Friday, 1 March 2013

pesto socca & tomato pizza and baby rose

hello lovely readers :)

how quickly is the year going by? it's already march, how crazy is that?! i hope you are all well, and enjoying the year fully. i've been settling into married life down on the coast, and adjusting to working from home a few days a week again, as well as enjoying the benefits of city living.

since it's been a while since i did one of my regular type daily food posts, i thought i'd share with you a typical day of eats at the moment, and update you a little on my daily diet and life as it stands at the moment...
delicious breakfasts - porridge with blueberries, flaxseed and a little organic biolive yogurt, as well as coconut milk (i'm addicted to kara organic), along with a cup of rooibos earl grey (a revelation)

breakfast is still a huge thing for me (well i did write a book about it!). though most days i tend to eat porridge with coconut milk, covered in flaxseed, more coconut milk and some sort of sugar free jam (i love the St Dalfour strawberry jam), i still like to experiment in the kitchen.
thankfully Pete is a huge breakfast fan, and is also very supportive of my crazy cooking habits - he'll eat everything, which is such a huge blessing for me! i'm looking to do a new edition of the breakfast book, with even more tasty recipes... so i'm compiling a new repertoire. though i still love a good brown rice congee, or banana custard.
varied lunches are ideal. yesterday i had houmous and avocado on a rice cake, some tuna mayo, salad greens and a pepper egg white omelette. rather scrumptious and simple to prepare on work from home days.

lunches are fun - i usually get tasty leftovers on days i go into the office, and then the chance to experiment when i'm at home. i'm getting more creative again, and finding time to try new things - which you'll see on the blog soon i hope!
i will be resuming my lunchbox posts too - did you know that even though i haven't had time to post lots, i've still taken a photo of my lunch every single day? there's quite a backlog of images to share with you.

beautiful flowers are always in the house. i always wanted to make sure there was something from nature within our home, it makes it feel warm. not sure if decapitated roses are quite the thing for warmth, but the colours are pretty, and the petals will be a lovely keepsake.

as i've already said, Pete is happy to try anything. and one of his favourite things is chickpea pizza - we even have this when people come round for dinner. i premake the bases and then we let guests put their own toppings on. it also makes a quick lunch/dinner, which is relatively cheap, and healthy. this one was made with pesto, a little goats cheese and fresh tomato, yum.
my brother and his wife have had another gorgeous little baby girl, named Rose Grace, who is so completely gorgeous. baby Juliet Ulla is now walking and talking - though not in a language we would understand yet, she knows the name of her auntie and uncle though and we have conversations on the phone...cute.

life is good. great actually. i don't think people say that enough.

i hope you have a truly lovely weekend and a great start to the month! stay tuned for lunchbox week #5...

currently listening to: impossible by james arthur


  1. I'm happy to see a new post from you. This is my first time commenting here and I just wanted to say thank you for all the inspiration. The chickpea pizza has become a favorite of mine. Looking forward to the new edition of your book!

  2. Congratulations to your brother. I love socca pizzas, yum!


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