I do like a good bit of food…

I’ve been thinking a lot about food recently. I’ve been on a bit of a health kick (too many squishy bits, not enough muscle or fitness), which has led me to think about the food I eat as well as starting to do more exercise (mostly in the form of ‘running’ and yoga). I’m not that good at running yet, but the yoga and the eating, I’m totally down with.

So food. I cut wheat out of my diet a few years ago. It just doesn’t agree with me. When I cut it out, I lost weight pretty quickly because wheat = carbs. But over the years, I’ve discovered that cheese, chocolate, steak and chips don’t have wheat in EVER, so I’ve been eating a bit too much of them.

And recently that thing happened where you’re having too much life and not enough cooking. I ate toast and chips and Holy Cow and easy-quick pasta. But then I got better. I cooked some dinners. I took leftovers into work for lunch. I kept track of what I was eating. It was good. Along with the exercise, I lost some weight. One person noticed. That was nice.

Right now, on the edge of autumn and thinking about delicious things I want to cook/eat, I’m enjoying these things:

Lunch today is tuna salad. Yum.

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September 17, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Food projects. Leave a comment.

The first Sunday bake project

Ok, first of all. I did start baking on Saturday but that was only to get a headstart.

I started with a desire for something chocolately after dinner. I knew I had butter, cocoa, sugar and milk. And, of course, some wheat-free flour mix. That’s right. All baking is wheat-free.

There are a couple of things. I don’t really measure things exactly. And I quite like that. Ok, if I was making a birthday cake for someone, or if I didn’t know what I was doing, I’d measure stuff out. But I like making it up as I go along!

I also didn’t have any icing sugar. So those funny-looking yellow ones are made with caster sugar. A bit crunchy. So this morning I went out and got some more icing sugar and made some butter icing with a hint of orange. With the chocolate cake base, I think it works quite well.

So join me in a cupcake to celebrate the first bake project of The Jenny Project!

August 22, 2010. Tags: , , , . Bake projects. Leave a comment.