Continuing on with my foodie theme. One of the things I love is researching and trying out new recipes. Everything doesn't always go to plan, but when you find a recipe made of wholesome ingredients that you know is a 'keeper' it really feels good :)
My Mum got me these storage jars in a sale at her local garden centre. I now have a whole cupboard which is dedicated to food injars. I keep them all together just because they look so pretty :)
|A small portion of my jars!|
Today for lunch DH has taken wholemeal pittas with local cheese, spinach, cucumber and onion chutney, fruit and a homemade nut and seed bar I made last night. I have a large salad with homemade salad sprinkle, a nut and seed bar and fruit. For breakfast I had chia pudding, which was really good!!
I like a lot of foods that some people have never heard of and I likje taking my creations into work and getting everyone to try them if they want to.
Recently I had massive succcess with my chocolate tofu pudding, with everyone, even the 'tofu hater' saying it was really good and just tasted like normal chocolate pudding, which I was pleased about as it contained no refined sugar either and was v. low in fat :)
A colleague at work mentioned in tea break that she'd read about chia in her running magazine but had never heard of it. It's not that common in the UK. I love chia pudding so bought her in chocolate tofu pudding and spiced tofu pudding to try and she has now bought some herself to try at home :) The nice thing was most people were willing to try new things made from simple ingredients, even though they hadn't heard of them before. The lovely young girl who has Campbells Meat Balls or Super Noodles for lunch wanted to try the chia pudding although she did say it looked like frog spawn! She didn't like it, but she tried it and said she'd like to try the chocolate one if I made that and bought it in.
To me it's really good that more and more people seem to be taking an interest in healthy eating and cooking with more ingredients themselves and using less processed food. I have had 2 requests for my chocolate pudding recipe since I gave it out for people to try and I will post it up here if anybody's interested :)