Food experimentation | #ManFlu | #bestblogs13

The last weekend in Sydney was amazing My Easter | #ManFlu | #bestblogs13  We ate so well. This week albeit a short one I was back to the run of the mill. On Monday evening I considered a Meatless Monday but reconsidered and cooked a chicken schnitzel.

Meatless Monday

#dinner I thought about #MeatlessMonday

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A nice green salad

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Chicken Schnitzel

#dinner Chicken schnitzel and salad #yummy

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I love chicken thigh schnitzel

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Of course after dinner I needed to try a couple of Zumbarons®

Zumbarons®

Zumbarons for #supper #yummy

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I have no idea of the flavours. They were delicious.

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Breakfast Smoothie

#breakfast Back to the routine. Iced coffee banana smoothie with spinach #yummy

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Back to the routine. Iced coffee banana smoothie with spinach.

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Morning office coffee and Zumbarons®

#lunch Coffee and Zumbarons #yummy

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It’s so nice to enjoy a morning coffee with macarons

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On Tuesday evening I was going to make chicken schnitzel and salad again. For some reason I wanted to try something different. I thought about chicken and potato gems but after a weekend of really rich food I wanted salad but I also didn’t want salad. I think I’ve been watching too many cooking competitions on television, I thought about a salad in a different form. I love my blender so why not liquefy my salad. It contained the usual elements, viz., salad leaves, spring onions, red onion, tomato, coriander, plus some lemon juice and zest and olive oil. I added some chilli flakes and coarsely ground black pepper. I then liquefied it in my blender.

Experimental food

Honestly it looks like I vomited my salad. It tasted good though.

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Zumbarons®

The last of the Zumbarons #yummy

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My last Zumbarons®

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My morning office coffee felt empty just like the box without Zumbarons®

Adriano Zumbo Zumbarons® Box

I wish this box wasn't empty 😞 Office #coffee

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There were still Easter eggs at work. I was told I needed to help out and eat chocolate.

Chocolate

I've been told I must take the biggest piece 😃

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Who am I to object

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Wednesday night Bron came over to help put together my Ikea bookcase from the weekend.

Laying out the fasteners

Yes I've been to Ikea

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We took a break for dinner

Lamb Cutlets

#dinner lamb cutlets and green salad #yummy

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Bron made homemade non-church ice cream. There was violet crumble and Queensland nut ice cream.

Ice Cream

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The finished product

Bookshelf

With Bron's help I have #Ikea shelving

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Thursday morning office coffee

Bertie Beetle

Hello Bertie Beetle 😃 Morning office #coffee

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Bertie Beetle is having its fiftieth anniversary this year. Check out the wikipedia entry.

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Lunch was a veal stroganoff pie

Veal Stroganoff Meat Pie

#lunch veal strog pie #yummy

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After lunch I had a passionfruit whoopie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whoopie_pie

Passionfruit whoopie

Passionfruit whoopie

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Thursday was a pretty long day, we’re ramping up at work to monitor the situation with Influenzavirus A H7N9 so when I left work I felt like takeaway

Fish and chips

Nothing better than freshly cooked battered fish, potato scallops and chips. I love potato scallops. I have friends from Victoria who call them potato cakes which cracks me up. A good potato scallop is hand cut, not too thick and not to thin. The best I’ve ever had came from a cafe in Brookside Shopping Centre in Brisbane.

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After the fish and chips I ate the rest of Bron’s ice cream straight from the plastic container

Ice Cream

Bron's homemade Queensland nut and caramel ice cream #yummy

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This was Queensland nut caramel. It was delicious. 

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Breakfast on Friday was a Mavi Breakfast Wrap

Breakfast wrap

A Mavi breakfast wrap isn't as good without Bron

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These are so good. Sadly I ate this without Bron. I had an early start and needed to work through.

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Coffee

Office #coffee

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On Friday evening after work I went to the local club with Bron to have dinner

Reef and beef

#dinner Reef and beef #yummy

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This is a scotch fillet and prawn cutlets with chips.

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So how is my ManFlu? It’s okay. I’m still coughing and spluttering. I should be fine by the end of this weekend.

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I’m still hoping friends will vote for me 🙂

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Brookside shopping centre http://www.brookside.com.au/

Google maps http://goo.gl/maps/b99pU

Canberra Southern Cross Club at Jamison http://www.cscc.com.au/location/jamison/
Google maps https://www.google.com/maps?q=Cnr+Catchpole+%26+Bowman+Streets++Macquarie+ACT+2614&hl=en&ll=-35.252059,149.069892&spn=0.002585,0.005845&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.858685,135.263672&hnear=Bowman+St+%26+Catchpole+St,+Macquarie+Australian+Capital+Territory+2614,+Australia&t=m&z=19&iwloc=A

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4 thoughts on “Food experimentation | #ManFlu | #bestblogs13

    • You’re right but it’s one of those things I revel in in terms of those regional differences in Australia. I still say peanut paste rather than peanut butter and I’d still carry a port to school while wearing togs 🙂

  1. Mmmm I wholeheartedly agree with you about potato scallops. The best are the ones that are hand cut, and not those frozen, pre-shaped things. I also loved the look of that reef and beef (one of my all time favourites…) and that green salad at the top looked excellent. I did some experimental cooking recently and, for the second time only in my life, I cooked something that our house rule did not apply to. Not even half the house rule. Nope, this crap went in the bin. I shall do a blog about it soon…

    House rule: “You’ll eat it and you’ll like it”.
    Half the house rule: “You’ll eat it”.

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