Hello from this beautiful Autumn afternoon. As I sit here, I am feeling relaxed and at ease after finally recovering physically and emotionally from our last egg collection for IVF last month and also completing my last naturopathic exam for awhile. The thought of going back to work after four weeks off is making me feel a little uneasy when I think about it. I am also sitting here by candlelight with the remnants of homemade almond butter in a jar with the intention of sharing the simple af recipe!
My oh my, the weather is slowly but surely warming up. I cannot believe that it is four more sleeps until Christmas! Hubby and I are keeping it low-key this year as I live so far away from my family and his parents are going away. I recently made these stuffed portobello mushrooms with homemade hummus and they were so delicious so I thought I would post them on the blog to share.
Have you even had cabbage rolls? I had lots of organic cabbage laying around in the crisper and wanted to try something different for dinner so I came up with this delicious, healthy and relatively easy recipe. Lightly steamed cabbage leaves, filled with a mushroom lentil mixture and rolled up before baking in a tomato passata sauce with macadamia feta sprinkled on top. Have you even had cabbage rolls?
In this day and age, technology surrounds us and amongst all the social media platforms, it was simply too much to keep up with. To be honest, I arrived at a standstill recently when it came to social media. You may or may not have noticed that my food-focused Instagram account @momentsofdi_ is no longer active. It was a difficult decision to make however I know it was the right thing to do.
Apologies for the lack of posts lately- the ups and downs of life had their role to play.
I bought some fancy quality cannelloni pasta shells awhile ago and instead of making the usual spinach and “ricotta” dish, I decided to do a spicy pinto bean sauce as well as an oatmilk bechamel. All dairy-free, seed-free and soy-free (not that there is anything wrong with them).
If there is one thing I miss since transitioning to a plantbased lifestyle, it is eggs. I used to justify the consumption of eggs as ok if they were “organic and free-range” however my more ethical and vegan-educated mind now knows that eggs are still eggs. I used to always make a large tray of frittatas or quiches up to last a few days for lunches and now I can make eggless versions thanks to the existence of chickpea aka besan flour.
Y’all who have been following me for awhile would know how much I love tahini. As in literally tahini on anything and everything…okay, okay, maybe not everything but you know what I mean. There are two weeks of each month where I do not consume tahini or there sesame products and that makes me relatively sad. Those who have also been following me for awhile would know that I follow seed-cycling principles. What is that? I hear many of you ask. Let me briefly explain!