A new year. As much as I tell myself I do not go in for resolutions my mind cannot help but wander that way. I don’t think it is such a bad thing. I see it as a chance to reflect, to think about the little things I would like to tweak, my proposed changes are never drastic.
This year I am wanting to read more. That should be simple but as I am sure you all know time is seldom on ones side and things such as reading are easily put off. However, I really believe that I sleep better, think better and feel better when I am devoting at least a little time to reading brilliant novels. If you know of any fabulous books that I should add to my 2014 reading list be sure to leave a comment, I would love to hear about them.
My mind is also getting a bit of attention. I think many of you will relate to the negative internal line that is like a lifelong friend. It has existed in your mind for so long you barely even hear it anymore, although you always know it is there. Mine isn’t significant, it doesn’t really impact on my life, but it is going. I feel done with it. For me, it is these subliminal changes that often require the most attention.
Lastly, and although I really hope it happens I am all to aware that it may not, I plan on getting organised! I am very organised in a few aspects of my life, mostly those pertaining to Motherhood. However, for the remainder I am in a state of chaos. My husband buys me dairies and note books and gives me sound instructions yet my daughter is constantly frowning at me for writing reminders and recipes all over her drawings. I cannot count the number of lost recipes I had last year, as I soon as I find them I shall share them with you. Lets see if 2014, by some stroke of luck, can organise me.
What does the new year have in store for you?
1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
zest of one lemon
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup natural yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup maple syrup
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Grease a mini loaf tin (mine is 16cm x 6cm)
Combine the flour, zest, coconut, and cardamom. Add the eggs, combine. Add the yoghurt and maple syrup, combine. Add the salt, vanilla and bicarb, combine. Spoon into your prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Cover with foil and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before flipping onto a cooling tray. Leave to cool before cutting into thick slices.
This is great toasted and served with butter. Enjoy.