I have this insane idea that I woke up as a bear….. so hungry
Cold overnight oats with raisins and almond milk
You know I mentioned how much I love salads, to me its a meal all by itself.
Beef! another fetish of mines, this time paired with sautéed vegetables, mushroom with a tangy oyster sauce .
I find that whenever I bake bread, I develop this craving for spicy beef so I made this tangy/spicy beef along with my raisin bread and salad for a quick breakfast.( I was feeling extremely hungry this morning.)
A very simple salad with my cayenne pepper infused ranch dressing. Very easy meal in 15 minutes.
I wasn’t thinking of measurements when my belly was calling to be feed, just threw this together. Will do better next time .
“Going the distance is like an adventure, each pit stop is a chance to exhale, to reflect, to motivate you onward on your journey”. –Cathy
I found that making my own salad dressing was much more convenient, that way I knew what was going into it. The cost is manageable and the taste was amazing ……
I eat a lot of salads, mostly greens I should say. A while back I bought a box of concentrate orange juice to dilute as a beverage, but one night making dinner it occurred to me to mix the juice with extra virgin olive oil , salt pepper the usual contents. and place it in an ice tray so it would be cold and maintain the shape for the salad.
The result above is a couple of cubes of dressing on salad that went along as I ate my salad without making it soggy.
This is my go to way for making dressing that will be cold, cute and carries well
“The past couple of days has been one in which I choose not to dwell on, simply because I feel resigned to just be, to let life be, and what comes my way….well I’ll be thankful for sure, appreciative of course! Mostly I’ll be stronger, for my strength makes me who I am, who I choose to become.”
I like the idea of putting together something really quick and easy, I don’t like overly long cooking or baking. It should take me 45 minutes in the kitchen on busy days……
Salad making in the process with cheese paste and loads of mustard just the way I like it
The salad is basic, tomatoes, shredded cabbage, red onions, local green lettuce. With garlic and olive oil dressing.
Whole some mini buns
2 cups all-purpose flour (self rising flour)
1 packet of instant yeast
smidgen of cinnamon
1 table-spoon sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix together in a large bowl to allow for expansion, after half hour (1/2) roll into mini balls and sit for 15-20 minutes covered with a damp towel, bake at 350 for 20 minutes. I love these with Jam, custard for my sweet tooth, of course!
My one main Fetish …..yep I love baking bread , there’s no big science behind it. I really enjoy it and it relaxes me. (got to score on that one)
- Rosemary infused
- Cinnamon and sugar
- White Ciabatta
- Raisin and carrot
- Whole wheat
- Pumpkin seed with oregano
This list goes on….. these, however, are by far my favourites.
After the dough has risen to twice the volume in size and already in the pan, I use a very sharp knife to make the slits on top, then either olive oil infused with rosemary or my go to cinnamon mix sprinkle on top for added flare.
place in brown paper bag and can be kept in the refrigerator for a week or less. Always best though, fresh from the oven with butter and cheese. Enjoy:)
There’s nothing better I like than the sound of rain falling on rooftops. The sound is like a lullaby edging me to sleep, all thoughts, worries all on the back burner. My only conscious thought right now is listening and letting my mind drift to where my body wishes.
It’s truly the most relaxed I’ve been in a while….weeks actually. I’m loving it for now.
I think back to a time when I was much younger, and loving the rain making the ground all muddy and sticky; can I just say; the smell when those first few drops hit the dirt, this smelled of chocolate and wet sand, mixed with the smell of the sea……to me! this was the scent in my head that I simply cannot forget. A treasured memory.
Today was like that….and I slept and slept. Dreaming of nothing, thinking of nothing except the sound of the rain an ever-present awareness, like a song thunderous and chillingly soothing all at the same time. I wish every weekend would rain.
It’s been ten (10) days now of my smoothie blast-a-ton. Or something to that effect, truly it’s been a wretched period, with little to no breakouts on my face, just the random show-casers who feel the need to be seen, when clearly they were supposed to be hidden; hence the action .
But, it’s all good , happy reporting that I feel less bloatish (yes that’s my word) and somewhat weightless. Is this what I really want to say right now? I feel light, extremely so. Morning routine/ day routine
1 8oz cup of turmeric tea a bit on the warm side
2 Eggs scrambled, or sunny side up/ cranberry pancakes with English breakfast tea
1 glass of water (really an effort here, no kidding :))
8oz pasta or rice with peas, maybe some veggies depending and cucumber salad
more water, with much effort
1 cup ginger tea
5 crix that’s a biscuit or a slice of my special bread
oats with milk chocolate
8oz cup of turmeric tea still on the warm side
Now after a full day I am left with a desire to get fit, and a desire to eat, and to my way of thinking I choose to eat, as sooner than later… with the right frame of mind I can overcome everything else, and still be healthy .
Yesterday I was thoroughly drained, exhausted and in badly need of fluids, so dehydrated I more or less felt really bombed out. I’m beginning to wonder if maybe I picked up a bug. Having to shake this very listless feeling is tiring indeed!
So much to get done and so little time in which to do these tasks. I need a booster! Lately I’ve been having berry smoothies, with a hint of vegetables thrown in for good measure, and I’m starting to see a difference in my skin’s texture. Mostly it’s been clear ……for the minor dark marks here and there, (total age killers, I might add)
Recently, though I had a massive breakout session with the lurkers. And then reality set in to further test my resolve; what you put in your body is what you look like on the outside!
My consciousness has perfect skin, though he may think otherwise….. Tight, poreless, ever flushed, and I have never, not once seen him dripping in sweat. Then again he’s a fitness guru, and being in the zone you tend to mimic the other.
So, I’m starting over , changing the course as they say, improvement is on the way. And at the same time, living the good life!
Till you hear from me……….
“The Paradoxical Commandments
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council
Have you ever wondered why we say the things we do ?
He : I love you..
She: Why do you always say it like its the answer for everything, like it’d fix things!
He: Why do you always have to be so angry?
She: You never listen ! Its too much just being in the same room with you!! I’m trying to explain something to you, and all you can think of ….is sex!
He: We never see each other anymore, don’t you know I love you
She: You were the one who decided this, we are not living on mars, if you wanted to see me you could’ve made the effort, this was so last century!! don’t you get that I’m tired of this circus we have , its no longer fun. If you loved me like you say , you would make the time, make an effort dammit!!
He: I told you about my work! I’m very busy!
She: Bullshit! you’re full of crap I think you’re making excuses and I am done!!.
What can one think of the circumstances that led to the above scene? I am curious to accumulate some feedback and your help would be greatly appreciated. So why not let me know your thoughts in the comments below;