In those last couple weeks before we moved out, there were meals like this:
|Wild Planet Foods lemon sardines. Very convenient and tasty on baguettes and lower in mercury than other canned fish!|
|One of our wedding gifts in action!|
In those last weeks, we were making a game out of cooking with whatever we had in the pantry. I think I baked a batch of banana-date scones with whole-wheat pastry flour that was starting to go a bit south. I've been back at it again. I really love my kitchen. =) It's not big with an island, but it's clean, and somehow we manged to fit everything in spite of less cabinet space. Perhaps I'll post more detailed photos someday, but I really love that I can plug in my appliances everywhere, and everything wipes off easily. We wasted the first few weeks just eating rice and salad, until I starting feeling comfortable.
I made bread again. I've been making it a couple of times a month, usually just using the food processor. The results have been variable since I can't seem to decide what I really want in the end. The first time I made it in the new place, it came out pale and sunken. Thus, below is a photo of the time before that -- my favorite so far because it had a nice, soft texture.
As alluded to in many recent posts, I haven't really been working out much on the weekends anymore. Not that I haven't been doing other things, such as riding my bike, hiking, and yard work -- but those things allow me just a little extra time in the morning to make breakfast.
|Got any crepes? Eaten with too many Ikea jams.|
|Had one too many brown bananas and quickly threw together some vegan banana pancakes using the first recipe I found online. Topped with more Ikea jam.|
Lastly, dessert. I've made these grain-free pecan "shortbread" cookies from this site a few times and am getting better results each time. I think they key is getting them thin.
|Silpat baking mat making an appearance again... was also another wedding gift! Best thing ever!|
I've also made vegan lasagna, various rice dishes, and a few other things that didn't make it to the camera. Not bad for the first month.
In a time of transition, cooking/baking is comforting. With our housewarming and holidays(!) coming soon, I definitely have my work cut out for me. I just procured a candy thermometer, so this should be a fun holiday season.
FTC Disclaimer: I received a sample of Wild Planet Foods to try but was not otherwise compensated to review the product in any particular way.