I'm not sure what happened but somewhere along the way I lost my blogging mojo. Not just blogging but also reading blogs, have over 100 posts in my google reader and I'm not even curious.
I've lost my blogging enthusiasm before and it always returns, or I kind of force myself to blog, but someone wisely said its not a chore, do it when you feel like it. I'm not sure where this leaves this blog, at the moment am going to leave it and see if the renthusiasm eturns, but if it never returns then maybe its time to say goodbye or to make some changes. Does anyone else suffer from blogging burnout?
I have several things to post about including awesome food in Sydney but instead i'm blogging about about the one thing that I kind of want to blog about.
I had day surgery to remove endometriosis last week and my recovery has been a lot longer and worse than I expected. My friend Eve very kindly offered me her microwave to borrow while I recover and she moves house. I've generally been quite anti microwave, haven't owned one since moving out. However it has come in super handy over last week, in heating up a heatpack more times than I can count, reheating my lunches when I'm home alone and making this. I've become so used to it that I think when I return it I'll get my own. Also look forward to making mug cake, melting chocolate and more.
Troy and Bec come over one night to visit me last week and showed Toby how to make baked potatoes or jacket potatoes in the microwave. It was my idea to add the happy tuna salad. This dish has been the best comfort food. Is there anything more satisying than melted margaine on baked potato? On second thought, don't answer that!
For the record I don't really think it tastes anything like tuna, but its delicious in its own right.
Happy Tuna Salad from VeganMania
1 1/2 cooked or canned chickpeas
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 Tbsp chopped sweet pickles (we sometimes skip this)
2 Tbsp sweet pickle juice or brine
3/4 cup vegan mayo
1 Tbsp old bay seasoning (never used it)
1 Tbsp of prepared mustard
pinch of dried kelp powder (I tend to use dulse flakes)
Mash chickpeas in food processor or with masher. Mix in remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust to your liking.
Easy 'baked' potatoes:
4 small-medium 'washed' potatoes
Wash potatoes, prick each one with a fork several times. Place potatoes on folded paper towel, and wrap it lightly arou d potatoes. Microwave for 10 minutes.
Remove from microwave, and cover in foil for another 10 minutes.
Cut open and serve with toppings.
They are not as crispy on the outside but are so quick and easy that I don't mind at all.
Today they were topped with happy tuna salad, margarine, cheezly and sour cream.