The blog has been quiet but life has been intensely busy. When I remember, I snap photos of food but because I have been flat out, I haven’t had the luxury of time to make proper nutritious meals. But today I’ll take a bit of a breather and get some good food going.
Evidently, I need to clean my windows too. My usual early morning photography spot is the back of the couch because that has good light. And cat hair covered window frames. When I remember, I soak steel cut oats and chia seeds in soy milk overnight, then plop berries and nuts and stuff after I heat them up for beakfast:
Most days though, because I’m so busy, I make the smoothie version of the porridge bowl:
I thought I’d make the Borg’s vegetable pastry triangles for the kids. Of course, they didn’t like them. And Borg’s filo pastry is no longer vegan, though the ingredients panel for the triangles didn’t indicate anything non-vegan:
I had made a leek-garlic-onion mix to make a leek and potato pizza. After I ate the leek and potato pizza, I realised I had forgotten to put the leeks on it. It was a horrid pizza anyway. So I used the leeks with some pasta sauce in a jar for a quick no-proper-veggie-content lunch:
I did make the effort when my mum came over for lunch one day. One of my favourite soups is the split pea soup from Cadry’s Kitchen. I had made some coconut bacon and decided mountainous proportions would work best:
This year I was determined to make a Burns Night supper. I used the vegetarian haggis recipe from Green Gourmet Giraffe and for my own supper, I made some plain mashed potato. The haggis made great sandwich leftovers:
Part of the leftovers were eaten like this, the carrots are stewed maple glazed:
I also made cock-a-leekie soup. This was pretty similar to how I would make Irish stew, though this soup includes prunes. Those aren’t cobwebs, it’s steam!
Dessert had to be included so cranachan was the obvious choice. This is the version of cranachan where a very non-Scottish person has no idea what they’re doing. I toasted some oats with a little sugar, defrosted the bag of raspberries nobody but me eats and stewed the berries. Then made a parfait style thingy with coconut yoghurt:
And finally, lamingtons. I made a plain vanilla cake, a simple chocolate icing (cacao powder, icing sugar and hot water) and used the leftover raspberry sauce. We don’t celebrate Australia Day, but I know I made these on one of the days around then when it wasn’t too hot for the oven. One day I’ll use toasted coconut:
I might be a bit light on blogging in the next month or so, and I need to go back to starting my 30 day salt-oil-sugar free experiment *cough* We’ll see!