Book Club Porridge
Hi folks! Happy Wednesday.
On the weekend I hosted the first book club my girlfriends and I have started. 2014 shall be full of books, I say. We read Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, which generated much discussion about our food choices as consumers, what we recommend to clients as Dietitians and any diet changes we personally would like to make. The whole event was terribly fun and I am just itching to dive into more books and topics! I'd better find my library card, dust it off and get cracking on our next book, The Rosie Project.
The benefit of gathering your girlfriends (besides purposeful book chatter) is that you get to eat together. As it was a brunch date I decided to make a simple pot of porridge elevated by a few fancy embellishments.
We had toasted almonds, macadamias and sunflower seeds, as well as caramelised bananas and honey cinnamon figs. The green smoothie on the side was made with baby spinach, medjool dates, frozen banana, water and milk went down a treat. As did coffee (quite a few cups for me...)
This morning I took some of the leftover porridge I made to my grandparents' house for a breakfast date (they stuck to their raisin toast - love). It was a mix of rolled and steel-cut oats and I topped this with toasted almonds and honey warmed with cinnamon. I was a most happy porridge camper.
Today we are getting air-conditioning installed at the clinic (yay!), and in between work I get to visit with my grandparents and skype a friend in the USA. Ben has an appointment with the hand surgeon on Thursday and will hopefully get a bit more freedom in movement, and then I have my very first acupuncture appointment, which is super exciting. And Friday I'm back to the farm before a date with Emma for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival! It's looking to be a swell first week of March.