I’ve been saying that with every recipe test, of whatever nature, for the past week. I thought that if I tried enough combination of weird ingredients, I was bound to get something good. But to no avail.
I knew I need to rethink something when this morning’s tester “peanut chocolate” pancakes made with rice glued itself to my fingers and would slip in the pan in a tossing wobbling mass.
So for lunch, after doing a bit of bike shopping for my mommy (and after bolting down a banana, half-starved) I just ate simple stuff. Not messing around with fancy “corn pancakes”, just a pile ‘o’ summer goodness:
Break down of the plate:
Local stuff: cantaloupe, corn, pear, tomato, cucumber
Free stuff: chard, carrot, grapefruit.
Came-from-the-grocery store stuff: clementine, little peppers
More eating right after:
Dried broccoli, assorted nuts, raisins, half a peach.
I don’t eat only piles of produce all day, or every day– but they are real food with real energy. Just thought I should clarify that– summer is short, and it was a nice and fresh meal. And you better bet I was snacking an hour and half later!
Now, how about a little survey? I was tagged by Maxwell, and tickled pink to be tagged (for the first time ever!)
Name your favorite color: sunshine yellow :).
Name your favorite song: Sari by Nellie Mckay. It can’t be beat (watch this video, it’s different from the studio version, but it’s monumental).
What wizzes you off?: When people accuse me of something I don’t think I did, or infer the same. Unfortunately, sometimes I think I make up the offense in my head :?.
When you are upset, you: Yell a bit. Stalk to my room. Calm down. Go apologize to whoever had the misfortune to be on the receiving end. ALTERNATE CHOICE: master myself and go for a walk, which always helps me sort my thoughts and see what is truly upsetting me.
Your favorite pet: WHAT? You are asking me to CHOOSE? I have three rats, I can’t choose one! That is like asking me my favorite nut butter…
Black or White: Ummm…. is this another way of asking “chocolate or vanilla?”.
Your biggest fear: Having my life zip away. I don’t want my life to go to waste, I want to be present in every second of it.
Best features: I love my hair– it is naturally straight and stays straight and silky all by itself, even after a day of skiing :D. I also like my hands… they are small, my fingers are long, and I keep my nails unpolished, but nicely square and tidy.
Everyday Attitude: serious, gullible (I am very gullible!), and cracking low-key jokes to make poeple stop and laugh.
What is perfection: Being happy with who you are.
Guilty Pleasure: I wish I could say I didn’t have guilt eating some things…. but I do still. When I feel up to challenging myself though, I bake (or eat) up something with lots of oil and sugar!
Tag! You’re it!
Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
Nicky @ Kabocha Fashion
Jess @ On Love and Life
What is your favorite color? (I feel like a four year old asking that!)