I’m combining my weekly *cough* What I Ate and Week In Review, mostly because I haven’t really done all that much this week. With my What I Ates, I’ve been having a lot of juices and smoothies this week and never bother taking pics of those because they’re not very exciting, plus they look like kakka.
This month I’ve been cooking heaps of recipes from Richa Hingle‘s new book Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen. I love this book and I’ll have a review up very soon and a giveaway for US readers. Wooo! I made the Yellow Lentils with Spinach and threw in some broccoli. On the side there are the Gluten Free Chia (though I used the flax option) Flatbreads. Sooooo good:
I loved the Kidney Bean Curry, though I added lentils to mine because I didn’t have enough kidney beans (then promptly found kidney beans I’d bought a few days before and forgot about, because I hadn’t bothered putting one bag of groceries away). As usual I add lots of coriander:
A while back I made this almost raw salad (almost, because it had roasted peanuts) loaded with Vietnamese mint, lemongrass and coriander:
Melbourne has given us some beautiful spring days and my flowers are blooming, though one year I’m sure someone cut off the red roses that were just about to open and I’ve been lying in wait for them ever since:
Cute wee spider!
Spring days bring more laziness than usual for some. This is a very typical scene at home. Unfortunately this particular cat is obsessed with anything that looks like string and will swallow anything string like, so we have to be really careful. Though despite doing our best, we’ve still had a few vet visits, X-rays and so on which so far have thankfully turned out fine. When we adopted Punky and Malteezies here, the foster carers told us Malteezies would eat anything as a kitten and eat so much he’d vomit. He even got his head stuck in a tin of cat food when he was little. Here you can see he has pulled out threads from the (original from the 1930s) carpet. We have to keep snipping threads wherever we see them. He even scratched the lining underneath his cat scratch post to get threads out, fortunately I was right there when he did it and managed to keep the 30cm threads off him. He’s the happiest, laziest, most hilarious and ridiculous cat I’ve ever known so I really hope he outgrows this habit before his second birthday in January:
Punky isn’t as silly, but he’s definitely the naughtier of the two, doing anything to climb up high (his brother just sits on the floor looking up). Punky has got himself stuck at the top of a door more than a few times. He climbs up the screen door then balances on the open wooden door but can’t get back down, so we have to position a beanbag for a soft landing. I’ll be sitting in another room, hear him climbing the screen door, then sounds of him trying to get down but changing his mind, then the sound of the pooooffff soft landing on the beanbag. Then it all starts again. He always greets me in the morning or when I come home… while his brother just lazes around, as above:
ARTICLES AND STUFF:
– Krishna on Barkly Indian restaurant in Footscray made a post on their Facebook page asking if anyone would be keen on seven days of buffet in the lead up to Christmas. YES I WOULD!
Have a great weekend and better week ahead!