Erin

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Canberra, Australia / Sugar-free / wholefoods / IQS. Dreaming of Almonds (and a nicer world): A blog for food, family and wondering about humans.
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#2 A Simplicious Challenge: The Battle with Laziness. I'm cooking all 306 recipes from Sarah Wilson's book #Simplicious, to see the impact it has on the way I buy, cook, consume and waste food.

A Simplicious Challenge: The Battle with Laziness. I'm cooking all 306 recipes from Sarah Wilson's book to see the impact it has on the way I buy, cook, consume and waste food.

#2 A Simplicious Challenge: The Battle with Laziness. I'm cooking all 306 recipes from Sarah Wilson's book #Simplicious, to see the impact it has on the way I buy, cook, consume and waste food.

A Simplicious Challenge: The Battle with Laziness. I'm cooking all 306 recipes from Sarah Wilson's book to see the impact it has on the way I buy, cook, consume and waste food.

Gallery of food photos from the Winter and Spring round of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program, 2015 #dreamingofalmonds

Gallery of food photos from the Winter and Spring round of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program, 2015

Gallery of food photos from the Winter and Spring round of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program, 2015 #dreamingofalmonds

Gallery of food photos from the Winter and Spring round of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program, 2015

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.

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 @_sarahwilson_'s #simplicious). 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 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!

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!

6 Star Waldorf Salad, p 133 of #simplicious, which uses gorgeous peaches and pecans instead of apples and walnuts. A beautiful light lunch.

6 Star Waldorf Salad, p 133 of which uses gorgeous peaches and pecans instead of apples and walnuts. A beautiful light lunch.

My lunch today: if it looks familiar, that's because it is the leftovers from my last post, Steak and 5 Veg! This is Last Night's Dinner With An Egg Stuck In It (p 256 of #simplicious) part of @_sarahwilson_'s chapter on leftover mishmashes. In my case it's dinner from two nights ago. I added peas, kale and parsley to this mishmash and cooked it in a little chicken bone broth.

9 fun ways to make last night's dinner with an egg on it - Sarah Wilson

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.

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.

Peach and peanut butter frozen yoghurt with raw chocolate.  This summer dessert (p 107 of #simplicious) absolutely lived up to my high expectations as a peach and peanut butter lover.

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!

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!

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!