Posted at 8:34 pm
This omelette is proof that becoming vegetarian has nudged me into becoming far more adventurous with my food. If you had asked me a few years ago what I thought about sweet omelettes I would have laughed in your face. “That’s daft, omelettes are meant to be cheesy!” I would have exclaimed. However during my morning stroll on Sunday I started musing about what I wanted to make for breakfast. I was craving something eggy but didn’t feel particularly enthusiastic about a savoury dish. French toast felt too heavy and I didn’t have the patience for a clafoutis. It was time to think laterally. Continue reading
Posted at 8:30 pm
Bran is a super food, no doubt about it. Rich in fibre, protein, omega acids and a score of minerals, it is an ingredient I have been trying to incorporate into my baking more often. It also possesses a natural sweetness – an added bonus when it means you are able to reduce the amount of sugar. I was a little sceptical of these muffins due to how little sugar they contained and was pleasantly surprised to be proved wrong. In fact I was astounded. They tasted as though they contained at least twice as much! Continue reading
Posted at 8:47 pm
Exams. At times it feels as though the past few years have solely consisted of a never-ending stream of assignments, tests, essays, and more recently, practical assessments. Perhaps I’m over exaggerating a lot tad, I mean I only spent eight weeks at uni. Though to be fair that period involved at least one 2000 word essay per week, and often more. I’m one of those people who, when an assessment is looming, goes into crazy-lunatic-overdrive mode. Am I a little obsessive? Yeah. Not something I’m proud of but I’m slowly learning to tone things down a bit. Largely because such behaviour results in stress. A lot of stress. And for me, stress equals IBS, which leads to more stress, leading to even worse IBS…you get the idea.
So with a six hour practical exam looming tomorrow morning, followed by two theory tests in the afternoon and another six hour practical on Friday, I have been trying my best to keep the stress at bay. I have recently taken up meditation classes, but there are times when you need to do something that requires a little less, well, concentration. Continue reading