Guys, I need to introduce you to someone. This person has just recently come into my life, and I can honestly say, I don’t know how I coped without them. They mean the world to me. They comfort me when I’m down, and cool me off when I’m hot. They sit with me comfortably for hours, not even needing to speak, and will just chill patiently, waiting for that special time in the evening when I come and see them….without further adieu, I give to you:
Pear and Strawberry Pudding!
Yep, this was the delicious dessert I made last night, and who I was referring to just now 😛 Oh boy. It was SO good..:
- a small ripe pear
- like..8-10 smallish strawberries (depends how much you like strawberries and the colour pink :p)
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 170g silken tofu
ENOUGH with the romance! Let’s move on to the joys of Thursday. Actually, Thursday hasn’t been particularly joyous today, not at all 😦 You know how they say bad things come in threes? Well, my first one was that cheeky parking ticket the other day, and the other two came today 😦
– MY BLENDER BROKE!!! Not the mini one, the actual real PROPER blender, the one I use to create my beloved EGMs 😥 I was halfway through blending my EGM today, when I smelt the burning rubber, heard the scream, and knew the inevitable had happened…*le sigh. I transferred the half blended contents into my reserve, REALLY DARN CRAP blender, and stood there for – literally – 10minutes, trying to blend just 2 or 3 strands of spinach and beet leaves. BOOOOO. Oh well. It did blend in the end…just:
The EGM lost its’ magic today though, alas!
After breakfast, a really really [excuse my French] shit thing happened (Bad Thing Three), which I don’t want to blog about (nothing to do with food or anything though). Needless to say, it sure made me upset and I did become a tad woeful, if you know what I mean!
I then rode Chika 🙂 And bless her, she so knows when to behave. Yep, she can be a cowbag and she can spook and be a div, but she never, EVER does it on a day when I’m upset. It’s like she senses I need her, so she puts on her halo, pricks her ears, and does her thang 🙂 After a 25minute fast hack round the trails, I came back feeling much better. In fact, I decided to look at the positives – after all, if my blender hadn’t broke, I wouldn’t now be thinking about raiding my savings and investing in a Vitamix….and if Bad Thing Three hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have appreciated Chika so much 😛 There’s always a positive! You just have to dig around for it sometimes 🙂
Lunch was lovely and a random mix – and I broke into my tempeh rashers at last!!
I’ve been wanting to eat these for AGES, and today – the time came……Not the most ‘real’ food ever, but hey – packed with protein and nobody’s perfect 😀 I had them with some roasted beans, as well as a pear, and roasted leek/turnip/celeriac/mixed spice:
It was very, very delicious! Note how the blasted cat stole my photography ledge…..
Dessert was a Cashew Cookie Nakd bar:
Why do I always forget how AMAZING these things taste!!?? Seriously, I’m stunned by my own foolishness sometimes.
The afternoon was spent read/Poppy walking in the forest (finished my book – needless to say, the waterworks were flowing at the end! Praise be for the coverage of trees :p), and doing some cleaning :O I really don’t clean enough…heaven knows why, cos it’s so satisfying when it’s done 😀 But then if I cleaned all the time, you’d never notice the difference…right?
Snack – ultimate comfort food – cereal and yogurt! And even better, the dusty crappy bit from the end of the packet (my favourite bit!!) – note how I got my photography ledge back 😛
Dinner waaaas – basil tofu, with pink durum wheat, kabocha, parsnip and beetroot, as well as fresh basil and cinnamon:
Dessert, without a doubt, will be a Mama Pea millet muffin with some yogurt 😀 But now, I’m going to settle down with Big Brother and this:
OH! I almost forgot (though I doubt your lives are any more enriched by knowing this info :p – but today was a DVD day, so post my usual AM snack, I had an hour of DVD awesomeness :))
QUESTION: Can you recommend a super super good blender/smoothie maker? Anyone have a Vitamix? I want to invest – I can either keep buying cheap-o ones that break within a year, or I can shell out once and for all and buy a darn good one. I’m thinking the latter 🙂
What’s your favourite chore? If I had to pick, I’d say washing up or hoovering. I love being able to see a difference 😀
My cat after my heart – he likes garlic 🙂
I love my boys 🙂