I’m aware I’m a walking cliche…..

Blimey, it’s been a while hasn’t it?

 

Life got in the way a little – in a good way. I’ve been busily working away at a large vegetarian/wholefoods wholesaler (and loving it – FREE VEGAN LUNCHES!!!), going on lovely trips away and generally having a lovely time.

 

Something told me I had to tell you about my lunch today though… and as the title says, yes, I know it’s so cliched that it’s hilarious.

 

RAW SPROUTED MUNG BEAN HUMMUS.

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Yep. 100% raw, sprouted pulses (mung beans at that). Served with Palestinian olive oil and za’atar couresy of the amazing people at ZAYTOUN.

 

Sprinkled a little LA CHINATA PIMENTON on the top as well for extra tastiness.

 

The hummus itself was nice and easy to make (as it should be!).. A pack of sprouted mung beans, three cloves of raw garlic, the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon, a generous spoonful of raw almond butter, a glug of cold pressed olive oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper… bung it all in the blender and blitz.

Eaten with a chunk of Mrs Veganfoodisshit’s sourdough bread.

YUM!

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Brunch as procrastination.

I’m writing a book – it’s not about food, or cats.

Za'atar fried potato, smoked salt roasted mushrooms baked black beans and steamed cabbage

Yesterday was going to be a day of epic writing. I had it all planned out…. and then I woke up.

Cue much faffing about, and really doing very little indeed.

So I decided to focus my faffing into preparing a huge meal of brain-powering deliciousness.

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Steamed baby spinach leaves, with roasted chestnut mushrooms in smoked salt.

Za’atar coated fried potato.

“Baked” black beans in a tomato sauce flavoured with smoked paprika.

Toasted sourdough “soaker” bread. (Again, courtesy of my wife.) A “soaker”, apparently, is a bread baked with grains that have been soaked in water to prevent them leeching the moisture out of the dough. This one has millet and linseed in it. (I’m starting to get a little arthritis in my hands, and linseeds are a great source of omega-3).

Needless to say – after I demolished this all I wanted to do was sleep. I did get a little writing done, but not much.