Nooo. Not the PB & Co peanut butter (though that stuff is freakin amazing!) – me! Yes, I was quite the smooth operator today…the timings of my day were so slick, as was the food. It was like a script! I shall explain all in a minute…
So last night, I was craving hot blackberries, sausages and lentils. I had the first two 😀 The savoury part was mixed veggies (kabocha, parsnip, aubergine, garlic, soy sauce), cooked with a vegan sausage for a good protein hit:
And served with some brown sauce:
YUM!! For some reason that meal takes me right back to when I was little; that plate is one I used to eat off all the time when I was about 6yrs old, and I can always picture having brown sauce on it and being satisfied..it’s kinda comforting 🙂 weird right!?
The sweet part was my blackberry thing; the berries, blended with some home grown plums:
As well as little bit of watermelon, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, agave nectar, mixed spice, and 50g cereal – topped with grated cacap:
Well. It satisfied my blackberry craving, but in a ‘oh, that was disappointing..I don’t crave that anymore!’ kind of way 😦 it was nice – just not as good as it CAN be, and I have no idea why. Such a shame!
Today got off to a better start though – I had a faaaabulous night of sleep (despite Carter – literally – sitting on my face at 6am :s), and woke up feeling fit and fresh for 55mins of home workout dvds! Pre-dvd, I had an apple, a rice cake and my wheatgerm + selenium hit 🙂
Breakfast was a wooonderful Epic Green Monster:
Oh the fabulousness!
It was somewhat overflowing today, but tasted SO good!!! I will never, EVER get sick of them! (Though I said that about mac n cheese when I was little. And honey sandwiches. And Weetabix. And garlic cabbage. And Minstrels. And soya mince. I could go on…..)
After breakfast, I had a ‘
challenging’ wonderful schooling session with Chika. The demon from yesterday switched sides in the arena and was back with a vengeance today!! Alas!! We got there in the end, although we both worked up quite a sweat 😛
Post-ride, my smooth-operater-ness started to fall into effect….see, between the hours of 12 and 5, we were expecting the Aga man to come fix the Aga (a weird heater/oven type thing) *coughAweekLateCough*. So that meant I had to be in the house for all that time in case he came…my timings were so perfect! I finished riding at bang on the right time. I finished lunch, got the washing in, and 5mins later, he turned up!!
Disaster :O though, when he said (as we suspected) it was an electrical fault, not an Aga fault which led to the breakage. Soo I phoned up the electrician; you know those guys, they’re like farriers – they take forever to come out, cost a bomb and often are late. Well, not this time! In fact, just 15mins after I phoned, he turned up! He fixed the problem in 15mins, and left at bang on the same time as the Aga bloke, which left me the perfect amount of time to sort the horses out, go and buy my newspaper/trash magazine, do more washing-related stuff, then sit down to pump this post out – like clockwork. JOYS!!
Working Aga and undisturbed lunch = very happy Freya.
Oh yeah – lunch! It was so fab today!!
I fried up together parsnip, beets, marrow and gran-grown yellow tomatoes, in mixed herbs, salt and pepper and balsamic:
And when that was all done, I started to make the most incredible sandwich 😀
Layer 1 – mashed cooked grey pumpkin and cinnamon:
Marrow (stained by the beets):
Beets and yellow tomatoes:
Pink parsnip chunks:
I served it with the rest of the veggies:
AMAZING sandwich! One of the best yet 😀
I also made myself a smoothie, cos I wanted to use up this miserable looking pear:
Poor thing 😦 I blended it with some blackberries, 1tsp agar agar, 1tsp date syrup and the last tiny chunk of my watermelon – then served with a sharonfruit 🙂
Very good! Though the agar agar didn’t do the thickening I was hoping it would 😦 Disappointing, agar agar. Disappointing. Have you ever used it before?
Have a good evening!
Question: Do you have any comforting meals, that take you back to a certain time in your life?
Are there any foods you used to love, which you’re now sick of?