Monday, 26 January 2015

Peanut Butter Day

So apparently it was National Peanut Butter Day on Saturday the 24th of Jan (the day I got back from camp) and so I missed it.
 Pretty accurate representation of my face!
If you know me at all you would know that I am a self-confessed peanut butter enthusiast and have been for quite some time now.
I'm also pretty sure I missed it last year too.
What is wrong with me?!?

Do you want to know what's worse?
I don't think I've had peanut butter in over a month now!!
What have I become??
So no, I didn't manage to celebrate National Peanut Butter day, I haven't had peanut butter in a long long time and yes, I am currently craving the soft, creamy, nutty paste right now as I write this post. Gah.

Before you start freaking out too much about my lack of peanut butter consumption over the past few weeks, I have rectified the situation by buying a nice big tub of natural crunchy peanut butter that is sitting patiently in my pantry waiting for me to get through my two already open jars of almond butter and choc hazelnut butter in the fridge... did I mention I have an obsession?

Since I have no pics of my peanut butter obsessions of recent, I do have a few of my other current favs...
Snack plates for lunch!!
 Nothing beats a big plate sectioned off into heaps of different flavours and textures for lunch. I love it!
 Pictured above is some sweet potato and carrot fries, raw veg (tomatoes, capsicum and celery sticks), hommus for dipping, organic blue maize tortilla chips and mashed avocado (also for dipping)

A scroll through my lunch:
 I don't think you can ever get bored of snack plates because you can mix and match and change them up so they're different every single time you make one!
 I also have a dipping fetish. :)
 Another thing I've been loving lately? Ginger.
On camp the lady cooking for me loved to incorporate lots of Asian flavours into the meals and they all tasted sooo good! (especially the curry and fried rice) and while I was eating one of the rice dishes she had made for me I noticed some bits of freshly grated ginger that had been cooked up with the rest of the veggies. It brought fried rice to a whole new level!
 So for dinner last night I wanted to have a go at recreating something like it!
 I cooked up some brown rice, sauteed some broccoli, beans, mushrooms, celery, peas, lentils and eggplant with lots of garlic, grated ginger, nutritional yeast and a touch of olive oil then adding the rice to the pan along with a torn up omelette (whisked egg, poured on plate lined with baking paper, cooked in microwave for 1 min) and then served!
 Alongside was some grilled pumpkin (sliced jap pumpkin placed on a grill fry pan and covered with a lid for 15 mins before turning for another 10-15mins until cooked through and soft)
 I love charred veggies!
 Perfect dinner if you ask me!!

 Yes, I did not have any peanut butter, but I did have lots of other good stuff that left me and my tummy smiling. I have also added National Peanut Butter Day to my diary now so I won't forget next year. (Knowing me, I will ;)

How about you?
Did you celebrate National Peanut Butter day?
Do you have snack plates? What do you put on them?
Grated ginger in fried rice? Yes/ no?

Bye for now friendly friends! Have a great day! :D

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