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Vanilla Mint Cake (DF, GF, low-glycemic)

full-cake-with-slice-out-of-it pouring-ganache-onto-cakeIt’s like, when you’re late, you always run into traffic, drop your purse on the way out, accidentally forget your jacket at home and have to turn around, etc.  For me, when I’m late, it’s like, “Oh, why don’t I MAKE A CAKE.”  Seriously.

It would make me seem a much more sane human being if this was some cute anecdote, but alas, it is not, and I was terribly late for a meeting this morning, and chose that after going for a run making a cake was a better idea to stay late for said meeting than even taking a shower.

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mint minced chicken


It could be imagined that my arms are sore right now. After all, heavy lifting with a cleaver and filming this episode do take its toll.  Dumbells are now officially replaced by tripods.  Not like I used dumbells anyways.

OK, ramble on, and then let’s stop and watch a video about a little combination I’ve fallen for: mint and chicken.

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reflections on great things

I have come to the realization that it takes an enormous amount of energy to do great things. I’ve heard that once and I hear it now.

Great things come in a grand spread of forms. Great things are tying your shoe for the first time, overcoming the loss of a parent, turning your creative passion into a full time occupation while trying to make ends meet. These are great things, and the energy they take is both new and demanding, intense relatively and independently.

If the source of this energy is undefined, the negations of it are certainly not: bad relationships, lack of self love, an imbalance of health.

Health is beyond physical. It is mental, emotional, spiritual. It is a type of self love humble and convincing at once. If we know that a lack thereof deprives great things, and we live in a society obsessed with great things, why don’t we take care of ourselves more?

Kudos to you for visiting a site that cares about health, pleasure, and what we put in our bodies. Take care of yourself this weekend! And then share it. 🙂

potted herbs > packaged herbs

mintI’ve come to a revelation– I hope to never buy herbs again in the grocery store!  This reality goes far beyond any sort of farm-to-table philosophy and straight into my pocket, I decided I will grow all the herbs in my own garden from now on, so they will be more natural and healthy, I even get the best trimmer from http://thegardeninghub.com/reviews/top-hedge-trimmers/ just for this. So take note:

herbs

Each of these plants cost no more than 3 bucks.  In the grocery store where the herbs will probably die in like 3 days anyways?  One buck less.  And they don’t keep having little herb babies.

Buy your own herb pots!  Even if you have no garden (I surely do not have enough moolaw to afford a garden in this urban landscape) simply keep a few pots of choice in your kitchen next to the window.  These lovelies reproduce more quickly than rabbits.  …which is why I don’t feel bad using the baby leaves to top my tartines with my teff bread.

plated tartine herb

A very practical use of things past.

brunch of the kingsMade too much choux pastry from ye ole gluten-free éclairs?

Stuff them with herbed goat cheese (easier for lactose intolerances) or whatever herbed creamy substitute that is dairy-free your heart desires.  Serve up with some smoked salmon, fresh fruit, and if you want to throw in some potato with that, you might as well call it brunch.

Yummy in the tummy.!