Traditionally Wednesdays are for sharing our latest favourite meals or even a full day of eats. Confessing it right away, though: I slacked on blogger duties these past days. Not only did I hardly take any pictures of food but I can’t even remember my last actual recipe creations [and apparently didn’t take notes on all of them]. Fingers crossed the memories will return soon. So here’s to closing my own memory blank by looking through the last pictures on my camera and filling you on in what I’ve been eating on this What I ate Wednesday. Thanks as always to Jenn for hosting!
Stocking up on produce for the first time after my move resulted in a pretty and pretty huge bounty of vegetables [love your veggies? Check.] that I could have turned into a million creative dishes. But fighting the masses at the only grocery store opened on Sundays left me ready to chew my arm off so a quick random vegetables bowl it was.
With two beautiful organic avocados on hand that I’d gotten at the farmer’s market while still at my parents’ I decided to add some of those, too, rather than my usual nut butter drizzle. Every time other bloggers show their avocado-topped dishes I feel I should give these little green beauties another try. Admittedly, though, I’m still undecided. What I can say is that I’m not into chunky avocado but it’s nice mashed up – only it doesn’t make for the prettiest picture so you’re getting the pre-mashed one.
One newfound obsession I remembered clearly, though, were dumplings. Or what I’d call dumplings because I didn’t grow up eating this kind of them. Finding a bag of chickpea flour while sorting through my pantry my first thought were dumplings.
Just because I’d seen the idea on some other blog a while back and hadn’t been able to forget it. Internet-less in the moment I wanted to create them I just got creative myself – and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Less pleasant? The pictures. One of life’s lessons repeated: You can’t have everything. And when it comes to food I’d take deliciousness over perfect pictures any time. Don’t you agree?!
Ending on a sweet note because I needed to. Why needed to? It’s as simple as ridiculous: Whenever I leave my parents’ house – if after a weekend stay or a long like this one – my mum demands I make a conscious effort to use up any frozen produce I bought. Don’t ask me why because a) differently from fresh produce frozen will still be good for several months [right?!] and b) she has a huge freezer – so why worry? Either way, it was another excuse to have the crumble again. Recycled picture because the light didn’t want to play along the second time.
Happiness inducing today: Finding a free treadmill in the rush hour at my new gym.
Stay in touch!
Are there times when you can’t remember what you’ve been eating a few days later?
Have you ever had dumplings? Share any great recipes you know because I really think I’m developping a new obsession here.
Does anybody else prefer mashed avocado over chunks of it?