Thursday, February 16, 2012

It's time

It's time.
I'm moving.

p.s. please update your readers etc. Soon I'll set the redirect.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pa pa paleo - Raw Cacao Macaroons

Saturday: makng macaroons (art directing Craig)

There are some good things that come from this Paleo diet. Besides weight loss and not feeling disgusting after meals. But sometimes you come up with delicious treats that you can share with your friends who are gluten free, or have chronic fatigue syndrome, or who have recently found out that they are allergic to PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.
And these? these are so good that I will probably make them on and off for years. They are so good I would eat them if I did not care about gluten or grains or dairy or anything else. They are so good I emailed them to all my people before I even perfected the recipe.

Because I kind of did make this recipe up. Not from scratch, it is sort of an amalgam of three or four different recipes, and a bit of trial and error on my part. But you should try them! They are delicious.


Raw Cacao Macaroons

1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
2tbsp organic maple syrup
2tbsp organic agave nectar
dash of organic vanilla essence
pinch of sea salt
Desiccated coconut

3 4

Combine all the ingredients. Add enough coconut to make a mixture that sticks together.
I made a double batch and used about 100g of coconut. Next time I would probably even up the coconut content.

5 6

Roll into balls, lay on greaseproof paper, and refrigerate.

If the balls are a little melty (coconut oil is VERY MELTY), don't panic like I did the first time. It'll harden back up in the fridge!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Sunday: Picnic at Mindy & Shane's
It was grey and humid and had rained the day before, but we gathered for a picnic anyway and it was rather lovely.

Monday: bird sitting
SuperBowl Sunday in the USA and a holiday Monday in NZ lined up so we spent FOUR HOURS pretending we knew what was going on with American Football.
At the beginning I picked The Giants as my team. So pleased when they won.

Tuesday: at Craig's tattoo consult
At our tattoo studio we can either walk up three flights of stairs or take a terrifyingly ancient lift.
(Craig was having a tattoo consultation, not my turn this time)

Wednesday: heading home on the Waterfront
Oh the walk along the waterfront is rather beautiful at times. Even something as utilitarian as the bridge over the lagoon.

Thursday: stairs in the beehive
Abstract, yes. Storeys of stairs in the Beehive.

Friday: office detail
Office detail. Beautiful protector, I believe. Foo dog? Shishi? I am not sure, but he is lovely.

Saturday: makng macaroons (art directing Craig)
Making raw macaroons AND art directing my lovely husband.
(I get so frustrated, he doesn't see things as I do, I can't understand it.)
(in short? I am horrible, he is lovely)