At the age of 20 I hosted my first dinner party. I invited my university friends over and channeling my mother I made too much food for the two people who would be coming. I had spent the day sweating, cursing, and wrapping my finger in a plaster after I cut it on a can. Until then I didn’t know how hard it was to cook with only nine digits.
I work with an amazing team and I also work near Gail’s Bakery. Which is why when a colleague suggested we all have breakfast together one morning, I didn’t try to come up with an excuse. Good company and good food is all I want (but especially for breakfast). On one very cold, blustery morning everything was made a little bit sweeter by the smell of freshly bakes goods.
I wanted to call this post ‘I Used a Recipe Book!’ because I can’t remember the last time I used one. I think I own them all and I look through them quite regularly but use one to actually cook with? Don’t talk crazy! Then I opened up Livia’s Kitchen and saw a very simple, and very easy recipe for carrot and oat energy balls and decided to make them.
Poached eggs, grilled avocado, roasted mushroom, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, fresh beetroot, and cantaloupe melon, with goji berries and pistachios… tell me your stomach isn’t rumbling from reading that. When I went to The Blues Kitchen last weekend my eyes initially went to the pancakes. Then I read what was in their Healthy Breakfast and my eyes grew as large as my stomach. Forget the pancakes and give me the eggs and asparagus!
Over the weekend I took a Juiceman recipe which can be found here, on The Happy Foodie, and decide to recreate it using only what I had in my kitchen. I love making smoothies so was pretty excited about making one which is so different to my norm. Usually I go for fruits and vegetables and water. I don’t have any of these extra elements like matcha green tea powder or coconut butter and I also never decorate my smoothies and was quite excited (yes, genuinely excited) to see if I could make mine thick enough to support the weight of multiple grapes.