In My Kitchen September 2016

In My Kitchen is…

Almost Vegetarian*

I found this cookbook in an opshop for 25c. I had been searching for it for a while after being told by vegetarian friends that this was the best vego cook book out there. It’s got meat meals with swaps you can make and alternatives you can use.

I Quit Sugar Slow Cooker Cookbook*

I love my slow cooker and I’ve absolutely fallen in love with Sarah Wilson’s Simplicious so when I saw this at Kmart I jumped to buying it. There are so many recipes that have their corners folded!

Fermenting

I came across this book at Kmart too and couldn’t pass it up for $9. I love some fermentation and thought that having a handy go to guide would be brilliant.

Jamie’s Comfort Food*

The library is my best friend at the moment, and so I’ve been borrowing cookbooks so I can get inspired by different recipes. I recently borrowed this cookbook and quickly fell in love. There were so many recipes that I simply had to own it.

cookbooks

Kefir

I’ve been making Kombucha for some time now and tried my hat at milk kefir, but I just didn’t love it. When someone reached out to me recently to ask if I’d be interested in trading a SCOBY for some water kefir grains, I jumped at the opportunity. I’m not in love with it yet but I do enjoy the process so I’m hoping to get used to the taste.

kefir

Sprout House Farms Micro Herbs

I love a good goodie bag but when I went along to see Embrace the goodie bag was even sweater because it was so unexpected. A packet of these seeds were in the goodie bag and I was so excited to get home and get sprouting. They’re looking so good so far and I can’t wait to start chopping them onto our meals.

micro herbs

Macaron

I’ve been a big obsessed with making macaron recently. We’ve had a lot of egg whites sitting in the fridge because I’ve been making to much ice cream. I’ve made 3 batches so far, chocolate with chocolate, spiced with caramel spiced butter cream and peppermint chocolate. The chocolate with chocolate were by far the prettiest so far, but the spiced was my favourite flavour. I still am yet you perfect the recipe, and I’ll definitely let you know when I have.

chocolate macaron

Tell me what’s happening in your kitchen?

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12 Comments

  1. Oh Clare,I’m loving all of this! Inspired by you I’m here on your blog to get serious about meal planning and food shopping. With 2 kids to drag around, it’s an absolute pain in the neck to go every couple of days. I do run into a bit of an issue in the fact that the kiddos eat so bloody much (I fear for their teenage years and our food bill!) I’m off to track down the slow cooker book at the library and I too would like to try my hand at water kefir but don’t know how to get started- so I look forward to following along. P.s. you also got me thinking about growing micro herbs- the kids might get a kick out of growing them and then eating. P.p.s. do you have any super healthy snack ideas for the kids? (2 & 4) I know Elliot is 2 and might not be as ravenous as my 4 year old and we have the GF element thrown in. Does Elliot eat everything that you have in your meal plan? I’m slowly trying some new things for the kids to eat, but it can be a slow going existence to get them to try new things.

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    1. Thanks so much Leah. I know how you feel stressing about how much they’ll eat in the future, Elliot eats a lot now too. I love baking the 4 ingredients oat and tahini slice, it’s a great one for play group as there’s no eggs and nuts. Also we make a lot of popcorn. He does eat everything in our meal plan, I decided early on that I wasn’t going to be making multiple meals. But he has always eaten like that.

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  2. There’s nothing I love more than a big clutch of cooking books – looks like your haul is excellent!
    I’m very impressed with your macaron efforts – they look perfect.

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