I woke up at the crack of dawn feeling like I could sleep 8 more hours. Two cups of strong coffee later I was ready to go. Set off to get in my run before work, meeting clients, etc. and its was cold and RAINING!! To the “dreadmill” I must go! Started my run on the “dreadmill” and about 15 to 20 minutes into I was mentally done. My body felt good but my mind was saying “get off, let’s not run today.” My mind won! So my workout was cut short BUT that allowed me some extra time to get in a little baking therapy (Recipe Below). Finished baking, off to meet some clients, run errands, and back home. Still raining, still gross, BUT that meant the hub’s outdoor training group was cancelled! Sweet, home early and I even convinced him to go to a hot yoga class down the road. Ahhhh, so good on a cold rainy evening! After class I whipped up a nice Spicy Pumpkin Cauliflower soup to go with my “baking therapy." Delicious and perfect cold weather soup!
So there you have it, the day that started off all wrong DID NOT defeat me. I think I did a pretty good of turning it around. No need to waste a Wednesday, right?! haha!
BT (baking therapy) Nutty Biscuits:
These are gluten free and dairy free
- a little less than 1/2 cup of coconut flour (or other GF flour)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2-3 Tbsp Grapeseed oil (olive or sesame should work too).
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk or soy milk
- 2 tbsp pumpkin or apple butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2-3 tablespoon of chopped nuts and seeds. (I used peanuts and sunflower seeds)
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves (optional)
Combine dry ingredients first then add in your oil and milk. Mix into a very thick and almost too dry of a batter. You want it to look like biscuit dough, not muffin dough. Pat into coated muffin pans and bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes. Makes about 7-8 biscuits.
Serve it with apricot jam or marmite. Sweet or salty, yum!
Also goes well with Spicy Pumpkin Cauliflower SoupAnd that’s it. The end. I’m spent from tacking this day. How do you stay Undefeated by bad days??