Apple Pie Green Smoothie: I like the flavour of this smoothie, but I just don't think that I am the biggest fan of the texture of apple in smoothies. Still, it was nice! I like my smoothies super cold, so I froze the banana first. I also used a date rather than date paste or apple butter, and I left out the stevia (I don't like stevia, but I never add sweeteners to my smoothies anyway).
Blueberry Vanilla Green Smoothie: While the recipe compares it to a blueberry muffin, I got mostly blueberry and not much muffin. I used a frozen banana, as well as all all spinach rather than a mix of spinach and kale. I added the option maca, which gave it a bit of an earthy taste. I find blueberry smoothies tend to get lumpy quickly, so drink up fast!
ChocoNana Green Smoothie: This was yum - rich, but not too sweet. I used 2/3 frozen banana and one non-frozen banana. It was a pretty classic combination!
Chocolate Covered Blues Green Smoothie: This is a very rich and satisfying smoothie, with no lumpy blueberry issues.
Veggie Patch Sunday Morning Omelets: I made 3/4 of the recipe to get three serves, though following instructions using a scant 3/4 cup batter per omelet I ended up with a larger final omelet. I loved filling this with all the veggies listed, and I added in some mushrooms as well. The moxarella heated up a bit with the heat of the veggies and went a but warm and melty.
Broccoli, Grape and Spinach Salad: This is from the Lighter Salads section, and I made it to serve with some sandwiches. I'm not a huge fan of raw broccoli, so I lightly steamed it first. This was a big hit! The Creamy Raspberry Poppy Seed dressing was more citrusy than I expected, but was nice and fresh. I couldn't find seedless raspberry jam that wasn't full of sugar, so I sieved some fruit-sweetened raspberry jam to make it smooth instead.
Rating: Salad :), Dressing :)
Abe's Hearty Lentil Stew: I like lentil stew a lot, and this is now my new favourite! It is so good. I got three big sized servings from it. As well as lentils it has celery, onion, carrots, tomato and nooch (very important). I added the optional herb seasoning, using the 1-=Spice Blend from the Oh She Glows cookbook.
Lightened-Up Laksa: This was a lovely version of laksa. I used a blend of light coconut milk and oat milk to make it creamy, and two heads of bok choy instead of cabbage.
Creamy White Bean, Potato, and Kale Soup with Mushroom Sausage: I was really excited about this soup, and it was nice and creamy, I just felt it needed a bit more flavour overall. I did like the mushroom sausage a lot!
Lightened-Up African Peanut Stew: I didn't have defatted PB flour, so I added some peanut butter instead. I used about 2 TBS, but I should have used more to make it more peanutty. I also left out the capsicum and added in peas.
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post
Flashback to this cute photo I took of my friend's cat Pandora.