Tags: Hummus, Parsnip, Pumpkin, Recipe, Sandwich, Soup, Tempeh
Happy Friday lovelies!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know this already -
I don’t like sandwiches.
Seriously, how often do you see a sandwich or a wrap appear on here? Hardly ever, that’s how oft! I find bread very blaaah. My mum and sister go wacky over fresh crusty bread (as do a number of bloggers), but I’ve just never got it… In the past 6 or 7 months, there’s been 2 sandwiches I’ve liked. One was a tempeh, banana and peanut butter sandwich, and one was a roasted veggie sandwich. But, my dears, the other day, I had the sandwich DREAMS are made of!
It involved hummus and canned pumpkin….
….spread thickly on seedy wholemeal toast (fyi, random side note: Jesus Walks by the one and only Kanye just came on the radio..PARTY IN MY HEAD! Ever since I saw Jarhead, I have LOVED that song! Bliss.):
Then piled with roasted mushy aubergine:
I then stuck it in the keep-warm oven for 10mins or so, so it went REALLY crispy and hot through.
Oooooooooooooh my days.
Never have I had such a gooey, delicious sandwich! Seriously!! I mean, it must’ve been good – I’ve just dedicated a post to it!! It was even good enough to repeat the next day too, with the addition of some roasted mashed kabocha:
All my other eats kinda paled in comparison to be honest But some highlights, food wise? Reduced-to-clear blackberries:
Reduced-to-clear sharonfruit (permissons or something, to all you crazy Americans):
I worked out if you go into a supermarket [Waitrose] the minute it opens [cos your bladder is about to burst], you can pick up a ton of bargains (ohemgee, fyi, the same radio station is now playing a song by Notorious B.I.G and co, which I love! You know, the one that was released a few years back – Nasty Girl -, despite the B.I.G bloke being dead for years…beyond the grave singing. Quite a talent!)
I had the best tempeh the other night too – after reading a post by my fellow horsey blogger about steaming tempeh, I decided to go for it. I steamed my T for 10mins, then marinaded it in a white wine vinegar/smoked garlic/soy sauce/maple syrup/something else which I forget mix, I fried it and the result was the most succulent lump of soy I’ve ever had!
The photo does it NO justice.
Today’s breakfast was somewhat random – an out-of-date Mojo bar.
As you do. I was in a rush!!
But lunch…oh did lunch make up for my breakfast! I made parsnip, maple and apple ‘soup’!!
A tiny weeny apple cooked with a chunk of leek, mixed spice and EVOO spray:
When mushy, I added in 1 tsp maple syrup and a load of parsnip chunks, with weak stock for boiling:
It simmered away for however long it simmered away for, til the parsnips were all soft. While it was cookin’ up a storm, I made a tiny roasted salad – kale, kabocha, broccoli:
By the time I’d eaten that, I’d also blended the soup and was ready to eat it, with a blob of soya yogurt:
See, I very loosely use the term ‘soup’. I don’t like watery soup (blates), but add more water in to get the consistency you like
oooyyyy vveeeyyy! It was soososososos DELICIOUS!!! Party in the tummy, I tell ya.
In other news:
Obama came back (whenever I say that, I want to start rapping ‘Baby got back’. Mah! It takes some real self-control to defeat the urge!). She’s a weird one. She disappears for a month, then appears – looking fat and shiny – and hangs about for a week. Then she goes, and the cycle repeats. Honestly, if she was in the army, she’d get shot for deserting. Maybe I should dig out my gun, no?
In more, other, news:
I had a lovely jubbly 5mile run this week my first one since…my 7miler the other week!? The weather has been AWFUL all week; gales, rain, wind (a lady died!), so I’ve been sticking to indoor workouts. It felt GREAT to be out!
In more, more, other, news:
I think I have a post coming up soon about Life Post-Marathon. Eating, exercising, that kinda thing. It’s been interesting!
By the by – you probably don’t watch X Factor, nor care about it. But that does little to put me off. Check out my favourite X Factor performances
My fave boy, Matt, who I want to win:
My other fave boy, Aiden (he’s 18!! yet I find him incredibly attractive….:p):
Matt’s audition – don’t you LOVE him!!??
Uh..I’ll leave it at that. Believe me, I could go on and on and on……
Oh no! One more song I’ve been loving:
Question: Any Brits out there watching X Factor? Who do you love/hate? For me – LOVE Matt, Aiden and Rebecca! HATE Cher, Katie and Wagner
(PS – I don’t seem to be updating my recipe page atm..BUT when I make something I feel is recipe-worthy, I tend to tag it under ‘Recipe’. So if you have too much free time, feel like trawling through back posts, and want to cook something you probably won’t like all that much, you know where to go! :p)