Hello my sweet ones! It's Friday once again and today is actually a rather special day. Today marks seven years of Jesse and I being together - isn't that crazy?!
I feel like seven years is a pretty decent chunk of time. You wouldn't call a seven year old a baby and a tree that's been growing for seven years would be a pretty okay size - but to spend seven years with someone without killing them?! Well, I think Jesse deserves some kind of medal ;) I'm super lucky that the boy I fell in love with happens to be the man I'm married to and today I'm super grateful for all that we've been through and all that we have ahead of us.
But enough yapping, let me tell you about our week! >>
Recent Lesson: When you buy almost a kilo of organic swiss brown mushrooms from the Farmer's market on Saturday, don't go and eat the entire lot of them on your own (bar three little mushrooms) on Sunday because your stomach will hate you.
Errrr... yeah... It wasn't exactly my brightest moment but on Sunday I came home from church with mushrooms on my mind (now that sounds really wrong....) and cooked three giant stuffed mushrooms for lunch. They were so good that Jesse then decided he wanted them with dinner - so whilst I cooked him up some chicken and made three stuffed mushrooms on the side, I proceeded to eat the rest or the mushrooms on their own for dinner with one random cheesy zucchini boat.
Not a good idea, friends. They may have tasted delicious but I wasn't feeling so fabulous :P Lesson learnt.... until next time.
Recent Prettiness: On Tuesday, Sydney woke up to apricot skies and a pink hued sunrise as well as a gorgeous rainbow on the other side - wherever you looked God was showing off His creation!
Recent Eats: Jesse's been home all week so there's been less ugly food and more new creations about. Here's what's been on our dinner table this week;
Saturday: On Saturday I grabbed a quick sandwich to go as we headed into the city to see Le Noir! Jesse had eaten a big breakfast at the markets and then a big lunch at home with the family so he didn't want anything.
Sunday: Sunday was the stuffed mushroom fiasco :P Delicious fresh organic swiss brown mushrooms (some of which were really portabellas as portabellas are just bigger swiss browns) stuffed with ricotta, parmesan, fresh herbs and garlic plus some with ham mixed through as well - served up with salad and a cheesy zucchini boat.
Monday: On Monday night we made our favourite Roasted Pumpkin and Feta Quinoa Bowls with added avocado - never gets old!
Tuesday: This is where randomness came into play and I created the combination you see at the top. Turkey mince with sauteed sweet potatoes and zucchini, topped with feta cheese and avocado (which was added post-photo). Random but seriously, ridiculously delicious. Sweet potato hash combinations will definitely be making a frequent appearance throughout the colder months!
Wednesday: On Wednesday night I got home late and we needed something quick for dinner so I whipped up our favourite Avocado Basil Spaghetti Recipe, only using penne pasta and adding in some grilled chicken and feta cheese.
Thursday: Last night I didn't really know what I wanted for dinner so I scrambled around in the pantry and found a packet of gluten free gnocchi so I whipped up a quick dish of Lightened Up Cheesy Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken and Fresh Herbs - so so good!
Tonight: Tonight I'll either use up the rest of the GF gnocchi and make something with that or make something quick and easy like our Sticky Peanut Stir Fry Recipe or Healthy Hamburger Helper Copycat Recipe - or even some lean beef burgers if Jesse would prefer that (this girl probably needs some red meat!) before we rush off to our last week of Ignite for the term!
Recent Baking Adventures: This week I've been whipping up all sorts of treats. I made some delicious Peanut Butter and Banana Blondies which Jesse is obsessed with as well as Vegan Blueberry and Banana Muffins and today I'm going to whip up some Healthy Banana Breakfast Cheesecakes for a special treat tomorrow!
Recent Awe: I still can't get over Le Noir. Seriously, if you can, go and see it right away! (And I just got an email that LastTix have tickets for $69 for the next couple of days!!)
Recent Obsession: Hummus CHIPS! I'm a girl who can never have enough hummus so there's no questioning why I'm obsessed with Simply 7 products - but I thought I'd share the love and give you the chance to try them for yourself!
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Recent Find: Jesse and my new house at Costco. It's within our budget, it's pink and we can fit it in the backyard. Best of all, it's just like a Tardis because it's bigger on the inside :P Don't know if I can convince Jesse though...
Recent Projects: I'm working on a couple of different projects for the blog at the moment. One involving paint and another involving lots and lots of pompoms! What am I doing? You'll just have to wait and see! ;)
But tell me, how has your week been?
What was the last thing you randomly purchased?
What's one lesson you've learn this week?
And what's the best thing you've eaten this week?