgot about them. The simmer time was 10-12 minutes. I remembered them an hour later. They were pretty mooshy by that time but not very burnt on the bottom of the pot which was a surprise and a relief! Blurry photos, argh:
I made this fab chocolate chip cookie wedges recipe by Joann from Woman in Real Life. In true Veganopoulos style, after I started the recipe I realised I didn’t have the full amount of sugar so I had to use less but it turned out great regardless. This was a belated Valentine’s Day treat for the family:
Chocolate chip biscuits:
We had dinner at Loving Hut in Northcote again. Southern fried ‘chicken’ and the homemade curry equals yumz:
aaaaaand Husband and I went to Loving Hut in Richmond. I got my usual, which is the veg curry with tofu puffs. Husband got the spring rolls:
I over roasted some canned chickpeas with nooch for Arthur:
Possibly my favourite kale dish is this cheezy chickpeas and kale dish from Fannetastic Food. I added in some leftover roasted sweet potato:
Husband and I received these lovely cherry truffles with the added bonus of it appearing quite vegan:
Now, how many of you know how to fold a fitted sheet nicely? I’ve been watching YouTube clips on how to do it but nope, mine turn out all horrible and I end up totally frustrated. None of those pretty smooth corners for me.
Last weekend we went to the Moonee Valley Festival. I did a quick run past the food stalls and there didn’t appear to be anything vegan. If there were, I wouldn’t have waited as the queues were too long:
DeeW made a seed ball and planted it at home:
I lost $10 on this…
There were lots of lost balloons in the air:
I was glad to be home again. I like visiting these community festivals but after a while I need to get out of there:
I found this sight quite amusing:
Excellent news is that tomorrow is the last day of summer! Summer is my least favourite season so I’m not exactly sorry to see it go. I have some plans for autumn and this year I hope I’ll stick to them!