Favourite things: June 2018

You’ll have to forgive me for not being the best at sharing new things here. I’ve been working on some new recipes that I can’t wait to share with you. They just need to be photographed.

This year is all about putting myself first, and a lot of that has been focused around my health. Six months in and I’m seeing the results of my realigned priorities – inside and out. But more on that later, here’s a couple of things that have been entertaining my mind recently.

  • I finally went ahead and made Oh Lady Cakes’ spicy peanut stew with butternut pumpkin and chickpeas (replacing peanut butter with almond butter). I’m glad I made it. It’s perfect for the cold weather.
  • Planting my first official veggie patch and it not being a complete failure. I can’t wait to show my organic harvest with you when its time.
  • I tried the Beyond Meat burger patty for the first time and have been thinking about it ever since. Not huge on mock meats but this is a whole new ball game. The whole experience was too good to be true. It was so similar to a cheeseburger from a fast food chain.
  • I’m getting back into fermenting and pickling, making a fresh batch of sauerkraut today.
  • In all of two minutes, I created and perfected the ultimate recipe for chocolate bliss balls. So naughty yet so nice. The recipe is coming soon dear friends, so hang in there.
  • The real reason my #fromscratch curry pastes don’t work is because I’m not grinding my spices down enough. Came across a lovely ceramic spice grinder that I think will do the trick far greater than my mortar and pestle abilities. This ceramic spice grinder and Ayurvedic cookbook set is on my birthday wish list
  • No-churn cookie dough ice cream is just a thought in my head for now. It will be a reality soon enough, I’m sure of it.
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Favourite things: February 2018

I thought I’d start a little series of my favourite things to show you what’s inspiring me, and what I’m enjoying. This is still very much a food blog, but since I can’t commit to posting a new recipe weekly, I’ll be sharing some other parts of my food journey.

  • Bill Granger’s stir fried curry brown rice with cashews without chilli and with a scrambled chickpea egg instead of regular egg (pictured)
  • This amber-coloured Maison Balzac handmade carafe and glass
  • Cooking to music by Dustin O’Halloran
  • Meru Miso‘s whole range of products
  • Dry January isn’t stopping me from enjoying Marissa A Ross’ guide to choosing wine. After reading 20 pages, I impressed myself at how I was able to describe a Storm Bay pinot noir
  • An all-black F!NK jug
  • My gluten-free vegan pesto pasta is on high rotation on hot summer days
  • This staggered glass floor lamp (not food related, but still…)
  • Trying to eat more quinoa in this household means I’m scrambling to find ways to make it more interesting. This recipe for khichari is getting me excited!
  • Savoury waffles… I’ll have a new recipe for you soon