What I ate a day in February


For breakfast: buckwheat porridge + fruits, berries and roasted nuts.

I used to make buckwheat porridge all the time. With rice milk and blueberries; it’s like having dessert for breakfast. The reason I stopped is quite simply I’m lazy. You need to rinse the buckwheat before cooking it, the horror, which is just too much for me and that’s why it fell out of rotation. But on a weekend, it hardly feels like an extra effort.

As per usual, I’m cooking the buckwheat in soy milk, adding cardamom and cinnamon, serving with roasted nuts + seeds, a kiwi, bits of mango, blueberries and black berries. A zinc supplement and a cup of my favorite mint/licorice herbal and that’s me!

For a snack, I’m having oat yoghurt, a heaped teaspoon of hemp protein, a pile of banana and roasted coconut flakes.

I know lots of people who are less than keen on the hemp protein; my trick is a decent dusting of cardamom or cloves. It disguises the hemp flavor sufficiently.


For lunch, let’s see what I can find in my cupboards.


This is brown rice, zucchini, cabbage and spinach fried in rapeseed oil and onion powder, a pesto hummus (green lentils, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic salt, kale, pesto), bit of nooch and roasted chickpeas to top it off. This was not bad! Will definitely make again.

Also. I’m curious, is the rest of the world as terrified of rice as we are in Sweden? I’m looking for a reason to consider this fear of rice exaggerated; I want to have rice everyday of the week. The Swedish National Food Agency says no. Because of the arsenic. How bad can it be??

For dinner, I’m using this lush green as my starting point:


I went to the store intending to get regular kale, but this just called out to me. Just look at that green! Not sure what you’d call this, in Swedish we call it black kale, I seem to recall someone referring to it as dinosaur kale. Not sure if that’s actually what it’s called. It’s a type of kale, do we need to be more specific? I’m thinking no.

I’m just doing the usual: tear the kale into pieces, fry it with garlic in rapeseed oil with what’s left of the cabbage, add some cannellini beans and ch*ck*n, few pieces of walnut and vegan roasted garlic mayo and this is pretty much my favorite meal.


That was most of what I ate that day. There might have been a pile of supplements. Probably a raw cookie dough and a piece of fruit. But who’s counting, right?

February summary

February. 🙄 What is this shit?

February 1st; a.k.a. day of the biggest snowstorm of year. Probably 10 years even. Maybe more. Can’t recall last time school was cancelled because of snow.

So clearly we’re stuck in winter until…July? That’s great. 


I’ve struggled with the reading. Started reading a number of books on my TBR, didn’t really care for any of them and quickly removed them from TBR. At least I had the presence of mind to not stick with them.

Reread Idun by Johanne Hildebrandt and Incubus by Carol Goodman instead. Both of which are still absolute favorites; they read like pop songs. Idun, by the way, is the only book ever to make me cry. Which I’d forgotten and tried to write it off as PMS. It. Wasn’t.  

Meanwhile, started on this pile:


Let’s see how many will make it into next month’s post. (..if any?)

Food things

Hummus. Specifically sun dried tomato + smoked paprika hummus, with a pinch of garlic salt. Gawd the years I wasted on cheese. Honestly. Why is vegan cheese? I know it not.

It would be easier to list the things I’m not adding this concoction to. Also doesn’t matter what type bean/lentil you use for the hummus, long as there is sun dried tomato (in oil) + smoked paprika and some form of garlic. The expression it is life I suppose would make sense here?

Big helping of a smoky, red lentil hummus.

But if I’m giving you one food tip this month it’s these apple protein muffins. They’re so moist, and cinnamony, you should give them a go!

Face stuff


Finally caved and introduced a twice weekly hydration mask into my skincare routine. I did have a hydrating mask in my collection already, but because it’s inefficient, it never became a regular in my routine. Sooo…if you’re thinking about getting the Body Shop’s British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask, I would say don’t. Get the No7 Hydration Mask instead! You will not regret it.

H&M single eyeshadow Down to Earth. I like having a darker shade to pop in my bag for touch-ups, or when I arrive at work, finally wake up and realize that’s just not enough makeup. This one, it’s great for that! Love how it’s a cooler type brown with a metallic finish.

