Another smoothie bowl reminding me of lovely summer days. Mango with a blackberry swirl and fresh blackberries. I don’t know if the pattern is a subconscious way of expressing that I feel that I seem to be moving in circles… or just that I need to work on my swirl skills!
Luckily for me, craving comfort food doesn’t (only) mean I want fast food. A really good nourish bowl does the trick too. I guess I just want familiar tastes, a mainly warm meal and to feel full and satisfied after eating. This bulghur bowl ticks all those boxes.
• a base of whole bulghur cooked in vegetable stock and turmeric • diced and boiled sweet potatoes tossed in corn flour and then fried in oil • diced tomatoes and cucumber • thinly sliced fennel • diced mango • half an avocado • sprinkled with furikake made with crumbled nori sheet, nutritional yeast, sesame seeds and salt
Found this photo of a summery smoothie bowl that I hadn’t posted. Now I’m dreaming myself back to long, leisurely breakfasts, sunshine and warm days, the sea and beautiful evenings when the sun never sets. See, the good thing is that in my dreams summer is always perfect in every way!
In this little bowl of goodness is frozen banana, mango and strawberries with a bit of oat milk, and on top I’ve put some handpicked blackberries, pumpkin seeds and cacao nibs, plus a non-edible flower from my mother-in-laws beautiful plant. Those were the days!
The best way of serving salads in my family, is to let everyone pick what the like and mix it on each plate. I find that the children are more likely to try something new if it isn’t mixed up. There’s no such thing as “hiding” new foods from my kids by concealing it.
Here’s a lovely salad with • rice noodles quickly fried in sesame oil and sesame seeds • oyster mushrooms torn in strings and fried until crispy • mango • baby spinach • sliced sugar snaps • cucumber • carrot sliced with potato peeler • salted peanuts
I topped my salad with lime juice, coriander, soy sauce, a pinch of cane sugar and some vegan sriracha mayo.
The entire family has caught a cold, and we need to boost our immune systems. What better way to get the kids to eat their greens than presenting them with an indulgent fruit platter? They devoured the whole thing in minutes. On this platter you’ll find pineapple, pears, apples, grapes, blueberries, mango and kiwi. All bursting with vitamins, fibres and anti-oxidants – and flavour of course!
Going into the autumn season inevitably means colds and runny noses. That’s life with kids. I try to keep the germs at bay with lemon and ginger, and this time I tried it in the shape of a smoothie bowl. Love that tangy flavour and how it soothes a sore throat!
In the smoothie: frozen banana, frozen mango, fresh ginger, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a splash of oat milk. Toppings: lemon slices, frozen blackberries, roasted coconut flakes and puffed quinoa.
Life is getting a bit hectic right now, with the start of the new school year and everything else. So I have to keep dinner simple, and preferably in bowls where everyone can choose what they like. In my bowl is a base of basmati rice, sesame marinated tofu, edamame beans, sweet chili lentils, pickled ginger, mango, soy beans and peanuts and a drizzle of vegan sriracha mayo. A three tiny yellow tomatoes from our garden!
I had to rush off to work this Monday morning, but I wished I could back to Saturday again so I could have this delicious smoothie bowl with frozen bananas, mango, passion fruit and cape gooseberries. It was topped with roasted coconut flakes, some homemade granola and a few of the beautiful golden berries. Hope you have great start to your week!
There’s a day for everything on IG. I’ve recently become familiar with #turmerictuesday and I think I finally know how to spell it. This sweet and spicy mango coconut curry is full of the yellow gold, and based on a recipe that I found on @plants_are_delicious. I always freestyle when I cook, so here’s my take:
Ingredients 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tbsp turmeric 2 tsp ground coriander seed 1 tsp paprika powder 400 ml coconut milk 2 tbsp spicy mango chutney 1 lime, the juice 2 tsp vegetable stock powder 400 g chickpeas, drained and rinsed 3 carrots, sliced 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced Salt 200 g baby spinach or kale For serving: basmati rice, coriander, lime, roasted natural cashews and roasted coconut flakes.
Sauté onion, garlic and ginger in oil on medium heat until soft. Add spices and fry for a minute. Add coconut milk, mango chutney, lime juice and vegetable stock powder and stir until combined. Bring to boil and add chickpeas, carrot and mango. Add salt to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes, until carrots are starting to soften. At last, add spinach or kale just before serving.
My food processor is working really hard at the moment. Counting backwards today, I’ve made guacamole, two flavours of nice cream for the kids, one crumble and one batter for a cake (recipe coming very soon!) and last but not least this mango and melon smoothie.
As usual I started with frozen banana, frozen mango and a splash of oat milk. Then a added some green honeydew melon, a variety I hadn’t seen before. I served it with fresh redcurrants, cacao nibs, pieces of melon and puffed quinoa. Thank you food processor for your loyalty! What would I do without you?