Monday, February 18, 2013

Savoury Chickpea Salad

This is a tweaked recipe from the Home, December 2010 magazine. A great vegetarian salad.

Ingredients
1 red onion finely chopped
2 tbl olive oil
2 cans chickpeas
200g baby tomatoes, halved
1/2 cucumber, cut into cubes
large handful of Italian parsley chopped

Vinaigrette
120ml olive oil
50ml white wine vinegar
1 tsp mustard
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp honey

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas under cold water.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and saute the onion until soft and glossy. Add the chickpeas and stir through. Set aside to cool.
  3. Prepare the vinaigrette by mixing all the ingredients.
  4. Place the chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber and parsley in a salad bowl.
  5. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad. Mix through, cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Special Moments: My Reward

This realisation cape probably when A was 1-2 weeks old. I was cradling and starring at my newborn in awe. I realised that for all the obstacles or hardships I had to overcome, for all the times someone made me feel inferior in any way, basically any bad thing that has happened to me, he is my reward.

I had to overcome and go through these things to get to that moment; to hold my sweet baby boy and it was all worth it to have this sweet reward.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Special Moments: 2nd Day of A's Life

I remember sitting on the side of the hospital bed A's head in my one hand, his bottom in the other. staring into his sleepy face and being totally mesmerized. He then proceeded to make a big poop, this woke him up. He opened his eyes and started to look around. I will never forget the look on his face of puzzlement of where he was, it was definitely different to where he was 2 days ago.