My mother's day outing was a picnic - oh my how I could go a picnicking every single day
Being an early riser I find it such fun to get cracking and pack something yummy for the family which just so happened to be a vegan picnic that a naturopath in training would approve of.
I do so laugh when the kids throw back at me
"Every bite you take is meant to nourish your body.
Is that nourishing your body?"
And here I thought they didn't really listen to me sharing all my learning from my study.
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things...
Inside the parcels were some wraps.
Not gluten free but you can find some wraps that are.
red capsicum diced finely,
red onion sliced finely,
Spread the hummus right to the end of the wraps edges and add toppings.
Roll up and seal with a bit of hummus then cut each one up into three and wrap into fun parcels.
I really have no recipe for my soup I just chuck it in - onions, celery, carrots, kumera, pumpkin. Some fresh bay leaf, thyme and parsley. Add vegetable stock and water , salt n pepper and cook. Then whizz till smooth in a blender and pop back on stove top to get nice n hot. Pour hot water into thermos, rinse and pour piping hot soup in..Lovely to have hot soup outdoors in autumn.
for pudding some Fuzz Balls as my husband calls them
1 cup raisins
1 cup dates
1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
Whizz in a food processor until soft - add a little bit of water if needed.
Then add 1 cup sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Just blitz in food processor to crush the sunflower seeds a little bit.
roll into balls and roll in shredded coconut.
Pop in freezer over night.
Seasonal fruit feijoas and persimmons
and freshly picked apples - I'll share tomorrow our apple adventure.
Abbey found on line a tool to find all the local picnic spots and between her and Brent they organised the spot which needed to be easy to walk to. And oh my what a wonderful spot!
I am a very proud kiwi.
How perfect a river where we could rinse our cups out in.
See I have proof Brent does do the dishes.
A wonderful wonderful day out.
Just what I really needed.
Linking up to Karen from Pumpkin Sunrise and her Weekends.