Tried a gel eyeliner. I started missing just a wee smudge of liner; decided to give gel a go because I cannot stand pens and I don’t want the perfection of a liquid (or similar) liner. Maybe it’s good. But unfortunately, the H&M drama cream eyeliner is not for people with sensitive eyes. Like me. Definitely not.

Treated myself to a new highlighter from MUA. Cheap as they come and on the gold side, this’ll last me years to be sure.

Also ditto blush. Cheap as they come, not on the yellow side to be fair, rather a cold pink and I do love it so.

Blog post worth mentioning

This and this post by Annahita at *whinar* about how we care about all ethical aspects of the beauty industry, except for how workers are treatedbest posts I read all month. I want + need more posts like this! Why are there not more posts like this? I wish I could write them myself but I clearly lack knowledge and need people to tell me.

Bottom line: consumption is unethical. Buying fair trade makes little to no difference. If you want to make a difference, you need to get into politics. And it’s proof that we need regulation and legislation.

Best Insta add

Instaglasgow. I remain obsessed with Glasgow. There is clearly something wrong with me. Oooor is this objectively the prettiest place on earth…? I’m going with yes.

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Course. Edinburgh, not far behind.

Listened to

!! ionnalee. See now, this makes watching Go’ Kväll worth while. It does happen that they invite someone that’s just amazing. Ionnalee reminds me of Jennie Abrahamsson, coincidentally also a discovery via Go’ Kväll, with a splash of Eivør. Someone on the show knows good electronica.

Also. Have you listened to Mike Shinoda’s Post Traumatic EP? You might want to. The first two tracks have really caught my ear. So to speak? if pushed, Over and over might be my favorite of the two (gawd my love of repetition is great).

Also. Casey’s Phosphenes. Looking forward to the album release in March!

Monthly menstrual report

I thought I had my cycles all figured out but this cycle, it’s not behaving as expected. I honestly don’t know what it’s doing. I’m on day 46. Which is great, because that means at least one month of no PMS. This might be the PMS phase but symptoms are vague at best, with the exception of a hypochondria currently telling me I’m gluten intolerant. Like FFS, at least don’t go with the goddamn trend.

If it’s not PMS it means I’m just a hypochondriac. Regardless of hormonal levels. I’m not sure how I feel about that.

This cycle, it’s not making sense. Yay for longer cycle obvs, but predictability, there is something to be said for predictability.

Also yay because I’ve finally taken some responsibility and picked up a tampons from a brand that does not test on animals and is better for the environment. But ngh, so uncomfortable free bleeding feels like a better option. And that’s with a big helping of lube. So the less the bleeding, the less tampons I need consume.

Maybe I should just ask to for the Cerazette back? Feels like I keep getting back to maybe Cerazette wasn’t half bad.

3 things I’ve googled lately

ONE. Is silicone really that bad for the hair?

You know my favorite hair oil? The argan oil from Superdrug? This one:

Obvs the one to the far right.

The reason this hair oil is better than other hair oils is that it contains silicone. Silicone is, in my opinion, the best thing for dialling down the frizz. Oil is all good and well, but it only goes part of the way.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t specifically looking for the answer Silicones really aren’t that bad.

Most sources, obviously, argue that it’s terrible. And they do have a point. But I wasn’t settling for that answer. Because how can something that feels so good be so wrong?

Finally found this article claiming there’s a work-around. In fact, it even encourages the use of silicone on frizzy hair.

Now, why would I choose to believe this particular article over the bizillion of sources saying silicone is the devil?

Well. Let’s be honest, I want to, which is a terrible reason, but also they do make a convincing argument.

Basically, what the article says is that frizzy hair needs moisture. You can use the silicone to lock in moisture. The problem is if you don’t first wash out previous buildup of silicone, it will work in the exact opposite way, it will prevent moisture from getting into the hair and that’s when the silicone will start to work against you.

This means that you will want to use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of pesky buildup, followed by some product that restores and preferably adds even more moisture to the hair and then you seal it all up with the silicone.

I for one am convinced! Will happily proceed to use the Superdrug argan, but might want to look into investing in a good (and cruelty free) shampoo. (My current bottle is not cruelty free, but shh! don’t tell anyone.)

