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I’m a child at heart

HEYA friends! Smile
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First up, a big THANK YOU to all the offers of UK-US swapsies! To be fair, I’ll make a list of people who offered and then Random Number Generate it, then email you if you were that number. Love you all and thanks for the offers! Open-mouthed smile

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Okay, so there’s one thing that you should all know about me: I’m a child at heart.

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I love having fun and playing about with my breakfasts. This means fun size comparisons…

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Baby DCD and Big Daddy DCD :)

 

…playing the game of ‘see how much oatmeal you can stuff in the small empty jar’

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Answer: most of it!

…and then seeing how much topping you can put on before it overspills…DSC06988

Hehe topping mountain… Smile

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I like summer a lot more than I like winter.  It means I can wear cool hats and cute sundresses

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Emma+big bro aged 5

…and it means I can bake foods with lemon in them! Lemons=summer. So I kidded myself that it was sunny and 30C outside by making some sunny lemon drizzle muffins.DSC06994

Lemon Drizzle Muffins (adapted from Vegan with a Vengeance)

These muffins have only a few spoonfuls of sugar and oil, and are made with wholegrain spelt flour, but taste deliciously sweet and are light and fluffy…

Makes approx 9 muffins

  • 200g/7oz spelt flour (you can use all-purpose if you prefer)
  • 4 tbsp sugar or substitute
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil (or other oil, or you could try subbing applesauce for a low-fat option, but I like my healthy fats!)
  • 175ml/6 fl oz milk (I used rice)
  • 175g soy yoghurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest from 2 large unwaxed lemons
    For the drizzle:
  • 40ml lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar or substitute
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) into a large bowl. In another bowl whisk together the oil, milk, yoghurt and vanilla, then stir in the lemon zest.
  3. Spray/grease a muffin tin. Fill each cup about 2/3 full, depending on how big you want your muffins. Bake for 20-25 mins, then remove from oven.
  4. Combine all the drizzle ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Then brush over muffins with a pastry brush.
  5. Enjoy!!

Kids love muffins, and so do I.

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IT'S SUMMERTIME!!

 

I hate washing up though, and may have left my kitchen in a mess for a number of hours…! Smile with tongue outDSC07004

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I love Disney more than life itself. When I met up with a friend at the cinema today, the choice was out of a whole list of serious movies, or the new Disney film Tangled. Guess what I voted for?

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I have to get my way, or I throw a tantrum. It was okay though, because my lovely friend accepts me for who I am and conceded. VICTORY WAS MINE. We were surrounded on all sides by screaming and giggling children, and I fitted right in. Smile

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I can never have too much Disney. I followed up the Disney movie with more Disney. On my Tuesday Tempo run, I plugged my iPod into the treadmill and watched away!DSC07007

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I never got to see it when it was out, so I rented it and watched the first bit today! So SAD so far!!

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I love brightly coloured things. Like this chocolate that was on sale in Whole Foods yesterday:DSC07003DSC07002

How cool is THAT?! Tasted like heaven…

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I find balls hilarious. So apparently, I’m not just any child mentally- I’m an 8 year old boy. But I do love balls.

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Tropical balls: cashews, dried apricots, coconut + spices made Averie’s way. Seriously, I could live off balls. Winking smile

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Before I get too carried away with my list of endless child-like traits (this post would be so long it would break records), I thought I’d tell you about the exciting event I mentioned in the last post!

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Yesterday when in WF, I was given a leaflet about upcoming events at the store this month.DSC06953

And check out what’s on tomorrow!DSC06952

I’ve booked a place at the talk by a Sports Nutritionist!! Open-mouthed smileI’m SO excited- I can’t wait to hear what he has to say, and hopefully I learn a lot! And obviously, another WF trip is hardly a bad thing either, although I’m not sure my bank balance will agree…! Smile with tongue out

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So are you a child at heart, or mature all the way? I have my mature moments…but I think my childish ones overshadow those! Smile with tongue out

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Do you love Disney? What are your favourite Disney movies? The old classics are my faves, like the Little Mermaid and Aladdin. I always wanted to be Jasmine so badly when I was a kid!

