Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hot For Food Does it Again!

I came across this video the other day and wanted to share it. Since I've been taking time off it seemed like the perfect way to dip my toe in the blogging pool again. I know the Super Bowl is coming up at some point. I'm not really a sports fan but I know a lot of people are, and this seems like a great treat to please vegans and non vegans alike. It might even make some people fall in love with Brussels sprouts! I really love Hot For Food's recipe?! videos. That is how I learned to cook, and how I cook on the regular. Just seeing what I have on hand and going from there. Some of the tastiest things I've made have been a little of this, and a little of that. I plan on making these as soon as I figure out a gluten free alternative to panko or breadcrumbs since I'm avoiding gluten and all. :(
When I make them I will be baking them since I have a serious fear of deep frying. All that oil bubbling just seems too dangerous. Especially when you have nosy kitties who like to hop on the counter and "help" with cooking. I feel pretty confidant these will be delicious oven baked too.
As I said, I miss blogging and for awhile my food was very boring, so I felt like what's the point. My food is still more boring than I would like, but I love to cook, and I love to be creative in the kitchen, so I'm slowly getting inspired again. I miss gluten like you wouldn't believe, but like everything else in life you learn to adjust.
I also feel so sad, angry and helpless over the happenings of the first week of that man who is our unfortunate president. I mean, I knew it was going to be bad, but this is worse than I ever imagined. I feel like we all need to pay attention and speak up in whatever way possible. Speaking up is our right, and our duty.
Before I sign off, (my toe is pruning) I just want to say that two things that are really bad when you have hypothyroidism are gluten and caffeine. I have been a caffeine junkie for so many years. I started sneaking coffee when I was twelve! When I got caught, my step-dad told me it would stunt my growth, and I just didn't care. I also had a bad addiction to energy drinks when I was at my worst and unhealthiest. Even though I gave up coffee several years ago, I still drank a healthy amount of green tea. Over the past two months I have weaned myself off of all caffeinated teas, and now I drink only herbal. Mostly Rooibos and Dandelion. It's been tough, but I am so proud and actually feel great. It feels great to not be addicted to anything. I am free for the first time! Small accomplishments!
I hope you are all doing well, and I will be back on a regular basis soon!

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