Uncoordinated Fingers

This morning, I woke up with a sniffly, runny nose and a craving for a soothing and warm drink. Enter this amazing latte, with super-healthy-and-hip turmeric, sweet honey, and warming spices like ginger and cinnamon. You’ll love this drink, friends.

Turmeric Latte (Golden Milk)

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch ginger (I used the stuff in a tube)
  • pinch black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Blend in a blender until fully combined.
  2. Heat on the stovetop until desired temperature. Serve and enjoy.

Another morning, a blog post by Cora at My Little Tablespoon reminded me that I could use quinoa flour to make a breakfast bake! I made a couple of small tweaks, but regardless, her recipe did not disappoint. The sunflower butter on top was the perfect touch, and on the side I enjoyed yogurt with sliced banana.

Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 2 Tbsp quick oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • sprinkle salt

Instructions

  1. Combine flax and water and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Lightly grease a small ramekin.
  3. Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until well combined.
  4. Pour into ramekin and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Top with chocolate chips and serve! I liked mine with sunflower butter, yogurt, and banana.

On Sunday, I visited an Ethiopian restaurant called Lalibela. The entire time I ate this, I was desperate for a fork and knife! My uncoordinated fingers had a rough time tearing and scooping. My favourite part of this meal was the collard greens and the orange puree, which tasted like chickpeas and a smoky spice that I can’t put my finger on.

The restaurant itself was quite ornate! Have you tried Ethiopian food before?

That night, I made baked salmon, hoping to try something different from my usual maple and soy combination. This week’s baked salmon was made with:

  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • small handful dill, torn up
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch cayenne

Marinated for about 15 minutes, then baked for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Perfect!

Really good gelato from G for Gelato in Toronto. One scoop of coffee-chocolate almond Rufino, and one scoop of Mediterranean pistachio-walnut. This made my night!

This newish recipe is a riff from one of my favourite almond cakes. I subbed the almond meal for delicious (albeit expensive) hazelnut meal, and it turned into a glorious treat that I just can’t get enough of. Begging you to get your hands on some hazelnut flour, and try this!

Flourless Raspberry Hazelnut Cake

Serves 9

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups hazelnut meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • frozen raspberries, to taste
  • chocolate chips, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Whisk eggs. Add all ingredients except raspberries and chocolate chips. Whisk well.
  3. Pour into greased baking pan.
  4. Bake at 325 for 50 minutes. Cool completely, then cut and serve.

The view from my 31st floor apartment room is incredible.

Chickpea blondies were also made and devoured. I followed my usual recipe, swapping the nut butter for a cashew-peanut butter blend and adding extra chocolate chips. I’m not joking, nor am I embarrassed, when I say that I ate this entire 8×8 square in less than a week. Try it and you’ll see! No bean taste, I promise.

I haven’t done yoga in too long :O

Funny Yoga Quotes!

  1. Yoga. Because punching people is frowned upon.
  2. “If you fall, I’ll be there.” – mat
  3. Go from a human being doing yoga to a human being yoga.
  4. Namas’cray: The craziness in me recognizes and honours the craziness in you.
  5. Balance is when you eat salads and do yoga, then eat cupcakes and sleep.
  6. WARNING: Yoga has been known to cause health and happiness.
  7. Life is better when you bend.
  8. Bend so you don’t break.
  9. To relieve stress, I do yoga. Just kidding, I eat chocolate in my yoga pants.
  10. Yoga is Simon Says and nap time. 🙂

I think that’s it for today, mes amis! Have a lovely, spring-forwarded week.