Hi and happy Wednesday!
Wednesday. The day of the week when I’m giving you a sneak peak into my eats. But how about giving you a short insight into the making of What I ate Wednesday in the polka-dotted household, too? It’s actually pretty easy – and not. Being the planner that I am yet not a meal planner I’m looking through my meals from the past week [or at least those I took pictures of] trying to pick the most interesting ones. Easy. But I’m usually not content with that. Nooo. The real fun is when I see a topic emerging. Which I realize would be easier to assure if I meal-planned hence knowing what I’ll end up with … Back to today’s post, though, which – you guessed it! – [more or less] follows a topic. Hoping that Amy won’t mind me stealing her idea here’s to a Pinterestly delicious What I ate Wednesday. Thanks to our lovely hostess Jenn!
Unlike you might guess I’m actually still eating non-blended/Vitamix-ed foods. Unbelievable but true. Yes, I’m still thinking the Vitamix is all kinds of awesome but I have yet to find that switch to get it to clean and dry itself ;). Let me know if you find it and I won’t stop blending anymore.
Something that hasn’t changed, though, is my desire to eat ice cream on a daily basis as long as the Vitamix is still on his visit at my place. I make myself laugh eating ice cream when the temperatures outside are dropping by the day. Well, that’s what tea was invented for, right?
And who could say no to a bowl of ice cream topped with sprinkles?! Will you believe I hadn’t had sprinkles in … forever [?] until now? For once because they usually aren’t vegan and maybe also because I considered them sugary non-sense [read: wasted calories] for way too long. Not anymore because – and I know Sam will agree – everything’s better with sprinkles. The basic recipe I use for this is Katie’s using hazelnut milk. I like to add some ‘cookie dough’ crumbles prepared by simpy combining coconut and peanut flour with some sweetener, a pinch of salt and a little bit of soy milk. Some coconut butter added to the ice cream when blending adds a nice touch – just saying ;).
The first one I tried right after seeing it on Amy’s blog for lunch last Wednesday was Nikki’s Carrot and Red Lentil Soup – in fact before I’d even pinned it – how’s that for overachieving ;)? And unfortunately, I have no picture to show you. Did I mention it was a late lunch on a cloudy day? Needless to say I didn’t even attempt to take a picture but take a look at Nikki’s great ones and give it a try! I can, however, show you a picture of the Red Lentil Kabocha Chili that Nikki’s soup inspired me to create. While I’m a huge legume fiend red lentils are a kind I keep forgetting about though they are so good. Recipe for this simple dish to come on Friday. For once it’s even a mum-approved dish because I prepared it once more when she came for a short visit yesterday.
An alternative title for this post: The one when the weather didn’t cooperate. Despite my serious dislike for taking pictures with flash on the foods were just to good to not show them. So overlook the qualitly of the pictures and trust my judgement: deeeelicious. First off was another very recent pin: Michelle’s peanut butter drizzle idea. Once more I played around with her recipe with great results.
With my mum coming for a visit yesterday I sensed my chance to try a recipe that had been on my “to try in case I ever get my hands on a Vitamix” list before I even knew I ever would. Weird? Maybe – though I’d rather call it very optimistic thinking ;). Back to the recipe, though: raw cheesecake. Or any nut-based creamy dessert, really, but The Detoxinista’s recipe had caught my eye long ago with its short ingredient list and simplicity. Mine wasn’t actually raw because I prepared a different crust, didn’t search for certified raw ingredients … in short: it was a no-bake cheesecake. The result was an amazingly creamy and maybe not cheesecake-like but still super delicious treat. Seconds were a necessity. Never mind that I didn’t have a small enough pan so it ended up being a very flat cake. Lesson learned: buy more pans. As if I needed an excuse …
All in all the Mission: Tackle my Pinterest boards has proven to be rewarded with delicious results so far. Fingers crossed for more pinteresting proof of tastiness to come!
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Happiness inducing today: Without a doubt my mum’s visit.
What are some ingredients you enjoy but keep forgetting about?
Did you try any awesome new recipes during the last week? Feel free to share the inspiration!
Have you ever tried a nut-based dessert like the cheesecake? Which one?