Okay, so that loud whooshing sound is me letting out my breath. I was so worried I might offend somebody with last night’s post that I actually forwarded it to my sister for a “sensitivity check” and still fretted I might hurt somebody with it.
I know. I’m the sensitive one, so worried about upsetting everyone else. Yep.
I appreciate you guys sharing with me the charities that are close to your heart. I realize that you shared something with me that was very personal and intimate, and I’m touched that you comfortable enough to share that with me. Thank you!
Anyway, thanks for the suggestions on haircare! Surprisingly, that circa-2003 Suave is the best stuff I’ve used before, but another type of Suave made my hair fall out. You win some, you lose some.
Perhaps I should just look at recipes for making my own shampoo?
Speaking of recipes, while I don’t have an official one for you here today — it’s stuff you’re all familiar with — I had a total win with my breakfast today.
It was so good that I actually didn’t eat it.
I threw together a simple MIM — 3 tbs peanut flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla, 1/3 cup (estimated) applesauce, and a whole egg — and microwaved it for a couple minutes.
There was a peach on the counter beckoning to me, and I couldn’t resist. I chopped it into bite-sized pieces (it was an epic Costco peach, by the way) then threw it into the nuker for about two and a half minutes, until it was simmering in its own juices. I added a sprinkle of cinnamon and vanilla to the peaches, then added a splash of almond milk to round out the flavor.
I layered the MIM into the bottom of my bowl, added the peach, then topped it with an almond butter sauce (almond butter + almond milk, nuked) and a handful of sliced almonds.
Holy yum, but this stuff was good.
I ate a few bites of it, until I realized that there was no way my conscience would let me keep this to myself. I had to let Amor try it.
He’s generally very receptive to trying new things, but mostly, he tastes my food to be polite. So, when I offered him a bite, I acknowledged that he accepted it not because my breakfast looked good, but he wanted to spare my feelings.
He took the bite, and that’s when a curious expression crossed his face.
“Did you like it?”
“It tastes like a cobbler!”
Great. My breakfast tastes like shoes. Or rather, a shoemaker.
I ate a few more bites, then asked Amor if he wanted another taste, and was completely floored when he said yes.
What? He’s actually wanting to eat something that is Kaz-Food?
I was so thrilled that he enjoyed it, that I offered him the rest. He demurred for a moment, but after confirming that I didn’t mind giving up my breakfast to him, he actually happily accepted it! Say what?
Then the questions started. “There has to be sugar in this, right?”
Nope. It was sweetened with applesauce and peach juice. Really? Really.
“What flour did you use? That’s peanut flour?” Yep. Did I use peanut butter? Nope, that’s almond butter.
You know it’s a victory when your meat-and-potatoes guy finishes off the entire breakfast and loves it.
Have you ever made something healthful and was surprised when somebody else actually liked it? What’s your favorite “healthy” recipe? See! Eating well doesn’t have to be boring!
Thanks for reading!