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Have you ever been to any talks like this one? If so, was it useful I haven’t, so I can’t wait to hear what he has to say!! I think I might bring out my inner geek and make notes…!

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Have a great day tomorrow lovelies!!

grea

P.S. I am in the process of moving to self-hosted blogging, so if something goes disastrously wrong and my site explodes, you’ll know why! Smile with tongue out

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34 Responses to I’m a child at heart

  1. :O I have that cheese grater in your sink!!

    SO jealous of the nutritionist talk – I would love to go to that!
    & Disney – yes if it's Lion King, Little Mermaid, Aladdin or Bambi, no to everything else. And i hated Toy Story 3 :p

  2. Haha, I love that you called the jar 'big daddy'! The kids I used to babysit called everything little 'baby' and everything bigger 'big daddy' too :)

  3. Look at that precious picture of you & your brother! :)

    I LOVE Disney! Aladdin, 101 Dalmatians, Toy Story – love them all!

  4. Tangled was the best movie I've seen in a while! I got to watch Lion King pretty much everyday one summer with the 2 year old I babysat, but we only made it through 20 minutes at a time. Little Mermaid is my favorite cause I wanted to be her when I was little, red hair meant we were twins!

  5. Chocolate Dreams sounds AMAZING! :D

    I love Disney!!! The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Bambi, The Beauty And The Beast, Alladian! I love the classics! I can't wait to see Tangled! :D

  6. I was a total Disney freak when I was a younger, andc secretly I still am. The Little Mermaid and Jungle Book were my faves. Ahhh to be young again!!!

  7. You are the cutest thing in the world!! Tangled was absolutely amazing!!! Never too much Disney:) Your breakfast and muffins are making me drool. I am looking into someone sponsoring you to come run with me k!!!

  8. I'd say i'm mature most of the time… but with my childish moments as well, obviously :-P ahh and I SO would have come to that Sports Nutrition talk but i'm working tomorrow evening!!! :-(

  9. oh, that's so cool your Whole Foods does stuff like that! I've been to talks with sports nutritionists before and it's all super interesting. I love embracing my inner child at heart sometimes :)

  10. I cried when I watched Toy Story 2! Pixar is just fantastic. I teach first grade. I pretend to be more mature than the six-year-olds in my class, but I have my moments.

  11. I love most Disney movies! The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast are my favs! But I also love Bug's Life,Walle, Up, Finding Nemo (I love Pixar, too!)

    I cried way too much during Toy Story 3 and I was pretty traumatized by that whole incinerator scene…I actually thought Disney was killing them off.

  12. All your food looks delish! I love cashews, so I need to try those cashew balls pronto! I've also been slightly obsessed with muffins lately, so I'm adding them to my list too!

    I love beauty and the beast and basically all the pixar movies. Up! is my favorite!!

  13. My favourite Disney movie is by far Mulan. I'd watch that any day!

    P.S. Those muffins looks so good. Lemons remind me of summer too!

  14. I am so with you on Disney!! My sister and I had a Disney Princess soundtrack when we were kids (from like '97) and we would have our own concerts and sing all the songs. My faves are definitely Lion King (first movie I really cried in) and Beauty and the Beast (best princess!).

