What helps? An occasional moderate "cheat". Likely you'll laugh at my latest guilty concoction and tell me there's no "sin" to be found in it. I agree, and yet I know that I'm standing in my own private grey area--it's white enough to keep me from losing a lot of hard-won ground, but black enough to make me think I've indulged myself. Ready for a recipe?
Geo's Salvation Shake
In any proportions, blenderize the following ingredients, then drink with a defiant smile:
mashed and frozen banana
Adams' Natural Peanut Butter
Silk brand unsweetened soy milk
flax flour (optional)
Go ahead, laugh. I love this stuff. Peanuts are on my foods-to-avoid list and bananas don't appear on any of my lists, so that's why this is a cheat. At least I'm not making myself cheesecake or triple-whammy chocolate brownies. Or driving to Eliane's for a charlotte or an almond croissant.
My birthday's coming. Who knows what sort of cheat I'll come up with for that occasion!
Oh, and speaking of cheats and sweets, check out this amazing raspberry charlotte my wonderful friend Amy knit for me! She presented this authentic- and delicious-looking yummy to me at Knit Night last month, because she knows how devoted I am to the charlottes at Eliane's French Bakery and how I am suffering without them (poor, poor pitiful me!). There are only one or two things tastier than a charlotte from Eliane's and one of those is the love of a friend.