Where did March disappear to? And we already flying through April. Here is a snap shot of what was on our plates during March.
Husband came home from work with this stash from the local Health Food shop. Kombucha and ACV to help us recover from being sick. Plus a sneaky treat of coconut water and vodka, yum!
Date night to see That Sugar Film at Dendy Newtown. Salmon Choo Chee curry for dinner at one of the many Thai restaurants. Some snacks for the movie from the newly open Naked Foods, what an eye opener this was, so many things to look at. Absolutely loved the documentary That Sugar Film, a must see for everyone!
Grilling up some pork chops that my son chose from Wootton Valley Meats at the farmers markets. It was so funny to see my son gnaw on the bone getting every last morsel, he loved them!
Husband threw together a quick quinoa salad after I remembered to soak the beans the night before.
Lunches for us during the week tend to be a quick and easy frittata which whatever we have on hand or in this case frozen vegetables and left over ham. Whisk 5-6 eggs with a dash of cream or milk, tumeric, salt and herbs, pour over vegetables/fillings, and bake for 25 minutes in 180 degrees oven.
It was the first time I roasted peanuts, so thought this would be hard. How wrong was I! Drizzle with a bit of coconut oil, cook for 15 minutes in the oven at 160 degrees and they are done. Don’t cook any longer as they continue to cook whilst they are cooling on the bench. Then blitz them up with a dash of Changing Habits Seaweed Salt, and you have peanut butter. Nothing beats fresh home made peanut butter.
While I was on a roll soaking beans over night I soaked some chickpeas to make hummus.
Creative meal planning turned the leftover quinoa salad into a different meal. Add some mince and spice and you are done. Easy as!
It had been a while since I had made a batch of bliss balls. Found Natural New Age Mum’s list of amaze balls recipes and loved the look of the Strawberry Ripe Balls from Jane at Marinya Cottage Kitchen. So easy to make and a nice change from bliss balls made with dates. Warning these are highly addictive particularly if you are a fan of Cherry Ripe bars.
Sunday afternoon baking muffins and bread with my son getting ready for the week.
My first attempt at Changing Habits Bone Broth.
Adding some vegetables to simmer in the broth.
A successful broth should form jelly and a good layer of fat. My first bone broth did both so much so it was solid.
A very nutritious dinner of broth and vegetables. Yum!
Lunch out at Circular Quay with my son and mum after we enjoyed the Babies Prom at the Sydney Opera House. Great value salads whilst enjoying the harbour views.
Some of my haul from the local farmers markets. Hard to beat 6 avocados for $5!
Using the scrumptious bone broth into a mushroom risotto.
Picked up some great chuck steak from Wootton Valley Meats at the markets and turned it into a amazing beef and beer pie. I was doing a massive cook up this weekend and even cooked a pumpkin and bean curry on the same night, this made the week night meals a lot easier.
What have you been up to in the kitchen? Did you see That Sugar Film? Any creative meal planning?