In an effort to make the school lunches interesting I have been seeking out ideas online … and then .
It’s how you deal with difficulty that sets you apart …
Having been told about this cafe by a friend I decided to mosey on across to Hadfield to check it out. Set in a tiny shop with enough room for a couple of tables and a window bench seat, Middle Street Food and Coffee is pleasantly decorated, including a small selection of items for sale.
Trying to find new treats that are low carb … you usually end up in the Paleo section of the web.
It was pretty amazing, but so so rich … we could only have a small amount a time due to the amount of fats. We are talking Shortening, Coconut Milk, Cashew butter.
I calculated that each serve would be 148 calories … and these are small pieces, definitely a ‘sometimes’ food.
So very simple … So very yummy … The only trick with the paleo stuff is the high fat content … My opinion is that you really need to follow it most/all of the time otherwise if you eat carbs plus the coconut milk/ avocado raw foods you are likely to stack on weight.
But as a treat … Currently chilling in fridge … I bring you …
On the lookout for a way to use up some soft oranges I was trawling through sugar free recipes for orange and almond cakes and stumbled across I Quit Sugar’s Carrot cupcakes .
I abandoned my orange cake search purely as the carrot cakes had the word ‘frosting’ in the title.
I used organic flour rather than the gluten free one in the recipe… Mainly as I only had the one option in the pantry … Other than coconut flour which reacts rather differently to the average flour options.
Anywhooo … The mix was very wet but baked rather well, they are solid but not hard … Next time I would mix it less and try a different flour.
They are not very sweet at all, I used less than the recommended amount of the Rice Malt Syrup but there is enough there to make these a little treat after dinner.
One to have in the repertoire …
I was advised that I HAD TO GO HERE … HAD TO
So I went … I am not too sure what I can say … it is a total experience. The menu is MASSIVE and filtered by categories such as ‘Garlic Vs Honey’ and ‘From the Stockyard’.
But next time I am near I will likely go again, yep .. It could be my guilty, guilty pleasure.