Sunday 30 October 2016

LITTLE GEMS: Word of the week - DELICIOUS!

Why Hello!
I can't believe that this week is over already! It feels literally like it has just begun! How was your week? My food has been more comforting I think because of the change in weather. Lots of hot soups, porridges and warm veggies.

Start as you mean to go on! Big bowl of porridge to start my week off on Monday. Yum!

I had to be in work super early on Tuesday and so I ended up getting breakfast out. Th is was really yummy, it's the quinoa porridge with granola and maple syrup from the garden. Very warming on my tummy!

Ok, so I know this looks rather gross, but it was really delicious! I cooked a big roast dinner for my family last weekend and had some veggies left over. So, for my dinner I heated the veggies up and fried some green lentils with a little lemon juice, salt, pepper and 1/4 tsp sugar. Mixed it all together and ended up with this... Bowl food! Heaven!

Wednesday night I was craving pasta, so I rummaged around in the freezer and found some pasta sauce I made last month. It makes it all so quick, then I just grilled some salmon and added some of the veggies I roasted on Monday too. Such a great combination! Yum!

This could possibly be the last acai bowl of the year :o(. It's getting a bit chilly to have something so cold in the morning. I've loved having them so much!

I was working from home a couple of days this week and so decided to make myself some warm, green soup and sweet potato fries. I literally emptied the contents of the fridge into this ha ha! Anything that was green went in - peas, spinach, kale, potatoes, coriander, basil and mint!

Classic cat pic of the week he he!

I made this super delicious vegan chocolate cake this week too! It's a Nigella recipe from her new book, Simply Nigella. It was super tasty and nice and gooey too.

This is so decadent. I made it using raw cacao instead of cocoa powder and sprinkled some rose petals on top. 

Friday lunch in my 'Happy Place' at The Greenhouse. Perfect lunch after yoga (my second happy place!)

Friday night was a seriously tasty dinner at Mughli on Wilmslow Road. This food is sooo good! I love a bit of street style food!

Then, Saturday night I cooked a big Chinese meal for the family. I made a big broth (traditional Chinese style) and used the vegetables and chicken from the broth as part of the mains. Then I did salmon with chopped vegetables and then some Chinese leaves. It was so good. 

Then, for dessert I did a deconstructed pavlova. I've never done this before, but it worked so well. I don't eat dairy really so it's hard from me to eat a pav as I don't want the cream. This was so good, I stewed some plums and served it with homemade meringues. That way, everybody could control how much cream/fruit/topping etc they had. I also put out some toasted coconut which was really good!

I served mine with Coyo coconut yoghurt, plums and toasted coconut and it was delicious!

Finally, big brekkie this morning. Can't beat avo toast with tomatoes and a poached egg. It's super filling but doesn't feel heavy! Nom nom nom!

Not sure what's for dinner tonight, I think it's going to be more leftovers ha ha! Maybe we can just have pav for tea! ha ha!

Hope you all have a great week next week,

Thanks so much for reading,

Em x

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