The creaminess of Greek yoghurt on falafel or tofu wraps is a texture and taste I have sought after as a vegan. Each time I have a store bought alternative I end up wasting most of it. It’s a difference you adapt to not having dairy and that’s fine but your senses still go searching.
Please meet my latest experiment. Coconut milk and two probiotic capsules. Minimalist Baker tells me I will find what I’m looking for with the creamy, tangy flavour you will find in Greek yoghurt. Wish me luck 🤞🏻I’ll let you know in 24-48 hrs.
Today a news article struck a chord with me. The ABC has a documentary series targeting waste. The reporter was in the middle of a shopping mall with six thousand kilograms of discarded fashion and textiles. He asked the crowd how long they thought it took Australians to dispose of this amount of waste. The answers ranged from days to hours but the answer was mere minutes, 10 minutes to be precise. We live in a consumerist society and it made me question my own choices.
The article suggests that having more makes you purchase more. Why would we want more if we have enough? Because your cupboards are so full of stuff that you forget you have it. This got me thinking. Why do we need so much? I put this with why do I feel the need to eat when I’m sad/angry/mad/happy? It isn’t a simple question. I turned to Netflix for help. Haha
I flicked to the Flix and on came Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things. Yes, they are the same guys from the podcast. They made it clear to me why I have this overarching discontentment when I sit in my lounge. My brain is perpetually overwhelmed. We have too much stuff!! How little some people live with is inspiring so I thought we’d get cracking on living a more minimalist existence.
First stop: getting rid of the photo albums. Not the pictures. We have technology to thank for the humble scanner button.
Second stop: The walk in robe. I decided to back myself and get rid of all of my summer clothes. By next summer they will be too big so to the charity bin they go. I found two tops of the same style that I never wear because they sit terribly. Why I purchased the second I don’t know. Anything I can’t feed Willow in, gone. It felt AMAZING!
Now to go through the kids stuff!! Less is the new more!
Easy as Coconut and Date Balls
3 cups shredded coconut
2 cups pitted dates
2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (optional)
1/2 Tbsp Cocoa
Whizz up the coconut and dates. Be careful not to burn your motor on your appliance as I have done. Do it in two batches. Add in the peanut butter. Roll in to balls. Swish around in a bowl with the cocoa. All in a jiffy. Easy as.