Day 8 of 90 Days of #Microstories. Entitled, “Vertigo”.
Day 7 of 90 Days of #Microstories. This one’s called “Last Call”.
Day 6 of 90 Days of #Microstories, entitled “Captured Moment”.
Day 5 of “90 Days of #Microstories”, called “Back on the market“.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this would just cover one chapter in a long tome of our relationship. But what a chapter! Happy Anniversary, Monkey!
(All pics taken by the amazing London photog Kate Henderson)
I’m trying to cut down on flour, but I still want yumminess, so how about a nut butter cookie that’s flourless (and dairy free!), yet delish? YES PLEASE. So simple, so good, you’ll make them tonight Enjoy.
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Large pinch salt
Preheat oven to 350F, or 180C. Dump everything in a big bowl, and stir well. (Toddlers make VERY good soux chefs when it comes to stirring). When fully incorporated, plop on cookie tray spaced about 2” apart, and cook 12-14 minutes, or till they look a bit golden and fluffy. Let cool for 15 minutes (or eat them right then and there – I won’t judge). This recipe will yield about 24 delicious cookies!
I kept my recipe plain as the kid is allergic to dairy, but you can experiment with chocolate chips, raisins, or other chopped dried fruit. Enjoy!
Day 4 of “90 Days of #Microstories”. Today’s title is “Reap what you sow.”
We all know coconut oil is brilliant in our food, but what about other everyday uses? Can you really use coconut oil throughout your day? The simple answer – yes! Once you start looking at the various uses of coconut oil, the possibilities are endless.
Sure, eating coconut oil makes you healthy, and health shines through our bodies, but what about some topical application? Not only is coconut oil a perfect body moisturizer, put a dollop in a shallow bowl and add brown sugar till you get a dry paste, then use as a scrub on your lips for a perfect exfoliation (and once you rinse your lips, follow up with a coat of coconut oil to lock in the moisture!).
I have a toddler, so there is always something sticky being ground into the leather couch or carpet. Rub in a bit of coconut oil, allow to soak into the fibers or grain, and then tease the sticky stuff out. Bonus? Coconut oil is brilliant on conditioning leather (but always test for colourfastness first).
Coconuts aren’t just for fruity rum drinks anymore! Try this for your next coffee, you’ll thank me: 1 cup of hot coffee, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon grass fed butter, and a pinch of sweetner of your choice. Pop in a blender, blend on high till frothy like a latte. Drink, and enjoy the most luxurious, silky coffee you’ve ever tasted, which will keep your energy levels up all morning!
We used coconut oil to treat minor diaper rash or abrasions to absolute success – I swear by a dot of coconut oil to keep the baby’s skin happy and healthy!
For those of you with summer colds, but who hate Vapo-rub and that awful smell, try a bit of coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree oil and rosemary oil. Rub into the chest, and let the vapors unblock that nose!
If you’ve got some amazing uses for coconut oil, let me know in the comments!
Day 3 of “90 Days of #Microstories”, entitled “Mightier than the sword”.
You may have heard the latest health news, which is that once-villified fat is actually coming back into the nutritional fold. But often people don’t know good fat from bad, or how to get in a great amount of fat without a massive meal. Fat bombs to the rescue! I have one in the early afternoon as a pick me up, and they are amazing – the fat sates my hunger pangs, and the protein releases energy slowly, so I don’t have a ‘crash and burn’ feeling like after having a carb-loaded snack. These are super easy to make, and taste like chilled peanut butter cups (yum)!
Hella Easy Choco Nut Fat Bombs
1 Cup of Coconpure virgin coconut oil
¼ Cup of MyProtein Peanut Butter
¼ cup of MyProtein cashew butter
1/2 Cup of grass-fed butter
Squirt of organic honey (most people use stevia, but I don’t like the taste)
½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
The recipe could not be more simple. Pop everything in a pot, and stir over low heat till fully incorporated. I have one of those neat appliances that do the mixing for you, but a pot and spoon will work just as well. When fully mixed (you’ll notice a lovely ‘gloss’ to the mixture), pour into moulds of your choice. You can pour it into a bar shape, or cupcakes with liners, or my fave, a silicone ice cube tray – the tray is very easy to dislodge, and is a perfect bite-sized portion. Chill for about 1 hour, and then dislodge and put in a freezer bag in the freezer. Simply remove and bite every time you want a pick me up without a load of carbs or sugar!
Check out tomorrow’s ‘5 Uses for Coconut Oil You Maybe Hadn’t Thought About Before, But You Should Be Doing Right Now’. I may shorten the name by tomorrow.