Sunday, April 26, 2015

This Week

 Hello :) With all this crazy Sydney weather I have been cooking quite a bit of late. It helped that I bought  my new roots cookbook the other week, and in the past few days I've made four of her recipes - can't stop! Looking at these photos - I have been making a few interesting breakfasts lately ... mixing up my usual boiled eggs and kimchi on sprouted toast routine.

Breakfast from last Sunday - multigrain pancakes from super natural everyday - these combined wholemeal, oat and rye flour with tangy buttermilk. Really nice .... 


Buttery sage mushrooms on sonoma miche toast, yummo!!


The first recipe I made from my new roots cookbook was these simple chickpea crepes that I topped with radish, sugar snaps, feta and sauerkraut - I'm definitely more of a savoury breakfast person so really enjoyed these and is easy enough to make mid week.


Fancy piccolo yesterday morning at the park hyatt 


Wholesome Anzac biscuits from the tom organics blog that are filled with spelt flour, the usual oats and coconut as well as chia and coconut oil (& some brown sugar for good measure)


Breakfast today. I soaked barley overnight and also soaked chia in some water in the fridge and this morning cooked them together to make a porridge with some added oats, cinnamon, cardamom and coconut milk … topped with a dried fig (I'll stew some fruit next time) Very warming and nourishing!


Took a trip to marrickville markets this morning for the first time in about two months and stocked up on lots of groceries including this lovely rainbow chard which I plan on saut√©ing with garlic …


All shopped out and channelling little red riding hood 


I made almond milk the other day and kept the leftover "pulp" (essentially almond meal) in the fridge to make into something. Luckily in my new roots cookbook there's a recipe for these moon macarons made with leftover almond pulp, coconut butter and a few other goodies I just happened to have as well as a cacao / coconut oil dipping sauce. Was quite surprised with how delicious they are!! 


And finally a novel I finished last week and highly recommend it, enthralling and beautifully written … 


Next week I'm looking forward to ballet classes, maybe seeing a spanish film and going to Alfio's for the third and final time before it closes in a few weeks … 

Oh yesterday I also joined mindful in may which if you haven't heard of is a monthly challenge where you meditate for 10 minutes per day (you receive an online course book) and fundraise for clean water projects for those in need. Is anyone else participating? I've written a few posts on mindfulness here, and go to yoga 1-2 times a week ... but have never really committed to daily meditation, so really looking forward to the challenge!!

Hannah x