World’s Worst Blogger award would likely go to me! I know; I’ve hardly been on my blog in a long while, and it’s very frustrating, but also the result of the decision to have a blog while not having the internet. Genius? Not exactly. I also do a lot of silly things, like skip workouts, I snack often, I hang my washing out without checking the weather forecast and I frequently garden without gloves until something crawls on my hand and I scream like a man. My “spider” scream is very manly. I also like to eat out back on the grass, and routinely this results in me being bitten by a Size 2 Ant. Size 1 being those tiny ones, and Size 3 being these big red mamma’s that make people dance. A Size 2 Ant usually results in me being in a lot of pain, then very itchy and swollen for a few days, as well as earning me sympathy from the Boy when I continuously point out my injury.
The Boy and I will go to the library roughly once a week. He likes to get DVDs (we don’t have a TV, but a monitor connected to a laptop for DVDs) and I like to get books on cooking (and myths and gardening and forensics and animals and poetry and fiction).
This week the library had the book “Protein Ninja” by Terry Hope Romero. It was a bunch of recipes for incorporating protein into plant based foods, which was perfect because I’ve been cooking a lot of low protein vegetable only foods that have been leaving us a little hungrier than usual. So to start off our morning I made some boss-ass “scones” for breakfast. Scones and coffee, like a cute couple. I edited the recipe slightly because I’m a control freak. Enjoy!
- 2½ cup self raising flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ protein powder
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil, solid
- ½ cup mylk
- 2 oranges
- ½ cup dry cranberries
- 40g dark chocolate, finely chopped
- ½ cup roasted almonds (optional)
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, soda, salt, protein and sugar. Once combined, add in the coconut oil, and then rub in to the flour with your fingers. We're going for a breadcrumb-like consistency.
- Take your oranges and grate the zest from one of them. Juice both. To the bowl of flour, pour in your orange juice, add the zest and pour in the mylk. Add the berries, chocolate and nuts, if using, then stir enough to combine.
- Turn mix out onto a floured surface and smoosh the mix until it forms a dough. Divide it into approximately 10 pieces. I made 11, because I'm good at maths.
- Shape the pieces into balls, then press down gently into fat disks.
- Place on a tray lined with paper and bake at 180*C for 20 minutes.