…even if only a little bit. So do you remember a few days ago I mentioned in a post that my super-fit and healthy runner uncle (my mum’s little brother) had had a heart attack? Well he was admitted to hospital that day, had a couple of operations, and then was discharged and was pronounced ‘fine’. Well last night he had another heart attack and died, leaving behind his wife and three lovely daughters, aged 14, 11 and 8. We’re all just in such shock-I can’t believe it! He was the last person I’d expect to have a heart attack, and at only 45, no-one saw this coming at all! I really feel for my cousins and aunt, and my mum isn’t coping particularly well either (she was really close to him). Shock!
But I did have two slices of chocolate birthday cake today which did cheer me up a bit! And tomorrow is a friend’s birthday, so more cake!
My favourite kind of hummus! I’ve tried recreating this myself but have never got it quite as good…I’ll persist though, never fear, and will post the recipe when I do! I was in a hurry, so had this and some sliced cucumber in a wholewheat tortilla wrap, which was delicious.
Plus a Nakd bar and the two slices of cake! As a late afternoon snack, I grabbed this to have on the way to a music rehearsal:
You might find this weird (most people do!) but I love cottage cheese (verging on an obsession), and often eat it on its own as a snack, sometimes right outta the tub! But hey, before you judge like everyone else does, I think its delicious, and it’s nutritional profile is pretty darned good:
13.7g protein per half a tub!!! And no weird added ingredients, just onion, salt and chives. Can’t do much better than that for a quick on-the-go snack IMHO!
I also did a bit of consolation baking this evening. I had a cup of canned pumpkin leftover, so I immediately turned to one of my current favourite recipes: Angela’s Pumpkin Chia Spelt Scuffins! But without the chia seeds, because I’ve never seen any of those in England! Anyway, I am in love with these. I’ve made them before with butternut squash in the days before I found canned pumpkin, so these are my first real pumpkin scuffins! And just so you know, this is some delicious vegan batter:
Yes, I did buy another running magazine! Two in two days! But in my defence, I had exactly £4.30 in change in my purse at the time, so I took that as a sign! (it was the price of the magazine). Not cheap, I know, but I did get a freebie (and y’all know how much I love them! )
And this magazine has another £5 Sweatshop voucher to add to my one from yesterday’s magazine! No complaints here! But still, I’ll try not to make a habit of this, as these magazines aren’t cheap!
Oh and thanks to everyone for your comments and advice on yesterday’s post! I think I’m going to buy the Mizuno
So, shocked at the confession of a cottage-cheeseaholic? What weird food loves do you have? And what food cheers you up when you’re down? The chocolate cake did a darned good job for me!
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