WIAW – I’ll bring the Korma :)

Happy Wednesday everybody!  Hope it’s been a good one for you!

My Wednesday started much slower than I would have hoped.  It’s been so dark  in the mornings this week that I’m struggling to get out of bed.  While I’ve significantly reduced my coffee drinking in order to kick my caffeine addiction, this was definitely one of the those mornings where I needed to smell the coffee in order to even open my eyes. 😉

I was way too sleepy to take a photo of my coffee, so this one is courtesy of Savit Keawtavee

The coffee was quickly gulped down while I made Lil’ L’s breakfast, got dressed and literally sprinted to school.  This is the third morning on the trot that we’ve only just made it to school before the bell stops ringing.  I MUST do better tomorrow. 🙁  

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that Wednesday is the day that I join the ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ party hosted by the lovely Jenn @ Peas and Crayons. Not only do I use this event as a way to take stock of my own eating habits, but it’s also a great way to draw inspiration from all the wonderful eats that are on display at the WIAW party. 

I’m really late joining the party today.  Tardiness has been the theme of my day (my mum would say it’s the theme of my life. 😉 ).  Sorry everyone, I promise I’ll try and do better! 

So, here’s what I ate today:

Breakfast
The dark, wet morning definitely called for a warm breakfast.  I opted for a huge bowl of porridge, with chopped goji berries, pecan nuts, and ground flaxseed sprinkled on top, and a drizzling of Sweet Freedom Natural Syrup.

Rather than my usual Flahavans oats, I thought I’d try some of Lil’ L’s Ready Brek.  When I was young I loved eating Ready Brek.  I SO wanted to be the kid on the advert that glows on the way to school.  🙂  On the box, it says it’s ‘Great for Kids’ and, for me, this holds true.  It was way too smooth and creamy for me.  Plus I didn’t feel anywhere near as good as I normally do after breakfast.  I guess some things are best left in your childhood. 😉 

Lunch
I had my lunch back to front today.  The bread hadn’t finished baking by the time I had to dash to school for my meditation class, so I ate my pudding first.  I started with an apple off the tiny tree that grows out of the rockery in our back garden… this apple right here:

This was followed by a piece of cocoa fudge that I made yesterday.  This fudge is SO filling that you only need one little piece to fill you up!

This is my first attempt at making fudge and I packed it with goodness (ground almonds, tahini, raw cocoa powder, hempseed oil, fruit sweetener, and a goji berry on top).  I made up the recipe, using Shazzie’s ‘Little Fudge Cakes’ from her ‘Naked Chocolate’ book and Dr Fuhrmann’s ‘Vanilla Carob Fudge’ for inspiration.  Lil’ L loved it and gave it 5 stars but, for me, the tahini flavour was too over powering.  I’ll try again and post the recipe when I’m 100% happy with it.

When I got back from school, I had a slice of warm home-made bread with Natex low-salt yeast extract slathered on top (for a B12 boost).  (It was delish but I’m afraid there’s no photo; I woofed it down at soon as I got home! 🙂 )

Dinner
Tonight’s dinner was the left-over veggie korma from Monday.  It’s the first time I’ve made korma for Lil’ L and he absolutely loved it!  I basically used a bunch of veggies that I found in the bottom of the fridge.  It turns out that the combination of veggies works really well (IMO), so I’ll definitely use the combo again. 

In the pan went: onions, garlic, korma paste, cumin, red pepper, green pepper, courgette (zucchini) (thanks Ellie!), green beans (thanks Mum!), spinach, carrot, sweet potato, long life extra firm tofu (quorn or TVP would work equally work fine, or even cashews and almonds), some vegetable stock and a sachet of Patak’s coconut cream

While the veggies gently simmered, I boiled some rice.  I’d normally use brown basmati, but I found some old white rice in the pantry that needed using up.  When the veggies were ready, I roughly whizzed them with the hand blender, so that they blended together and made the sauce creamier.  I didn’t blend them to a smooth paste as we like a bit of texture, but I guess a fully blended curry would be great for kids that aren’t keen on veggies.

The korma was totally lush!  I’ve eaten it 3 times this week (twice with rice and once in a tortilla wrap) and I’m still not sick of it!   This dinner is going to be a regular feature in our house from now on. 🙂

Dessert was an apple pudding with an oaty-almond topping.  To save time, I made two puddings and will freeze one for next week.  The apples are home-grown. 🙂  

Right, that’s my eats done.  I’m off to Jenn’s party to see what you’re all eating.  Happy WIAW everyone!

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16 Responses to WIAW – I’ll bring the Korma :)

  1. YUM! It is wet here so it can dampen moods and call for a good shot of caffeine.
    My favorite of your eats has to be the apple pudding…I cannot wait until you post the recipe for it and the fudge. I am quite the fan of Dr. Furhman and love that you included some of his recipe in yours.
    Have a great Wednesday and I can’t wait to see what you bring to us tomorrow 🙂

  2. love your dinner. it reminds me of vegtable korma you would get at an indian restaurant (which is what i always order). wish i could taste a bite. 🙂

  3. ha! and now i just saw that is what you called this! no wonder it reminded me of korma. now i must try and make my own – thanks for the inspiration.

  4. TOTALLY bookmarking your veggie korma! what a fab day of eats!!!! =) love it!

  5. Everything looks beautiful and delicious! Especially the fudge sounds amazingly yummy – I like all things sesame!

    Happy WIAW!
    xoxo Mel

  6. Your photos are beautiful, and your foos so good-looking!
    Ive never made Korma before, but this looks so good I have to try it out sometime!
    I have the Naked Chocolate book too, and now I want to try out that fudge 😉 I really enjoy the taste of tahini, so it might be perfect for me 🙂

    • You should try korma. It’s delish! 🙂
      If you love the taste of tahini, you will definitely like the Naked Choc fudge recipe. For me, the tahini overpowered the fudge and I couldn’t taste the cocoa. I’ll give it another try soon! xx

  7. Rachel

    mm sounds delicious! indian food is so versatile, i love it!

  8. Soooo many delicious eats 🙂

  9. HI Sharon,
    Your pictures are so pretty, especially that apple! Wow, it looks so delicious hanging there on the tree. I would love to be able to pick some apples but they just do not grow down here in the south. 🙁
    Very nice eats! Nice to “meet” you. 🙂

  10. All your eats look amazing! It must be a delight to enjoy eating an apple straight off the tree like that. I have a huge craving for apple crumble now too!

  11. Yum, that apple pudding looks delish!! 🙂

  12. Oh my your Korma looks delish! I love food with coconut milk in, I’m so trying that! Dessert looks so yum too! Can I come for dinner? Lol.

  13. Thanks so much for all your lovely comments! I really appreciate them. 🙂
    It’s been a fantastic WIAW this week. I’ve bookmarked so many recipes that I could cook new eats every day for the rest of the year lol!

  14. the korma looks so good. i made mama pea’s african stew last week and had it 4 times in a week- also still didnt get sick of it. so great when you find something that u can have over and over again.

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