Hey there bloggers, how are you all today? i’m blugh, its that time of the month coming soon, and i have ZERO motivation, i struggled through insanity cardio recovery, with minimal effort (not.good.enough!) and i’ve been a hungry horace all day long! i’ve gone over cals today, but hey ho what you gonna do, its been healthy stuff thats taken me over, so its not the end of the world!
Lets get started on food:
Breakfast today was strawberries, blueberries and nectarine with apple and pear compote for dipping
And a Raspberry Breakfast muffin, i think, like i said i undercooked these and i mixed them too much, still their nice and keep me full for a good amount of time (recipe coming soon)
Mid morning i snacked on a tropical nut oaty (recipe coming soon) which saw me through to lunch.
Lunch was a pot of roasted veg, in the mix, butternut squash, onion, beetroot and parsnip……hmmmmhmmmm deeelish! i love roasted veg best
Along with a food doctor pitta, these are so much more interesting than regular pitta, i love the seeds through them.
So it was all good until there, and then i was a snack monster!
I started out with a Prickly Pear, have you ever seen one of these before, i was mooching in the fruit/butchers shop, and found this little gem, i had never heard of or seen one before.
What a funky little creature!
Goshmeeshers this little beasty lives up to its name i wound up with 2 spikes in me from handling it for this pic! their almost invisible but hurt like hell! after a little googling, turns out this is the fruit of a cactus, hence the name and the cactus like spikes i got in my fingers!
I persevered though and peeled it and split it and munched away, i was so surprised at the colour, it wasn’t what i was expecting! it tastes a little like a sweet watermelon with a hint of raspberries, it has seeds through it like a passion fruit except their much harder than a passion fruit so you have to spit em out! twas worth the effort though, it was deeelish! i’ll defo be buying another one.
After that i had a nectarine
And a while later some grapes
Dinner was a bit of a flop, i made a beautiful big stir fry with lots of fresh veg, cashews, chicken, water chestnuts, and udon noodles, i used african hot sauce and a scotch bonnet chilli, it blew the roof off!!! it was toooooooooooooo hot! Buddy said he couldn’t taste the heat! Yeah right! but half way through announced he didn’t like it as it was a bit tasteless, i think the heat was too much but he wont admit it! he threw his away and i made him tuna pasta, but i served it when the pasta wasn’t cooked so he threw that away and i made him beans on toast, i burned 3 of my finger tips on the grill whilst making him that! kitchen fail!!
I ate mine though, heat and all!
After dinner i had some natural yoghurt to help with the FIYA in my mouth, with some jam, and some nuts and seeds, and dried cherries! ok ok enough with the food! i wont eat another thing today i promise!!
Ok let me share the cookie recipe from the wknd with you guys, these are pretty awesome and painfully simple and quick, i made some for buddy and i made another batch on Monday morning before work to take to a team meeting, buddy just raised an eyebrow when he saw the Kitchenaid on the go at 6.50am on a Monday morning! heh heh!
Good Old Fashioned Cookies:
100g brown sugar
150g white self raising flour
1T golden syrup
1 bag (100g) choc chips (any kind you like)
heat the oven to 180degrees
Cream together the butter and sugar till light and fluffy (i.e. bang the food mixer on and walk away!), no add the golden syrup, and mix well.
Add in the flour, mix well and finally stir in the chocolate chips.
Divide mixture into 14 balls, and place onto a baking sheet, space them well apart and do not flatten them out, i used 2 baking sheets to allow enough room.
Bake for 12 – 15 minutes till slightly golden brown!
I’m going to try fiddling with the recipe, using wholemeal flour and other add ins, dried fruit, nuts etc! so versatile!
They work out around 145cals per cookie
So its time for the Teapigs giveaway, the lovely peeps over at Teapigs not only sent me some samples to try out but they send me 2 full size boxes for giveaways for my fab readers (i.e. you!)
They sent me Superfruit and English Breakfast (i’m pretty jealous about the Superfruit, i fancy that one!)
To be in with a chance of winning one of these boxes just leave me a comment in this post, or send me an email at rowena dot dennis @ btinternet dot com
And tell me what your favourite recipe is, baking or cooking, healthy or non healthy, preferably with a link to the recipe. Please also put in your comment or email which tea you would like to try, and i’ll make sure to pick one winner from each group of preferences! sound fair? :-)
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Night night folks! much love <3 <3 <3 xoxo