Archive for October, 2012

Passing through…..

Last year I did this for Halloween dinner:

 

It is noodles with Avocado sauce which I managed to sneak spinach into by whizzing it into the chopper, masking any flavour with a couple of pinches of nutritional yeast. Makes me think my efforts have sort pf gone a bit down hill this last year…..Never mind….I will just start building up better habits again, in this and many other areas. It’s all a journey, right?! This year they have a friend over before Halloween activities so I might do a buffet and make up geeky themed names for all the food, because I mentioned in the post last year I love a theme once in a while, and so do they.

In fact, it is Monday the 29th, and Ellie is dressed as a skeleton, and Amelia is in a black dress with her rather cool Purple witches spiders-web-design hat (Thank you Poundland!)

I am busy with my yoga teacher training course right now, and I am loving it. In fact I have been revisiting this blog frequently for my lunch contributions, including Broccoli salad, Smoky Walnut pate, Almond “cheese”, Banana bread, sweet baby spelt rolls done with cinnamon, orange zest and a tiny bit of extra sugar, and I also may have taken my juicer and blender on the intensive week and made green smoothies and juices a couple of times at the studio. I think everyone enjoyed them.

Isaac is asleep so it is time to get busy…..no recipe….but in closing…a funny line from Isaac…….We roasted chestnuts yesterday. Bit of a family tradition at this time of year. Isaac saw them on the table and decided to let me know.

 

“Muuuu-uuuum. The conkers are weddy!!”

 

xx

 

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Online recipe book…..

I am not frequenting this blog much at the moment except to use it as my online recipe book sometimes….yesterday for example I did an adapted version of Breakfast Worthy Banana bread. The adaption (I’m glad you asked) was using CHIA seeds instead of flax seeds, as I had none of the latter. As I often say, there is nothing wrong with a well-sourced egg, but I was curious as to whether chia gel would help bind it- it did! (The raising agent was mainly baking POWDER not bicarbonate of soda, but I used extra. I also added some raisins and walnuts, and a dollop of honey as the bananas were not super-ripe. In short….I didn’t really follow the recipe…..but it was delicious!

I am about to do the vegan baby spelt rolls which are already sweetish, and add a little extra sugar and yeast…..and glaze them (once cooked) with a coconut oil-honey-cinnamon glaze.

Use proportions of, for example,

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix, and leave to cool until it begins to thicken. Droozle! This glaze is from Rawmazing, the site of beautiful food photography and some raw food alchemy.

I am kind of busy and very excited as I am beginning part 1 (the week-long intensive) of my Yoga Teacher Training. Yay!

Hope you are all finding new ways to love leaves as the weather cools. I still enjoy green smoothies though not as often in the colder weather. I am more drawn towards chickpeas and spinach and the like.

Happy autumn y’all.

 

With love

x

 

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