Happy November, everyone! I hope you had a good Halloween! We sure did. Michigan showed us it’s pretty side and decided not to throw any rainy, snowy or stormy conditions in the mix. Last night we went trick or treating with friends’ kids and that was actually my first time trick or treating ever. And to be honest, it’s one of those holidays I didn’t quite get. I mean, the Halloween concept is catching on in Denmark, Tivoli gets all dressed up every year and costume parties are popular. But I didn’t grow up trick or treating since we have a similar tradition going door to door for Fastelavn and I have no childhood memories or traditions linked to the holiday. But boy oh boy, I’ve seen the light! I completely get the front yard decor and the costumes now and I can totally see us being the crazy ones on the block in the future. I guess the kids’ excitement rubbed off on me – the holidays are just way more magical with kids around! I’ve been trying to cure my sugar hangover today with lots of green juice and then it’s healthy eating and detox until the next big holiday later this month.. Mayb interrupted by a banana bread one of the next few days. It has the word ‘healthy’ in it’s name, so we’ll probably be alright.
Banana . Bread I made the zucchini bread from the previous post and I highly recommend it. It turned out so, so good! Now I’ll have to test the banana bread too. It’s perfect for those bananas on the counter that end up being too ripe to just munch on, well, if you’re like me and like your snack fruit to be a bit on the underripe side. Does anyone else have that problem too? It’s like bananas and avocados are never ripe when you need them and then all of a sudden you end up with too many too ripe at the same time. Anyways, it seems like banana bread is the perfect way to use them. The bananas, at least. And for the avocados, I guess there’s always guacamole.
Vegetarian Meatballs. I’ve never been a big meat eater and I’ll go through more or less vegetarian phases. Right now is one of those times where meat just isn’t appealing to me in any way. At the same time, temperatures are dropping around here and it feels like fall in every way so I’m craving comfort food that’s still healthy. This recipe seems like it’ll fit the bill perfectly!
BBQ Chickpea Sandwich. Another recipe that makes me hungry just looking at it. I’m imagining it being the perfect combination of tasty, filling and comforting but without leaving you feeling like you just ate a brick.
Asian Cucumber Salad. I’m really excited to try this on the side next time I whip up a quick weeknight stir fry. It seems like the perfect, flavorful crunch on the side to elevate a night of emptying of the veggie drawer.
Chipotle Black Bean Chili. It’s cold and grey and it gets dark before you know it and it’s time for chili and stews and soups to comfort your belly. This recipe looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it out!