Tuesday, 26 July 2011

mandarin almond torte and coconut chicken

g'day everyone! 

i'm very excited to be taking part in my first ever WIAW post! thanks to Peas and Crayons for hosting it :)

this week is going by pretty quickly so far - i'm not quite sure how it's already Wednesday, but no matter, i've been busy, so that's a really good thing!

breakfast this morning was a beautiful slice of mandarin almond torte - a recipe that would fit nicely into my breakfast cookbook, which is just wonderful to eat in the morning with a little greek yogurt. it's made with pureed boiled mandarins, and it's really zingy and fresh!

i spent the morning with the social committee from the retirement village going into the mangrove mountains to an orange grove to help pick some of their excess crop. so much fun, and we picked loads! i fell in love with their dog Jinny, who gave me the most welcoming lick on the face... (i really do miss our dog, Bruno, back in England)

for lunch a little pizza on raw celery flax bread (more on this to come soon!), with fennel, apple and cucumber salad and leftover cooked pumpkin and celery tops.

for dinner some cauliflower rice, avocado, and coconut chicken nuggets. i'm loving cauliflower rice at the moment - it's so tasty and easy. all i did was to shred up the cauliflower in the food processor, mix in a little dice red onion, curry powder, paprika, pepper and salt. then i put it in the frying pan with a little butter and cooked it for about 10 minutes covered with a saucepan lid, stirring occasionally. i actually had it for breakfast yesterday too... twas delicious!

this evening i'm going out to meet up with new friends, and i'm really excited to take them some of the oranges i picked today too :)

i hope you all have a great day!

currently watching: indiscreet with ingrid bergman and cary grant - it's so brilliant! i love discovering old movies that are totally classic...


  1. Your dinner looks and sounds so delicious. I love to have strips of avocado just plain :)

  2. All of your eats look sooo great, especially that torte!

  3. Raw celery flax bread?? I'm so curious to see what's in that! It sounds really interesting!

  4. OHHH WOW, THE MANDARIN BREAKFAST CAKE SOUNDS AWESOME! definatly going to try recreate that and the coconut chicken nuggets...ohhh my tummys rumblin' now!

  5. raw celery flax bread!? ahhh can't wait to hear more about it!!!! =) Happy WIAW!!!

  6. Hi Alissa, I have a question for you. If I buy your book can I read it if I don't have a Kinddle?

  7. just found your blog, love it!!!!
    i'm also commenting because of the mention of a raw celery flax bread. give it up, lady!


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