Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vego day

I am trying to improve my diet. One of the things I want to do is to reduce my meat intake. Today's a good day to start, because I'm going to have a meat fest this weekend (tomorrow is my FIL's birthday and he is visiting us for the next few days).

For breakfast, I took TLG to St Malo Bakery at Crows Nest.

We shared a raspberry muffin (well, TLG picked out all the raspberries and I was left with the muffin). Thankfully the whole thing was yummo. I liked that it was not too sweet. They make a nice cup of coffee too. You can read more about the bakery here.

It was a happy accident that we went there, as they also make cakes and I bought a flourless chocolate mud cake as my FIL's birthday cake. I'll post about it later.

Then we went to Green Gourmet for lunch.  They have a shelf with brochures at the front of the store and I found a product catalogue for Lamyong, a company that make vegetarian/vegan products.  There are some good recipes in the catalogue as well. I emailed them about stockists in Sydney, so hopefully I can make some of the dishes at home in the future.

And finally for dinner, I made chickpea and couscous filled capsicum.  I followed the suggestions from the recipe comments and added garlic and feta cheese, and I served it with rocket and ox heart tomato salad.

I love the kick from the cayenne pepper, and the contasting sweetness of the dates.  Add to that the juicy freshness of the capsicum, the nutty flavours from the chickpeas, and the dish is a winner.  It's super easy to make, and low fat to boot.  I'm thinking about adding this to our Christmas lunch menu.

I finish off the evening with a few Mint Slices, hehe I needed something naughty!

St Malo Bakery
83 Willoughby Road
Crows Nest
(02) 9906 6256

P.S. I found my sunnies! From Vogue, blue frame with brown lenses. Fit my face perfectly, and on sale. ^_^

P.P.S. It's only five weeks until Fiji!  Maybe I should set up a countdown clock on the side of the blog.


  1. That capsicum looks yummy! Salad looks delicious too, love rocket.

    Cute sunnies, where did you get them? I think I need a new pair for summer!

  2. Looks amazing! Did you know St Malo is one of Gary Mehigan's favourite North Shore eateries? True story!

  3. Diamonds-and-Lace, I bought the sunnies from good old OPSM.

    Kitty, ah Masterchef reference - as you know I'm one of the 10 or so people in this country who don't watch the show! In this case I think Gary's right!

    I'm looking forward to the cake tonight :-)

  4. nawww ive had the biggest craving for roasted capsicum all week!

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