TWO. Hamstring exercises

Do you sometimes get this craving to focus on a certain muscle? I do. I liked the exercises provided by Women’s Health & Fitness here. Especially since it lists how many reps and sets you should be doing depending on your goal; if it’s for building muscles, building strength or losing fat.

Did not occur to me that there was a difference between building muscle and building strength, and also, I’m going to have to bring this to the gym where they have the grown up weights, aren’t I?

THREE. Visual representation of the recommended daily intake of fat for vegans

Ah yes, these specific searches rarely lead to any sort of useful info. I’m looking for something like a picture of a handful of nuts saying this right here is your recommended daily intake.

I’m not finding it.

I was, however, informed that as a vegan I should be cooking my food in rapeseed oil. For the omega 3. 1-2 tablespoons. Guess I’m adding that to my grocery list, I’ve never been in the habit of using rapeseed oil at all.

Speaking of fat, in the process of research I found out that vegans can happily keep using coconut oil; people on diets that include meat though might not want to. The plant based diet lacks saturated fat so the use of coconut oil in cooking is a good thing. Well thank god. Didn’t even occur to me that it might not be good for you.

What vegans eat; Black eyed beans

My least favorite bean is probably the black eyed bean. This is unfortunate because it’s such a pretty bean, and I like my food pretty. I really do want to like it. But the consistency, ew.

Also unfortunate that I did not know this before buying an entire bag of black eyed beans. Been trying to work through it for ages. (Throw it away? You crazy??)

Finally figured out how to use them up: distraction.

By which I mean, put other things in the dish that distract from the gross consistency of the black eyed bean.

Why didn’t I think of this sooner??

Example of distractions:

LOTS of black olives. You should be thinking I can have all of these olives to myself?! Sweet!
A real nice head of broccoli. How do you know it’s real nice? The color—you should look at it and think what a lovely green color.
Fry the broccoli in the oil from your sun-dried tomatoes. Could they just bottle up this oil and sell? There is no oil I like better than the sun-dried tomato oil.
Bean spaghetti. I like to mention that bean pasta is not quite like regular pasta because if you try bean pasta thinking it’s exactly like regular pasta, and don’t particularly care for beans, you’re going to be disappointed. This spaghetti version though, if I’m not mistaken it does taste like regular pasta. But with better consistency. I.e. it has a nice bite to it and the straws don’t stick together.

To this, I added some garlic salt, onion powder, mustard, tarragon, and mushrooms. Might have poured in tiniest bit of soy milk too. Didn’t notice the beans at all.

Despite there clearly being quite a lot of them.

Just look at all them black eyed beans!

Was so distracted that I forgot the nooch.

Didn’t really need it though, so that worked out well too.

4 things in my pantry

ONE. Red lentils


My to-do list insists that I’m making spicy vegan lentil cakes today. Seems an awful effort for being me? Usually, I just cook them, stir them into rice and add veggies. E.g. roasted kale, red pepper and some sort of snappy pea. Maybe top with some garlic mayo?

I’ve also used them for hummus, because I had no chickpeas. Works super well! Also easy to thin out to use as pasta sauce, just season with plenty garlic, smoked paprika and sun-dried tomato in oil.

TWO. Lime pepper


This is my favorite pepper; it’s a brilliant shortcut if you think buying lemons or limes is just overkill but want a bit of citrusy acid to a dish. I’ll put it on just about anything, but always when I fry broccoli. In coconut oil. With garlic.

THREE. Porridge mix


Mix of wheat, rye, oatmeal and barley. Just to mix it up a bit, rather than always having plain oatmeal. …not that I always do. But. I just wanted something slightly different from what I usually have. I mean why not?



I have PB in the house and have not finished the jar in a week! Unheard of. I’m using it as porridge topping, for raw cookie dough (the one mentioned here z.B., it was delish!), baked oatmeal, vegan truffles, you know, all good things!

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4 things that happened this week

My favorite Primark bag broke. It had just been promoted regular gym bag. Boo. Whatever bag shall I use now?

Jaja, it’s only a seam, but still. That handle is no good to me now.

