I am stupidly busy with work and home at the moment and feeling like I'm swimming like mad and getting nowhere. I wanted to share my Five on Friday along with Amy at Love made my home. It's such a good way to look back on my week and get some perspective on what I have actually been up to, what I have achieved and what has brought me joy. Looking back on them, perhaps I won't be so hard on myself and not feel like a week has gone by with nothing done.
I love creating simple food in my kitchen, feeding the soul and the body.
I saw this recipe posted by one of my friends on Facebook so gave it a go
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
1 cup of cauliflower florets
3 cups mozzarella grated
1 tsp dried oregano
1 crushed clove of garlic
1 tsp salt
Topping of your choice
Place the cauliflower in a food processor until chopped into tiny bits (like cauliflower rice)
Microwave the cauliflower for 8 minutes
Mix in the egg and seasoning and 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella
Spray oil onto an oven tray, then tip mixture onto it and make into a pizza base shape
Brush top with oil
Place in oven 200 fan oven for 15 mins
Remove from the oven and cover with the rest of the cheese and the topping (I pre grilled mushrooms and peppers)
Place under the grill for 2 - 3 mins.
No carbs, but LOTS of cheese which I will cut back on the next time I cook it. I don't eat a lot of dairy so will experiment with the recipe to suit me. A good gluten free option.
Making something for my family brings me great joy.
I have been working on our new grandsons quilt over the last couple of days, I need to finish it before he grows up and leaves home!
A good book
Reading Christina's Blog A Colourful Life, a few weeks ago, she was discussing the books she had 'listened' to. In the past I had bought a few books on tapes to listen to on long car journeys, but never thought about listening to books any other time even though I enjoy listening to them on the radio. Having already dipped my foot into alternative ways to read 'books' on the iPad, I thought 'what the hell, be adventurous and downloaded one. It was so easy! I could even listen to it on my phone as I moved around the house and garden. Of course it will never replace sitting down with a good book, but I will be getting through a lot more books I had been meaning to read. Have you joined the book listening revolution or are you firmly a traditional book reading person? This is the book I listened to, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson. It is a very thought provoking and in places a shocking look at how your life can been ruined by making one stupid remark and photo. Social media at its worst. I've also just downloaded a book by David Sedaris, I needed something light and fun and David Sedaris always makes me laugh. Now at least I can 'read' some books while still working.
Growing and eating my own produce.
It is lovely to see my little veg patch springing to life, I'm looking forward to the new potatoes, freshly picked spinach and kale, and tomatoes that actually smell and taste like tomatoes. How does your garden grow?
Shhhh I don't want to jinx it, but for the last couple of weeks my sleep patterns have improved. Now I only wake up a couple of times a night. I can live with that. I'm sure my insomnia will return but I will enjoy the sleep while I can.
I hope your week has been kind to you,