First off, I want to thank you all so much for the kind birthday wishes, tweets, and comments! It really was a very special day, and I couldn’t help but to feel lots of love coming from all directions
Now that my birthday weekend is officially over, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. But wait!—I can’t forget how many other special occasions I have coming up in these next few beginning weeks of February. Not only does this weekend mark Will and my one year anniversary, the weekend after that we are traveling to a 3-day conference, and a few days later its Valentine’s Day!
Talk about a busy chain of events, and Will’s wallet is taking the hardest blow of all. We joke about how he should have waited a few more weeks to ask me out, and not have done it directly in-between V- Day and my birthday. You don’t snooze, you lose
Coconut butter burns!?
Obviously I had to learn the hard way
If you’re not familiar with coconut butter, it’s a rare breed of an ingredient because of the fact that it solidifies at room temperature. Before use, the jar needs to be warmed up—which can be done either with a few seconds of zapping in the microwave or running the jar under warm water.
After whipping up a big bowl of quinoa flakes this morning, I put the jar into the microwave for 30 seconds (as directed) to soften up the buttah. When I saw that it hadn’t melted as much as I would’ve liked, I tossed the jar back in for an additional 45 seconds, started to smell a burning odor, then pulled out my beloved jar to see brown streaks mixed in with the off-white creamy goodness.
Luckily I was able to scrape out a good majority of the brown, but it was still saddening to see spoonfuls of my newfound favorite topping tossed into the trash
In the bowl went: (a long list!)
- 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/4 cup leftover coffee (a newbie!)
- 1 tbsp hemp protein powder
- 1 sliced banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Vanilla extract
- Stevia vanilla drops
- Dash of salt
- Mixed frozen berries
- Topped with: burnt coconut butter & more frozen berries
The addition of coffee was okay, but I don’t think it’s something I’d do again. In a way it coffeed-out my morning, and I’m not the biggest fan of how coffee tastes once it sits in the pot for a while. Am I the only one who thinks leftover coffee tastes different and sort of stale?
Today I have two classes to sit through and tonight Rachel is coming over for week 3 of training. It looks like it’ll be a busy one, but I’ve got a special giveaway coming up for you guys this afternoon. Stay tuned!
A bit to think about: What’s the last thing that you burned in the kitchen?