I have come to really value these monthly In My Kitchen posts. In addition to providing a peek into others' kitchens, they are a nice way to take stock of the last month and mark the passing of time across the year. For example, looking at my July IMK, I was reminded that we'd just had our heat wave. Summer has mellowed since and whilst the evenings are still long, it is getting darker slightly earlier.
This month, Celia is dealing with family difficulties but has kindly still done her own In My Kitchen post. You can see what other people are up to through the comments section on her post.
In my kitchen this month, there have been more green smoothies, as pictured above (banana-kale), and more peaches, as pictured below. Peaches make a particularly delicious topping for my vegan French toast and the plate below was made with almond essence in the toast batter.
|Peaches on vegan French toast|
I've also discovered blackcurrants this month. Would you believe I've never had them fresh before? They're not sold in Western Australia and it's been a pleasure to discover their tart sweetness now.
It's also been a pleasure to discover these Ritz 'crisp & thin' snacks. They are basically crisps but with less fat and more interesting flavours.
This sweet chilli variety is vegan and very moreish. They're delicious plain but in an effort to not eat the whole pack in one sitting, I've also paired then with Mexican quinoa and bean salad for a weekend lunch.
Another easy weekend lunch has been sandwiches made with almond butter, kale and mashed sweet potato, with a drizzle of sriracha in the mix. Very satisfying!
Equally satisfying but in a slightly different way are these vegan Pudology tubs, which come in a variety of flavours. I never see them in shops but tend to splash out on a pack when we order from Ocado. The chocolate orange variety is delicious. They're made from coconut milk so are also very rich.
What is happening in your kitchen this month?