Sunday, November 10, 2013

What's on the Menu & Exam Freedom!

I cannot believe, my first year of university is over! Don't get me wrong, I have loved studying this year and I look forward eagerly to the rest of my degree (and post-grad, and whatever else, I'm an Arts student haha), but it is such a relief to be free of study for awhile. I have so many little plans for the summer break, and I've been counting down the days until I could free myself from the oppression of exam writing. 
This upcoming week I have plans to throw myself completely into the Blog With Pip course. I have been looking forward to it for months, but I am already behind! 
On another note, happy World Vegan Day! While Chris and I are still omnivores, we are still interested in occasionally eating and cooking vegan food. This morning we wondered down to the Melbourne Showgrounds for a festival showcase in honour of the day. It was great to get out of the house and try some of the delicious offerings available. Plus we had the best veggie burgers from Vegilicious catering. A bit of wondering further down the showgrounds resulted in us coming across the Masterchef kitchen (I completely forgot it was there!). I suspect we weren't meant to walk around the barrier and up the building, but we did anyway. I was in absolute awe of the herb gardens surrounding the building.

As for the week ahead and our foodie plans, here they are. Yesterday I was off at a last minute baby sitting job, so I was stuck with take away Thai for dinner. Chris, on the otherhand, apparently cooked an amazing chilli con carne with beans for himself. Nothing beats homemade food.

1) Tonight, keeping with the World Vegan Day theme, we tried out Janella's Tofu and Gado Gado Pies. With a delicious homemade spelt pastry and peanut sauce, they were pretty freaking good!
2) That lemon and calamari risotto from last week never eventuated due to a lat minute dinner date, so it's on the books again this week.
3) Dumpling soup is in order to use up all the wonton wrappers in our freezer!
4) Chicken and Pumpkin Laksa. 
5) A quick and easy frittata to use up a massive bunch of kale we scored at the market on the weekend. 
6) On my way to the gym the other day I came across a giant collection of rosemary stems and a sign saying they were free. So I gladly helped myself, and Chris has decided that this calls for a roast to use some of it up!

Expect to see me around a bit more in the coming weeks! I'll be sure to pop around the blogosphere as well.
What's on your menu this week?


  1. I would have loved to go there but had something else on - glad you enjoyed it - I went through the masterchef kitchen at the Show and loved it even though I haven't watched masterchef for a few years

    1. I didn't watch much of the last season, but it was still cool to look at! I wish my herb garden was even half as spectacular.