Cauliflower, Chickpea and Kale Curry

cauliflower chickpea curry

cauliflower chickpea curry

As you guys in the Northern Hemisphere enjoy the heat, our lovely winter weather has turned bitter and cold. And there’s only one thing for bitter and cold windy days – hot food!

I’m currently borrowing River Cottage Veg Everyday by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall from the library. I loved his River Cottage TV show as he keeps his recipes simple, using fresh, whole food ingredients and minimising waste (like using all of the cuts from a sheep or chicken – okay, not entirely appropriate on a vegan post – but he’s waving the flag for ethical treatment of animals so you’ve got to give him props for that!). Read more

Weekly Inspiration

zen quinoa bowl

It seems my recipe postings are getting slower, but I’ve still been cooking, perhaps spending a little too much time reading! So I’m sharing what has inspired me this week.

zen quinoa bowl The “Zen” Quinoa Bowl – from Nutritionist in the Kitch. I’ve been cooking my way through the 50 Quinoa recipes I posted a while ago and I find myself craving this one nearly every week! In terms of the spices list I still use 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, but for the rest I use 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger, 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated turmeric and about half a crushed garlic. I don’t usually eat eggs either, but am loving them in this recipe. Seriously try it out! I’m working my way up to a raw version…

zero waste home Zero Waste Home…I stumbled across this fashionable Frenchie last week and have been unable to stay away from her blog. Last year the amount of trash her family produced could fit into one large jar! And her house – make sure you visit the YouTube Channel – being green never looked so stylish. I couldn’t help myself at Amazon purchasing the kindle book, Zero Waste Home so you know what I’m reading this weekend!

 

meditation-chopra I’ve been enjoying the guided meditation in lead up to Deepak Chopra’s Awaken to Happiness 8 week series. He sent me a link to a guided meditation spoken by Gabrielle Forleo and her voice is perfect for it! I’ve created a routine to listen to this and meditate before going to bed as it’s something I strive to fit into every day. Sign up now, the series is free and starts in August.

 

port_vanilla_beefcheeks_01 I was delighted to find my butcher at the farmer’s market had beef cheeks, so cooked up Sarah Wilson’s Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks on Friday night. They. were. AWESOME. 8 hours is a lot of slow cooking, but really, really worth it. I didn’t do cauliflower cream, instead some sweet potato and cauliflower mash with green beans. As it’s winter here I am fully obsessed with the slow cooker so please leave me some comments with links to your favourites.