Thursday, 7 May 2015

Thinking Out Loud- quirky carrots, salad sandiwhces, ripples and more!

Hi there friends!
I don't know about you but my brain is on the slightly crispy side... crispy in the sense of being deep-fired and then fried a little longer.
And then micro-waved.
Ever have those days? No? Great. ;)

I think it's only fitting that with such a random intro we should follow it up with a post about thinking.. out loud... Spoons style!

Let the random musings of my mind from this week begin!

1. I don't discriminate.
This right here pretty much sums me up.
So when my local grocery shop started selling weirdly shaped/ coloured/ down-right strange looking veg for a heck-of-alot cheaper price, I was over-joyed!
See, I'm the sort of person who would voluntarily buy a non-curving banana and a super curvy carrot... just because it's awesome! Now I get to do that for a cheaper price- YES!
I picked up a bag of tomatoes, onions and these carrots and to be quite honest they were pretty much exactly the same as the 'normal' ones on the shelf. Dissapointment!
I did find it amusing the range of sizes the carrots were though:
This guy was my favourite :)
And I used him to make...

2. A big veggie sandwich- Steph style!
Generally I will try out the normal way of making something (pasta with sauce and maybe some spinach, mac and cheese with mac... and cheese, cereal with milk) and then I'll scoff at it and make up something better (pasta with sauce, veg, beans, spinach etc., macaroni with mashed pumpkin, hommus, nutritional yeast, caramelized onion etc., home made granola with a super-thick smoothie etc!)

So I tried a regular ol' salad sandwich many years ago and now I make my own version.
It starts off with a spread of hommus and some lentils:
And then it's loaded up with ALL the veggies!
Spinach, rocket, red cabbage, grated carrot and beetroot, tomato, capsicum and cucumber.
Somehow I mange to get my mouth around this. What can I say, I have a flexible jaw I guess ;)
Sometimes though, the jaw needs a rest and bite-sized foods are in order.

3. Cinnamon banana truffle bites to be exact:
Wondering why my breakfast is being held in my hand/ on a window ledge? Well, that's where the sun was deciding to shine that day. And only there.
Any who the point of this point (ha! I wrote that, went to change it and then simply couldn't :) is not the truffles, because I've posted so many recipes for them, it's getting a bit ridiculous!
No the topic for point no. 3 is this:

Some delicious plum fro-yo (1 juicy, overripe, frozen plum whazzed up with half a banana and 3 big scoops greek yoghurt).
And what's so amazing about this (other than it's super delicious taste!) is the all-natural ripple I got that reminded me so much of strawberry ripple ice cream:
Boom! Made my morning (and I don't even know why... ripples are pretty :)

This reminds me that I also bought some frozen cherries the other day and if I thought adding frozen plums to things was good... well that's a whole post in itself!!

Aaaaand that's what has been floating through my head this past week!

What about you:
Do you sometimes purposefully buy weirdly shaped fruit and veg?
Proud crazy sandwich maker? I can't even tell you some of the things I've managed to stuff between two slices of bread... you'll be too freaked out!! ;)
Fan of ripples in your ice cream? When I was younger, if the ice cream didn't have ripples, it didn't have my attention- seriously, caramel swirl ice cream was where it was at!!

Don't forget to head on over to Spoons to see what everyone else has been thinking about! Bye for now friends :D


  1. I love creating sandwich concoctions! Endless options limited only by what's on the fridge at the moment.

    1. Jill,
      Exactly! Sandwiches for the win!! :)
      Steph 2 chef xx

  2. I love quirky looking veggies! That bag of crazy carrots is right up my alley, I think I was a rabbit in my past life anyways because I eat so many carrots on a regular basis.

    1. Kaylin,
      We were probably rabbit buddies. As a kid my snack of choice would be to chew on an entire carrot :)
      Steph 2 chef xx


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