stunner of a stay

Short but oh so sweet.

A weekend island getaway, complete with family, friends, babies, beer and music (among other things).

Straight out front.

These were sampled, smooshed and smeared.

Stairs were discovered.

Sandy times.


Sweet ride. Β Real sweet.

SNACKS: (vary seasonings according to your tastes)

Balsamic Baked Chickpeas

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 t sea salt + extra salt for seasoning after baking
  • 1-2t garlic granules (optional)
  • 3-4T balsamic vinegar (I like it vinegary)
*If you marinate the chickpeas over night, the flavour is much better, but no stress if you don’t plan ahead.

  1. Toss chickpeas in vinegar, salt, garlic.
  2. Place on a baking tray that has been misted with olive oil spray.
  3. Bake for 1 hour at 150 degrees C – keep and eye on them and stir/rotate every 10 minutes or so.
  4. After 1 hour, turn off oven, leaving chickpeas inside to cool completely (helps dry them out further)
  5. Sprinkle with more salt (mmm) and a crack of black pepper for luck.

Munchies sorted.

Strange beachy plant specimens.

Homeward bound… sleepy time.


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About Lou

I'm a stay at home Mum, recipe book addict who can't stick to a recipe to save my life.

12 responses to “stunner of a stay”

  1. Nada (One Arab Vegan) says :

    I love “honey” roasted chickpeas with cinnamon and maple syrup and agave but have yet to tackle a savoury version. Yours sound awesome – a bit like salt and vinegar chips – will have to give them a try!

    • Lou says :

      mmm sweet chickpeas sound amazing… like candy that’s good for you! They are kinda like salt and vinegar chips, just not as crispy crunchy. Very addictive though, can’t stop eating them πŸ™‚ I will so have to give sweet ones a try πŸ™‚

  2. The Healing Kitchen says :

    That’s a sweet VW bus!

    And adorable kiddos πŸ™‚

  3. Emmy says :

    Did you really travel round in that van…..!? Way beyond awesome!

    • Lou says :

      Sadly, no, it was just a sneaky photo with a Kombi…. my fav vehicle! I am obsessed with them. One day I will have one, sigh πŸ™‚

  4. Yolie @ Practising Wellness says :

    WOw, what a wonderful trip! Short, yes, but clearly very very sweet…and very very stunning. ❀ Love this post – your little one is absolutely gorgeous! And you are such a beautiful loving mum! πŸ™‚ xyx
    PS: Dude…sweet ride πŸ˜‰

  5. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says :

    aww, what great pics. love the cute kiddo pics πŸ™‚

  6. spoonfulofsugarfree says :

    So adorable!! How cute πŸ˜€ And those little jam-butter-pocket-things look delicious! Do you have the recipe?

    • Lou says :

      I’m just tweaking the recipe – it’s almost done. They are based on my “Friendly Fruit Bars” but a lot easier to make (less playing around with the dough) They are actually chocolate filled (sugar free!) I will hopefully get a post up on it this week πŸ™‚

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