Thinking and Rethinking

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Remember last week when I said that I felt like we were getting into our new groove with Theo and A?  Famous last words.  This week has been tough.  Once again I am having to rethink things and up my game.  Luckily I like a challenge and it’s all good fun (most of the time).

Anyways, food.

I have been delving into Dreena Burton’s Plant Powered Kitchen.  I decided to treat myself to a new cookbook for inspiration and I am glad I did!  There are so many recipes I’m itching to try from there.  I think I’ll hold out and do a separate post.  I haven’t been this excited about a cook book since Isa Does It (last summer).

I’m on a mission to find my favourite veggie burger recipe.  I tried a super simple one by Jamie Oliver but it didn’t come close to cutting it.  Shame.

I’ve also rediscovered smoothies.  They’re my new fave go to lunch.  I’m even considering splashing out on a high-speed blender (probs a blendtec) but good gracious, they’re a lot of money!  We’ll see.

Finally, Vegan MoFo starts next week!  How did that sneak up on me.  At the end of last year’s Vegan MoFo I told myself that I would spend August before the next one (i.e. august 2015) planning posts.  That hasn’t happened so I’m not sure if I have the capacity to participate in this year’s one.  TBD.

January

Can you believe January is pretty much over???  It’s flown by, which is good because I’m not much of a January fan.  One thing I will say about having 2 kids under 2 years old is that the days go by quickly!  I think (touch wood) I’m in the swing of things with day to day life with the two of them now.  Ah, how quickly that may all change.  It’s funny how I can go from feeling at my wits end to feeling complete and fulfilled (in family life, that is).

So I figured I owe you more of a food focussed post.  I’ve been trying to take more photos of my eats, albeit on my iphone, in order to blog about them.  But frequently I fail.  Here’s what i’ve remembered to photograph (no surprise they are my healthier meals!).

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I’ve taken to eating my lunches from tupperware.  This is because a) I try to prepare them in advance, and b) i am either feeding A or she is sleeping on me (the only place she does sleep in the day).

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Pies!  Oh my gosh.  Mr Nice Pie make the best vegan pies!  I bought them last summer from their stall at a local street market when visiting my parents.  I didn’t get around to eating them so I froze them ready for winter comfort food cravings.   They were so flipping good.  And Mr Nice Pie is from my part of Wales, next to my hometown.  I must get hold of some more, somehow.

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These are two of my throw together meals featuring my daily staples of vegetables, rice, tofu and hummus.  Never gets old.

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Finally, I am still loving Dreena Burton’s Chickpea Ratatouille.  Another staple around here.

That concludes some of January’s favourite eats.

I have failed so far with my resolution to try one new recipe a week.  I’m hoping February will bring on more success as I am hoping A will have finished her evening long cluster feeding by then (I’m talking feeding from 6ish – 11/midnight, yuh).

What have been your January highlights?