As for the 'stalker' part of my post title, I was in the kitchen the other day and realised that several of the things I'd eaten recently or was planning on eating, and the stuff I was looking at in the jars on my bench all came from one website - Oh She Glows. I was starting to think that if Angela was magically transported into my kitchen and saw my menu board and the jars sitting beneath it, she'd think I was some crazy stalker lady. Maybe she already does. Maybe that's why she didn't acknowledge my last tweet... hahaha!
But seriously, she has some amazing recipes. The latest I've tried have been the black bean and potato nacho plate:
I skipped the nachos - the wedges were more than enough!
Yesterday's lunch was a tropical mango, banana and pineapple kale salad:
I was going to have the same for lunch today, but ran out of pineapple. Hmm, quick trip to the dairy across the road...? The dressing is seriously good, and just enough coconut milk that I can handle it but not feel ill. Yay, a happy balance :) I quartered the dressing and halved the other ingredients since the salad was just for me. Easily repeatable, once I acquire more pineapple :)
Dinner last night was another vege burger with some cashew sour cream (from the layered taco salad recipe - I also used it on the black bean potatoes), lettuce, avocado and tomato sauce. Every time I have one of these, I remember all over again how awesome they are. I still have four patties left in the freezer, and no you can't have one. Make your own!
To be fair though, I haven't focused solely on one website for recipe inspiration. I've also been poring over Post Punk Kitchen's delights. I tried the sunflower mac earlier this week (good, but not as good as their mac and shews) and tonight, for my 'birthday cake' dessert, we're having raw strawberry cheesecake. I've invited friends to come and help us eat it :) I've had a little trouble getting the filling to set, so if I were to make this again, I'd cut back on the strawberries. I'll admit I probably went a little OTT using 900g (four full punnets, minus two strawberries). The recipe calls for 32 oz (which is 907g), but says to take out nine strawberries for the decoration. Well, I didn't. I added ALL THE STRAWBERRIES. Therefore, my filling was a little too liquid to set properly. I'm hoping the addition of some xanthan gum will firm it up a bit. If that fails, there's always the freezer ;) I'm not making the frosting or berry sauce to go with it. I figured the amount of nuts and strawberries in the cheesecake itself was more than enough. Plus, I'd run out of cashews and strawberries... I can't wait to dig in to it this evening after dinner, which will include roasted asparagus and baby carrots that I'm really looking forward to. Fresh fruits and vegetables really are the best, aren't they?
I've been pretty good at not baking, but I did make a batch of double chocolate chip muffins yesterday for the boys and their friends that had come over for a few hours. I ate about a third of a muffin that T had left behind. I'm such a cheater ;)
Right, back to blobbing out and knitting! There's some chocolate that needs to be eaten ;) I think I'm going to need a long run this weekend...