I can clearly understand the attraction now as I am not a dry cake or dry anything type of eater. I prefer everything rich, creamy, decadent, satisfying and the fat content in these types of cakes fits the bill.
And when I think of it – when I used to eat bread or rolls, I preferred the gooey middle and never the crust, if I ate chips as in fish and chips, I would always eat the soft ones and not the crunchy ones, if I do have dry cake I prefer it with a rich chocolate sauce on top and preferably cream, even if it’s salad the creamier the dressing the happier I am.
So the success of my sesame snaps sent me off onto other creative tangents as to what else I could toffee snap using the same method and nearly the same ingredients.
I think I mentioned my oats/raisins disaster – probably for the best as I don’t eat oats and was just trying it for my fiancé. He gave it the resounding thumbs down, so we stick to the original sesame for him.
However I thought my all time favourite macadamia nuts might do the trick as they are buttery and delicious, especially when roasted and I wasn’t disappointed. (Drool, drool.)
I was having a chat with some Instagram peeps on their weight loss journey and some are going it alone, others are on weight watchers, some on slimming world, others lite ‘n easy, some have facebook support groups and some are helping each other out which is great. Then you get bombarded with crazy wraps, herbalife, shakeology and lots of other stuff, but you just ignore those.
So people post the food they are eating and the old food police in me wants to grab them and shake them!!!! I have to remind myself that they are on their own path and if they need my help they will come and ask for it.
My partner loves cupcakes and being the nice fiancé that I am, even though I won’t eat cake with sugar and flour in it, I make what he likes. I tried different recipes, often from the 4-ingredient crew because as you know, I can’t be bothered if it is any more difficult than that.
However strange things started to happen to him too after sugar consumption – feeling wired, scatty and irritated and while he loved the taste of it, the after effects became too much to bear. And this was just after eating one or two of them.
It’s no secret that I am a fan of Chocolate and Peanut Butter together and in the past I would easily eat packets of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups until I was sick. Ah such is the lure of food addiction. I’m so glad those days are over.
So in it’s place I created healthy versions that allow me to have a normal relationship with these foods. I still love them to bits and enjoy eating them but because they are nutrient rich, I eat one or two and my body signals scream at me “that’s enough” and I can’t eat any more. A far cry from the past binge eating days.
So most of my weekly batches of Chocolate Tweets are the kind where I make a batch of PB balls as well and combine them together. So much rich chocolately goodness, and on the satisfaction scale – 150%!!
I was reading an article on another blog, something about lasers stopping you eating, a very strange article – anyway it touched on overeating and encouraging people to seek help for something called a Binge Eating Disorder. Now I know there are some people caught up in serious issues with food and eating and sometimes it relates to emotional eating, boredom, self esteem issues and a whole host of other stuff of which I know nothing about, so I am not even going to attempt to write about something of which I have no knowledge.
However in my past experience with weight loss and food, I was an over eater; from having two or three pieces of toast rather than one, always seconds of food and dessert even if I was full, right through to sneaking the second and third donut and eating the whole packet of biscuits, feeling over full and sick and promising myself that I would be ‘good’ starting Monday. Whatever that meant. Continue reading →
So while chocolate is my favourite sweet treat or food or whatever you want to call it, (the fudgy type is what I love rather than cake) I can’t just make only chocolate dessert recipes forever…or can I, hmmm??? Sometimes though I feel the need to break out, discover a new flavour and try to devise a recipe that makes the creation just as amazing as chocolate is to me. Continue reading →