Playing catch up again

by Peachy Palate on November 21, 2012

I had quite the weekend of fun; though fun means catch up but in the best way possible! I don’t feel under any undue pressure or stress aside from a few less than ideal goings on on the home front.

The weekend went well…baking wise, work wise and shopping wise! I picked up a few warm layers and new Pyjamas after a much needed clear out. Loving working the odd day in The Happy Pear! Such a wonderful atmosphere, packed to the rafters of friendly bubbly people, it’s a joy!

On a less positive note my Gran unfortunately had to go in to hospital on Monday to have surgery to remove cancer…it being the first it’s truly hit my family I wasn’t really sure how to deal with it. She’s recovering well and should be home in no time and I think the main thing is for everyone to remain as positive and upbeat as possible.

And on the blog front, you might have missed a few goodies over the weekend…

The finer details of fat …. a closer look at Omega’s 3 and 6 – part two to come this week!

Finally my blueberry cornmeal coconut banana bread! And then yesterday’s eats; some of which I posted recipes for yesterday meaning you don’t have to wait for once! Smile

Peas and Crayons

It started with an amazing zucchini breakfast buckwheat bake…

Instant and protein laced; it’s a close as you’re going to get as instant zucchini bread and it was damn good! Recipe went up yesterday and you can check out the full post here! Enjoy!

Next up was a surprisingly amazing Thai Coconut Roasted Butternut Soba Noodle Soup! Delicious, nutritious and oh so simple.

If you like coconut milk you’re going to love this; coconut milk in it’s purest simplest broth like form. Satisfying and fresh. And yes it’s recipe number two that I managed to post yesterday evening!!!

I’ve been on a bit of a remake buzz lately, making a few of my favourites with new twists and just generally trying to improve them…

The best lentil eggplant Moussaka I’ve ever made right there! The topping has a nice little twist!

It held together beautifully, a mighty portion for one baked in non other than a loaf tin – I’ll let you know my secret in tomorrow evenings post!

As a night time snack I had a super duper bowl of fresh fruit, melon, grapes, mango, pear and plum, topped off with Alpro plain soy yoghurt and a sprinkling of bee pollen. On the side a slice of my latest sweet loaf….another remake which includes Bob’s coconut flour!

I’ll have the recipe up tomorrow evening!

It was quite the day of eats but that Thai Butternut Coconut Soup came out on top; it was such a wonderful refreshing surprise!

Happy What I ate Wednesday folks!!!

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Miss Polkadot November 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

Mmmmmh, that moussaka looks fantastic! Well worth continuing my search for canned lentils, I assume :). Not that everything else didn’t look delish, too,

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Peachy Palate November 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Get them cooked now so your all prepared!

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Miss Polkadot November 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Tell me how much (dried) I need and I’m in :D. Canned are terribly hard to find around here.

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes November 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

Everything looks so yummy as per usual! :)

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Peachy Palate November 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Thanks Jemma! Meant to check out your blog to see if you had any wedding posts!

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Lucie November 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Yummy!! I can’t wait trying the moussaka recipe!! i think even my children would love it!!

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Peachy Palate November 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

It’s so good, such comfort food!

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Eating 4 Balance November 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Everything looks great! And you’re right. Haha. It’s nice that you have some recipes posted up… Not quite as tempting as normal. :) That coconut flour loaf looks so divine- So thick!!

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Peachy Palate November 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

You gotta have a good thick slice! :)

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Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit November 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Yum!! I love Thai soups, so your recipe is a must try for me :D. The zucchini breakfast buckwheat bake also looks incredible!

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Peachy Palate November 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Thanks Ali! I need to use coconut milk more in this way, so simple and so flavourful!

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Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome.com November 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Oh my your eats look so good! I love coconut milk and have been wanting to try a coconut broth soup. Yum!
So sorry to hear about your grandma. We just went through some tough times with my grandma so feel for you :).

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Peachy Palate November 21, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Hope your Grandma is ok too! Thanks for your thoughts :)

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Anna @AnnaTheApple November 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Hope your gran is ok :( my thoughts are with you!
Your food looks deliciously lovely as usual :)

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kristle November 22, 2012 at 12:48 am

sorry to hear the bad news about your gran, shel, but staying positive sounds like a good plan. the power of positive thought is under rated i think! that eggplant thing looks interesting, i’ve never heard of masouka.

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Peachy Palate November 22, 2012 at 7:57 am

Definitely thanks Kristle!

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Kaitlin November 22, 2012 at 1:11 am

Goodness! Those all look FABULOUS! I can’t wait to test out the instant zucchini bread :) And boy does that lasagna look devine! Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope your gran is feeling much better.

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Peachy Palate November 22, 2012 at 7:57 am

Oh do and let me know if you like it! :)

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal November 22, 2012 at 2:36 am

Beautiful photos as per usual :) your buckwheat bake looks great! and the moussaka looks like dessert haha <3 love it though

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Peachy Palate November 22, 2012 at 7:57 am

Thanks Kammie! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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Lauren (@poweredbypb) November 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

Sorry to hear about your gran, hope she gets wells soon! That moussaka looks insanely good!

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Peachy Palate November 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

It’s a winner! Recipe will be up tomorrow – leaving it a day in lieu of Thanksgiving madness – not that I’m partaking in any!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I’m so sorry about your Gran! I’m glad to hear she’s recovering well though. :)

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Peachy Palate November 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Thanks Chelsea! Hope your enjoying Thanksgiving!

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Devon @ Health in Equilibrium November 23, 2012 at 5:35 am

Your pictures look so nice!! I wish I had nice pictures like that, but my blog is just brand new so I’m still working on it :) The veg Moussaka looks so good! I absolutely adore Greek food, and my Dad makes a butternut coconut soup too, so your mention of it brought back tasty memories…
Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Peachy Palate November 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

Happy Thanksgiving! :) I have plenty of bad photos for every good one trust me!

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