Slow cooker/Crock Pot vegetarian stew that I made from a video by @creative_lauri (swipe for ingredients). Although I’m not vegetarian myself but Lauri is, I sometimes like to experiment with vegetarian and vegan recipes. This was a lovely, hearty and warm stew for a #MeatlessMonday and it’s made from canned/tinned pumpkin purée, soup mix (consisting of pulses, peas, pearl barley and brown rice that I needed to soak in water overnight and then boil for 10 minutes before putting in the slow cooker), courgette/zucchini, red/purple onion, garlic, carrot, broccoli, ground ginger and paprika plus some low fat cooking spray to coat the inside of the pot. I put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and initially cooked it on high for 6 hours, but for the remaining 2 hours or so, I turned the heat down to low. I then served the stew with some wholemeal bread and butter.
Tarot for the Week Ahead: Page of Swords + Mysticism. This is a powerful combination that points toward the seeker’s mind, inviting all of us to explore realities we can’t fully see or perceive. (In the Smith-Rider-Waite deck, the Page of Cups gazes at a fish emerging from his cup. The fish is absent in the Pagan Underworlds deck here, but no matter. For me, the fish is always there, such a central part of the image. And so I give her a big role in this week’s Tarot reading.)
When visited by a fish, it’s best to invite her in, embrace her as you would an old friend. Ignore the puddles she leaves by the door (you can mop later), and let her join you at the breakfast table. Never offer tea. (She’s had enough to drink in this life.) Instead, prepare a simple plate of bread and butter. (She will eat this in a chaotic manner, leaving a smattering of spongy crumbs.) Between bites, she will tell you a story in a language you don’t understand. The music of her words will uncurl itself later in the water of your body—like spaghetti softening in a boiling pot. She will place on your table a broken shell, a handful of wet sea sand, an earring she found dangling from a coral reef. You don’t know what this means, but you find a jar and place your gifts inside. You hold them close as you sleep because something in the voice of the fish said you must. Because you too are ocean, are ancient, are fish, are the puddle by the door. Now, when you dream, this truth is impossible to ignore. It stays with you later and later each morning while you sip your tea and await your next unexpected visitor.
Okay, now the second half of Gazelle. It only gets better!
Monkfish, burnt seeds, pistachio sauce (£16) 1️⃣
Juniper smoked beef, salted plum (£19) 2️⃣3️⃣4️⃣
Chocolate and passion fruit mousse, winter savoury meringue (£8) 5️⃣
Fennel and spelt bread, olive oil “butter” *2 (£7) 6️⃣
Red Amber (Rooibos vodka, acacia honey & champagne, £14)
Babydoll (Rum, rhubarb, almond, violet & lemon, £12.5)
The smoked beef is without a doubt the spotlight dish. It’s a tiny portion wagyu (if you have to eat beef, eat as little as you can!) and the fat was so even to a point where you thought the flesh melted with cream inside your mouth. It’s an illusion. But it was that good. (Second best to the wagyu I had at 68 Prime located on the 72bd floor of JW Marriott Dubai) The Monkfish itself is good but what surprised me was the sauce with a perfect blend of burnt sesame. So good you gotta order another plate of bread and dip them in. Thumbs up to the dessert too - I’ll be back for more. My prediction is it will be on the one-star list of Michelin London 2019.
安康魚，炙燒種子，開心果醬 (£16) 1️⃣
杜松燻牛肉，鹹梅粉 (£19) 2️⃣3️⃣4️⃣
巧克力和百香果慕斯，冬季鹹蛋白霜 (£8) 5️⃣
茴香麵包，橄欖油“奶油”*2 (£7) 6️⃣
牛肉不用說是主菜中的亮點。它是非常小一塊日本和牛 (如果你碰上拒絕不了牛肉的場合，請能點多小份就點多小份!)，油花分布均勻到以為牛肉跟奶油一起融化在嘴裡了。當然這是幻覺，但就是這麼好吃! (目前僅次於我在杜拜萬豪酒店72樓 Prime 68牛排館吃到的和牛!) 安康魚本身不錯但讓我驚訝的是旁邊的醬 - 芝麻的香氣完美地融在裡面，好吃到我們又點了一份麵包來沾它! 甜點也很棒 - 我一定會回來吃更多! 容我大膽預測: 明年倫敦的米其林名單 Gazelle 至少拿一星。
qual é coisa qual é ela,
que tanto se espera,
que sempre se alcança,
mas basca um piscar de olhos
para desaparecer? 🤔
here we go again 💃
o pequeno almoço dispensa descrição, apenas que nada é light ou zero ou magro ou lol é tipo comida, só comida 🤷♀️
bom dia Amores 💕