  15. AHH that nutritionist talk sounds AWESOME!! OMG im such a child.. a) i go to bed early and wake up early…b)I am easily bribed and c) DISNEY ROCKS

  16. This was such a cute post girl! :P Well~ppl always tell me that I'm very mature+wise esp. for my age, but I can suddenly turn into a strange little girl who "lives in Ellieland where everything is flowery" (so they say!) haha. I love mulan!!!!!!!!! the story is just genius, and mulan is so heroic~

  17. That talk sounds so interesting! I think we all need to stay a little child like at heart! If anyone that emailed you about the swap are still interested I would love to do a swap with someone from the US, I don't mind if you want to pass my email on to them its keepingslimgettingstylish@gmail.com :-)

  18. Hooray for Disney! My fave is Lilo and Stitch, not such a fan of all the princess ones but I love the little mermaid, lion king… And all the pixar ones.
    Those lemon muffins look lovely :)

  19. I love Disney! We used to go to Florida every year when I was younger, I miss it so much! Mike hates Disney and always says he'll never go with me… That will most certainly be changing hehe

  20. Evidence that I am a child: I still love to play on swings. Luckily I look about eleven so I can just about get away with it.

    I'd also like to jump on the swapsie bandwagon if it's not too late: I'm at jasriana@tiscali.co.uk.

    Bah, I wish I could bake like you. Cooking I am still getting to grips with but baking intimidates me too much…far too many past disasters!

    I still like Disney too: the oldies are the goodies a lot of the time…Snow White especially, although I do like The Hunchback of Notre Dame too. Totally under-rated film for me: the Hellfire song is brilliant.

    xxx

  21. Coconut and raspberry dark chocolate!?!?! That looks like the best chocolate bar in the entire world, omg yum! I want one:) Haha I love disney movies too, no shame! Toystory is really sad so hopefully you'll enjoy it!

  22. I am pretty sure we are twins… Disney is my all time favorite. The kids I nanny for want to know why I know all the words to the songs haha.
    There wasn't one thing on your list we didnt have in common!!

  23. I love Disney! Beauty and the Beast will probably always be my favorite. I can't wait to see Tangled! I'm waiting for it to come on Netflix! :)

    And girl, I sure do love summer… so much… sooooo much!

  24. You can watch DVD's on the treadmill at your gym? Wow thats high tech!

  25. The lemon muffins look amazing!
    I'm a big fan of disney too…but I don't think I have a fave character. It's too hard to pick. I haven't seen Tangled yet—tried to talk my nephew into going but he didn't fall for it (too much of a girl movie).
    I think I'm a mix of kid and grown-up—I like to keep things simple and enjoy whatever's going on in the moment (and get excited about small things) like a kid, but I can be a little too serious sometimes too.

  26. I hope your move goes ok :) And I'm looking forward to hear you report back on Matt Lovell.

    And me: I guess I'm more mature than childish. My sister says I was born 40.. :-/ But I definitely have my childish moments too. Life would be no fun without them!

  27. I'm looking forward to hearing about the talk – it sounds really interesting.
    Of course I love Disney :-) My favourite ever is Beauty and the Beast.

  28. That picture of you and your brother is too cute! Love it!
    I definitely act like a little kid a LOT! Life is too short to be serious all the time! ;-)

  29. I just bought some Dark Chocolate Dreams the other day yummmmmm! I love Tangled and Toy Story. I am definitely a kid at heart :lol:

  30. I'm such a child at heart! I always snigger at the world "balls" and other such entertainments and toilet humour is always funny!
    Tough call on the Disney but it miiighhht have to be the Lion King- I was the one that cried when Simba's dad died :-)
    And is it too late to add my name to the list of people wanting to swap? I think it's such a great thing to do :-)
    hope you enjoy the talk!

  31. you've got balls, girl and damn do they look delicious! seriously though, apricots are my favorite and these balls have my mouth watering.

    did ya finish off your homemade DCD peanut butter already?! i'm impressed : )

  32. i love love love love love when my jars start to become empty so i can make delish oast in them!

  33. would it be weird if I "aw"ed a little at the baby DCD jar? It's so cute!! hehe. I love the muffins you made, too. I love lemony things :)
    And I am definitely a child at heart, too :)

  34. I love all things Disney. I'm kind of appalled at how many young kids nowadays no nothing about Disney classics. Blasphemy!!!

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