“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.”
It seems, I am thinking a lot about food these days. Much of this has to do with the approaching shift in seasons. Fresh, healthy, green food has been on my mind, a great deal.
I was feeling particularly inspired by the raw brownie recipe (I know not green, but stay with me) that I had made last week. My [re-kindled] interest in raw food, led me to rediscover Sarah Brittons’s blog entitled My New Roots. Her recipes are truly inspiring! Her love of food, and approach to healthy, simple, great tasting recipes is very much in line with my philosophy around food. To me, good cooking is healthy, and vice versa.
I am looking forward to making Sarah Britton’s butternut squash lasagna. I adore that she uses celery root (also known a celeriac) as a noodle in this dish.
On another food note, I plan on making another raw brownie recipe. I have decided that raw brownies are the perfect, most healthy way to satisfy my chocolate cravings!
And that is just a little of what is inspiring me this week. What about you?
Since it is Valentine’s day, I thought I would share one of my favourite childhood books entitled The Great Valentine’s Day Balloon Race. I managed to buy it from the library as it was sadly being discarded. Even at two years of age, M is intrigued with the illustrations. Here are some other things that inspired me this week:
I just discovered Meredith Gaston, an Australian artist, illustrator and author on Instagram. Her house and studio space are absolutely sublime and left me day-dreaming about what kind of space I eventually want to settle in. You can read about the restoration of her cottage, which she and her partner call home, here. (“Country Style” January 2013)
Raw brownies! Um, Yum! I cannot wait to try these, and so simple to make too.
I have been thinking about making some homemade play dough for M. I would prefer to use natural dyes if I can. Two things that came to mind were beets and turmeric. Here is a recipe for play dough using natural dyes (includes gluten free) from Mommypotamus.
What about you? Where did you find inspiration this week? Was it a place, a thing, or perhaps an idea?