stuff and things to start the week – not much substance but I’ve still got the love.
Sorry, but the recipe to this tart does not follow this picture. I have been experimenting with Macadamias lately (this dessert has a macadamia “short- bread” base with a creamy lemon/coconut filling) and let me tell you – if you are looking for a way to make the world’s quickest nut butter, then use macadamias. Seriously, these little nuggets turn into nut butter SO quickly, it’s a bit ridiculous…. it’s all those good oils. Anyway, this ended up being a treat for Viper, as I used a touch of honey – he deemed it “beautiful” and requested one every evening, please. Yeah right, buddy. At least he liked it though, Viper is a tough critic to impress that’s for sure.
Continuing on from my last post and the glory of homemade coconut butter – I made this version today which may just be one of the prettiest colours ever. I simply added in 3T Acai Berry Blend to the 3 cups shredded coconut as I was whizzing everything up. Easy AND pretty. Ha, I could say something quite rude here about that description, but I shall bite my tongue.
I’ve been doing quite a lot of experimenting lately. For my family, for me, for a few projects I am working on. Nothing quite finished/right to warrant a recipe here though, unless you are partial to gummy-chocolate weirdo biscuits or some unidentified bean slop. Sorry. That’s the thing; some days all I want to do is eat weird bowls of mush – I’m not going to painstakingly present some amazingly perfect, styled creation. Honestly, that’s not how I roll. I am a spur-of-the-moment (and what’s in my pantry) creator. I don’t really think about WHAT to make, more so what CAN I make out of what is available in my pantry? Again, that’s where the term Fridge Scrapings was coined – I don’t have the disposable income to be going out and purchasing an over abundant cornucopia of fancy health food ingredients – I allow myself a few a week, and be happy with what I have. If we are honest, it IS expensive to keep yourself stocked in such products, but if you make your health a priority (like I do, for myself and my family) then you just have to work it into your budget.
Viper gets beer, I get chia seeds and cacao powder. Speaking of which, if you are in Australia, and haven’t checked out Loving Earth, please do. Their products are amazing, and their business ethics are so spot on. Unfortunately, they did not pay me to say this, or gift me this cacao powder. They don’t even know I exist – I just love their goods.
The whole blogging-world is a weird and wonderful place. It’s interesting though, you can tell pretty darn quickly when a blog is going “stale” – the blogger has lost the love, and is just putting up recipe after recipe (however amazing they may be) without any real substance to the posts? In saying that, this post of mine has little substance, but it was just a thought I wanted to share…. what are your thoughts on blogging for the sake of blogging? Can YOU tell when a blog has ‘lost that loving feeling?’
There are so many amazing food blogs out there on the world wide web…. if I don’t blog every day about my latest greatest creation, no one is going to really lose out now are they? If you were really after a decadent, amazingly-good-for you-dessert today, I’m sorry, I can’t help you…. Sara can though: Vegan Ganache Cake (pictured above) – man I wish I was still in Christchurch, so I could go steal some off her.
Anyway, I could say I am saving all my creative juices for the up and coming Virtual Vegan Potluck which is 2 days away. Get ready for an amazing feast of Vegan goodness…. here’s my contribution from last year if you missed it.
Oh and Misty says Happy Halloween.