Saturday, June 25, 2016
How it is different and now mine:
I don't use oil, vanilla or chocolate chips. Instead of sugar, I use a teaspooned dollop of golden syrup and a banana (broken up and mixed into the batter last). I use raw cocoa. I integrate the peanut butter - mine is made fresh into my own jar at The Source Bulk Foods, from just peanuts so I add a dash of salt. Also a shake of cinnamon to bring out the sweetness of the banana. I microwave it for 2 minutes.
You can leave out the peanut butter if you're allergic and substitute other flour if you have dietary requirements. Add more water if you're vegan.
Banana and Chocolate Mug Cake
1 large coffee/soup mug
4 tbsp plain flour
1 dolloped (scoop and coat spoon) teaspoon golden syrup
2 Tbsp. raw cocoa
1 free range egg
1 ripe to over ripe banana
3-4 tbsp milk or water (depends how pudding like you want it)
1 teaspoon peanut butter (optional)
dash of cinnamon
pinch of salt
Combine flour and cocoa thoroughly in mug.
Add egg and combine well.
Mix in rest of ingredients except banana.
Break or cut up banana and distribute in batter.
Microwave for two minutes.
Let it sit for a minute then enjoy!
Monday, April 11, 2016
a cup/handful of spinach leaves
a small handful of fresh basil leaves
a smaller quantity of parsley (optional, good for balancing garlic heat)
one to two cloves of garlic depending on size OR 5-6 of garlic chive leaves if you like a milder garlic taste
freshly ground salt and pepper
a small handful of roasted, salted cashews*
raw pasta for one
While pasta is cooking:
1. Rip herbs into smaller pieces and add to mortar. Grind.
2. Add peeled garlic and grind.
3. Add nuts and grind.
4. You should end up with a bright green, thick paste like this. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Add a handful of grated parmesan and a good slurp of olive oil. Stir with flexible spatula into a thick paste.
6. Put ripped or chopped up fresh spinach leaves into a colander. Drain your freshly cooked pasta through colander to cook spinach.
7.Tip contents of colander into large bowl, and stir through pesto. Serve immediately.
* or pinenuts or any roasted nut you like. Unroasted peanuts and macademias should work well
Off the Kerb gallery.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Meerkat family at Werribee Open Range Zoo recently welcomed two new additions. A coworker of mine told me about it after seeing it on the news. I made sure I visited within a week to see these sweet little fuzzballs who grow up rather quickly. Both pups were suckling much less on my second visit. I saw one of the pups eating something solid. It was very keen not to let any other meerkat get too close!
A perched meerkat with its eyes shut - albeit temporarily - is a rare sight.
A chilled out sentry.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Homemade #slushy with my #Bamix
I call this one the Pink Bounty. It's a cup full of frozen #watermelon, a tablespoon of desiccated #coconut - have previously used fresh coconut - and a pinch of #rawcacaonibs with a cup of water
#plasticfree #thesourcebrunswick #ilovemybamix