I've been feeling ridiculously busy lately, and also a bit lonely at my empty house. The first two days of the week saw some easy fixes for both problems, though!
Monday started quite stressful, and even involved some tears, but all my stress was literally wiped away by a gorgeous (and free!) massage. A friend of mine is a registered masseuse and she had a free hour so I started with a foot spa, then a scalp massage, a back, arm and leg massage, and then ended with a foot massage. It was fantastic and relaxing, and if massages weren't so expensive I think I would have one every day! It left me feeling so peaceful.
Then last night I went to a human rights group meeting and there were only four of us. My masseuse friend said "Can we go somewhere a bit warmer, maybe someplace with soup?" I didn't want to end up at some crappy restaurant with no vegan food so I very quickly offered up my house. I quickly threw together some veggie soup (literally a tin of diced tomatoes, a tin of chickpeas, two potatoes, a carrot and a capsicum, with some veggie stock and thyme) and we ate soup and wrote up a few documents to bring into an upcoming meeting with our state politicians. Everyone ooh-ed and ahh-ed over how quick it was to cook healthy, vegan food that was tasty. There's nothing like sharing a meal with friends!
But I was in a rush and thinking about politicians, so forgot to get a photo! So I'll leave you with a different take on pizza from a week ago, a combination of two recipes from Ultimate Uncheese. The base is the 'Quick Chickpea Flour Pizza', which is really more of a very thin pancake than a pizza. The recipe indicates that it be served plain, as far as I can tell, but I was bored with that idea so I topped it with 'Broccoli Pesto' and olives which was very, very good. The pesto recipe makes a ton, too, so I've got some in the freezer for future uses. This pizza was completely different from my normal idea of pizza, but it was good.