Posted by kathryn in Desserts
- Wow – chocolate mousse: I’m seriously not pushing chocolate on you, but Lobstersquad’s version of chocolate mousse seemed like a good idea. It contains two ingredients – chocolate and eggs. There’s no cream or sugar to bump up the calorie and saturated fat content, so while it’s not necessarily something you should eat every day, it’s a perfect occasional dessert.
- Ways with broad beans: Haalo has been cooking with broad beans over at Cook (almost) anything once making broad bean, pea and goat’s cheese bruschetta, perfect for this time of year.
- Speedy greens: Continuing the green theme for the past couple of days, here’s a link to Quick Indian Cooking’s super-easy spinach bhaji. Mallika uses frozen spinach and cooks the dish in the microwave – no washing or chopping. It’s a beautiful side dish, that takes minutes to make.
- Managing your mood: Finding Optimism has posted a staying well points plan. It recognises there are activities and situations that improve your mood, while others have a negative impact. Understanding, monitoring this and changing your behaviours can give you more control and a more stable mood.
- Exercise motivation: while I occasionally talk about how to start exercising, I haven’t really covered ways to re-motivate yourself to continue, which means Cranky Fitness’s re-motivating: when it just ain’t happening is a timely resource. The post covers a range of suggestions for keeping moving when inertia is beckoning.
- Small changes: I’ve just noticed Refrigerator Raid posts a weekly tip. The tips are about small, incremental changes. By tweaking your food decisions over a period of time, you can improve your health. This week’s tip is to try and make one healthy substitution at each meal. I’ve posted before about this approach to dietary change and it also fits in with the 31 days to better energy posts during August.