I’m a child at heart
|February 22, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
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!
Okay, so there’s one thing that you should all know about me: I’m a child at heart.
I love having fun and playing about with my breakfasts. This means fun size comparisons…
…playing the game of ‘see how much oatmeal you can stuff in the small empty jar’…
Hehe topping mountain…
I like summer a lot more than I like winter. It means I can wear cool hats and cute sundresses…
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
- Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Kids love muffins, and so do I.
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?
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.
I never got to see it when it was out, so I rented it and watched the first bit today! So SAD so far!!
I love brightly coloured things. Like this chocolate that was on sale in Whole Foods yesterday:
How cool is THAT?! Tasted like heaven…
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.
Tropical balls: cashews, dried apricots, coconut + spices made Averie’s way. Seriously, I could live off balls.
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!
I’ve booked a place at the talk by a Sports Nutritionist!! I’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…!
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!
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!
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…!
Have a great day tomorrow lovelies!!
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!