Good morning all, I managed to get up early enough to cook some breaskfast for L and I. Well, I didn’t cook anything, but ate the leftovers from last night’s dinner party:
GF couscous salad, GF vegan lasagne and pita bread (well I didn’t eat the pita bread, but L did).
I love dinner parties where everyone is talking about things, and even L got into it :-) I tried my hardest to get him to sleep before everyone arrived, but alas, it was not successful. So he had a late night while dining on all the food people brought over.
I cooked the lasagne using the cashew tofu ricotta recipe out of the Veganomicon (I doubled the recipe), used GF lasagne sheets, and a bottle of store-brought pasta sauce, and a whole lotta baby spinach, grated carrot and grated courgette. I didn’t make the cheesey sauce I normally make with it, and even though everyone loved it, it definitely needed that cheesey sauce.
My friend Keri, who is currently training to be a chef, brought over the GF couscous salad and a some lovely chocolate banana soy vegan ice cream. We enjoyed that with strawberries (the season has just started in NZ). Another friend brought over some sushi and edamame, whilst another brought over some hummus, sauerkraut, and the following:
I love kombucha, and you can buy NZ made stuff, but this friend thought I would love the taste of this one from the States. He also got me 2 cans of pureed pumpkin so I can make this awesome GF pumpkin pie from the Gluten-Free Goddess blog. In NZ, supermarkets here do not sell canned pumpkin, because we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here. When I saw that recipe, I knew that I had to make it. I’ve only had pumpkin pie once, which I made (and that took forever due to cutting a pumpkin up, cooking it, then pureeing it in batches), and I loved it. I was going to go to a store that sells popular foods items from the States, but this friend found some organic canned pumpkin. So they will be sitting in my pantry for another couple of weeks until I get the rest of the ingredients together.
I would also like to thank Heather from Heather Eats Almond Butter for the shout out on her blog :-)
I was going to write about why humans are natural herbivores, but considering it is a Sunday, the weather report says it will be sunny and warm, I am gonna hit the shower and go for a 15km walk. Most people are shocked that I walk 10 to 15km, 4 to 5 times a week, but I love the exercise :-) So that particular blog post will be posted in the next day or two (I’ve been working on it, as it is sitting in my drafts folder).
Have a good Sunday everyone :-)