Today I’m joining in with the lovely Sonia from Natural New Age Mum and sharing photos of the inside of my fridge!
Long term readers of this blog may remember me doing a similar post all the way back in 2009, although I’ve enjoyed doing it again to see the changes and constants in my diet. I’m also a bit of a neat-freak when it comes to my fridge and it all comes back to preventing as much waste as possible. If it’s tidy you know what you have and you use it and don’t buy doubles of things! It’s another reason why I put most things in clear containers too. (more…)
There have been so many yummy things in my kitchen over the past few months and I have been busting to share them with you. However, a certain little cutie pie (and his sister) have been keeping me very busy.
But, here I am finally, showing off the goodies that I’ve been sent, mostly gifted*, since May/June.
First up, my dear friend Catherine Saxelby’s newest book Ancient Grains* which is jam-packed with delicious recipes and beautiful photography. It focuses on healthy meals featuring, you guessed it, ancient grains like quinoa, buckwheat, millet and more. These grains are becoming more and more mainstream (which is great) and are a fantastic way to vary your diet both for reasons of taste and nutrition. With both sweet and savoury treats, it’s definitely a great gift – perhaps a good stocking filler for xmas? Buy it here.
Next, Anathoth Passionfruit and Lemon Curds*. OMG, yum! Curd is an easy thing to make, but it’s just so convenient to have ready-made in the fridge to slather willy nilly on pikelets and toast or dollop onto ice cream or yoghurt. I’m also very partial to eating with whipped cream and crumbled shortbread. Lush! This brand is available at the supermarket too, which is very handy. (more…)
Do you avoid making your own bread because you don’t have the time OR don’t have the energy-slash-hands free (I’m looking at you mamas!)?
That used to be me. But that all changed when I came across a photo on instagram with the hashtag #ggbreadrevolution. I can’t remember who it was that actually posted the photo, but it was a beautiful loaf of bread, so I immediately clicked the hashtag and delved deeper.
What I found was a Melbourne Mum of five boys with a blog called Gourmet Girlfriend and her revolutionary adaptation of a NY Times no knead bread recipe. She promised it was easy peasy and every loaf would turn out perfectly. It made me curious, to say the least. OK, I’ll admit, I was damn right excited!
I followed her instructions that night and the next morning, voila!, a beautiful loaf sat on my kitchen bench. I was super impressed with myself, and I was hooked! No more supermarket bread for this family.
Today I’d like to show you my slightly adapted method in all its step by step glory and I strongly urge you to give it a try. It’s really sooo easy – even for a Mum of a 2.5 year old toddler and I’m also 30 weeks pregnant!
I’m so committed to this cause that I even went out and purchased a big 20kg sack of flour and a barrel to store it in last weekend. Without further ado – let’s get easy homemade bread making! (more…)
My This week I’m craving posts have been hijacked today so that I can post an In My Kitchen story on the earliest day of the month ever! Somebody give me a pat on the back, I’m grinning from ear to ear. And although the date doesn’t really matter, I just like giving myself arbitrary deadlines. It gives me a sense of job satisfaction and makes my boss happy (and yes, that’s me)!
This month I’ve got a few very interesting things I have been sent as well as some of my own possessions that have been hanging around my kitchen, let’s dive in. (more…)
Last week you’ll recall I was craving medjool dates.
Shortly after that confession went live I got a text from my awesome friend Hanna with a recipe for raw fudge brownie and a command-slash-challenge of “Cravings Be Gone!”.
I immediately liked the sound of the ingredients list, but I liked the super short method even better.
Chuck stuff into the food processor, whizz, chill for 2 hours, eat.
I’d like to say that I patiently waited the 2 hours, but that would be a lie. I greedily gobbled about a quarter of the mixture after attempting just a tiny taste before putting it in the fridge.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Deliciousness awaits. (more…)