Hello and welcome to another Saturday Sun! It’s my mom’s birthday this weekend so the family is coming over for a nice dinner. Other than that, I’m working quite a bit. I feel like I say that every time I post these haha. I swear I’m not a workaholic or anything, just been a bit busier lately. I am taking a full week off of posting here and being on social media during the week of Christmas though, and I’m super excited about it :)
My partner and I have been talking about The White Lotus all week, so I’m pretty excited for the finale on Sunday. Have you been watching it? Some of the theories out there are WILD and so deep. I also feel like so much of the “clues” offered up are just distractions.
Hope that you’re finding some moments of calm amidst these busy times! Sorry for keeping this one super short today. See you back here next week.
5 Things I’m Reading:
- Canada’s major grocers have the ability to lay ‘greedflation’ charges to rest – but decline to do so
- How the slow cooker changed the world
- “It turns out that gathering more than a quarter of the world’s population in one place creates the same problem as inviting too many random people to a party: It becomes hard to find your friends.”
- The Town That Pannetone Built
- Just ordered Dilla Time to read over the holiday break.
5 Things I’m Enjoying:
- The 3 messages in Hello Kitty
- Jonah is an 11-year old crochet prodigy!
- I have Cozy Christmas Coffee Shop on the TV all day lately
- A guide to ALL of the corniest holiday movies
- I’m really loving my Nama juicer! I have the J2 and you can see my go-to green juice recipe here. Out of all the juicers I’ve had in the past, it’s the easiest one to use and clean. If you’re in the market for a juicer, my 10% discount code with them is: tfm10.
- What do you do with the food when you recipe test and it doesn’t work?
Super boring answer: I find a way to salvage the recipe and re-mix it for dinner or lunch! Sometimes (especially with baking failures), you have to compost it and move on unfortunately. I’m lucky that I don’t have too many absolute, 100% recipe failures 😉
- How do you get roasted potatoes to be crispy on the outside?
Okay, the best way that I’ve found is to boil diced new potatoes in salted water for about 12-15 minutes first (until slightly tender). Then you drain them. When they’re in the colander, shake the colander a bit to rough up the outside edges–this activates the starch and creates more craggy edges that will crisp up. Once you’ve drained and shaken them, toss with oil and seasonings, and roast in a 400 oven until crispy–usually about 25 minutes. Voila! My fave crispy potatoes.
- Favourite Christmas movie and snack combo?
Home Alone and plain Ruffles! The classics haha.
- What do you feed your dogs?
I get this question a lot! Our dogs are not vegan. They eat a grain and fish-based kibble that’s been approved by their vet.
- What’s a warm breakfast that’s gluten-free and not oatmeal?
If you’re not into oatmeal or warm grains in general for breakfast, I love these herbed chickpea flour pancakes with some avocado, a little swoop of tahini sauce, and some hot sauce for good measure.