Hello everyone! So I'm FINALLY catching up on posting all my many noms from the weekend! Here are the highlights of all that I consumed:
So it seems that all I took photos of on friday were some grapes that I munched on after school, and some potato wedges that I made for friends to eat when I had a few people over before going out friday night! I also made sweet potato fries, but they turned out a bit floppy and were not photo worthy...
These went down just fine with some drinks on friday night! After nomming on fries and guzzling our drinks we all headed out to Designer Drugs, who were playing at Pawnshop on friday (put on by Easy Love). It was so fun! The place was so packed that the floor was shaking (is this a good thing? I'm not sure...).
Saturday morning Ashley and I woke up with our ears still ringing, and to the smell of something delicious being baked up! Turns out Mom and Dad had baked some banana bread that morning...one of my favorites!
I had a slice of banana bread smothered with chocolate-hazelnut spread and a glass of almond milk (of course) for breakfast!
Mid-afternoon, as Ashley and I were still lounging (recovering) from our night out, we were in need of a snack!
I decided to re-try the sweet potato fries, and see if I could make a non-floppy version. I cut the sweet potatoes a bit thicker than the night before and left the skin on. This definitely helped...they were delish!
Sweet Potato Fries
2-4 sweet potatoes (or yams)
2-5 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Scrub potatoes under cold water.
Cut into wedges or shoe-string fries, whatever you like!
Toss the cut fries with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
Arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and roast in the oven until cooked!
Saturday evening Mom and I took a little trip over to Bulk Barn, which has recently opened in South Edmonton Common...I am in love with that store! They have every type of nut butter, grain, baking ingredient and candy you could ever imagine! Plus a huge array of pinatas and cake pans (bizarre, I know).
We picked up a few things there that I am very excited about (and some staples too)! We bought: dry roasted almonds, chocolate covered banana chips, delicious coconut covered apricot bites, raw shelled hemp seeds and israeli couscous (very excited to try this)!
We also picked up some cashew butter! I've never tried it before...it's amazing!
Here are some raw shelled hemp seeds, these remind me of sunflower seeds! They are so good to sprinkle on oatmeal and cereal! These little puppies are packed with proteins, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes!
For dinner saturday night we had fish tacos (another first of mine...I'd never had them before)!
For some reason I had always been afraid of fish tacos...I just didn't understand how the two things went together, but I must tell you my friends, I was wrong! I am now a major fish taco fan.
I always need a little something sweet after dinner, Saturday night I opted for a slice of banana bread with cashew butter!
Sunday morning I worked, and rushed out of the house without any breakfast (never a good thing)! I quickly tossed some fruit in my bag for sustenance, and that's all I ate until dinner!
Luckily dinner turned out to be a favorite of mine! I wolfed down this delicious split-pea soup that Mom made when I finally got home from work! It was so good, we don't have this often, but when we do I definitely do not take the meal for granted (I helped myself to a couple bowls)!
Later in the evening, Dad and Ian (what a pair) whipped up a GIANT apple pie in one of Uncle Peter's massive pie plates (Ian did not believe that you could actually make a pie so huge).
It can be done! I'm not sure what recipe they used...I think they may have just whipped something together, however I must admit (I am not usually a pie lover) that this pie was GOOD! I actually enjoyed pie for once in my life! Hooray!
I haven't been snapping as many photos of my food lately (ever since the tragic falling of my camera)...so this is all we've got for monday! It seems the only thing I felt was photo worthy was this bizarre "hot chocolate" I found in the cupboard! When I opened up the jar all there was inside were little chocolate bits...which I guess are traditional?? Anyways I thought I might as well go with it...so I made a cup!
I heated up a bit of almond milk in the microwave with some of the chocolate bits, stirred that up and added more almond milk then heated it through. This type of hot chocolate is okay...but it's a bit chunky I found! So I've just started eating the chocolate not melted into milk...
And there are the highlights! A couple recipes, and lots of food adventures (for me)! Hopefully I stop this laziness and start posting more regularly again...that would be good!