My oh my how times have changed. When I was in school I fell prey to stress at even the hint or a whisper of an exam or test. I studied like there was no tomorrow months in advance, spent hours over homework and forgo all outside activities in favour of getting in an extra few hours at the weekend.
Needless to say it didn’t work and pretty much led to me retreating in to myself and subsequently developing anorexia having learned I could control something else without any dependence on someone marking me on my efforts.
I have one exam to sit this coming weekend and I kid you not…I’ve opened my notes for no more than an hour and have no intention of doing any more than another couple of hours study. Life has taken over and I have a whole wide variety of other activities that take precedence these days! Maybe I’ve gone a little too far to the other side but I certainly no which one I’d rather be on…all the same wish me luck!
Yesterday was an incredibly exciting day of eats from start to finish…
It started with some much needed pancakes like no other that have gone before them! Triple coconut!
The waft from the pan was awesome and they truly delivered on flavour! For all the coconut fans out there you’re goana love these ones! Recipe will be up tomorrow.
Lunch was truly awesome! Curried coconut cauliflower quinoa!
In the afternoon I had the last of my homemade quick and easy fudgesticles!
They’re kid approved….a chocolate covered face is the greatest compliment I could have gotten on these! I’ll have the recipe up this evening so make sure to check back!
Dinner was the highlight of the day…though the pancakes were a close contender and when you see my night time snack you might just swoon…
But this vegan “fish o’fillet” was out of this world! Such a simple idea, I coated the tofu in a mix of ground oats, paprika and cayenne.
With smashed peas and homemade caper-less tartar sauce…it was all kinds of awesome in every bite!
I’ll have the recipe up Friday in time for the weekend. It’s well worth the wait!
Also coming your way Friday are these little wonders courtesy of those individual silicon bundt cases I mentioned last week.
PB and Jelly individual generously sized Bundt cakes with raspberry chia jam in the middle! I’ve made three different varieties already and I’ve another bit of baking planned for tomorrow…the texture of the cake itself is simply perfect!
I remember when I was in the throws of stressful times I either starved myself further and then in the interim binge eating and bulimia period I over indulged to the extreme. Both were not only detrimental to my physical health but also made me even more stressed and incapable of giving 100% in any let alone every aspect of my life. I’m truly grateful to be here and now sharing wonderful eats, free of stress, free from the constant worry and pressure I used to put upon myself and now truly able to appreciate food for what it is as well as expressing my creativity through my experimental recipes each and every day.
Does stress impact the way you eat or view food? Are you better able to deal with stress now then you were in your more youthful years?