Another mystery solved: I know why I like to talk about food as much as I do. After being consumed in such a negative relationship with food for quite awhile, manipulating it and thus myself in order to deal with unhappiness swirling inside me like a raging monster… the elation in appreciating and delighting the senses upon nourishing myself [body and mind] with tasty food has me feeling ridiculously blessed every.single.day.
I’ll admit that I cannot “create” a recipe for the life of me and I have little to no interest in editing photos or possessing the understanding of snapping a good shot of eats. But I need to let you in on something stupefyingly cool: my taste buds are pure genius. And when I allow them to lead the way, I’m led to pretty delicious places. Approximately a week back I made these cashew and coconut oatmeal bars. The words that won me over? “reminded me of muffin tops”. Say what *eyes lit* !?
Of course with a recipe as simple as that I failed to concoct any excuses either. These bars just won me over upon first bite… light, airy cereal bars were never my thing; I’m a fan of dense and chewy. As I munched on the second-last one in the batch -2 days ago, I was already investigating into an idea lodged up there for the next batch. Clean out of coconut and battling the constant prompt for carrot cake.. I thought why not? So I winged it.
Replaced the coconut flakes with 1 large finely grated carrot.
Instead of cashews I went with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
Milk of choice was 1 cup of coconut milk.
When it came to tossing an egg into the wet mixture, a sear of doubt cut into me as I stared at what appeared the size of a pigeon’s egg. Bummer. Following intuition I almost threw another one in entirely… at the last deadly moments I bailed out at the looming possibly of ending up with a carrot omelette and went with just an extra white. I’m a smart human.
The combination of flavours makes these bars incredibly satisfying and addicting all at once. So all credit of a winning recipe to the lady Khushboo, and I will strongly nudge into including a carrot-muffin twist among the combinations you experiment with, because let’s be real here…it is the kind of recipe that will be made on the regular.