When I have to pick one reason why Spring is amazing, the fact that tomatoes get more taste and more scent must be the best!
Well, that and having the possibility to take a noon yoga class in the sun and deciding to skip a n English literature class so I can sit and drink tea with fellow yoga lovers after that class. For the next three weeks I won’t be able to take any classes (this Friday I’ll be leaving for Rome and when I come back it will be Easter Break so I will be at home for 2 weeks), I’m going to miss it!
But back to those tomatoes: I’ve been addicted to them lately.
There’s been a certain shift and now they are in Spring mode, they don’t taste like just water any more and that scent…
I swear, the scent on the stem of fresh tomatoes must be one of my favourite scents on the earth!
Tomato stuffed with chickpeas, avocado, sauté mushrooms and the pulp of the tomato. Sprinkled with some pepper and sea salt on top. And if you’can’t get enough of all that tomato, add some ketchup
Do yourself a favour, go buy some tomatoes… and don’t forget to smell them!
All I could think about when I woke up this morning were oatmeal toppings!
I wanted granola, I wanted melted peanut butter, I wanted cottage cheese…
I did not want oatmeal however.
My craving for real Spring weather is not satisfied yet but my appetite has already decided that it is getting too much like Spring to keep on eating a steaming bowl of oatmeal in the morning.
Exit hot oatmeal, bring on the smoothies with oatmeal toppings!
In the smoothie: Soy milk, half a banana, 1/4 of an avocado and some lamb’s lettuce. Topped with: 5 t of cottage cheese and melted peanut butter.
This was really amazing!
You can’t call it a light smoothie by any means and I would not recommend drinking this (unless you’re used to drinking your cottage cheese, then go ahead) but it was a filling breakfast and it was really tasty.
I liked the texture as well, because I only used half a banana it wasn’t a thick smoothie but the cottage cheese made up for that lack of texture a lot.
Anyway, I think it’s time for cold oatmeal to make a comeback, or else I’ll have to think of other, more Spring like breakfasts, all ideas are welcome!
As much as I like my new body butter from The Body Shop as it is so rich and creamy and it makes your skin feel super soft…
I still have a problem with the smell!
And I don’t mean that in a bad way, I absolutely adore that peach smell.
It smells so fresh and so real, but you see, that is the problem: I can’t stop thinking about peaches.
I’m thinking about their soft skin, their sweet juice, how it feels to sink your teeth into a peach that’s just ripe enough… I even considered having a try of my leg cause it smelled so peachy! It left my craving Spring even more than I had the last couple of days.
Spring is not going to happen though. Not in a while anyway, the temperature has been under 0° C for almost two weeks now in Belgium.
Seriously, where does this cold come from??
A month ago I was claiming “Spring would be here soon” and then all of a sudden winter decided to take a jump start after all, no fun!
Yet I don’t care that it’s snowing and freezing, I made a Spring salad yesterday.
A girl can dream, right?
‘Parsnip and Apple Salad’
- one carrot
- half a parsnip
- half an apple
- some olive oil
- some lemon or orange juice
- optional: raisins or craisins, almonds
Peel the carrot and the parsnip, grate the carrot,parsnip and the apple. Sprinkle some olive oil and some lemon juice on top and serve with a dash of pepper.
I ate this with a couple of handfuls of spinach and some French bread.
Watch out, Spring, I’m ready for you!