Karlie "Eat to Live" @karlie_eat_to_live
Zahra's first harvest. 😄🌱 Lots of homegrown greens went into homemade #spelt bolani today (I watched while Ali's sister and mum made them!). 😜 Bolani is the Afghani version of Turkish #gozleme. It's delicious fried dough stuffed with greens and potato. We are eating it with "dogh" - a traditional, homemade yoghurt drink.
#afghanifood #bolani #homegrown #vegetables #organic #speltflour #communitygarden
@Ali_eat_to_lift reckons he can only cook 3 things (boiled eggs, lamb curry and BBQ)... But every now and then he whips out a beauty like this and proves he's more talented in the kitchen than he lets on. This is Shorwa, traditional Afghani "lamb neck and potato soup". Here's a (slightly varied) recipe I found online: http://www.afghankitchenrecipes.com/recipe/shorwa-e-tarkari-meat-veg-soup/
It's typically served with ripped up bits of flat bread soaking in the soup bowl, and eaten using the hands accompanied by salad. I quite like it like this though... With khajoor (basically savoury Afghani dunkin' doughnuts!), which his sister and mum made, dipped in the soup: http://www.afghankitchenrecipes.com/recipe/khajoor/
#afghanifood #shorwa #khajoor #soup #traditionalfood #meat #vegetables
One hand wonder. This meal was entirely prepared using one hand... The joys of motherhood. And it took me two days! Yesterday I chopped the garlic one-handed, but that was as far as I got before mum duties took over... Today I managed to complete the mission and finally enjoyed my lunch (which would normally only take 15 mins) of spaghettini with mushroom, bacon, garlic, baby spinach, broccoli, cream and fresh parmesan. I really need to get into baby wearing!
#lunch #pasta #mumlife #pleasedontputmedownmum
A few piccies from our maternity shoot, two weeks before baby Zahra was born.
@alyceannettephotography is highly recommended!
When I was little, my aunt in New Zealand made Rainbow Bear on the right. My uncle and cousins would make hilarious home videos of Rainbow Bear exploring their house and jumping on all the couch 'trampolines' to send to my brother and me. Over the years he became battered and damaged and has had several makeovers, including the time my mum upcycled one of my French knitted tea cosies to re-cover his moth-eaten arms. Today Zahra received the most beautiful gift... Her very own mini Rainbow Bear (left) knitted by the same aunt which I know Zahra will treasure her whole life like I did the original Rainbow Bear. What a special gift, we absolutely love it. Thank you so much, Aunty Helen. 😍😍😍 #RainbowBearNextGen
Angel face. 😍😍😍 12 days old today.
Thanks @adamliaw for your ultimate roast potato tutorial. 😍
They're going with roast lamb, roast veg, steamed greens and grrrrravy.
#roastpotatoes #crispy #fat #bakeddinner
Left: One day before Zahra was born. Right: My hungry little caterpillar, one week old today on Mother's Day. 💖💖💖
Afghan style meatball and potato curry made by @ali_eat_to_lift. Comfort food for the body and soul.
It's made on a base of onion, ginger, garlic, curry powder and tomato paste. Cooked in ghee. The meatballs are lamb kofta mince. Throw in diced potatoes and hot green chillis. A little water, sliced tomatoes. Simmer. Serve over rice. Delish!
#meatballs #curry #afghanifood #kofta
When Audi send their newest dad a ginormous floral arrangement worth hundreds of dollars, you've got to Instagram that sh* #. 😍🌹🌷 Especially when it comes in a huge glass trifle bowl, which you had on your shopping list anyway! #winning #wow #flowers #orchids #corporatebenefits