Thought I’d give this a try one morning and was really surprised how the tofu actually tasted like real scrambled eggs. Admittedly what we served it on wasn’t the healthiest. Fried Potato Scones, as we call them in Scotland, or potato cakes here in Yorkshire. I think in the good old US of A, they are like a Jewish potato pancakes. They are my guilty pleasure for breakfast on a weekend and an easy cook up, for when we are away in our camper van. They are the only thing I ask my parents to bring when they visit us. You can get them locally in some shops, but just not the same. Anyway, as they say you can take the girl out of Scotland, but not Scotland out of the girl. Of course, they have to be fried in coconut oil these days.
I guess this is like a cold porridge/bircher muesli type thang. But, as I am Scottish I like to call it “Breakfast Crannachan”.
Crannachan (Cran-a-can) for those that don’t know, is a traditional Scottish dessert usually made from a mixture of whipped cream, whisky, honey, fresh raspberries with toasted oatmeal soaked overnight in a little bit of whisky. Continue reading “Breakfast Cranachan”
These are another cracking whole food energy bar, bursting with goodness, super easy and cheap to make.
I found the green tea powder a bit scary the first time I used it. It’s quite an intense sludgy colour and my chump of a husband accidentally over dosed on it in a smoothie recently, which I have to admit I found rather amusing. However, when all combined and cooked together they taste amazing, like really.
First off, don’t be put off by the title!! Yes it contains a tin of chickpeas, but you really don’t taste them. If you like nutty, seedy, tasty energy bars then these are definitely for you, ideal for a lunchbox snack or to take out on a run. They are a go to for monkeyboy on his long runs and seem to sustain him as well as any shop bought energy bars, but without the sugar, saturated fats, crappy proteins and sickly overload. The ginger in them has been a recent addition, which tastes great and also has good anti-inflammatory properties.
I really like muffins, or should I say, I like the idea of them. However, I’m always disappointed with any I’ve tried. They are always too sweet, stodgy or greasy and hugely calorific. I’ve been experimenting with different combinations the last few weeks and these were our Sunday morning treat- dark chocolate and banana made with spelt four. Continue reading “Swizzler’s Marvellous Muffins”