I’m glad summer is over (summer… blergh) and that we’re in autumn but I’m also in that semi-panic mode of realising it’s already April and there are a few things I had planned to have done by now that haven’t really happened. Oh well, don’t sweat the small stuff I say! I’m back in to that constant state of decluttering and if you’re on Instagram, there are quite a few people using the hashtag #4monthpurge. I’ve been doing a bit of Konmari method cleaning and sorting and let me tell you folks, it sure is handy to have the clothes folded and displayed Konmari style. Better than digging through layers of clothing in a drawer looking for my geek Zork t-shirt!
Blurry cat here is always hanging around In My Kitchen. Here he is doing his innocent head-on-the-side pose, except the camera wasn’t on the correct setting. Then he moved his big head:
In My Kitchen this month is some Mexican oregano. Finally, I found some in Prahran Convenience store. They also have quite a few dried chillis there and are overall a great store for plant based meats and dairy-style foods. I have a few recipes that call for Mexican oregano and to date I’ve been using regular dried oregano. Now I feel my recipes will be that little bit more authentic…
I have a bunch of raw chocolate from The Chocolate Yogi (based in Sydney) but alas, they’re not for me. This is my favourite raw chocolate, but with my order here I received three free truffles. One disappeared before I took the photo. Funny that!
In My Kitchen, for a very short limited time, was this new flavour by local vegan ice cream makers Zebra Dream. I’ve tried most of their flavours and love them all, especially the strawberry baobab but I admit I was a little skeptical about this lemongrass caramel. I love lemongrass, I love caramel, but together? Not so sure. I shouldn’t been skeptical at all because this was fantastic and that combination really works:
You will always find a bottle of this Kirkland grade A pure maple syrup in my kitchen. You can find these at Costco and they’re about $18AUD for a one litre bottle. That’s the cheapest I’ve seen pure maple syrup anywhere. The teeny bottles in the supermarket cost much more. Woolworths have a 100% pure Canadian maple syrup which is $6.79 for a 250ml bottle. Of course, you need a Costco annual membership to shop there but I tag along with my parents and use their membership:
Field Roast vegan products are now available in Australia and I tried the Mexican Chipotle sausage. Wowweeee these are spicy hot! Tasty, but too hot for me to use for the family:
Things have been kinda quiet and uninspired on the kitchen front lately. I go through phases where I am recipe testing or whatever and then boooommmm I’m just over it and don’t want to cook anything other than our standard fallback meals here at home. Fortunately I have some two-bean chilli in the fridge to last a few days, thanks to that Mexican oregano 😀
In My Kitchen is a monthly blog link up now hosted by Maureen at The Orgasmic Chef. Iâ€™m submitting this blog post of mine for AprilÂ 2016. While not a vegan-specific event, anyone can join in and you can also discover new blogs, recipes, products, etc!Â ðŸ˜€