Another red and pink fruit platter! I’ll make the most of it before the cherry blossoms fall off the tree. Watermelon, apple, banana and raspberry – simple yet delicious. Happy weekend, Insta-friends!
We’ve had a gorgeous day today, and we could sit on the porch and have a fruit platter under the blooming cherry tree. Some may have seen me post a few (ok – many…) photos of it in my Stories. It really is the highlight of the year in our little garden. Here I used a few flowers to decorate this very simple watermelon and raspberry platter.
Hope you’re having a nice weekend too, friends!
How is it that salads taste even better served in a bowl? This was a particularly good one that I made last week. Whole bulgur (my favourite grain!), roasted sweet potato wedges, sugar snaps, blueberries, avocado, green baby leaves, honeydew melon and a handful of almonds. I drizzled it with a tahini lemon dressing, and it was heavenly!
Second week of the #eatcaptureshare food photography challenge hosted by @thelittleplantation, and the theme is Beverages. First off is something in a glass. This is a smoothie with strawberries, pink grapefruit and honeydew melon. Simple as that!
The biggest challenge is one that I’ve set for myself – learn to get off auto-mode on my camera and go manual. It does take A LOT more work now that I’m starting to try it out. Aperture, ISO, shutter speed, white balance… If I adjust one, how does that relate to the others? And if I change the shutter speed, should I go up or down with ISO? It’s all new to me, but I’m so eager to learn more! This capture is a little on the dark side, but I’m very happy with how the sunlight hits the glass and makes patterns on the wall behind the scene.
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?
Too many things in this salad to fit it into a bowl! I needed to use up leftover rice, so that was my base. It’s not something i usually put in a salad, but it worked really well. A great, filling salad!
On this plate:
sweet potato, diced and oven baked
red cabbage, thinly sliced
green soy beans
hummus with looooots of tahini
rock melon (hidden under the coriander)
drizzle of vegan sriracha mayo
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WATERMELON SMOOTHIE BOWL
Back to reality. After only a couple of days in the office, I’m already wishing to go back to warm summer days and time to make smoothie bowls like this one for breakfast.
I simply cut watermelon in pieces, froze them overnight together with some banana, and then blitzed the two together with a splash of oat milk in the food processor in the morning. Toppings are watermelon, cacao nibs, shredded coconut and beautiful (but not edible!) flowers. A pink summer dream!
Carrot cake (the one I posted the other day) wasn’t the only thing we served on my youngest’s birthday party. I also to the opportunity to do something I’ve been dying to try for some time. A really loaded, indulgent, generous fruit platter! It was so much fun making it, and even more fun watching the kids dig in. The table was full of other sweets, but they went straight for the colourful tray. The little birthday boy, who absolutely looooves fruits and berries, couldn’t have been happier!
Another one of those salads where I simply roam the fridge, save some veggies or fruit before they go bad, add some tofu and drizzle with a super quick dressing.
In this mess you can find whole bulghur, watermelon, cucumber, sesame tofu, capers, fresh basil and coriander, and a tahini dressing. I just added some lime juice, salt and plant milk and stirred until smooth and runny.
I just love these different bowls with cool names! Here’s a favourite – vegan bibimbap. The rice serves as a base, and is topped with ginger and lime marinated black beans, bean sprouts, garlic sautéed mushrooms and baby spinach, watermelon cubes, vegan mayo and – most importantly – spicy kimchi. A simple dressing with soy sauce, rice vinegar, roasted sesame oil and agave syrup. Recipe inspired by “Vego på 30 minuter” by @welldonesthlm.