I was served lots of great vegan food. We had some sort of work conference/lecture + workshop about stress, performance and recovery. It was, surprisingly, really good. The lecturer talked all about the hormones, what happens to the body when you’re stressed, how you should trust your body and not start chugging down lots of water because that’s supposedly healthy—your body will tell you when you need water, it’s called thirst, that yoga and meditation really isn’t necessary—folding the laundry could be just the thing to give you that mental recovery you need. As I was saying, it was really good.


The venue served some v. decent vegan food, despite not being specialized on vegans at all.

Pulled vego, apple and fennel salad, and some absolutely lovely carrot puree. And topped with some greens! Makes the eye happy too.

My foundation started behaving in a really weird way. I’d just started using the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, I was quite pleased. It played really well with the Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer, which was just a disaster combined with my previous foundation; it just seemed to enhance the appearance of pores, and who needs that? With the Naked Skin though, while the primer is still not a perfect match for me, it’s zero percent bad. Also, the shade of the foundation was a good match for me, and I’m loving the medium coverage. I can even apply it with a damp sponge, contrary to popular belief. What more could you ask of a foundation?

But then on Tuesday it suddenly started looking beyond patchy. So terrible wearing no foundation was a better option.

Turns out, it doesn’t work with the serum from Codage at all. That’s the downside of indulging in skincare, if something is wrong you can’t for sure say which of all the products are not agreeing. Could be any number, any combination, or the type of application, even using too much or too little of something.

What was good in all this, was that in the process of trouble-shooting I realized that introducing a weekly hydrating mask into my routine is necessary. This is still something I struggle with; because I’m combination on the oily side, adding hydration strikes me as counterintuitive. Even if I know we all need some extra hydration this time of year, still think it can’t possibly apply to me. (Because I’m special, apparently.)

Got myself a mask from No7 without doing any research first. We’ll see how that works out.


Friday workout was cancelled second week in a row. Got to go home early. And had a valid excuse to not go to the gym. Should be happy.

I was not happy.

I was very unhappy.

Super unhappy.

Funny thing: I used to hate the Friday workout class. But exactly two weeks ago I noted that it had suddenly gone from detestable to my favorite class of the week. Should not have as much as thought it. Jinxed it for sure.

This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post. Past topics for this challenge can be found here.

On my to-cook list

ONE. Oven baked fries

Perfect Oven Baked Fries Oil Free Vegan

I’m quite taken with Caitlin Shoemaker; she’s been a main food inspo for a while now. Super keen to try her oven baked fries! Not that I’ve never baked fries in my own oven before, I just want to see if they’re any better than what I usually throw together. (Erm. Pretty sure they will be. I haven’t the faintest what I’m doing; am I even allowed in the kitchen??)

TWO. Cookie dough

Another snack idea! This time from Lisa Kitahara on YouTube:

I’ve tried similar things, but never the combo tofu AND chickpeas. I am so sure it’s a winner! Obvs making mine with PB and cinnamon.

THREE. Garlicky greens with sweet potato, sesame + quinoa

Just look at the orange accent! And garlicky greens? It doesn’t get any better than that!

Recipe at This Rawsome Vegan Life.

FOUR. Vegan mac + cheese

A cashew + squash cheese sauce you say? I’m intrigued!

Vegan Mac & Cheeze 🧀🌿 Creamy cruelty-free cashew cheeze sauce makes this classic comfort food way better and healthier than using actual cheese or dairy! I switch things up by using ​kabocha squash, sweet potato or ​butternut squash. This recipe is so fun to play around with and great if you're new to plant-based food! Hope you love it as much as I do! . Cashew Cheeze Sauce ↠ 1/3 cup roasted ​kabocha squash, sweet potato or ​butternut squash ↠ 1/3 cup raw unsalted cashews ↠​ ​1/4 cup filtered wate​r or veggie broth​​​​​ ↠ Juice of 1/4 lemon ↠​ ​2 ​tbsp olive oil​ (optional)​ ↠ 1​-2​ ​tbsp nutritional yeast​ ↠ ​1/4 tsp garlic powder ↠ ​1/4 tsp​ ​onion powder ​↠ ​​sea salt and pepper to taste​ . B​lend everything in a high-speed blender​. Add the sauce to your favorite pasta with some leafy greens and lightly steamed broccoli! Enjoy! x #rawmanda

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OK then. Aptly demonstrated how I’m far too excited about food. I’ll just go now.

