Crunchy Coconut Bread [Paleo & Vegetarian]
Yesterday I woke up in cold sweats, hit full force by a flu. I would usually throw back some ibuprofen throughout the day to help get through the body & head aches, however, because I’ve recently had rhabdomyolysis I have been told to steer clear of pain killers. Great. Grrrrrreat. Thankfully today was much better. I was actually capable of moving around which meant I could head to the supermarket to buy some citrus. Oranges & lemons = life savers! After getting some food in my system, and sick of being stuck in my apartment, I went to meet a friend for a chat in a nearby park. (I told you once the sun is out it’s pretty much all I do…)
This park was beautiful! So spacious & green! Also, I will never agree to meet friends somewhere in the park because holy
shit moly it is gigantic. While walking to find a spot to sit, we came upon a mini petting zoo! There were horses, a donkey, and huge buffalo!
“Whoa! How cool are they?!?”
“Yes. They make the best burgers.”
-_____- I can’t take my friends anywhere.
Eventually we found a spot to kick back and relax (amidst wandering drug dealers….ahh yes, Berlin, such a diverse city). While chatting about the present, the near future, and well, life in general (I know, we’re real deep) my friend mentioned he had picked up a copy of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. *ahem* I was the one who suggested it as uplifting reading. *enter smug face here* If you haven’t heard of Meditations, let alone Marcus Aurelius then I suggest you check it out. It’s a collection of his thoughts that have the power to change your outlook on life and current situations you may be dealing with. His words have certainly helped me keep my head up throughout my battle with rhabdomyolysis.
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …” – Marcus Aurelius
See? Simple. To the point. Strong.
Now for my new recipe! I can only bake successfully once I’m in a good mood. After being out in the fresh air with a friend, I was definitely up for trying a new recipe. It turned out to be delicious! I made a Crunchy Coconut Bread which I adapted from the following blog post.
– 3/4 cup Coconut Flour
– 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
– 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
– 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
– 5 Medium Eggs
– 1/2 cup Almond Milk
– 1/4 cup Coconut Milk
– 1/2 cup Hazelnut Shavings
– Handful of Coconut Sprinkles
– 1 TBsp Honey
– 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
As I am lazy as
shit crap when it comes to combining ingredients, I simply throw everything into one bowl at the same time. LOLZ. Whatever, it seems to work just fine. So yes, combine everything within a big bowl aside from the sprinkles. Save those for last! Make sure your oven is pre-heated – as always, the Teufel was set to 6. Once your mixture is ready to go, dump it into a bread pan, sprinkle the coconut over the top, and stick it in the oven! This bread should take anywhere from 30-45 minutes. Around the 30 minute mark, keep a close eye on it! It is done when you’re able to stick a long toothpick right into the center and it comes out clean.
Since I was feeling good & craving something sweet I thought screw it. I’m going to toast a slice and slather on some Nutella. YOLO.
Yes. It was as delicious as it looks. So once you’re done drooling I suggest you go out, buy the necessary ingredients, and make your own loaf of Crunchy Coconut Bread!
Tonight’s song choice? One inspired by two friends who have shown me support, and more importantly an incredible time, during my new life here in Berlin. Sit back, turn up the bass, and enjoy.