So I went to a new hairdresser last week, my last one is great but is a 40 min drive away and in Brisbane traffic, it ends up being an hour and a half round trip! The new one is 5 mins away, so it was worth a shot.
However I’m always a bit apprehensive trying a new one as you get to know your hairdressers, they become like friends – so it’s always… Will you like them? Will they like you? Do they do a good job? Do you like the salon and the rest of the crew? Does it all smell like chemicals in there? Do they leave you alone or talk too much? Does it cost 4 times more than you thought it would?
After I nixed the peanut butter for peanut powder – less damaging unsaturated fat – I ventured to try Coconut Butter. So that’s not the oil but just the coconut meat mixed together to make a kind of butter.
So brought the jar home from my local health shop and was excited to try it. Open it up and… it is as hard as a rock! What the…
I had attempted the traditional recipes of this slice from ones found online however, firstly I don’t eat flour, so I balked at that ingredient.
I attempted to make one with coconut flour even allowing for the 1/3 cup to 1 cup of normal flour ratio as coconut flour is a whole other animal, however the result was too cakey, too dry, too sweet for a savoury dish and totally not the taste for which I was aiming.
I remember from my childhood days my cousins used to make this and I remember it being the same cakey texture. Nice for cake but not for this.
A new friend in my life was quizzing me about what I eat.
We were exchanging recipes and explaining briefly the why, what and hows of our respective eating habits and at one point I said, “I do eat cheese because I like it and it suits my weight loss goals but I am aware of the gumming up effect it sometimes has on me if I eat it too much. As well as the fact that all dairy food is supposed to cause inflammation in your body, much like grains do. But I eat it anyway.”
I just wanted to share with you my current favourite salad. I could eat this at least four days in the week, as it’s just so light and tasty and really hits the spot. The best part is that it’s super easy (I don’t cook any other way) and is really adaptable to whatever you have in your fridge.
So there are only a couple of essential ingredients to make it taste similar to mine and these are:-
Little story before I launch into the recipe for this one – this week I saw a picture/recipe for cauliflower cheesecake. Yep vegetable as a cheesecake and given that I am always on the lookout for ways to eat more veges, this was a little exciting.
In this whole weight loss and health game, I like to be my own grand experiment to see what works for me and makes me feel amazing, hopefully all the time.
So I read up on different healthy food related topics, try them on for size, then make up my own mind as to whether what is written is true for me. Which is why I might be in favour of a product at a point in time, but after using for six months or more, I will change my mind because of the effects it has on me.
One of these products for which I have had a recent switch-o change-o is Stevia.