Best of January


Caroline Hirons! Did the best post for the first day of the year. She’s got some excellent ideas about what to leave in 2017, including very sound arguments. Go read!

Especially love how while she’s not cruelty-free, she still argues pro-cruelty free. 💕



E.l.f. smudge brush. I bought three E.l.f. brushes: concealer brush, blending brush and smudge brush (the one with the white handle, obviously). While I am happy with the purchase overall, I’m less than convinced that the concealer brush and blending brush are as good as it gets. There could well be better ones out there. (Cheaper? Probably not.) The smudge brush though, so pleased with its performance!


I’ve tried a few different foot feeling masks now, my favorite so far is this one:

Sunday mask! Little something for the feet.

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I shall tell you why: feet peel quicker than with other masks I’ve tried, deeper peel and rather than peeling a bit at a time for days and days, more skin peeled off at the same time, for about three days and then it was done. You just have to appreciate that.

If you haven’t tried foot peeling masks yet you need to get to it! Foot cream and files is all good and well, but this stuff! Makes so much more of a difference.


PMS-podden. Still! Had to run to the library to get their book too. I wish you could all read it.

TV show

First Dates. Currently my favorite game! (It is a game right? You watch and try to guess who will want a second date and who won’t, yes?) Who knew people could be so fascinating?!

Ack Värmland. Because Mia Skäringer is genius?


Jenny Mustard! When I saw the title of this video my instant thought was “Nooo..not her too!? I thought she was all for the body positivity?? I cannot take another ‘I’m going to get fit’ resolution, just can’t.

Spoiler: not what this video is about at all. Watch it! If you’re as bored as me with the getting fit and going on a diet bullshit you’ll like it, promise!


Found new account!

No idea why I didn’t stumble on it sooner?! I’ve missed so much!

And in case you forgot I have a one track mind, this guy alone is a reason to be on Twitter:


Added about a zillion new vegan accounts to my feed. Here is one:

Here is another:

Third one:


XCERTS released a new album. And it’s brilliant. Current fave track off of the record:

Little Jinder feat. Lykke Li; Hålla handenAnother new release that’s just brilliant.

Pvris; Are You Ten Years Ago. Have not been this taken with a song in a while. It’s a repeater!


Har du PMS, eller? by Charlie Michaelsen and Jenny Öhrn Segolsson. 💕

Monthly menstrual report

WHY AM I BLEEDING ON DAY 31 YOU BASTARD???? Ruining my stats! Also, when and why has first day of period turned into PMS x 10???

Yeayea. Mustn’t complain. I was far less exhausted during this cycle than the one before. I wonder why that is. Magnesium? Stretching? Zinc?

Apparently zinc is more important than I thought/knew. I was just taking it just in case, because there are studies saying there’s a connection between zinc deficit/becoming vegetarian at a young age and PCO.

Not that I’ve kept track, but I seem to recall the introduction of zinc supplements coinciding with the return of semi-regular cycles.

But more than anything I’m a big believer in magnesium. Emphasis on believer.

Yeayea, I’m probably peeing it all out, but one shouldn’t underestimate the effect of placebo. I’ll take anything I can get.

This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post. Past topics for this challenge can be found here.


3 Insta follows

I’ve been very keen to click the follow button on Insta lately.

Three examples:


While I don’t follow recipes, I do like to read recipes. Minimalist Baker is a go-to source for food inspo: I’m sure this applies to all vegans. Not sure why it never occurred to me to follow on Insta until now, I usually just visit the website.


Vegan memes!


Have I or have I not followed any account that is not about the being vegan lately??

Depends on how you define lately.

..but probably not. Vegan food, anyone?

