I’ve got a kind-of rant I want to get off my chest….! But because more very ugly-looking food is probably more interesting, I’ll get to that first 🙂
It was breakfast. Again.
I’ve been eyeing Ashley’s breakfast bakes for a while and wanted to make a coconut flour version (surprise, surprise!) so I used 1/3 quantities of the muffins. I was going to mash the banana in but then had the bright idea (never a good sign) of having a banana layer instead; half the batter, then the banana, then more batter – it was going to rock…
Sadly, it sucked instead, as far as appearance goes. Too much banana/too little batter meant I got a bowlful of melted banana with chunks of muffin in it AND I forgot to take a picture before I got stuck in – double fail!
But with coconut cream and jam on top (again surprise, surprise!) it was delicious and at least I know the microwaving works 🙂
As yesterday, looks revolting, tastes great…
Next up on kitchen weirdness is more cookies. I know anyone who read last Sunday’s post has been on tenterhooks and unable to sleep ever since, owing to the suspense of waiting for this recipe. 🙂
So with gritted teeth and monumental unselfishness, I ate all the others just so I could make them again and share the recipe… I’m great aren’t I? (Oscar, anyone?!)
Sadly, I not only lost the will to live with rolling out such sticky dough and left most as flattened balls, I didn’t cook them long enough…
Yep, that’s AFTER baking! But this could be sorted, they’re back in the oven as we speak… 🙂
As for the rant/moan/whatever, it comes from speaking to my best friend yesterday. She said a number of people had asked her, quote, “Is El anorexic?” She’s seen me in full-on chowing-down action too many times to think that but, apparently, these people ask it because I’m not only “so skinny”, but also “always riding that bike”.
Yes, M’Lud, I confess I could do with putting on a few pounds and I do cycle a lot. But before you pass sentence, can the defence put its case?
Just after I found out about my coeliac disease, I was also diagnosed with a rare blood condition. It’s fine now; completely under control, but people with it are more likely to be thinner than those without it. Plus, the haematologist and another doctor have both recently said my weight’s healthy.
And as for the cycling, although the condition is under control, it just means I have to look after myself and keeping fit is one good way of doing that. Bear in mind as well, I usually bike to the yard and back which only takes 10 minutes each way! It would take five in the car so bearing in mind petrol is £1.30 a litre and you use more of it on short journeys, plus all the other reasons I’ve just given, it surely makes more sense to cycle?!
And….. I like it! It makes me feel so much better if I’ve cycled in the morning before work and if I’ve had a stressful day, I feel better if I bike in the evenings.
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that everyone (and I include myself) judges by their own standards. So if you’re honest, you tend to believe what others say and if you’re manipulative and deceitful, you think you’re being deceived and manipulated. It’s human nature. That suggests that these people don’t enjoy exercising and so can’t imagine that anyone would want to do it for any other reason than to burn calories.
And that annoys me slightly 🙂
It almost made me feel like people are watching and that I shouldn’t be riding the bike (I live in a small village where everyone knows everyone)
But I cycled there twice today anyway. So there 🙂
Anyway, rant over and I’m sorry for going on! But I’d love to know anyone else’s thoughts on this one. And I promise to get the cookie recipe up soon…