I have a theory that all food bloggers have confessions to make. You know, there are “behind” the scenes happenings that don’t make the blog. I mean, c’mon, it’s not possible to have such perfectly looking meals ALL the time right. Plus, anyone who takes pictures of their food and posts it on the internet for the world to see has gotta be kinda quirky – don’t cha’ think? However, I think instead of being embarrassed about our little oddities we should embrace them – because they make us into the unique (albeit occasionally somewhat odd) individuals that we are.
Confession nr 1: I occasionally will change my pre-made breakfast plans last minute because I get a really intense craving. If I don’t I’ll eat breakfast and STILL feel hungry for some reason. This happened this morning with my overnight oats. Last night I had the grand inspiration to make chocolate overnight oats – but then this morning I just wasn’t feeling them. So I went with what I was craving instead – and it was a good call.
Whipped banana oats with salted peanuts and cherry preserves
Confession nr 2: I always try to copy other food bloggers ideas, but they rarely work as good for me as they do for them. After reading Alexandra’s pizza post I got super inspired and made this the next day for lunch. It wasn’t bad or anything – but I think her’s was better.
Confession nr 3 : I LOOOOOVE nutritional yeast and put it on everything. Actually the first time I tasted it I though “Gross, this tastes nothing like cheese”. But after a while it grew on me, and now it’s one of my favorite flavoring condiments.
Confession nr 4: I’ll occasionally have brilliant flashes of culinary inspiration, but when it comes down to it I don’t feel like/can’t eat what I’ve made 😦 So my poor family is left to clean up the leftovers (thank God they’re pretty used to what I cook now, so they never complain – maybe they’re just being nice 😉 )
A barley, beet, and white bean salad that I made but only got to taste 😦
Confession nr 5: I eat waaaay too much fiber when I’m at home. I mean anyone who can eat beans for lunch and a huge bowl of lentils for dinner is gonna have some issues later on 😛 It’s just a law of life. (However those “issues” are totally worth it in my book.)
Yeasterday’s dinner, todays lunch – Oh She Glows curried lentil soup on brown rice – topped with peanuts and yogurt (which I ended up taking off later on – tastes better without)
Confession nr 6: I take pictures of my food and 99% of the time end up adding, taking away something from my plate. Don’t ask why I don’t just do this in the first place – I always realize what I REALLY want half-way through eating.
Baked beans on toast – after taking this picture I went back for seconds on beans and nixed the second toast – gotta keep your priorities straight 😉
Confession nr 7: I love baking vegan treats for my family members/relatives and having them rave about it – and than seeing the look on their faces when I tell them it has no animal products in it.
Mama Peas German chocolate cake – certainly a croud pleaseer. Topped with whipped cream and filled with cherry jam. Honestly, I prefered mine in the overnight oat form
Confession nr 8: I’ve been eating more dessert this week than the last 3 weeks at college combined. Being at home makes me feel I deserve to spoil myself ;
Chocolate cake bites
Apple oatmeal squares
And LOTS of 85% chocolate
Confession nr 9 : I’ve spent waaaay too much time uploading the pictures for this – time for me get some shut eye.
Happy November everyone!!
Got any confessions you want to share?