Pumpkin Bread Salad with Pomegranate by @eatsleepgreen 💚 Recipe as posted on eat-sleep-green.de: Serves 2 1 hokkaido pumpkin (ca. 800 g) 1 clove of garlic 3 big red onions 2 tbsp olive oil salt, pepper 3 slices of whole-grain bread 1 handful of baby spinach seeds of ½ pomegranate 1tbsp pistachios For the dressing: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamico vinegar 1tsp maple syrup salt, pepper Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Wash the pumpkin, cut it in halves, remove the seeds with a tablespoon and cut it into wedges. Peel garlic and onions, cut the onions into quarters. Spread all on a baking tray which is covered with pan liner, mix with 1.5 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper and bake approx. 35 min. Cube the bread, roast golden brown with 0.5 tbsp oil in a pan, let the croutons cool down. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing with 3 tbsp water in a high container until it‘s creamy. Wash the spinach and spin-dry it. Chop the pistachios. Carefully mix the cooled down veggies in a big bowl with bread cubes, pomegranate seeds and the dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently fold in spinach, sprinkle with pistachios and serve at once. #bestofvegan

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Bonus: here is one I quickly followed, and as quickly unfollowed:

Yes I do need fabulous women in my feed, lots and lots of them.

Ayn Rand, HOWEVER, is not one of them.

Someone commented that maybe her ideas weren’t great (that’s putting it mildly, Ayn Rand’s a fan of unregulated capitalism); it was either taken down or the person who commented removed it.

Ayn is still there tho.

I can’t accept that. Just can’t.

This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post. Past topics for this challenge can be found here.

What vegans eat; Mung bean pancakes and other things

This post could also be called What vegans eat; Weekend edition pt 2. Here’s some new things I tried this weekend, in most cases following a recipe!

Well. Mostly. There were recipes. As a starting point.

Arriving home Friday evening, having been to a workout, driven about an hour through a snow storm (is EVER going to stop snowing???), and been grocery shopping, I somehow still had the energy to whip up a meal I’d never made before.

Usually, I can just about heat something up in the microwave. Who am I??

Not that this was difficult. Heavens no.

Put green lentils in a pan, get that going and start preparing the pasta—it can be timed so that lentils and pasta are done at the same time—which I did. I’m only mentioning it because since when do I have this presence of mind??

Moving on…slice up two heads of broccoli, fry in coconut oil (what else?), bit of onion powder, garlic, and cumin. When the broccoli starts to go soft, add half a can of coconut milk, about same amount of water, bit of mustard, half a teaspoon of garam masala and chili flakes. Let it simmer until the pasta + lentils are done.

Gave me a nice little dish that looked like this:


The recipe said rice and red lentils, and about half the amount of broccoli. So yes. I’m v. good at this cook according to recipe thing.

I also prepped my breakfast. Because apparently I’m the most energetic person alive??

Like last week, an oatmeal bake, but this time a peanut butter + banana & cinnamon version. The recipe wasn’t vegan, for some reason it included an egg. But rather than just skipping the egg, which is what I usually do, I made a chia egg. (1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water, leave it for a couple of minutes et voilá, vegan egg for baking.)

I did like how it turned out, served with a mountain of raspberries (obvs) and roasted coconut flakes. Nomnom!


This has given me some faith back in the chia seed; I’m ready to give the chia pudding another go. I’ve even found a recipe for next week, a sort of chia pudding/overnight oats combo, served with kiwi and almonds, v. keen!

And if chia pudding still isn’t for me, the seeds can clearly be used as egg replacement.

For lunch! I found this odd little recipe where you soak mung beans over night, don’t cook them, just blend with onion, water, salt, chili powder and fry like a pancake.

I’m always interested in trying new ways of preparing beans. And anyway, I don’t seem about to be sprouting the mung beans any time soon, which was why I bought them in the first place.

Let me tell you, this was a beautiful thing! Somewhere between a flatbread and an omelette. Served it with red pepper and sugar snap peas, drizzle of balsamico, pumpkin seeds and salsa.


Next up! I had some beets that had to be prepared, it was now or never.

So I just roasted the beets, bit of celeriac, and couple of potatoes in olive oil, served with gigant white beans covered in pesto, nutritional yeast, extra garlic, and herbal salt.final1516538711293.jpgMost of the beets, because I had a whole kilo, I’ve stuck in the freezer for next week. I’ve got my eye on this beet pasta sauce I’m very keen to try.