Mmmm, cake

Prynhawn da!

This weekend has been chock-a-block with fun stuff.  Friday night we went out for dinner with friends.  The food wasn’t anything to shout about but the company was great so it’s all good.  Then Saturday I went to an awesome yoga class, followed by a spa afternoon where I had my first ever massage!  It was amazing!  This was followed by evening drinks and an early start this morning for church.  Surprisingly, during this madness I did find time to bake these:

Oh yes.

In case you’re wondering, they do taste as good as they look.  I adapted The Voracious Vegan’s recipe for Caramel Pudding Chocolate Chip Cakes.  To make them gluten-free I just replaced the all-purpose flour and wholewheat pastry flour with 1 and 3/4 cups of rice flour.  I also used a mix of vegan milk and white chocolate buttons instead of the chocolate chips.  And finally, because the husband isn’t a fan of the caramel soy desserts, I used the vanilla ones intead.  Oh, and I had to use cupcakes cases since I didn’t have a mini loaf tin.  Despite all these changes, they came out wonderfully!  So, what are you waiting for???

A glimpse of my food day

Hello, and Happy Friday!

Firstly, I want to say thank you so much for all your thoughtful comments on my post Feminism, Body Image, and Anti-Oppressive Thinking, and thank you to Tasha from The Voracious Vegan for featuring it on her blog.  I think it’s an important and vast topic; and the more we expose injustices (of any sort) the greater the chance that change can happen.  And thank you to everyone who comments here and I don’t get round to replying.  To be honest, sometimes I don’t know what to say in reply but I love that you leave comments to let me know that you’ve popped over.

Anyway, this week I am lacking inspiration when it comes to blogging.  The reason, I believe, is because I have been trying to write an incredibly BORING essay for uni and I’m not going anywhere fast with it.  Ugh.  I need to be stimulated and inspired by interesting ideas, and experiences, and reads, etc. to release the creative beast that lurks inside me…  Can you tell I’ve been stuck indoors most of the week?

It hasn’t been all bad though- I made it to yoga twice this week, which was awesome.  Had a lovely dinner over one of my fave girl’s house, went out for a few glasses of vino with uni people last night, visited another friend who’s more than ready to give birth to her little girl, and I’m seeing another one of my fave girls and her boyfriend tonight.  Ok, maybe it feels like I’ve been stuck indoors more than I actually have.  Since I don’t have any amazing recipes to post up (I’m still tweeking a tahini-free hummus recipe, and a BBQ sauce recipe for you) I thought I’d give you a sample of what I often eat in the day.  Sorry if it’s boring but I love reading about what other people’s daily food intake looks like.  Voyeuristic, maybe, hey-ho.

Breakfast, after a lovely cup of coffee, is ALWAYS…

An apple, and a couple of my favourite raw balls, and a mug of herbal tea.

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Lunch is pretty much always one of these bad boys, which contains whatever I’ve got on the fridge and/or fancy on the day:

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I belong to the camp of “little and often eaters” so inevitably during the day I will snack on:

And…

I could eat peanut butter on rice cakes until the cows come home, seriously.  However, I can eat peanut butter and jam on rice cakes in even greater quantities so I try not to buy jam too often (the old digestive system isn’t as fond of the combo as my taste buds are).

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Dinner always involves vegetables, and some sort of “carb” such as sweet potato (LOVE), quinoa, rice, millet.  For example,

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And then there will be more of the same snacking after dinner.  I may mix it up with one of these:

Happy times.

There you have it!  I will hopefully be back soon with something more interesting to share.  Hope you’re having a great day :)