Haha no, it really is!
I tried labna (labneh) cheese the other day (a bit late on the bandwagon I know but I couldn’t get my hands on it until recently) and it’s so gorgeously creamy and rich. We had some for lunch recently with oven roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and toasted multigrain sour dough and I just want to eat.it.every.day.now.
I’ve read labna’s super easy to make so I’m going to give it a go very soon, I’ll let you know.
The brand I purchased is also magically quite low in fat and calorie levels, I keep thinking it’s like the non-fat yoghurt episode of Seinfeld where they all gained weight, it’s too good to be true!
Happy weekend all.
I’ve always loved this song; despite being released in 2003, it has that 90s Aussie backpacker in London feel, for me at least.
The Waifs are on tour around Australia at the moment – check their website for details.
Image of album ‘Beautiful You’ via: Readings
Don’t know what to do with a bag of slightly mealy apples from winter? You can always make this gorgeous stewed fruit which goes perfectly with cream, Greek yoghurt or even with porridge or oatmeal for breakfast. It’s kind of a nanna recipe but I love how warm and cosy it is (I’m one of the only people I know who’ll miss winter).
Oh and I accidently burned the figs in the butter because I was chopping apples, became distracted, then ran over to the stove to stir them and realised how delicious the fragrance was. Burnt figs is a thing isn’t it?
Anyway, I thought I’d change the recipe to do it intentionally because browned butter + burnt, or at least, caramelised figs = awesome.
I revisited one of my old recipes for strawberry vanilla rolls last weekend and made them a bit more special. It’s worth taking a look if you’re in the mood for some spring baking!
Have a sweet weekend all.
I made these zesty, bright pancakes one recent weekend; the syrup is so deliciously sweet and full of floral honey and orange flavours. I make ricotta pancakes quite often; ricotta makes pancakes fluffy yet slightly custard-like inside unlike the cake texture of your classic buttermilk pancakes, but lovely just the same.
There’s heaps of syrup so if you have any left over, pour it warmed over porridge with Greek yoghurt as a treat.
I’ve realised lately that carrots aren’t that sweet anymore, or at least I can’t find many nice ones :(, which makes me a sad bunny because I love to snack on raw ones. So lately I’ve been doing heaps of roasting to bring out the sweetness.
Anyway, today’s recipe is a quick and healthy lunch I’ve made a couple of times – spicy roast carrots with sesame seeds and the best yoghurt dip!
I love my lentils and beans and things and this dish is something I make quite regularly in colder weather. It’s a hearty, spicy, vegie packed cottage pie with French lentils; I prefer French lentils as they keep their shape and have a nice bite to them.
Lentils are a brilliant sub for meat and even carnivores don’t miss meat that much when they eat something like this, especially with the spicy sweet potato mash topping.
This is such a warm and cosy dinner for a cold night and pretty economical too!