Well it’s definitely not been a boring week, I suppose 🙂
Seriously, time always flies but it feels like I’ve hardly drawn breath since Sunday! I’ve got loads of pictures but just didn’t get time to post them.
Like Tuesday morning’s breakfast banana bread pudding
Smothered in soya yoghurt…
I first bought this for my vegan week because I don’t like flavoured soya yoghurt and thought it’d be better than nothing… but it’s amazing.
It’s probably blasphemy to admit but I’ve never been a fan of plain or Greek dairy yoghurt because I really don’t like the tangy flavour but plain soya yoghurt is a different matter…
So creamy and delicious; it goes with everything! Like Thursday’s breakfast:
This was one of those “failure turned into success” recipes. I’ve made simple pancakes from just oats, mashed banana and egg white so many times but these ones, for some weird reason, just didn’t work… you know when you end up scraping a part-cooked mush out of the pan? Or is that just me?!
But as I hate wasting food, I put the mashup on a plate, squashed it together a bit (I’m such a chef!) and put it in the microwave…
And it was so good! Because it had stuck without burning, I got a lovely crispyish but chewy texture; much better than if I’d just microwaved from the start. You know that saying “when life gives you broken pancakes, make microwave cookies”? (That might not quite be the wording… 🙂 )
But, on a serious oat-related note, I was really worried by an article I read in a scientific journal today.
Apparently, a combination of climate change and general pollution has been affecting soil quality, resulting in a change in the pH balance. It looks like most food crops aren’t really affected because it’s only slight but the one grain that really doesn’t like the slightly more alkaline conditions is – and I hope you’re sitting down – oats.
It looks like oat production is really going to suffer. And although they hope to do some genetic modifications to allow them to adapt to the new conditions and they’re really working hard, it doesn’t look good… even if supplies are kept up, they’re going to be much more expensive 😦
To read the article, click here – let me know what you think.
On a more positive note, apart from spending Mother’s Day morning with my lovely mum on Sunday, I’m looking forward to doing not a lot this weekend!
Has anyone else got exciting plans? Are you seeing your mum? (I seem to remember America’s isn’t usually till May, is that right?)