This month I’m doing lots of experimenting making my own dairy-free nut milks, spicing things up with lots of chillies and then calming it all down again with some soothing chamomile tea. Check out what’s in my dietitian kitchen this month!
Hopps & Woolf nut milk maker
I chanced upon these young guys through my Instagram feed and was intrigued. I drink hazelnut milk or almond milk every now on the odd occasion (although I’m mostly a full cream cow’s milk sort of girl) and was very curious to know a) what it tasted like if you made it yourself and b) what it looked like as well. All you need is 60g of nuts or soybeans soaked overnight and a litre of water and this nifty machine will make it all for you in under 25 minutes. Check out my full review.
Can I just say that it is not a good idea to go away for two weeks leaving all your plants in pots on a hot balcony during summer… I came back from Peru to find that most of my plants had roasted alive. Luckily we returned in time to rescue the chilli plants which were covered in lots of super hot red chillies. A few spicy dinners, some mexican dishes and perhaps some homemade chilli sauce will be on the menu this month! Any recipe suggestions for me?
I’ve been inspired this year to try grow more plants on my balcony since reading James Wong’s Homegrown Revolution. Some have been successes, others failed and been to burning alive… think I need to work on my green thumb a bit more! Thankfully the chamomile plants have been a success so I have been drying the flowers in batches and drying them by the window with help of the sun. I’m quite partial to some chamomile tea and the dried flowers smell amazing!
Emily fruit crisps
Last month just I visited a food fair in London where I got to try lots of foods I’d heard about but never tasted before. There were a number of stalls sampling fruit crisps, but these definitely came out on to for flavour and texture as they weren’t too dry and had a good amount of crunch. Plus the packaging is pretty awesome. Such a sucker for pretty packaging!! I’ll be snacking on them a bit this month!
That’s all for this month, don’t forget to come back next month or to check out what’s been in my kitchen in previous months. If you’re a dietitian who’d like to link in with this post sign up here for more details on how to get involved.