I ate so much glorious yumminess over the weekend – it was awesome!
Thursday afternoon I walked to the train station, and as the sun was setting over the yarra I noticed a couple of swans enjoying a paddle. If you look close you can see them! I was in a great mood, knowing there were 4 days off work ahead of me!!
Good Friday, L-whack and I enjoyed a day at his cousin’s place. All the family was there, and it was a lovely, relaxed day. I had cooked Vegie Head’s Swiss chard & potato curry (although with spinach instead of chard) – and it was a HIT!! (That reminds me, I have to email the recipe to everyone!!)
It was a lovely warm day, and a great time was had by all!
L-whack’s mum is very creative, and made these cupcakes. Not vegan, but very cute.
Saturday was a crazy busy day. Two loads of washing, babysitting my two nieces, and preparing & baking two batches of hot cross buns really wore me out!! I enjoyed a super tasty, healthy and quick lunch which gave me some good energy.
|Grainy bread, hummus, sliced tomato, fresh basil. Sprinkle w salt & pepper|
Sunday morning I decided to kick my butt into gear, and went to the gym. Suffered through a workout, and then got home in time for a quick bite of a late lunch before my family came over for afternoon tea. My hot cross buns went down very well – and everyone was shocked when I announced they were vegan (cue spitting out and mocking vegan jokes). Take that family!!
My niece S-monster is 16 months old, and is in the phase of putting things on her head. She found a hat in the following bucket that holds her blocks. HA!!
Sunday evening was spent with L-whack’s family. So much yummy food was consumed also! Litha had made some vegan pastries (can you please send me the recipe??) and also a pasta salad.
Again the hot cross buns were very popular, but with the whole table being full of desserts, I was happy to take a couple of buns home to enjoy later……
Monday was spent at the gym again (punishment for all I ate over the weekend!) and then I caught up with a girlfriend for coffee in Port Melbourne. We went to Noisette – which is an AMAZING bakery and patisserie. Pretty sure none of their products are vegan, but I was strong and just enjoyed a coffee. Georgina and I drooled over the counter – sooooooooooooooo good!
I Google-imaged a photo just to give you an idea…
I would just like to also tell you about yesterday’s weather. Melbourne is known as being extreme when it comes to weather, and yesterday was a true example.
When I got up in the morning, it was brilliant blue skies. The ground was damp from overnight rain, and there was c high chance of rain during the day. I drove to the gym (I’m in my last week of the groupon deal) and almost had to pull over on the freeway from the heavy rain. Then the sun came out. Then when I left the gym, it pissed down rain. Then sunshine. Then I drove to meet G for coffee, and I had to pull over because the hail was so extreme. Then the sun came out. Then it rained horizontally – literally. Then the sun shone. Then it poured rain. All this in the space of 90 minutes. Then I drove home in the sunshine, before I walked in the front door and it bucketed down rain. Then the sun set – and it hailed again when I went to bed at 10pm and I couldn’t sleep because it was so loud and heavy!!
Please note it was also 30*c on Friday and yesterday it was 12*c. During winter, Melbourne gets a ‘breeze’ that blows up from Antarctica, so it’s bone chilling cold. I love my electric blanket, wheat pack, soups/curry etc., but give me summer any day.
So it was this weather that made me decide that I wanted pizza for dinner – hmmmm pizza! So I made the wholemeal base and roasted some pumpkin, potato and capsicum, chopped up some sun dried tomatoes, slathered on some pasta sauce, chucked on a few capers and garnished with some fresh garden basil… it was a winner!!