June 12, 2013 § 2 Comments
Since moving here I’ve had a wee bit of time on my hands on occasion and have enjoyed meandering through different websites (as you do), taking in some new information, seeing how different people view things and ultimately broadening my knowledge and perspective on food and what “good” food is.
We grew up in a household where food was plentiful. Mum and Dad did a superb job of making sure our tummy’s were full and we never went without. Food would go in cycles like the “love fresh pasta’ faze which lasted months on end and consisted of gorgeously fresh pasta each night on our plates piled high (Dad even went to the extent of buying a pasta machine and churning it out the traditional way!), there was also “honeyed chicken or honeyed pork” night – a Dad staple, usually when Mum was having a rare night off.
It is only as time has gone on, years past, perceptions changed and understanding discovered that my taking to food and what I crave and desire to put into my body is a lot more certain. I’m much more aware of gluten and how it effects my body or how I feel after downing a fizzy drink. The pantry is full of the likes of almonds, flax seeds, coconut water, chickpeas, chia, 101 different spices and a heck of a lot of chili. The fridge beacons with an overflow of fresh produce, tahini and essene bread.
In part, this change has grown and developed slowly over the course of the past few years. Largely in part to my Dad (an avid greeny and health conscious maniac) and also largely to these beautiful people below who each write such stunning blogs that one cannot help but be inspired by their ethos and content.
Take the time to wander and peruse, you will be delighted and inspired and sure as heck – glad you did!
Petite Kitchen - Eleanor Ozich - (all photo credit hers of course!)
Sprouted Kitchen – Sara Forte & Hugh Forte (all photos by the very talented Hugh Forte)
Love and Lemons – Jeanine Donofrio & Jack Mathews (Jack takes the stunning photos below)
The recipe below is for an amazing Guacamole which I adore to smother on beautiful fresh bread or just eat straight off the spoon. Seriously jam packed full of all those good Vitamins B and Vitamin K – great for improving skin and metabolism.
Promise it will become a favourite!
- 2 Large Ripe Avocados (or 3 small)
- 140g Feta, crumbled
- Bunch of Coriander, roughly chopped
- Small handful of Flat Leaf Parsley, roughly chopped
- 1 – 2 Small Roma Tomatoes, diced
- 1 Tsp Dried Chilli Flakes
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
In a bowl mash the Avocados with a fork til a smooth consistency but still retaining some chunks in the texture then mix in the crumbled feta. Add the tomatoes, coriander, parsley and stir briefly to combine. Lastly mix in the chilli flakes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Dollop onto slices of chunky bread and devour.
NB: Toasted pine nuts are also a lovely addition to the recipe. Adds a little bit of crunch!