I am loving this challenge. I have learned so much about foods from reading you guys’ articles and for your helping hands in pointing me in the direction of some really interesting blogs. I’m also not missing any of the meats and dairy today. I was just so excited to cook and eat some fresh vibrant veggies.
This morning though, my thumb nail broke off as I was picking bubba up. It broke off in an unnatural jaggedy way and caught his cheek as I tried to get him out of his bouncer. He was really sad about this, he screamed and it caught me by surprise because I had no idea what had happened until I saw my thumb and a tiny cut on his face. Here is my little whale cloud getting over the trauma with a long nap.
Then, after I put him down for a nap, not long after my other thumb nail broke off. Now I don’t know if it’s a complete coincidence, but it made me think I really need to consume more calcium. I’ve been told by @themaskwriter that kiwis are a good source so will be buying some on my next weekly shop.
Reading here, I’ve consumed brocolli and tahini from the list and also had an orange.
Here is what I ate today.
A weird one, but a good one. Marmite soldiers with baked beans!
Chickpea burger with tahini crunchy cauliflower poppers.
What you need:
- half tin chickpeas
- half a small onion
- tahini sauce (from yesterday)
- 1 slice of bread
- a handful of cauliflower florets
- oil to grease oven tray
I processed a slice of bread with some seasoning (I used garlic powder, cumin, paprika, ginger, chilli and salt)
I then dipped the florets in tahini sauce and then dipped them in to breadcrumbs coating evenly before putting on a well greased oven tray. With the left over crumbs I blended this with the chickpeas and onions before adding more garlic powder, salt and pepper and then shaped the mixture in to a patty shape and put it on a well greased baking tray.
I baked at 190 degrees (fan assisted) for 20 minutes keeping an eye on them and turning if looking too crispy. I put the patty in a slice of bread with gherkin, salsa and salad. I dipped the poppers in ketchup and they were amazing! The great thing about this is, the ingredients I had already so didn’t need to buy anything to make it. It’s also super versatile so you can add different vegetables to the burger like grated carrot and also could probably use brocolli or potatoes (part boiled) instead of the cauliflower for the poppers.
Vegan pizza, I just followed a normal pizza recipe omitting the cheese and it still turned out great. I might have not put enough salt and pepper in the sauce but will be sure to do it next time. I topped with mushroom, pepper, brocolli, olives and onion.
I had it with left over chickpeas from lunch in a salad and a corn on the cob 🌽 from mammas allotment.
Ryvita topped with tomato, avocado, salad leaves and tahini sauce. Bliss.
I am still super motivated to carry on and try out new recipes and still feeling excited about the whole challenge.
I watched a documentary by chance on insect farming for food which really got me thinking. But I’ll talk more about that tomorrow.
Good night y’all. xx