The week that was…food porn edition!

by Jemma on August 10, 2012

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Hello everyone! I hope this week has treated you well.

Phew, this week has just flown by! It has mainly involved working on my thesis and not much else to be fair.

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One exciting thing did happen this week as we did send out nearly a box full of invites at the beginning of the week. It was such a relief to get those sent out, we have had to send out at least 10 more since then too.

Since this week hasn’t been very exciting in terms of activity and basically would make a pretty boring post I thought I would photo dump my favourite meals from this week, which the thesis stress so much easier to deal with.

So I begin…

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Breakfast on the go! A simple green smoothie made using unsweetened almond milk, spinach, ice, water and a banana with a Cherry and Oat Breakfast Muffintaken from the freezer, yum!

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Steamed eggs!! ! OMG! These are the best eggs ever! My mum taught me this trick when she was on one of her faddy diets (sorry mum, but its true!). You make them exactly how you would a fried egg in a frying pan but without the oil, cooking them on a low heat with a saucepan lid or plate on top. The eggs cook perfectly in the steam and they don’t have that greasy fried taste either.

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I had my steamed eggs with stir fried spinach, broccoli, courgettes, green pepper, baby corn, spring onions and beetroot in a lovely sesame, soya sauce and ume plum vinegar sauce. The yolks on the eggs were so creamy and delicious!

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A night on the sofa called for chopped strawberries, my Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookiesand a some dark chocolate PB cups- what can I say, it was just one of those evenings! ;)

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I finally made my own falafel and I cannot believe how easy they are to make. Those up there are my Sesame, Lime and Basil Falafel of which I will be posting the recipe very soon. They were oh so good!

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I had them with a salad made from steamed broccoli, green beans and tomatoes with black sesame seeds and a baked sweet potato topped with a tahini and lime sauce, yum!

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Pressed, marinated and baked tofu in a soy, chilli and sesame sauce, stir fried butternut squash, kale, mushrooms, with soba noodles…yum!

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Chopped apples with my favourite simply nutty Dorset’s Cereal with almond milk

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On Sunday I cooked up a huge batch of brown rice to keep me sorted for easy and quick meals in the week. For lunch on Tuesday I made a lovely summery pilaf using rocket, spring onions, celery and 2 nectarines. I think the added fruit and peppery rocket really complemented the nutty flavour of the brown rice.

You can see more of this weeks eats on my WIAW post.

Have a great weekend everyone and make sure it’s a delicious one!

Have you eaten anything really delicious this week?

What are you up to this weekend?

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Rebecca Gillies August 10, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Oh wow, those falafels look amazing. I’ve been wanting to cook them at home but was a little scared. Sweet potato topped with tahini – I’ve never thought of that, but wow, it sounds wonderful. I’m sorry about your thesis – but it sounds like its coming along nicely. And conrats on getting the invites out! That’s brilliant :)

Kat August 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I’ve never made my own falafel,but I always wanted to! Now that you’ve said it’s easy,I feel encouraged to really DO it next week… ;)

Live Learn Eat August 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I want a make-your-own falafel recipe! I’m not much of an eggs fan, but the rest of your eats look delicious :) And aaaaaaaaaaaah the thesis! One of my roommates is writing one. Better her than me, I say! :P I have an audition today, a leadership conference/seminar series tomorrow, and then I’ll spend Sunday trying to pack up as I head back home on Wednesday! Well, surgery first…but I’ll be home Thursday evening! I haven’t seen any of my family in half a year and I miss them TERRIBLY. Especially my mom. And I can’t wait to see my little sister again. And our kittens (both of whom are probably full cats by now),

AnnaTheApple August 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Steaming eggs!! Amazing, never thought about that. Doing the invitations was one of the most stressful things I found for the wedding (so far) – getting everyone’s names exactly right and then finding out addresses. This weekend I’m getting my hair ‘do sorted for my wedding :)

Lauren August 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I love making my own falafel, so delicious and pretty easy to make to boot.

Kailey August 10, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Congrats on getting everything sent out!
Your homemade falafel looks fantastic girl.

enterfitenss August 10, 2012 at 6:55 PM

you are so good! Good food choices, good (great pics)! I love the dessert tray!

LilyLipstick August 10, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I love falafel – your home made ones look so good! x

Sprint2theTable August 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

OMG – that sweet potato makes me want to dive into it!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 11, 2012 at 5:22 PM

It was so good!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 11, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Thank you :D

Lana August 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I have been thinking of making some falafel! look forward to you recipe, yum =)

Jemma Andrew August 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

They are so easy to make!

Jemma Andrew August 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I love sweet pots too!

Jemma Andrew August 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Thanks!

Jemma Andrew August 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Thank you hun!

Jemma Andrew August 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Thank you!

Jemma Andrew August 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I cannot believe how simple it is!

Jemma Andrew August 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Oh how exciting, I hope your hair trial went well.

Jemma Andrew August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I hope you have a great time at home with the family!

Jemma Andrew August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Oh you so should!

Jemma Andrew August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Thanks! It was such a relief to get them all sent out!

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