July 7, 2010 § 1 Comment
I’ve been away for the past couple of days at home, and had every intention of blogging on the go… however forgot my camera cable. I reasoned that without pictures of delicious morsels, there really wouldn’t be much to hold your interest! So I now present you with a visual summary of 3 tasty days, and a whole lotta revelling in the joys of cooking!
Oh and please excuse the terrible photography, low-light and rainy weather really exposes the sad inadequacy of my little digital camera :(
I set myself the challenge of following not one, but TWO recipes for this meal! I’m not known for my committment to instructions, but in this case I wanted to impress so thought I better rely on the wisdom of knowledgable chef-masters. Enter, Tal Ronnnen and Heidi Swanson, two shining wizards of vego/vegan cuisine.
I made a Quinoa/Sweet Potato/Avocado stack with roasted tomatillo dressing…formed into a tower. Yes, a tower. Ahhh wanky cuisine! I served it alongside some Orange & Maple Glazed Tempeh, which was a HIT! And of course some wilted (oh no, not ‘steamed’ my friends!) kale and broccoli.
Making the time and effort to create something you are really proud of is such a great (smug) feeling – if you are prone to whipping up quick, effortless meals, why not try your hand at something with a little more….height!
So so sad that my camera does not do macro at night though – would have loved to get some decent pics.
For dessert, I made a GIGANTMO fruit salad with papaya, pineapple, apple, orange, strawberries, figs, passionfruit and mint. Served with a hearty dollop of….
MY NEW OBSESSION! Almond ‘kreme’. I found this at High on Health but I believe it’s originally an Ani Phyo recipe. It’s basically almonds, honey and vanilla blended up with water. I also added some cinnamon for good measure, and…I can’t even conjure words to describe the goodness.
Me & Fruit Salad – what a great guy.
More tributes to fruit.
Next morning, I let the food times roll with pancake fest 2010.
Obviously I can’t go past Angela’s Healthy Spelt Pancakes for One, and what better to adorn them than another huge gloop of Almond Kreme, Banana, Strawberries and a drizzle of fresh, raw, local, organic honey (the only way i’ll eat it!).
Later, after a beautiful run around the beaches, I rehydrated with a carrot, apple, mandarin, lime, kale, mint & spirulina juice. Amongst nature!
It was great to catch up some home girls from the da ‘hood. Soooo whiiiite next to my beige beauty!
I LOVE HER! *SQUEEEEEEEEEEZE*
This woman was also present, behind the camera!
Then this morning, to console myself in the face of returning home to be all independent and the like, I made blueberry, banana & spelt-puff porridge!
And that’s a wrap! Off to enrollment for my new course; hyperventilating with excitement!