With the start of March, the count down is on to the start of Spring. The equinox (20th March) is just 14 days away and whilst the weather isn't noticeably warmer yet, the days are definitely longer. I can now get up in light (just) and make it a good way home in light too. After months of dark commutes to and from work, it's nice to see the countryside from the train again.
With the weather changing outside my kitchen, I have been fortunate to have spring-like flowers within it. Last month I got flowers from Mr Bite (Valentine's Day) and a student I supervised in Australia who has now completed her doctorate. They've brightened up the house beautifully.
My kitchen has also featured lots of avocado. I know - long-time readers might be doing a double-take. I have long insisted I don't like avocado unless it's turned into a dessert with chocolate. It seems tastes can change well into adulthood because I now like it very much indeed! I have Pret-a-Manger to thank for this discovery, as I tried their vegan Mexican-style avocado and bean pitta and realised I didn't need to avoid the avocado chunks.
Since that discovery I have had avocado on English muffins, as above, and in crusty rolls, as below.
I also made avocado, bean and kale wraps for dinner one night...
When I'm not eating avocado, I am still eating porridge. A recent winning bowl featured half a banana and almond milk mixed into the porridge, with the remaining banana and sesame seeds scattered on top. I don't have sesame seeds often but they were a nice addition here.
My kitchen also has another bottle of my beloved Choc Shot sauce (!). I say 'another' because I still have a bottle of the original flavour and one of the orange flavour on the go. The new purchase was because they have a new flavour version - coconut. I don't like it as much as the others but will undoubtedly get through it.
I also have a pack of The Food Doctor fig and cranberry granola, which takes my cereal collection to quite mammoth levels. It complements a cupboard with oats, Special K-style flakes, mixed fruit and nut flakes, weetabix, and sugar free Cheerios. A cereal for every occasion.
What is happening in your kitchen this month?