Thursday, 15 November 2012

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

...well, it will be when it's done! First things first I'm celebrating getting my first blog comment yesterday! Thank you Elisabeth :)

Now, down to the business of the day. I've had a request for instructions on how to make my Paleo porridge. So, without further ado. Chop a banana into a microwave-proof bowl:

Measure out 30g or roughly two heaped dessert spoons of ground almonds, and sprinkle over the banana. You'll find ground almonds in the baking aisle:

Pour over milk (in my case Alpro Almond Milk) to taste. I like my porridge thick, so just about cover the ingredients. Do what feels right:

I also add (or almost forget, like today) desiccated coconut, just to make it even more like a pudding!

Then, nuke it for two and a half minutes on high and add the topping of your choice. Voila, creamy goodness in a bowl.

I worked from home this morning as I was heading off to do a charity gardening challenge later on. Yes, in November! So, snack time was in my own kitchen - always nice. Nevertheless, I stuck to the usual!
It was nice to spend a day doing something different, but it was very cold so not ideal for outdoor pruning! I discovered I'm really not very good at gardening, but I did excel at sweeping. Yay me! I took along a prawn salad and some plums, but there was also a spread laid on for the volunteers...

I abstained from the naughties (saving myself for the weekend...) and waited until I got home to nibble on some walnuts and dried cranberries. I also snuck in an apple on the way out of the door to the hairdressers.

I got a fringe! I get bored very easily, so this should amuse me for a bit! I walked to the hairdresser and back, about 30 minutes each way, and did Jillian today, so feeling pretty saintly. It helps balance out the Lindt 70% dark chocolate from lastnight. Note to self, stop buying the two bars for £2.50 offer!

Now it's time to eat my chicken soup and chill out while I warm up! I chucked an extra chicken breast in the soup which I'll chop up and add to this baby for lunch tomorrow. The chicken soup is another Iowa Girl Eats recipe, from which I've removed the noodles and added kale. Just chop up an onion, carrot and stick of celery and fry gently until soft, add some crushed garlic and stir for a minute, add a litre of hot water/stock and two chopped chicken breasts and simmer for 15 minutes. Then add noodles or pasta or extra veg and cook for another ten minutes. It makes enought for two people. So easy, so tasty. I add chilli sometimes at the start and some pak choy... the varieties are endless. This is making me hungry... Bye!

Question of the day: How often do you get your haircut? Do you like to mix it up or stick to what you know?

I love chopping and changing (groan). At the moment as it's in a 'style' I cut it every 6 weeks, but prefer to leave it longer in between if I can. Too expensive!

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