The Art of Shared Dinners

We arrived back to our tropical home after two days travelling up the coast. Bringing back with us treasured memories and tired bones. Our month long summer adventure had come to an end, the long sunshine filled days swimming and late nights merry making gave us wide smiles as we sleepily unpacked the car and wandered inside.

A beautiful friend welcomed us home by preparing a delightful shared dinner; a practice I have come to truly love and appreciate. It builds on from the mindfulness that I spoke about earlier (have a read here). It really makes a difference when you eat something that has been thoughtfully prepared with friends or loved ones.

Food as a practice; enjoyed for its nourishment and sense of community. The art of shared dinners is so important.

And because I love to share, here is the recipe, they are delicious...

Ingredients:
250gm frozen spinach (thawed)
2 eggs
1/4 cup oats (processed into a fine flour)
1/2 onion (finely chopped)
3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
Salt and Pepper

Topping:
Nutritional yeast
Smoked paprika
Pepitas

To serve:
Ricotta
Cucumber salsa
Homemade chutney

Preheat oven to 180 degrees, set out baking trays and line with baking paper. Combine all ingredients and mix well. If you think the mixture is too wet add more oats, and if too dry add some milk.

Evenly divide the mixture onto the baking tray to make little pancake sized batches.

Top with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast, paprika and pepitas. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned and serve. Here ricotta, cucumber salsa and homemade chutney was added for flavour dimension. Salad, tzatiki or another dip/sauce, veggies or any other addition will work also. Super versatile.

Love, J x