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Popcorn Almond Butter Chocolate Granola Bars + Perfectionism

So… today I want to talk about something that I have been struggling with for the past 10 years or so. It’s something that has considerably dialed down over the past couple of years as I recovered from my eating disorder and workaholic tendencies (another post to reflect and talk about on its own, perhaps in the near future). However, I still do struggle with it from time to time and it resurfaced when I was making these Popcorn Almond Butter Chocolate Granola Bars.   If there was such a thing called Perfectionists Anonymous, I think I would be a member in it. Perfectionism. The word itself is daunting. I remember heavily how I used to slave over it. Just for the sake of attaining the ‘perfect’ something. If there was really such a thing. I have come to learn that it doesn’t exist. and that’s really comforting. There was this one time in high school, when I was making this colored pencil art work. I spent maybe around 3 hours coloring, and fixing this …

Cinamon Scrolls + life’s meaning, happiness, purpose.

I’ve been reflecting on life a lot lately. Hence, the need to make these fluffy Cinamon Scrolls. The name Scrolls came when I was rolling the dough and I thought how they seem reminiscent of in the olden days when someone would write on parchment paper, roll it up, tie it up with a string and store it. Anyways, back to the present and these Cinamon Scrolls. Sometimes, when I’m caught in thinking, I feel the need to bake something that takes time. Can anyone relate to that? It’s as if along the process of mixing. rolling. rising. kneading. rising the dough. again. I come across the answers that seem to make sense of this thing we have called life.   So as my thoughts on life, and it’s meaning (the post on life’s meaning have moved here) manifested, the dough of these yummy Cinamon Scrolls were rising. I adapted the recipe from Minimalist Baker. Here is the original recipe by the talented Dana.  The recipe for the dough was simple and so yummy, I …

Donuts!

Donuts are so fun to eat as they are as much fun to make. In the midst of a busy week, or reading, writing, and contemplating, these yummy donuts were my saving grace.     They’re fluffy, moist, and naturally sweetened from bananas. I adapted this recipe from the amazing Karen over at Secret Squirrel Food. The best part is they’re healthy too! I agree with Karen that you can (and must) eat them for breakfast. Without further ado, here is the recipe!   Ingredients: Makes 6 (or 12 mini donuts)   DONUTS Dry 1 1/ 2 cups spelt flour (or your choice of flour) 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup of unrefined muscovado sugar a pinch of salt 1/2 tsp of cinamon   Wet 1 super duper ripe banana 1 tsp of vanilla essence 1/8 – 1/4 of almond milk (or your choice of milk) 1 egg / 1 tbsp chia seeds with 4 tbsp of water (left for 10 minutes to gel up) 1/4 cup of coconut oil (melted) 3 – 5 Tbsp …