I feel more confident as each day passes. Today has been interesting, since I went out for lunch for a friend’s birthday with my classmates. We went to this great French restaurant on McCaul street, MiDi, and ate from the summerlicious menu. I gave away my cheese, fries, and dessert, and surprisingly felt okay with it – emotionally, that is. (more…)
With the second day under my belt, 26 more days seems so far yet so close. I will say that not having caffeine from coffee or black tea has been very challenging, and that in combination with anemia leaves me very fatigued. I’ve also noticed strong sugar cravings tend to come around 4/5pm… how odd! I know my addiction to sugar will be a big challenge to overcome, but I may have found some methods to combat this bugger!
Day 1 comes to an end with a bowl of pea soup (recipe courtesy of Dr Sara). Tonight I’ve also managed to make a huge tray of roasted vegetables and ground chicken cooked in a balsamic reduction. The pantry has been stocked with many variations of beans and lentils and the homemade probiotic pickles should be finished by tomorrow.
A hiatus seems to be an appropriate term for the absence I’ve taken from my site. I’ve missed it and I’m back! I took time to focus on school but now I’m ready to post a bunch of stuff which I’ve been excited to post!
The first will by this mystical, magical, chocolaty wonder. And serving it in a mason jar makes it about 10 times more delicious!! It’s also got a pretty moderate serving of protein, so that’s a bonus!
Recipe (makes 1)
2 tsp coconut oil
4 tbsp milk of choice, can also use water but it will not be as good
3 tbsp gluten free flour
2 tbsp stevia
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp and 2 tsp cacao powder (nesquick does not count)
1 tbsp PB2 (optional)
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp PB2
3 tbsp milk of choice or water
1 tsp cacao powder
In a microwave-safe bowl, add your coconut oil and milk and microwave it for 20 seconds (this prevents the oil hardening from the cold milk). If you want to let your milk set to room temperature, then you can skip that step. Next, add in the rest of your ingredients and stir. Pop your cake in a microwave and heat it for 50-60 seconds.
** If you don’t have PB2 (which is essentially peanuts that have had the oil extracted leaving behind a peanut powder which is low in calories and offers a moderate amount of protein), you can sub 1 tbsp of nut butter of your choice or omit all together. Keep in mind, if you add a full-fat nut butter, the macros will change. Same goes for the frosting **
This cake is perfect just like this. If a brownie and a cake had a baby, this would be it. However, things are always better with frosting! Mix up your frosting ingredients with a whisk. Take your cake and break it apart, and layer it with your frosting in a mason jar. This made the perfect breakfast for a Sunday morning.
I really hope you enjoy this recipe! Keep an eye out for many more delicious concoctions to come!
I love breads and pastries, and having a grain intolerance puts a strain on this love. Majority of the time I’m day dreaming of the day when I will bake something like a croissant that will end up being a perfect subsitute. Sadly I’m not there yet, but making these biscuits today came really close. This recipe was taken from HomeMade Healthy on YouTube, but I will post my own version of this in the coming weeks because I’d like to try and improve the flavour and texture. I give my feedback on the recipe below! Thanks HomeMade Healthy for your recipe and keep an eye out for my own version soon!
It has been quite a hiatus, and I apologize but adjusting to full time school and figuring out a new photo set up has been a challenge. However, after visiting Rona yesterday (where the loveliest girl ever helped me) I got my hands on a beautiful piece of plywood which I turned into a gorgeous tabletop (I may actually install legs into it and make it a functioning table for shoots). Other elements of my DIY were not as successful and I fear an investment in some pieces will leave me with more month at the end of the money. Nonetheless I’m making it work!
My favorite thing is waking up Saturday morning and having coffee and breakfast with my parents. I came across this recipe from Dr Kellyann Petrucci, and I was fantasizing about making something with cranberries, orange zest, and nuts and this was literally the perfect recipe so I decided to try it out.