I ran out of bananas this week. As a dedicated banana-in-daily-smoothies fan, life felt wrong somehow. I won’t have smoothies unless I have banana! Same with my overnight oats. No banana? No oats. Running out of bananas is as bad as running out of nutritional yeast!
Wednesday is known as Waffles Wednesday here. The family love the cornbread waffles from Vegan Brunch, shown above. I usually make a batch and separate it in two. One for Waffles Wednesday and the other for Special Saturday Breakfast.
I made the tofu quiche Johanna blogged about at Green Gourmet Giraffe. I didn’t read the recipe properly and blended up the tofu-besan flour filling, instead of putting the besan on the stove with oil. I think it turned out fine but next time I’ll read the recipe! I also made it without a crust. My fillings were some veg and the leftover Tofurky smoked ham slices. I’ll definitely make this again:
One of my favourite meals is one I prepare for about four days in a row: brown rice with mixed beans and veg with Mexican style flavourings. Awesome with a little lime juice and loads of fresh coriander and avocado when they don’t cost a thousand dollars each:
Here’s a huge plate of food for DeeW. I knew she wouldn’t eat a quarter of it but I wanted her to try everything! She ate the peas, cherry tomatoes and the broccoli dipped in tomato sauce. She might have had a piece of potato but the sweet potato, tofu quiche, falafel and Borg’s vegetable pastries (they’re vegan!) remained untouched. In better news, my vegetable hating son ate the sweet potato, which I’d sprinkled with a little cinnamon. He really liked the pastries, had a little falafel before giving up, was too full to try the quiche and potatoes and of course ran away from the tomatoes and green stuff. DeeW was once the child who tried everything, even the fresh mint when we’d get Vietnamese spring rolls at Loving Hut. There’s been a role reversal, with Arthur now being the one to try everything and DeeW sticking to some favourites (fortunately, broccoli is a favourite!):
Speaking of Loving Hut Northcote, we hadn’t been there in ages, so that was this month’s special dinner out. I got the mushroom filled steam rice rolls. I don’t remember them being so filling, I was stuffed after this and glad it was all I’d ordered. Arthur loves the Southern Fried Chicken (DeeW got plain rice). We always take home the leftovers. I’d love to know how to make an oven baked version of these:
My kitchen is full of bananas again so life is good!