On Sunday, I fancied some comfort food so I made a veggie casserole served on top of lots of mash, it was awesome.
I found another use for my pizza stone - fattening pastries! Huzzah! I just got some ready made puff pastry, spread it with almond butter, threw in a few choc chips, brushed them with soymilk and then sprinkled them with sugar mixed with cinammon. 20 minutes in a 180C oven and they were done, and very very tasty with a steamy mug of tea.
My big love of this week is ginger. I have some in my fridge and normally i freeze it and forget about it but I decided to use it up. So for breakfast yesterday and today I had it in a smoothie. I know a smoothie is not much of a wow recipe, but I'm working on a couple to post in the next week or so, so just to tide you over.....
1/2 a mango cut into rough chunks (mine was frozen, but it doesn't have to be)
125ml (1/2 cup) soya yoghurt
125ml (1/2 cup) apple juice
tbsp or so (to taste) maple syrup
tsp or so (to taste) ginger, grated finely on a microplane grater.
Just throw everything in a beaker and leave for a minute to help soften the mango (if frozen). Then use a hand immersion blender and blend till smooth and creamy. Be patient, it takes a minute to chop through the frozen mango.
On to today's dinner then and I was getting bored of stir fry. That and I had an avocado to use up. So I soaked some red onion in lime juice then added peas, cooked green lentils, 1/2 a yellow pepper, some cherry tomatoes, fresh mint and parsley, flax oil and my chunked up avo. I served it with some tofu lightly coated with seasoned flower and fried in a teeny bit of olive oil until golden brown. YUM!
Last time I did the lime juice / red onion thing I didn't take a pic before I massacred the pretty pink colour of the lime juice with balsamic vinegar, so this is what it looks like only a bit brighter (flash washed it out a bit).
And a couple of bonus pics. The rose bush outside my window is looking gorgeous so I snuck out when no one was looking and pinched a couple for my window sill!
And look look look - my chilli plant has a friggin shoot! Woo, happy dayz.
Cooking (today) to: Go West's greatest hits.