Ancient Grain Fusion Salad

#Simple #Healthy #Plant-based  #Comfort food #Wickedly Wonderful Wednesday Lunch #Gluten Free

I love the look of salads, even more when they look as colourful as this Ancient Grain Fusion Salad.

Today has been a very odd day in my life. Is odd the right word here, Im not sure, but I have been doing things that I don’t usually do on a wednesday.

I chased the 5.45 am alarm and was awake before it buzzed.

I jumped out of bed when the alarm buzzed – surprised the snooze button there ……….

The first thing I do is climb up the step ladder and clean the ceiling fans in all the rooms. OMG…. thinking and writing about it now, I can hear my friend’s voice in my head now (haha). She can call me names but I like the look of these fans now Continue reading Ancient Grain Fusion Salad

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Pineapple + Mint + Ginger

I hate it even when I have so much to say, but can’t put it into words.

My day started not too well today as I woke up with a sore back due to disturbed sleep. The back’s hurting and a lot of work is waiting.

My normal work day starts even before I get out of bed. I work for a NZ based company and with them being ahead of us in time, they are waiting for me to get online. I check my phone even before I see daylight and jump out of bed.

Issues at work – trying to sort.

Sore back –  Must do some exercise.

A crack in the display of my phone. ONCE MORE ??

House hold chores – started with the dishes, then preparing lunch and finally hanging up the big load of washing.

A small disagreement with the hubby and the tone in the voice is high which is very upsetting.

My friend needed to talk to me and was texting me and I didn’t hear my phone buzz as I was lost in thoughts of work when I was hanging up the washing.

All this before lunch time and everything else is still waiting to be done.

The plan was to catch a nap after lunch but work kept me busy. It annoyed me that I hadn’t done anything for myself today.

At 4 pm when hubby was working with a friend on a project, I decide to make a cup of tea for them. But I didn’t make tea …………..

I found frozen pineapple in the fridge. A cold drink is what one needs when its 39 degrees and feels like 42 degrees. Lucky we are indoors. The skin feels like its on fire.

I wanted to try out a pineapple drink recipe that I had seen on pintrest a couple of days ago. I didn’t have pine apple that day and when I couldn’t find the same recipe today. Damn…. I hadn’t save the pin. The recipe said to use fresh pineapple. I had frozen and used it in my own way.

Memories of sugarcane juice made me add mint and ginger to this.

So……….

Frozen pineapple + Mint – these leaves look wilted, the heat hasn’t spared them. They tasted and smelt very refreshing + Ginger

I added 1/2 a cup of water as the frozen pineapple turned out too think when I stopped the blender. I wanted a drink consistency and not slush.

When I served this over a few ice cubes, the guys were pleasantly surprised. They didn’t even try to strike a conversation with me earlier as they felt that the heat combined with my work had gotten the better of me and they felt safe staying away from me.

I turned out to be kind of an ice breaker to get back to normal mood and life. The photos here don’t do enough justice to the smell and taste.

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Refreshing Drink
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Three serves

Must remember for next time when the ice – should I say the heat needs to be dealt with.

Share it if you like it and let me know what your favourite pineapple drink is.

Much Love xx