Today Australia celebrates Anzac Day and honours all the men and women that served in all wars.
Originally ANZAC Day is the anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey during in World War I.
But today it’s a National remembrance of all the men and women in wars and conflicts and commemorative services are held across the whole country. First services are at dawn, which is the time of the ANZAC army (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) first landing in Gallipoli in 1915. Then later in the day former soldiers take marches in many places.
Becase I am a person who fulfills the word, I’m finally sharing the promised recipe for Ajvar (Roasted Red Pepper And Eggplant Relish). That you never heard of this sauce? It’s a traditional Balkan sauce/relish made from roasted red peppers and eggplant. And you should definitely give it a try as it’s simply delicious. It’s the perfect addition to the weekend BBQ and roasted meats, easily outclassing the store-bought ketchups and sauces.
So, back to reality. When we returned from our amazing trip to Austria (I will totally write about it later) the real life stuff hit me pretty hard. We have just 3 weeks left before our trip to Thailand (and moving to Australia after that, you can read a bit more about it in the Big Step story) and I’m starting to freak out a little.
These Celeriac and Carrot Fritters are a great companion to many meals. You can definitely enjoy them as they are. Which means don’t worry about the cutlery, get your hands a bit messy and maybe even use the fritters as a scoop for your favorite dip. My Avocado Jalapeno Dip would serve just great for that.
How successful are you with baking? And now – how successful are you with paleo baking??
My paleo baked sweets suck. I mean not all the time, but there is definitely lot of trials and errors. Cooking is so much easier. Right? Without all the weighing and measuring… But fortunately sometimes my baking efforts would bear the fruit. Like with this Chocolate Banana Protein Loaf which is foolproof and simple, yet very satisfying.
Not sure if it’s because it’s getting really cold here in Czech (seriously, it’s at least minus 10 everyday, can’t wait for the Thailand weather), but I crave spicy foods all the time now. I sprinkle chillies on every possible thing these days. And I could just swim in Sriracha. So to satisfy my wild appetites I made an extra big batch of my Avocado Jalapeno Dip. It has a nice spicy kick, yet pairs perfectly with many of my favorite dishes.