4 more sleeps until Christmas! I am beyond excited as I am finalising the table decor and the menu with my family.
Last night our old small group (aka home group, aka home cell) got together and celebrated the end of the year with a bring and share. I decided to make hand pies for the gathering but ran out of time for a photoshoot of the final product so I took a quick shot of my pies at the gathering before everyone digged in. According to my sister the picture is blog worthy. I hope ya’ll don’t mind.
The past few days I have been living on fruit and vegetables and rarely had any meat. For the sake of our environment and based on posts and articles I am reading at the moment, I feel good about cutting out meat and animal products more often than lately. We already have a Meatless Monday tradition in our home which works for us but cutting out more animal products during the week can only do us good. It definitely helps me to discover the huge variety of vegetables we have to our benefit. However, balance is key and this morning I opened up the floodgates of bacon to prove my point. I posted the joy on instagram in case you missed it.
Reducing our meat intake definitely gets my creative juices flowing. I thought of my Townies when coming up with this idea but used wholemeal flour instead of coconut flour. I absolutely love the crunchier texture of the whole meal flour and it compliments the soft creamy mushroom centre. On one of the SA food shows I am watching at the moment it was said that adding lemon juice to cooked mushrooms is a pair made in heaven, so I put that theory to action in this recipe. They were right! Go on, try these easy pies for yourself. I just had 2 for breakfast!