Dave looks like he’s had LOTS of sugar. Even though he hasn’t.
I’m not quite sure how he’s done it, as we’ve had no rain and have therefore got no grass but… he’s been looking curvaceous for some time but I suddenly realised the other day – he’s HUGE – look at that belly!
Especially when you compare him today to how he looked in February…
He’s also got the worst timing in the world in that just before I’ve got a week off, and the day after the farrier was at the yard, he pulled a shoe off. Grrr.
I rode him on the soft surface today and yesterday but as he can’t go on the roads without the shoe, I went out for a ride with my friend on one of her two horses this morning. It was actually better I didn’t take Dave as the gale force wind we’ve been cursed with for weeks was still with us - and he’d have been all over the place :-)
So I had to get up earlyish today – but as it was Sunday and as it’s been far too long since I’ve had pancakes…
I used 35g oats, mixed with a mashed half-banana and 1tbsp egg white, topped with coconut butter, a bit of jam and – surprise surprise – fresh strawberries and a dollop of plain soya yoghurt. Heaven.
Then, this afternoon, I made cookies….
I’d seen Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger around on a few sites but never quite at the right time. Started by Sea at the Book of Yum, it involves adopting a GF blog, or one with a GF recipe section and making a recipe or recipes from there and sharing them. This month, it’s being hosted by Zoe, of Z’s Cup Of Tea. I love her blog so that was the choice made :-)
Hence the post title – I’ve had two lines from that song going round my head all afternoon.
But to good effect. The recipe’s really simple and – as I only realised afterwards – not only gluten-free but also dairy-free, egg-free and vegan! It’s also sugar-free and full of healthy fats – a winner all round.
I seem to have lost my big cookie cutter, so mine were buttons rather than cookies – but that means you can eat more of them :-)
They’re not overly sweet but the almond/honey combination is perfect – they’re delicious, whether you follow a GF diet or not! And I’ve got my eye on a couple more of Zoe’s recipes too…
They also went perfectly with a cup of tea after I’d battled back through the hurricane on my bike this evening. I can’t tell you yet whether they go just as well with coffee; I’ll just have to investigate later *sigh*
And I’m looking forward to going to bed WITHOUT setting the alarm tonight – happy days :-)