Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I was all set to write up this post last night, but I only got as far as uploading the photos before my eyes started to pause on shut for just a little too long. You see the kids and I have just finished the first of our 4 week period of eating Wheat. The first few days we were feeling okay, and I even started to think that maybe all our previous symptoms were a figment of my hypochondriac imagination. By the time day 4 hit, Kye's excema was looking bad, I was tired and Ada was GRUMPY. When day 7 came around I felt completely lifeless, hence my early night. It's something I have been thinking about for years now, but have only just built up the courage to finally do it. Yep, you guessed it... we are all getting tested for Coeliac disease.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Mesquite flour is something I first read about in Heidi's cookbook Super Natural Cooking. Thinking it was something I would never get my hands onto here in New Zealand, I put her recipe for Mesquite Chocolate Chip Cookies to the back of my mind while letting out a long sad sigh. So imagine my absolute joy and disbelief when Heidi then offered to send me some from the States a few months ago!! It arrived in a small parcel and even through the packaging I could smell its sweet chocolatey cinnamon aroma. Once opened and tasted, right there on the spot with a wet finger dipped in, I also got the little smoky hint that Heidi talks about in her book. On thinking about it more, especially after tasting it in these cookies I also get little bursts of carob in flavour but without the bitterness.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The other day at the supermarket Ada spotted the pineapples and asked if we could buy one please mama?
I'm not quite sure why it has been so long since I've purchased one?? Being a cold, ok...freezing country for most of the year there is no way they can be grown in New Zealand. So imported ones are available all year round. They make for such a nice change to the usual winter fruits we've been eating for months on end...Apples, oranges, pears and grapefruit are all nice, but enough is enough I say. Give me the taste of the tropics over them any day!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
For me South East Asian food hits all the right notes. There's the heat from the chilli, sweetness from either sugar or coconut cream, sour from lime, lemon or tamarind and of course there's salty, from soy sauce, sea salt, fish sauce and shrimp paste. When all these ingredients are in their correct balance you're in for a lovely treat indeed!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
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