Firstly, Happy New Year. I hope you have all had a lovely, well-deserved break full of amazing food and company.
I’ve had a little bit of writer’s block these past few weeks. Perhaps it was too much pudding that’s gone to my brain.
I went to the Weiwei and Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria [side note.. it was AMAZING!] today with my mum and I found this quote that really resonated with me:
Writing one’s feelings is simple, but can also be a difficult thing – Ai Weiwei
In my usual fashion, I have been over-thinking things. What direction am I going in with this blog etc etc.
After pondering on this quote for a while, I decided to post what my gut was telling me all along.
So perhaps it wasn’t writer’s block or excess pudding. Just fear.
My brother called me a few days ago whilst he was in the supermarket. He was staring at the array of mueslis to choose from and wanted to know which one was the ‘best’ option.
My first response was… I don’t know.
I then reeled off my go to brands such as Carman’s, 5am and Table of Plenty. I then realised that this opinion was based on my taste preference and passion to support local, Australian businesses, not nutritional content.
I then racked my brains for the perceived ‘healthier’ options i.e. lowest in sugar, highest in protein and dietary fibre etc. These are all things that as a future dietitian, society perceives that I would know or perhaps even be interested in.
But at the end of the day, that’s not me.
I choose foods that taste good, that I enjoy eating.
Does that make me the worst dietitian-to-be? Perhaps. #sorrynotsorry
At the end of the day, I really didn’t help my brother with his muesli choice. FYI he just texted me to say the one he chose is delicious. #myworkhereisdone
I did however tell him about my latest cooking expedition. After reading the ever wonderful Heidi Sze’s blog – Apples under my bed, [you can view her blog here) I decided to use a recipe which she had stumbled across by Dana – The Minimalist Baker (view recipe link here).
Need I really say more?
I made delightful jars of these to give as additions to my family member’s Christmas gifts #homemadewithlove
I can’t wait to give my brother his.
As usual, a less than artistic snap of my homemade goodies is pictured below…
Please note the vegetable themed table cloth. Fruit & vegetable themed crockery/napery is a staple in my household. My husband would say it’s bordering on an addiction.
You say tomato, I say tomato.
See what I did there?
- Gingerbread granola
- Spiced nuts
- Almond and maple butter
- Lebkuchen [German Gingerbread]