When I read the section in #simplicious about 'regrowing your butts' (p 33) I was skeptical, not least because I am a terrible gardener and can't even keep a cactus alive. I was genuinely surprised and weirdly proud when my crusty baby cos lettuce butts and shallot ends actually started growing again - and quite quickly! These babies are now happily ensconced in pots and I've got my next round of lettuce and shallot ends sprouting. It's a cool process to watch.
I'm starting the day off with a Green Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl with Nut Crumble (p 72 of Light but surprisingly filling - I used coconut kefir in place of some of the coconut milk, peanut butter and a combo of pecans and almonds.
I'm already halfway through my batch of Good For Your Guts Garlic (p 340 of @_sarahwilson_'s #simplicious), peeled and fermented garlic cloves. I loathe peeling garlic, so although it was a bit of work at the start, I love the convenience of being able to grab these out of the fridge to use in all manner of things!
Steak and Five Veg (actually I think it's six!), from p 239 of @_sarahwilson_'s #simplicious. When late Sunday arvo rolled around, I really didn't want to make this (i.e. I just wanted a pizza to appear at my door ). But in the interests of using what we had, and saving $$ we pushed through and made it. And were very glad we did! Loads of flavour, and my husband made a little basil, garlic and oil chimmichurri-style dressing for the steak.
Another stunning creation by Dreaming of Almonds. It's a dessert featured on page 107 of Sarah's 'I Quit Sugar: Simplicious' cookbook. And as a peach and peanut butter lover, we're glad it lived up to your high expectations, Erin!
I made a loaf of Not Quite Banana Bread (p 69 of #simplicious) for the freezer stash, which was happily approved by the kids (although they picked off all the buckinis ). This banana bread does include banana - but also the hidden ingredient of parsnip, which housewives apparently used as mock bananas during WW2 when bananas were scarce. It works!
This is going to be a regular family dinner from #simplicious: One Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs (p 144) - literally cooked in one pot, pasta and all. We enjoyed this a couple of nights ago, and I love that the meatballs get dumped in frozen (I made 80 raw meatballs for the freezer last weekend). No frying required!