Saturday, 18 November 2017
I am excited about discovering foods that are new to me such as chickpea flour (which I commented on in my previous post) and the joy of cooking from scratch at every meal, savouring each step of the way. The taste of toasted pecans in a warm salad is heavenly!
The photo above is a pumpkin loaf which I made from following a recipe in my Chickpea Flour cookbook. It is delicious, not too sweet and tastes like a lightly spiced gingerbread. It is topped with pumpkin seeds or 'pepitas' as they are referred to in the book. This is definitely a 'treat' cake and not something I would eat every day as I am trying to minimise the amount of sugar I consume.
Today I made a warming split pea soup with leek and sweet potato for lunch and feel truly nurtured as I eat this wholesome and nutritious meal.
I feel blessed to be able to choose from a wide range of ingredients from the stores and privileged that I can pick and choose what I eat. I never take this for granted.