As we start to feel just a hint of spring in the air and the fading light lasts a little longer each night, it's time for another 'In My Kitchen' post. Hosted by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial it gives a peek into what's happening in kitchens around the world.
Onion and Garlic Tins
My first attempt at home-made nut butter. I've made peanut butter before, but this one uses cashew nuts and sesame seeds as well and is sweetened with a little rice malt syrup. It takes longer to process than peanut butter but I like it more.
My signature toasted muesli is getting consumed at an alarming rate after my health food shop finally got the Natural Grocer chipped coconut back in stock. At just over $2 for a 150g pack it is by far the best value that I have found.
And lovely gifted Indian chutney that I am still yet to find the right use for, but it sounds delicious.
I've long resisted buying protein powders due to their cost and my belief that someone with my moderate activity levels can get enough protein through a well-balanced diet. But since I've started having a green smoothie on most days I've now got a couple of options on the go.
I bought the Vital Vanilla protein as it was the one recommended by I Quit Sugar and the Perfect Protein Vanilla Greens as it was heavily reduced at Coles. The Vital protein nutritional stats are better, but I thought I could use the Vanilla Green in my smoothie and experiment with the other protein in baking which I have otherwise always avoided until now.
$1.50 for 30 chocolate 'happy birthday' cake toppers - how could I not?
Pizza Stone and Cutter
Home-made pizza for us usually involves using pita bread bases but I've recently had a go at making home made pizza dough. I used Jamie Oliver's recipe and it was easy and I liked the end result (I made it in a bowl not on the bench). Home-made pizza is great option when having a large group of adults and kids over for a feed.
Tins of diced apple
I find it difficult to buy pie apples when it is cheaper to buy real apples and do it yourself, so when my local NQR gets these diced apples in I load up. It turns apple crumble into a five minute dessert and it means I can make my healthy apple crumble slice in no time at all.
What's happening in your kitchen? Any recommendations for recipes using protein powder?