So rather than bury them in my own list of likes and comments, or as a list of great writing stuck on the end of another post, we’re going to try something new. These shiny, new ideas, the ones I might want to re-read or the recipes I want to make, one day, will appear in a weekly round-up.
There are so many talented cooks around. They keep coming up with recipes that are so good they just have to be liked, or commented on, or bookmarked in the belief that, one day, I will try them. Sometimes it’s the photo: the dish looks too gorgeous to go past.
The only thing is that it can be very hard to find that one recipe that you know you saw, somewhere, and you have now just managed to source the ingredients.
So here’s the dishes from the past week that are crying out to enter our list of family favourite recipes. And one day, I promise, I’ll make them. They’re all quick and inexpensive. I can see an afternoon dessert-fest coming up sometime soon.
Mousses and panna cotta without cream or sugar or gluten or egg
A mousse without cream or sugar. Who would have thought it? Quite a few, it seems.
- Lori from Creating Beauty in the Kitchen gave us her lemon almond mousse, and it looks superb. How very elegant!
- Nadine, of nade in the kitchen, has her easy-peasy mousse au chocolat. She’s 18 and already such a good cook.
- The panna cotta comes courtesy of matchamochi. Her vegan almond panna cotta looks amazing and uses ingredients that most cooks will already have in their pantry in one form or another.
Homemade chocolates with quinoa and almonds
If you’re on the lookout for ways to eat chocolate without blowing your über healthy diet, then eatmunchlove’s homemade chocolates with quinoa and almonds look like a good option, in small quantities, of course! Now we just have to buy some dark chocolate, and make these little treats before certain household members eat it all.
For something different: Jalebis
You might not have ever come across these sweets before: I hadn’t. But Indu’s International Kitchen has given us these delectably sweet Indian pastries. I can see it now: coffee, sun, sitting back, a weekend breakfast, and jalebis. We had sun for a few hours last Saturday, so I’ve scheduled these for the next time the sun manages to win its ongoing battle with the cloudy winter fog one weekend.
Some star writers
The WordPress weekly writing challenge seems to bring out some wonderful writers. Some bring with them a sense of optimism that begs to be savoured with a hot cup of tea (or coffee) in hand. Some are thought-provoking. Some are just an old-fashioned good read. They deserve to be in a list of favourites for the week.
This latest challenge was based on the idea of worlds colliding. There were some great pieces of writing and my favourites are:
- Rita L. Nielsen | Zongzhi ??
- 365 Days of Thank You | Yes, Teachers Do Go Grocery Shopping
- My knowing of the matter is…. | Worlds Colliding-Writing challenge
- I don’t want to exist. I want to live. | No, I am not a doctor
- melanielynngriffin | Worlds Collide — My Green Faith
- The Uncustomary Housewife | A Teacher, Coach, and Housewife, Playing Chicken With the Train
- Love Happy Notes – Daily Fun and Inspiration | Do You want to know a secret? | | I love it!
- Master of Something I’m Yet To Discover | Collision Course
- rothinzil | When I Hear The Word “Culture”
- Gateway of Infinite Pathways | 25. ALL THE WORLD IS A MIRROR…
- Ali Abbas | DP: Mr Sandman – The Terror of the Mirror
- lucandrob | languages colliding
- Eat Travel ‘n’ Photograph | Worlds colliding
- y | labels are weighted | the moon decodes the | with a box of Spring | daylight and bird calls
- A New Life Wandering | City Me VS Country Me
- spirit grind | the urban nun and her love, complex
- This Is My Corn | Myself vs Me
- Forgotten Correspondence | An Aged Self: The 19th of April 1999 – Portland, Maine
- Meaningful Mommy | Where did I go? Mommy or Me…
- Jesus, Beer, and My Tiny Kitchen | Who am I?
- field of thorns | The Wake
- Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health | Worlds colliding: the UK, but not!
- Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth | You Can Take The Girl Out Of Brooklyn…
- Deb’s world | How many different versions of ‘me’ are there?
- La Vita e Bella | Worlds Colliding