Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you’re having a great week so far! 🙂
In foodie blogging world, Wednesday can only mean one thing… WIAW PARTEEEE TIME! with our lovely host Jenn @ Peas & Crayons. For those of you new to this shindig, WIAW is a virtual party where, once a week, Jenn’s foodie friends share a day’s worth of eats, along with photos and recipes. It’s a great way to gather inspiration for new eats and meet new foodie friends. You must check it out!
For this week’s party, I’m going to share what we ate on Sunday.
Lil’ L asked if he could have a ‘special breakfast’ (code for ‘pancakes’). His little face lit up when I told him that I’d make some blueberry pancakes as a special treat. He normally runs a mile when I offer him a blueberry, but stick them in a pancake or muffin, and he’ll happily eat them and declare them to be ‘delicious’! Funny that!
I prepare these pancakes super quick by throwing all the ingredients into a blender. It’s not the ‘correct’ way to make pancakes, but it works a treat for me 😉 The recipe can be found here.
After a cold morning working in the garden, we needed something for lunch to warm us up. I decided to make some potato and onion rostis…
and roast some almonds and sunflower seeds, which we ate nice and warm, straight from the oven.
The nuts and seeds were roasted in a little soy sauce and they were absolutely delicious! I used around 1 cup of raw almonds and 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds. I coated them in Kikkoman reduced salt soy sauce (about 1 1/2 tbsp), then placed them on a tray lightly sprayed with olive oil and roasted them for 8-10 minutes at 190C (mixing half way through).
Lil’ L loves roasted almonds and seeds, and he often eats them as after-school snacks. As they’re packed with goodness (lots of vitamin E, B vitamins, minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, good fats, fibre and protein) they are a way better after-school snack than shop-bought biscuits or crisps. He’s also asked whether he could take a pot of roasted sunflower seeds to school for play time snacks too which sounds good to me (I don’t think there’s a seed ban, but I better check… you never know these days!)
After lunch, we headed into Bath and popped into our most recent favourite coffee haunt – Costa Coffee. Their soy cappuccino is really, really good and, unlike other coffee chains, you don’t have to pay extra for soya milk. This little touch could actually swing my coffee chain allegiance. Gosh I’m so easily swayed 😉
For dinner tonight, I chose to make an old family favourite that we haven’t eaten in ages … nut kofta kebabs. Lil’ L absolutely loves these koftas, and when they’re stuck on a kebab stick their appeal goes through the roof! 😉
They’re super easy and quick to make, and are packed with lots of goodness. For main dinners, we serve them with vegetable couscous, raita and pitta strips. They’re also great stuffed in pita breads for lunch. The recipe can be found here.
For dessert, we had some banana icecream, made with some frozen over-ripe bananas…
and one of my home-made raw chocolate hearts, left over from Christmas.
All in all, it was another day of delicious eats 🙂
Right, time to head over to Jenn’s and get inspired. See you there? Happy WIAW everyone!