Monday, 1 September 2014

ENCOUNTERS

Get ready to meet your new best friend.

Today at work a miracle has happened.
I was having a crazy sugar crave. Well, maybe when you're on the border of having a panik attak it's more of a need, but still. Important thing is that I was desperate, begging only for some sugar while drawning in a sea of invoices and boring office stuff.
 And then, the miracle.
A random, desperate day, just turned into the day in which my lovely boss brings cookies.

-Just to be clear and avoid silly misunderstandings about me getting less bitter: it's no dream office. The one with scandinavian design forniture, where  flowers don't die, people are happy and your boss brings cookies... No.
Apparently no one was ever concerned with design, or windows for that matter, my plant died in one day straight and people smile only if someone has made a joke about sex.

I work in a nightmare office and my boss has brought cookies. Period.

So, back to the point, these cookies where these cookies, and they will be your new best friend.
And they will because:
they're loaded with sugar and coconut, PLUS, you need only 3 ingredients to make them PLUS they're ready in maximum top 30 minutes. -And, if 20 of those 30 minutes (negotiable) are baking time, that's to me sounds like a very good deal.-

So, for two greedy people you'll need:

  • - 3 egg whites
  • -110g (half a glass) sugar
  • - 125gr dry grated coconut

  1. divide the the yolk from the egg white (you might use the yolks the morning after to make, e.g., french toasts for breakfast).
  2. put your egg whites on a very low fire, add all the sugar and stir until all the sugar has melted. Be very careful not to cook the egg white.
  3. once the sugar has melted, start adding the coconut, constantly mixing. (As for anything, you have measures but, just keep on adding until the consistency feels right: firm but not too hard.)
  4. with the help of a spoon form little balls with your coconut dought, and bake them until golden at 180°. (Estimated baking time: 15 mins).






Well, also real friends are cool.
So they say.


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Spring

Spring is blooming with all her colourfulness.
I'm grateful for flowers, because they're beautiful and they smell nice.
I'm grateful for my herbs that, with the first warmth, grew of 10 centimetres in two weeks.
I'm grateful that our cat is not allergic to flees because, if he was, he would get bold in random, inconvenient places.
I'm grateful for Spring because it brings Ester, and holidays, and I got to see amazing places in the north of France and because I'm going home to my family.
I'm grateful about Easter also because today I've got chocolate Easter eggs.

I'm also grateful for fruit and vegetables that, at the new beginning of every season, seem always a bit more special.








Wednesday, 5 March 2014

THE COOKING CURE

Spring is finally coming!
I've just had a lovely terraske (word that deisgnates the act of having a beer in the sun), and I wanted to share that with you today.
The warmth of the sun, the freshness of the beer, the loveliness of my garden.
I only thought that, as much as I'm totally fine in having my terraske in between my garbage bags, maybe that's something someone might want to keep for herself.
And for all the neighbours that are sharing the same frontyard with her.
We still didn't take on to the proverbial Spring Cleaning.
Beer first.
So, saving outside image poetry for cleaner days, there is something else worth talking about: "the cooking cure".
Quoting from The Kitchn, the cooking cure is "four weeks of assignments to help you get fresh inspiration and build some new habits with the goal of three home-cooked meals a day".

Even though I have a 45hours-per-week job I always cook my meals at home, and I'm still pretty satisfied with my food. For the moment I'm still far from being tempted by the work canteen.

I really don't need any cure.

Or, maybe I'm in just in phase 1. DENIAL.

Maybe frozen pizza and canned beans are signals that I shouldn't underestimate.

Phase 2. ACCEPTANCE.

And I subscribed for the cure. I'm ready for phase 3. TURN YOUR BREAKFAST INTO AN AWSOME BREAKFAST.

After writing a list of your breakfast habits and setting new goals, the task of today was finding 5 new breakfast recipes.

Here are our 5 winners:
 
CHOCOLATE ALMOND SMOOTHIE - from Love and Lemons
 
 
from What should I eat for breakfast today
 
 
 
from What should I eat for breakfast today

 
from What should I eat for breakfast today

 
 
 
 
I'm honestly super excited about this project.
Please subscribe and share your actual misery and plans of awesomeness with me.

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