Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Do you like waffles? Yeah I like waffles!

My life is pretty exciting at the moment.
It involves things like an animal shaped waffle iron and a new kitchen with natural light that makes nice photos at night time.

Like seriously, what more could you want?

Four months ago I moved to the upstairs apartment in my family home. I cannot express how much it has changed my life and my mindset. Just having that bit more personal space and independence has given me the space I need to grow and flourish. I know it's cliché but a change really is as good as a rest.

I've also been listening to a lot of TED talks recently. I think I'm a TED junkie at this point. They're incredibly interesting and entertaining. It's important for information to be easily accessible and bitesize otherwise your mind won't properly absorb it. To be honest I think that's where school falls back. It just doesn't make learning as engaging as it could be. I would compare the efficiency of the education system to eating really healthily yet not chewing your food. Unless your food is easy to process your body just won't absorb the nutrients.

So what have I learnt from writing this post? Chew my food. And listen to more TED talks. And definitely eat more waffles.

Now I will boldly proclaim that these are the best waffles ever and they're only my first try. Sometimes you just hit gold without even trying. No biggee ;) 

But you don't get to eat waffles unless you watch your education You Tube videos. So here's my favourite to date.

The best waffles ever.

  • 1/2 cup gram flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp xlylitol
  • 3 tsp stevia
  • tbsp cinnamon
  • tsp salt (scant)
  • 1 cup soya milk
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • peanut syrup
  • about 3-4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • sachet vanilla stevia
  • soya milk to thin out
  •  rasberries, coconut and goji berries to serve

Simply blend all the waffle ingredients in your food processor and make them in your waffle iron. Mix up the peanut sauce ingredients in a bowl. Bish bash bam blam. Serve. Devour. Swoon.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

What's hot, What's not.

Okay, okay. I love bad magazines. So sue me. Are you seriously telling me you don't take a sneaky peak at Kate Middleton's latest fashion extravaganza in OK magazine when you wait at the doctors office. Didn't think so...

Anyway... What's hot in my life...? What's not?

Here we go.

Stuff that's hot.

1. Silent disco's. Check out this video. Or better yet have your own. Get everyone to bring their iPod and get groovy. I think they have one at Electric Picnic which I'm super pumped for.

2. Chilled breakfasts. My oven chose a great time to break down. In the middle of a sweltering heatwave. That eased the pain somewhat. Anyway, I'm all about overnight oats, banana pancakes and breakfast shakes at the moment. I've even been smashing up the raspberries and lavender in my garden to make so tasty chia jam. Making the banana pancakes is mandatory. They are truly life changing.

3. Green juice. With extra greens. If you want to feel like you can climb a mountain everyday than you'd better be chugging back your spirulina. My current favourite is two green apples, one courgette, black kale, a bit hunk of ginger and lots of spirulina. Shluuuuurp... Watch out for your green froth mustache.

4. The new series of skins. What is so damn appealing about Effy? She's insanely self destructive yet you just want to be her. You can watch it online for free on 4od's website.

Stuff that's not.

1. Heatwaves. Okay so it seems kinda laughable that I would consider 25 degrees a heatwave but when it's hot enough to kill off my kale and disturb my sleep that's too hot as far as I'm concerned...

2. Wonky keys. Especially when you really really need to pee and you can't get into your apartment. Damn you phantom menace that sneaks around at night bending my keys.

3. Roadworks. Putting me out of work. How nice of you, county council, to choose the hottest, sunniest month of the year to dig up the road outside the shop I work in. They have scared off all the customers. Dicks.

I shall leave you with a stack of sea jenga