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.

26 thoughts on “Uncoordinated Fingers

  1. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try golden milk. It sounds so darn delicious! So does the chocolate breakfast bake–I bet it’s super rich! ❤ Love the view that you get from your apartment as well.
    And is that Ethiopian food I see? I'm craving it so much–I haven't had it in so long!

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  2. Turmeric milk is so yummy! I do something similar as a tea latte, helps soothe the throat on those chilly winter nights! Your quinoa bake reminded me that my folks requested banana nut bread hehehehe! Some of our bananas got ripe really fast, we just bought them the other day ._.

    Ethiopian food looks so yummy! I heard they don’t really offer/use utensils either (though Indian is also similar but the area here still offers utensils anyway ^^; I’m guilty of resorting to my spoon when it’s curry time). Hope it wasn’t too messy!

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  3. Stunning apartment view. I’m in a cooking slump so nothing is very inspirational these day … though I wouldn’t mind a cup of that latte to warm me up. Temps have dropped again and snow is coming our way. Kind of a blah March break next week.

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    1. You? A cooking slump?! You must be kidding 😉 What was the tastiest thing you made last week?
      I feel the same way about the blah weather. When it was sunny and warm a couple weeks ago, I’d been tricked into thinking that the spring-ness was here to stay!

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      1. Your cooking is truly next-level! Homemade flour tortillas, WOW.
        Today I visited a Polish restaurant and had crispy potato pancakes, a mushroom and rice cabbage roll, 2 cheddar-potato pierogis and 2 cottage cheese-potato pierogis. I have a newfound love for pierogis now.

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      2. Thank you but flour tortillas aren’t hard to make though the rolling out is a bit time consuming. I used some of my sourdough starter for a bit of extra flavour. I also made a couple of types of Indian naan bread with it yesterday. Something to do when I come home with 20 kg of AP flour. 🙂

        I like Polish food … haven’t made pierogies in a while. They freeze well so I really should one of these days. Check out my recipe if you’re curious.

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      3. It’s funny you mention making a couple types of Indian naan bread yesterday – yesterday, I spent a good 15 minutes debating which naan breads to buy! But 20 kg of flour sounds like a good way to break the cooking rut 😉

        Off to do so! Though I certainly don’t have the patience to make them from scratch.

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      4. Just the same old cream puffs I always make. There are pics posted already.

        I ended up shoveling the first part of the snowfall for sw-Ontario’s storm this afternoon so I’m going to put it off til tomorrow. Candy cane mint fudge from the freezer for dessert instead. 🙂

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  4. Just scrolled down and saw the rest of this post. I thought it ended after the turmeric latte recipe! Your other recipes look delicious too, especially the raspberry hazelnut cake. And that gelato…Mmm!

    Wow, your apartment view is spectacular!

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  5. Feel better! I’ve been unwell this weekend – I got sick on Friday and only just feeling better now. There are a lot of winter viruses and colds going around!

    The turmeric latte sounds medicinal and delicious. 🙂 But I don’t drink a lot of cow’s milk. Do you think I could substitute another milk (perhaps almond or soy) in the recipe?

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    1. Absolutely! The original recipe that I modified called for almond milk, with soy milk as another option. I didn’t have any almond milk on had, so I used dairy milk! 🙂 Totally sure that almond milk would be creamy and just as delicious. My mom makes this with water.
      Thanks and glad you’re feeling better now!

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      1. You ought to put up the night view. Oh, I have had Ethiopian food. I love it. And, I am so amazed that none of the restaurants will give you a spoon or fork. Indians eat with their hands too but our restaurants do provide cutlery. I was quite pleased that the Ethiopians stick to their roots so much.

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      2. To be honest, I think they would have given me a fork and knife if I’d asked, but I was too shy to request one – and it was fun to improvise! I can’t wait to try other African cuisines.

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