I’ve had a few happy accidents lately.
My second baby, while I guess not really an accident per se was definitely a surprise, and then there are these deliciously crisp, morish No-Bake chocolate surprise cookies.
I set out to make my own Almond Butter a few weeks ago…and bizarrely these are what I ended up with.
Somehow I managed to overthink the process of ‘chuck almonds into thermomix and blend on high speed until smooth almond butter appears’…
I’ve mentioned before my seriously unhealthy addiction to peanut butter and chocolate, but this tart takes it to a whole new level.
And I’m not going to lie and fluff it up, while this decadent dessert makes use of beautiful healthful ingredients like Virgin Coconut Oil, Raw Cacao, Pure Maple Syrup and Medjool dates and is a MUCH better alternative to the processed sugar laden, vegetable oil (or even worse palm oil) filled, gross store bought cake, I want to make a point of saying that it is still a DECADENT dessert which should be enjoyed in moderation…
I’m pretty new to the whole Mumpreneurial biznizel.
I am most definitely a little fish in a big pond, but I have never felt less intimidated and more at home in my life. I never knew a world existed where women built each other up and shared their ‘secret weapons’ with one another without fear of being ‘overtaken’ by another woman or fear of someone else looking smarter, or more popular, or more successful.
It’s an amazing culture.
One I am so excited to have found.
I used to always joke that I was going to be the perpetual student. Arrrgh, the amount of courses I’ve done, to just get qualified, and then think, well if I did this other course to add to my skillset…
Argh, stress is so stressful.
I mean, Dah, but seriously it’s a snowball effect…the more stress you’re under the more you stress about being stressed.
For me it’s super unproductive, and this last week I’ve had to step away from my main stress…this blog (insert long slow sad sigh).
I started this blog to heal…to give me a creative outlet, to give me a gentle nudge to find more things that bring me bliss, and lately I have found my stomach in knots stressing about my ever expanding to-do-list that this very blog has given me.
Truth be told, it’s not the blogs fault…
Have you ever suffered an Identity Crisis?
One day you wake up and realise you have absolutely no idea who you are.
Your day now revolves around changing nappies, the ‘eat your breakfast’ fight, picking up toys, colouring with crayons, washing dishes, washing clothes, the ‘eat your lunch’ fight, building with blocks, more dirty nappies, pick up more toys, more washing, the ‘eat your dinner’ fight, bedtime stories, washing dishes, pick up more toys, and while it’s amazing to have these beautiful little humans to spend your days with have you ever just wondered…
No two things on earth belong together more than Peanut Butter & Chocolate.
It’s a match made in heaven with the rich creaminess of decadent silky chocolate and the salty crunch of perfectly roasted peanuts, arrrgh it’s making me feel giddy just thinking about this perfect pairing that Reece’s discovered long ago.
If you don’t like Peanut butter, then I am afraid we can’t be friends. Wait, my Mother in law hates peanut butter…..but, she LOVED this cake!
THAT is how good this combo is!
For those of you reading this who don’t know me personally (yet), and haven’t picked up on this from previous blog posts and recipes…